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Dunes

ATV PROJECT: DUNCAN RACING ELIMINATOR BANSHEE

Dream two-stroke dune runner By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Pat Carrigan Darryl Smith has always been a motorcycle guy, but the rest of his family were Banshee folks. It was only natural that he pick up a 2006 Banshee to join in. Miles and hours of dune fun slinging sand with a twin-cylinder, two-stroke sport quad followed. Unfortunately, an issue with the throttle resulted in a wadded-up quad. Smith’s choices were to attempt a resurrection of the original machine or look for a new one. After consulting with…

OCEANO (PISMO) DUNES SET TO REOPEN

Dunes set to reopen According to the Friends of Oceano Dunes, the SVRA is entering Phase II of their reopening plan on Friday February 19th. The group  has been working non stop behind the scenes with State Parks, OHMVR Division and many others for the past year. It’s days like today where we see that hard work pay off. Much appreciation to State Parks Director Armondo Quintero, OHMVR Deputy Director Sarah Miggins and the entire OHV Division. Although we are not getting a complete reopening as we had wished this is a…

WIDE OPEN: DUNES AND DON’TS

By Joe Kosch DUNES & DON'TS To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. Dune fun riding is one of the most thrilling things you can do with UTVs and ATVs. That's a fact, Jack.  The sand dune riding season is already in full swing, in the hottest parts of the country. But, did you know that getting full enjoyment from a trip to the dunes, doesn’t require massive amounts of planning and preparation? With that being said, here are our…

SECTOR SEVEN RZR PRO

By the staff of Dirt Wheels SECTOR SEVEN RZR PRO Sector Seven is the relatively new but innovative UTV product division of longtime off-road parts manufacturer Pro Moto Billet. Company owner Lynn Hodges is in Idaho where there are all sorts of off-road opportunities, so it was inevitable that his family would end up with a Polaris XP 1000 4 in its stable. As son Sheldon got a little older, he was looking for something sportier to drive, and the then-new Polaris RS1 was added to the family’s fleet. The RS1…

Ken Block Shares His Favorite Ride Spots!

"Stop number two of my guide to awesome Can-Am riding spots! We’re in Sand Hollow state park in Utah this week, because it’s one of the absolute best places to go ride with these things." To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels

2019 YAMAHA RAPTOR 700R

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2019 YAMAHA RAPTOR 700R Yamaha has so much love for sport ATVs that they keep the best-selling ATV in the category on dealer floors for you to buy today! It’s no secret, the struggle of the economic downfall in 2008 hindered the market and kick-started the decline of sport quads. Compounded with the rise in UTV technology, the sport ATV category had its heyday. Now we consider certain 4x4 machines sport models. Honestly, those 4x4s are very sporty in our opinion, and we have a blast…

Polaris Takes Over Glamis!

After officially purchasing the Glamis Beach Store and the surrounding land, Glamis is unofficially RZR town.

TUESDAY TREAD: ITP DUNE STAR TIRES & BLACK OPS SS316 WHEELS

-- Close-to-perfect UTV/4x4 quad sand tires --  Tire test by the staff of Dirt Wheels. The ITP Dune Star tire breaks new ground for us. Here is a tire that has a sharply narrow focus limited primarily to sand, but could also be effective in snow or mud. Keep it away from hard dirt, but when used in the sand it was designed for, the performance is flawless. The single fault we can find is that it currently fits only 12-inch wheels. End of complaints. FEATURES Most sand tires are designed…

GEAR GRINDER: ORI STRUTS

Use nitrogen for your UTV springs By the staff of Dirt Wheels Mark and Marie Jensen used their passion for design and off-road racing and Mark’s nearly 40 years of machining, engineering and ISO 9000 global-standard quality-control experience to fabricate their first suspension systems. They later incorporated ORI Struts as a company in 2002. Mark gained his appreciation for precision engineering as a Honda motorcycle mechanic, and later as a machinist before completing formal studies in manufacturing engineering. He…

Watch our full review on the Polaris RZR XP TURBO DYNAMIX NOW!

The 2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo Dynamix is a powerhouse that is built to shred the sand dunes, tackle the nastiest terrain in the desert, weave through the woods and more. Polaris' new smart Active Suspension system is impressive and makes piloting this UTV a blast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THFa2NbGIRM Click here to read the full article!

Are These Dunes in DANGER?

For decades, Oceano Dunes in SLO County California has been a cherished OHV area for many in the off-road community. Countless stories can be told about the memories shared on those hallowed grounds, including the release of Honda's first ATC model.  Residents who live near the Oceano Dunes OHV area in San Luis Obispo, CA have been in at arms for years over the "serious health concerns" caused by the dust from the recreation enthusiasts. The SLO County Air Pollution District has recently proposed to initiate a…

FUEL OFF ROAD: 2018 CAN-AM BUILD

We had an awesome opportunity to shoot Fuel Off Road's new 2018 Can-Am build in the Idaho dunes, and it was also just displayed at Sand Sport Super Show in Costa Mesa. Fuel started with a 2018 Can Am Maverick X3 X RS Turbo R and gave it a slick new makeover. The guys at BFD Off-Road fabricated an awesome curved cage with a scoop roof to allow prime air flow. Baja Designs lights and Buggy Whip Inc. LED's keep the rig well lit for epic night runs and the wiring for all that glow comes together with an XTC powersports…