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Radical Yamaha Blaster Build!

By the Staff of Dirt Wheels RADICAL YAMAHA BLASTER BUILD! Hunter Lovelace hails from Muskoka Canada and likes to build brilliant old school custom ATVs. He took one of his old prized machines, a 1988 Yamaha Blaster, and decided to rebuild it better than before for his younger brother. A lot of the parts that […]

Elka Suspension Releases New 3.0” Shock Platform for UTVs

Elka Suspension Inc. is pleased to announce the release of their new 3.0” shock platform specifically designed for high-performance UTVs. This new product is available on the market in limited quantities for the Polaris RZR 1000XP / RZR 1000XP-4, Can-Am Maverick X3-XRS and Maverick X3-XDS. Configurations are available as rear shocks for stock geometry and select aftermarket geometries from reputable partners such as […]


The Dirt Wheels crew will ride a box-stock quad for awhile, but then we start thinking about ways to improve its performance. Building project quads is a way of life for us. Here is a list of some that made it into the Dirt Wheels Project Quad Hall of Fame. Click on the links above […]


Over the years we have tested many fully built machines that we have given rave reviews over and some we haven’t liked much at all. Since the new sport ATV world is stagnant at the moment, we have been building plenty of older machines that prove that they are still very worthy of competing. Our […]


A time-traveling DeLorean-inspired desert dasher By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Think back to the 1980s if you can. And if you can’t, then you’ll surely recognize the futuristic film franchises that appeared during this time and still remain part of the fabric of our lives today—from cyborgs bent on creating mass destruction to […]


By the staff of Dirt Wheels The Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport 700 is a great mid-size sport UTV. The design of the Wildcat Sport features a trail-friendly 60-inch-wide track with a comforting 13 inches of ground clearance. Keeping the terrain from abusing you is 12.2 inches of travel up front and 12.6 inches in the […]

PROJECT: Yamaha Turbo Raptor 700

Yamaha’s Raptor 700 is a force to be reckoned with in the world of sport quads. It is the top big-bore sport quad around and is the last one that is still being manufactured today. The Raptor 700 is fast in stock trim, but Roger Kirkpatrick from Humboldt Motorsports was tasked with taking a 2007 […]

PROJECT ATV: Duncan Roll Designed Honda TRX250R Lobo

Before Honda came out with the TRX450R in 2004, the 1988–’89 250R remained the king of many circuits, anywhere from the tight woods of the GNCC series to the wide-open deserts of Baja. Since the 250R hadn’t been produced in decades, machines were far from stock. One of the best chassis builders of that time […]

PROJECT ATV: Polaris Sportsman 1000 Build

Lately we have featured some highly modified 4x4s built for racing the woods and in the mud. These are the extremes of what can be done with a big budget and the set direction for building up your machine. We want to flip the coin and mildly tune up our Polaris Sportsman 1000 4×4 and […]

PROJECT ATV: Supermoto Suzuki LT-R450

ATV’s where obviously designed to be off-road machines that can tackle all types of terrain. If you have ever ridden your quad on the asphalt or concrete then you know how horribly an ATV handles on the hard stuff. However, that doesn’t stop riders from turning their machines into road worthy warriors like this radical […]

PROJECT ATV: Duncan Racing TRX450R Sand Slinger

Building a perfect duner is a matter of heritage, style and power preference. For years the Yamaha Banshee was the machine of choice for sheer power and its exhilarating ride. Oddly enough, with all the two-stroke resurrection we are seeing lately, the Banshee is not as popular as the Suzuki Quadzilla 500 or Honda 250R. […]

PROJECT ATV: Duncan’s Honda 450R Racer

Score International’s Baja 500 takes place every June across the deserts and over the mountains near Ensenada, Mexico. It’s the hardest desert race to win. While the Baja 1000 may seem tough, it’s not. Ride the 1000 at a moderate pace, have no mistakes or breakdowns, and the race is yours. To win the 500, […]