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FOUR-STROKES FOR DUMMIES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels FOUR-STROKES FOR DUMMIES. Power is something humankind craves, but off-road riders lust for it entirely. We want engines that push more ponies and rocket our wheeled steeds onward with an epic forcefulness you won’t feel elsewhere. There are a variety of methods that will let your machine gain more […]

SUZUKI VANVAN

Test impression by the staff of Dirt Wheels SUZUKI VANVAN We recently did a short feature on the internet dealing with the short-lived, fat-tired Honda Fat Cat two-wheeler. The response was incredible! That response brought back memories of hitting the dunes and trails on the Honda Fat Cat and the Yamaha BW80, 200, and 350. […]

FOUR-STROKE TEAR- DOWN TIPS

By Allen Knowles  and staff of Dirt Wheels FOUR-STROKE TEAR- DOWN TIPS When performance quads were two-strokes without power valves, rebuilding an engine was relatively cheap, even with labor included. Modern two-strokes with power valves are definitely more expensive to work on, but those are not available for quads unless you are willing to build your […]

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 […]

2019 YAMAHA YFZ 450R

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2019 YAMAHA YFZ 450R Yamaha’s YFZ450R isn’t simply a sport quad, it’s an experience. The smooth body lines fade into aggressively angular points, so the YFZ looks fast and focused just sitting still. But, you don’t really get the thrill until you firmly depress that little start button. The […]

CUSTOM SUZUKI LTR535

— MODIFIED 2006 SUZUKI LTR450 — Keenan Damery didn’t want his Suzuki 450 to look like all the others, so he set out to change it up with a unique visual idea in mind. Along with the special forces military theme he also made sure his Zook had the performance hardware to match the serious […]

BARKER’S RAPTOR 700 FULL EXHAUST TEST

 — By the staff of Dirt Wheels —  We have tested quite a few exhaust systems from Barker’s Performance, including a Raptor 700 dual exhaust. This time around we got our hands on the new single full system with a cylindrical muffler instead of their well-known oval style. We chose to have blue-and-yellow accent parts included […]

GEAR GRINDER: DYNOJET POWER COMMANDER V & AUTOTUNE

— Fueling our race-ready YXZ’s thirst, By the staff of Dirt Wheels — Our YXZ1000R SS creates decent power at around 112 horsepower from the crank, but it’s not enough to holeshot the competition at a WORCS race. You may recall that we installed a full Akrapovic titanium exhaust on this machine, and when you install […]

5 BEST UTVS: Our top Sport UTV choices from 2016

There is no doubt that 2016 was a great year for the release of aggressively fast sport UTVs. Can-Am released a faster Maverick Turbo 1000, Polaris blew us away with their 144 horsepower RZR XP Turbo that is the fasted production model UTV from the big manufacturers, they also released a RZR 1000 S. Yamaha […]