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2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: 4X4

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 570 Arctic Cat is back! Textron owns the company, but the historic brand name is back with machines that are trail-ready. The Alterra 570 has independent front and rear suspension sporting 10 inches of travel at each corner to smooth out terrain. Cargo racks and towing capability make it a great worker. An EPS version is available. Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 545cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel…

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: SPORT

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Dirt Wheels started 40 years ago featuring the best handlebar-controlled three- and four-wheeled machines in the industry. We haven’t let that tradition go, and neither have the great ATV manufacturers in our industry. We put together 100 machines, and their variations, from 14 different companies in this “2020 Buyer’s Guide.” Can-Am and Polaris keep things interesting with the most available models in their lines. Polaris shocked the industry by announcing the impressively wide and…

Team Honda Talon Factory Racing Announces Drivers

Fresh off their successful 2019 season in short-course racing, Eliott Watson and Christopher Polvoorde are joining the new Team Honda Talon Factory Racing program, being run under the same Jeff Proctor leadership of the proven Honda Off-Road Racing Team. The factory effort is designed to prove the Honda Talon's prowess in desert racing. "We've had our eyes on Eliott and Christopher for some time," said Jeff Proctor, Team Principal. "At their young ages, they already have long and successful careers in short-course racing,…

FIRST RIDE VIDEO: HONDA TALON X4!

Honda wanted the full outdoor experience for testing the new Talon 1000 X4 and X4 fox live valve edition, so we headed to Caliente Nevada. We made two 40 mile loops through the desert, switching between the base and live valve models. With 57 accessories ready for purchase and growing, pricing is set at $21,999 for the base and $23,999 for the Live Valve setup. Available now.

HONDA TALON 1000X4 & FOX LIVE VALVE MODEL

Honda wanted the full outdoor experience for testing the new Talon 1000 X4 and X4 fox live valve edition, so we headed to Caliente Nevada. We made two 40 mile loops through the desert, switching between the base and live valve models. Without the live valve system, the ride is a little stiff. Because of input response from the I-4wd the handling is great for both high speed and controlled movement situations. The Fox setup allows for a slightly softer spring rate, and then option to choose sport or normal modes. Sport…

The Heat of WORCS Racing Round 6!

The heat didn’t stay away for the 6th round of WORCS Racing at the infamous Glen Helen Raceway, September 13-15th. Racers pushed the limits, battled through an ever changing rough course and the 100 plus degree temps for a chance at a podium spot. The course crew did their best to water the track enough for mud and slop to appear, and boulders where ripped out of the ground with each passing set of tires churning the Southern California dirt of Devore. Whoops, jumps, hill climbs, braking bumps, tracked out corners and the…

WHERE IS THE ALL-NEW HONDA TRX450R?!

We can't hide the truth. Our beloved sport ATV market has been taken over by roll cage equipped machines. Do we want to stick our noses up at the UTV market? Of course not! Those machines are a blast to drive, and get more people included in our favorite hobby: off-roading. But, if we are honest, we are very bummed out that the sport ATV market has fallen off the radar of most major manufacturers. In fact, Yamaha is the only remaining major manufacturer that offers a race ready 450 and a trail ready 700R straight axle sport…

HONDA ANNOUNCES NEW MODELS FOR 2020

The new Honda Talon 1000X-4 and 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve edition show Honda is serious about going full throttle on new and exciting developments for the future.