Browsing Tag

Kawasaki

TEST: 2020 KAWASAKI KFX50

The smallest green machine By the staff of Dirt Wheels Kawasaki, like most manufacturers, has machines for the whole family. For the smallest member of your posse, Team Green offers a little 50cc four-stroke with a fully automatic CVT transmission. It uses a chassis similar to its larger 90cc brother, with smaller tires, lower overall seat height and a lighter weight. The 2020 Kawasaki KFX50 is recommended for kids 6 years old and older.  BASIC NUMBERS  This KFX is 34.7 inches wide, 55.1 inches long, 35.8 inches…

ATV SHOOTOUT: SUZUKI KINGQUAD 750 AXi 4×4 vs KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE  750 4x4i

Power meets finesse By the staff of Dirt Wheels It can be tough proving which machine is the best between two highly acclaimed 4x4 ATVs from two of the top Japanese manufacturers. Kawasaki has had great success with their hefty Brute Force 750 4x4i powerhouse. It hasn’t been upgraded in quite a while, but Suzuki performed a full makeover on the KingQuad 750AXi 4x4 in 2018. It was refaced, reworked, strengthened and tuned to be a better version of its previous self. We jumped, crawled, clawed, submerged and ripped…

ATV TEST: 2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS

Power-hungry By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Casey Kramer Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 has always been defined as a power-monger in the class. From the beginning of the model’s long lifespan, the engine performance has been so impressive that it has remained the class bully with few revisions. We aren’t belittling the chassis at all. It does all that is asked in fine fashion. While the shocks are relatively basic by sport standards, the suspension is supple and surprisingly well-controlled for spirited riding.…

IS A TURBO/4-SEAT KRX1000 COMING?

The image with the machines under cover are the new models that will be announced on July 7th. It’s easy to tell, the one on the left is a Mule utility model, the one in the middle could be a 4-seater with KRX1000 bodywork and the one on the left is another yet to be released KRX.  On June 1st, Kawasaki released the 2021 KRX1000, so this new model is either a special edition model or possibly, something with a turbo or supercharger. The anticipation is killing us. Here’s what we know so far. For 2021, the Kawasaki…

UTV PROJECT: JEREMY McGRATH’S KRX 1000 KOH PRE-RUNNER

One-month wonder By the staff of Dirt Wheels Few people would question Jeremy McGrath’s dedication as a racer. His Supercross career is unrivaled with two 125cc SX championships and a championship—the first of eight—in his rookie year in the 250cc (then the Premier class) class. Some of our staff watched as he attempted the nation’s toughest motorcycle hill-climb in Billings, Montana, where he missed winning the event by one-tenth of a second riding borrowed bikes he had never sat on before. In another lesser-known…

Dirt Wheels Table Of Contents May 2020

MACHINES JEREMY McGRATH’s KAWASAKI KRX Four-wheel “Showtime” 2020 HONDA RUBICON DELUXE Bigger engine & better features 2020 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS XT-R Built for the rough stuff 2020 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4X4i POLARIS RANGER 150 TEST Tiny but mighty FEATURES ROUGHEST RACE IN THE WEST 2020 King of the Hammers TRAIL GEAR: THE SMART CHOICES What our readers take on rides WIDE-OPEN RACING IN ARIZONA 2020 Best in the Desert opener TOP QUADS OF WORCS Pro racers & their fast rides…

TOP 10 60-INCH REC-UTILITY UTVs

The best offerings in this category By Casey Cordeiro, Photos courtesy of the manufacturers and Dirt Wheels There are so many categories and options in the UTV world these days that we often get asked, “How do I choose the right one for me?”  The 60-inch side-by-side vehicles on the market offer a lot of great features that many enthusiasts look for when purchasing a UTV. They are legal on many different trails across the country. They offer a good assortment of engine sizes across the different manufacturers, with…

FIRST RIDE: 2020 KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000

It looks like a winner By the staff of Dirt Wheels Kawasaki has a rich tradition of building ultra-high-performance motorcycles. Conversely, despite the longest UTV history of any Japanese manufacturer, Kawasaki has not been on the cutting edge of UTV performance. Sure, the original Teryx was a genuine sporting unit when it was first introduced, but as the years passed, it slipped farther below the performance pinnacle. Now there is the 2020 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000—a true, modern performance UTV. It checks all the…

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…

KAWASAKI KRX HITCH RECEIVER

Check your owners manual for towing capacities for your vehicle. This heavy duty 2” Receiver accepts Standard 2” square Receiver tubes. Kawasaki KRX Hitch/Tow Hook P/N: 14072 *  Fits: 2020 Kawasaki KRX *  Laser Cut and CNC Formed. *  Robot welded. *  Accepts a standard 2" Receiver. *  Bolts to the frame in four places. *  Powder Coated-Black *  Made in Cleveland Ohio. This item is eligible for free shipping on orders to the lower 48 states only.  Our terms and conditions apply to this order.  See Terms…

KAWASAKI KRX 1000 FIRST RIDE VIDEO

Braving the trails of Moab in the all new Kawasaki KRX 1000, putting it to the test on some of the most sought after trails in the US.

TURBO LONG TRAVEL KAWASAKI KRX1000

As we eagerly wait to drive the all new KRX1000, Kawasaki showed us what the future looks like for this new machine. They revealed a fully built KRX with molded doors and HCR long travel suspension. The new build also comes with 35" tires, PRP seats, and an aftermarket cage. The KRX has some cool features new to the industry including a CVT temp gauge, oil sight gauge, and adjustable passenger seat. On display was the new K&T Performance mock up of a turbo for the new machine. The turbo kit is just a mock up, and…