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2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

*Another exciting lineup of new models is coming to our Dirt Wheels 2021 UTV Buyer's Guide, including Kawasaki, Kymco, Massimo & Polaris. KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000/1000 SE/1000 TRAIL EDITION Kawasaki has added a couple of new variations to its KRX 1000 for 2021. All models offer EPS, Fox 2.5 Podium shocks, bead lock wheels, and dual power mode. The SE adds a stereo system with 6.5-inch door speakers and a Warn VRX 45 winch. The Trail Edition offers steel front and (Rear) bumpers, nerf bars, a sport roof, and Warn…

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…

2019 ATV BUYERS GUIDE: UNDER 8K

2019 ATV BUYERS GUIDE: UNDER 8K APEX 450F/250F Apex may eventually be changing over to newer Yamaha engines that are fuel-injected, but for now, they use powerful carbureted motors. These quads are designed specifically for racing. You can order them how you want, with nerf bars, Elka suspension, bumpers, and more. Apex builds only a few of these racing masterpieces a year. Engine type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke Displacement 449cc/250cc Transmission 5-speed Final drive Chain Fuel Capacity 2.5 gal. Wheelbase…

KYMCO USA Best In The Desert Vegas to Reno Race Recap

Halfway between Vegas and Reno, Nevada: Team KYMCO KEP (KYMCO Extended Protection) WARP Offroad Factory Racing began the best test of off road endurance agility and ability, known as the Best in the Desert General Tire Vegas to Reno Presented by FOX, with great expectations. Nearly to the halfway point of the race, the team was beaming with sun-burnt enthusiasm built on its strong second-place running in the Expert Quad Class. But, you know, if it were easy the traffic would be impossible, and the team’s…

Championship Sealed: Wood Rides KYMCO to GNCC Class Championship

Spartanburg, South Carolina: With four races yet to go in this 13-race national series, Racer Justin Wood wrapped up the 2017 GNCC ATV 4x4 Lites championship at the AMSOIL GNCC Wiseco John Penton national, at SundayCreek Raceway in Millfield, Ohio. Wood has an insurmountable lead with seven class wins, and his closest challengers having only one win each. Wood told us, “I was committed to a family vacation in Florida that conflicted with this event due to a change in the GNCC schedule, but at the last minute we…

BUYER’S GUIDE: 2016 Sport ATVs

Another year has passed, which means new and exciting ATV models have hit the market. Nowadays, these machines are coming with more features at better price points. Power steering is becoming a standard feature on a lot of new machines, which is a nice thing to have. The 4x4 market is gaining new models every year, which is a major plus; unfortunately, the sport-quad side of things is beginning to dwindle. There are less offerings of sport ATVs than we have seen in a long time. Yamaha’s Raptor 250 and 125 have become more…

BUYER’S GUIDE: 2016 Youth ATVs

Another year has passed, which means new and exciting ATV models have hit the market. Nowadays, these machines are coming with more features at better price points. Power steering is becoming a standard feature on a lot of new machines, which is a nice thing to have. The 4x4 market is gaining new models every year, which is a major plus; unfortunately, the sport-quad side of things is beginning to dwindle. There are less offerings of sport ATVs than we have seen in a long time. Yamaha’s Raptor 250 and 125 have become more…

PROJECT ATV: Kymco 4×4 Racer

Racing is an expensive proposition. It seems like no matter what class you run, you are always racing against guys with a bigger budget. Well, there is a group of guys in the GNCC series who are trying to build up the 4x4 Lites class in hopes of keeping it a level playing field without breaking the bank and attracting more riders to the sport. 4X4 LITES This class in the GNCC series was aimed to get local riders attracted to the sport at all the different venues the series stops at every two weeks. Chances are, within a…