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WESTON BEACH RACE IS BACK ON FOR 2021 IN THE UK

We’ve had beach races in New Jersey, California, Virginia and Baja in the past. Unfortunately those events no longer exist. However the Weston Beach Race in the UK is back for 2021 during the first weekend of October. Sign up HERE.  Here are highlights of the 2019 event.  https://youtu.be/ILh0j0QNV2M

ELKA’S NEW SAND SHOCK

ELKA'S NEW SAND SHOCK Elka Suspension Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the new Sand Edition shock platform specifically designed for select high-performance UTVs. This new product is available now for the 2015 to 2020 Polaris RZR 1000 XP 4 / XP 4 Turbo and 2016 to 2020 Can-Am Maverick X3 X-RS. Available configurations are 2.5" piggyback front shocks combined with 3.0" rear shocks with remote reservoirs.  “We developed this new Sand Edition platform as an affordable alternative for recreational sand riding.…

SECTOR SEVEN RZR PRO

By the staff of Dirt Wheels SECTOR SEVEN RZR PRO Sector Seven is the relatively new but innovative UTV product division of longtime off-road parts manufacturer Pro Moto Billet. Company owner Lynn Hodges is in Idaho where there are all sorts of off-road opportunities, so it was inevitable that his family would end up with a Polaris XP 1000 4 in its stable. As son Sheldon got a little older, he was looking for something sportier to drive, and the then-new Polaris RS1 was added to the family’s fleet. The RS1…

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 quads. Compounded with the rise in UTV technology, the sport ATV category had its heyday. Now we consider certain 4x4 machines sport models. Honestly, those 4x4s are very sporty in our opinion, and we have a blast…

Sand Drag Racing in SoCal!

The fastest ATV Sand Drag racers went head to head in high speed battles to win. Custom quads from companies like Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Polaris are put to the test to see who is the fastest in Bakersfield California. Story by Gee Armstrong and Photos by Juli Moore

TUESDAY TREAD: ITP DUNE STAR TIRES & BLACK OPS SS316 WHEELS

-- Close-to-perfect UTV/4x4 quad sand tires --  Tire test by the staff of Dirt Wheels. The ITP Dune Star tire breaks new ground for us. Here is a tire that has a sharply narrow focus limited primarily to sand, but could also be effective in snow or mud. Keep it away from hard dirt, but when used in the sand it was designed for, the performance is flawless. The single fault we can find is that it currently fits only 12-inch wheels. End of complaints. FEATURES Most sand tires are designed…

GEAR GRINDER: ORI STRUTS

Use nitrogen for your UTV springs By the staff of Dirt Wheels Mark and Marie Jensen used their passion for design and off-road racing and Mark’s nearly 40 years of machining, engineering and ISO 9000 global-standard quality-control experience to fabricate their first suspension systems. They later incorporated ORI Struts as a company in 2002. Mark gained his appreciation for precision engineering as a Honda motorcycle mechanic, and later as a machinist before completing formal studies in manufacturing engineering. He…

UTV Invasion 2017!

The Idaho Dunes UTV Invasion is South East Idaho’s premier UTV enthusiast event. With the St. Anthony Sand Dunes Recreation Area serving as the backdrop for this 4 day event be sure you are ready for the ride of your life! Not only does the area offer one of the most spectacular sand dune experiences in the country, it also offers hundreds of miles of trail riding and extreme off road adventure for the whole family. Hundreds of UTV enthusiasts from around the country came to enjoy throw down in the dunes, and…