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2020 HONDA TALON 1000X-4 & 1000X-4 FOX LIVE VALVE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 HONDA TALON 1000X-4 & 1000X-4 FOX LIVE VALVE We were in the room when Honda announced the 2020 Talon 1000X-4 and Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve to the dealer network. There was no mistaking the dealers’ excitement; however, our enthusiasm was somewhat tempered by the announcement that the […]

KAWASAKI PRO-FXT

By the staff of Dirt Wheels KAWASAKI PRO-FXT Kawasaki is a titan company that builds amazing two-wheeled machines that can soar off massive jumps or propel you past 160 mph. It also offered the highly impressive KFX450R ATV, created the stand-up watercraft game, and generates excellent UTVs like the sport-inspired Teryx. Their workforce machines are […]

2019 POLARIS RZR XP TURBO S VELOCITY

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2019 POLARIS RZR XP TURBO S VELOCITY Polaris’ RZR XP Turbo S made advancements in stability and suspension travel that gave the RZR line the weapons needed to do battle with its closest competitors. Before the release of the S in 2018, Polaris had nothing to match the 72-inch, […]

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 […]

RAT-ROD RZR

By Casey Kramer RAT-ROD RZR Most of the builds we feature in Dirt Wheels magazine are all about the bling and the speed. This diamond-in-the-rough XP 1000, on the other hand, was chosen because it caught our attention with its unique design and purpose. Being a mechanical engineer by trade, project owner Jonathan wanted something […]

2020 KAWASAKI SPORT SXS DROPPING SOON!

2020 KAWASAKI SPORT SXS DROPPING SOON! Rumors of a new Kawasaki sport side-by-side have been circulating for quite a while now. But a new leaked video has officially spilled the beans. Kawasaki was planning to release the video tomorrow, so we will let you know if it comes with any more information. 2020 KAWASAKI SPORT […]

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 […]

WHERE THE BLACKTOP ENDS: CAN-AM 500 RACE

CanAm has renewed their sponsorship with NASCAR! The Can-Am 500 was held this weekend in Pheonix, AZ. Not on did the BRP brand host the race but also the sponsor for Matt DiBenedetto of the GoFAS racing team. With many NASCAR fans also being off road enthusiasts,especially in Arizona, Can-Am took advantage of the opportunity […]

CHAPARRAL EVENTS: AN OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS DREAM

This weekend we headed down to the happiest place on earth in sunny SoCal to check out a side by side expo and shop the massive sales floor. It may not be Disneyland, but for those in the power sports world it reaches that equivalent.   Chaparral Motorsports in San Bernardino, California is one of […]

PROJECT MACHINE: WILDCAT SPORT 700

By the staff of Dirt Wheels The Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport 700 is a great mid-size sport UTV. The design of the Wildcat Sport features a trail-friendly 60-inch-wide track with a comforting 13 inches of ground clearance. Keeping the terrain from abusing you is 12.2 inches of travel up front and 12.6 inches in the […]