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GEAR GRINDER: PRP Pro Steering Stabilizer

Precision Racing Products has a stable foot in the ATV world. They manufacture steering products, like anti-vibration bar clamps, but steering stabilizers are their specialty. We got our hands on their Pro Steering Stabilizer and installed it on our Dirt Wheels Yamaha YFZ450R. Whether you are out racing or riding recreationally, this stabilizer enhances handling […]

PROJECT UTV: ASSAULT YZX1000R

The “YXZari,” a dirt Ferrari By the staff of Dirt Wheels Ever since the Yamaha YXZ1000R’s debut in September of 2015, the machine has been a hot-ticket item for riders and parts manufacturers alike. Fields of Polaris RZRs are now punctuated by the triple-cylinder machines, and they boast components from many different companies, like Assault Industries. […]

TUESDAY TREAD: GBC XC Master Tire Test

Since the release of the X-Rex tire from GBC, we have always been impressed with the superior traction and durability of it for sport ATVs. Over the last year, we have been testing a set of the updated and renamed version of the X-Rex, the XC Master. This six-ply tire is available in rear sizes […]

The MOST EPIC 450 shootout! 7 sport quads: BLAST FROM THE PAST

Whether you explore trails, ride the dunes or race in organized competition, you have seven high performance 450s to pick from. Honda has their electric or kick starting TRX450, Can-Am has the exotic aluminum-framed DS450, Kawasaki offers the fuel-injected KFX450, Suzuki has a wide LT-R450, Polaris offers a 450 version of the straight-axle Outlaw, Yamaha […]

PRO-BUILT: THE NATIONAL CHAMP’S YFZ450R

Make your Yamaha rule the trees By the staff of Dirt Wheels   It takes a special type of talent and drive to be a GNCC pro ATV champion and an even rarer sort of person to win multiple titles in a row. As you might imagine, winning those championships also takes a very special sort […]

5 BEST UTVS: Our top Sport UTV choices from 2016

There is no doubt that 2016 was a great year for the release of aggressively fast sport UTVs. Can-Am released a faster Maverick Turbo 1000, Polaris blew us away with their 144 horsepower RZR XP Turbo that is the fasted production model UTV from the big manufacturers, they also released a RZR 1000 S. Yamaha […]

Chad Wienen Edges Out Competition to Earn Unadilla ATV National Overall Win

Hetrick and Rastrelli Round out Overall Podium (July 16, 2016) – The 2016 ProX ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) presented by CST Tires, an AMA National Championship, continued today in the Empire State with the Unadilla ATV National.  Wienen Motorsports/Yamaha/Maxxis/SSi Decals/Walsh Racecraft/FLY Racing’s Chad Wienen posted a dominate 2-1 moto tally at the ninth round […]

PROJECT: Coastal Racing Yamaha YFZ450

The most prestigious woods race series for quads is the GNCC series. These are races that last a minimum of two full hours through the woods. At the start of the two hours the course is far from pristine. Many events are run on trails that are used in other races, and the Pro ATV […]

PROJECT MACHINE: A BETTER-HANDLING YAMAHA GRIZZLY

Upgrading a 2016 Yamaha Grizzly 700 By the staff of Dirt Wheels Watch the full video HERE! Utility quads are used for a lot more than hard work around the ranch. Modern 4x4s easily surpass the power and suspension performance of the sport quads of the past but with superior ground clearance, and many feature four-wheel […]

PROJECT: Yamaha Turbo Raptor 700

Yamaha’s Raptor 700 is a force to be reckoned with in the world of sport quads. It is the top big-bore sport quad around and is the last one that is still being manufactured today. The Raptor 700 is fast in stock trim, but Roger Kirkpatrick from Humboldt Motorsports was tasked with taking a 2007 […]

PROJECT ATV: Fast Yamaha Raptor 700

We believe the R&D department at Yamaha sent a team of scientists back in time to capture one of the most ferocious dinosaurs around, the Raptor. It was fast, powerful and aggressive, just like the Raptor 700R, so it would make sense that they somehow mechanically enhanced the dinosaur with four wheels and produced it […]

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 4×4 market is gaining new models every […]