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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 […]


— Testing Yamaha’s  180 horsepower kit — By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Adam Campbell The exhilaration of speed is an addiction off-road addicts just can’t seem to shake. Yamaha is one manufacturer that fuels our passion for going fast with their pure-sport lineup of machines. They also have a dedicated team of engineers […]

bLU cRU Racers Starting Strong in 2019

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, supported ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) racers are taking an early lead in 2019, kicking off a number of series with notable bLU cRU wins already this year. “There’s no secret to success other than the power, performance, and durability Yamaha provides, combined with the highest level of talent, determination, and grit […]

2019 Yamaha YXZ1000R- Pure Sport Updates!

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is introducing the new 2019 YXZ1000R™ Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle today. This is the first major update and upgrade to the YXZ since the introduction of the Sport Shift model. Designed for high performance off-road adventures, both the manual shift model and the Sport Shift model get a variety of modifications that […]


— Fueling our race-ready YXZ’s thirst, By the staff of Dirt Wheels — Our YXZ1000R SS creates decent power at around 112 horsepower from the crank, but it’s not enough to holeshot the competition at a WORCS race. You may recall that we installed a full Akrapovic titanium exhaust on this machine, and when you install […]

IT’S FINALLY HERE! Yamaha YXZ 1000R Sport UTV Released

Keep up with us here at and Dirt Wheels Magazine for a full test and more info on Yamaha’s first true sport UTV. Starting at $19,799 the Yamaha YXZ1000R has a 3 cylinder engine and 5‑speed sequential shift transmission. Unmatched SxS Performance The all-new YXZ1000R doesn’t just reset the bar for sport side-by-sides, it […]