VOLUME 29 NUMBER 6 JUNE 2012

TESTSKAWASAKI TERYX SPORTSport with utilityPOLARIS PHOENIX 200What the big kids rideYAMAHA RAPTOR 700R SPECIAL EDITIONBack in blackKAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 650 4x4i550 price, 700 punchTextSHOOTOUTPOLARIS RZR 170 VS. PITSTER PRO DOUBLE X 150Which youth UTV is better for your kids?BUYER’s GUIDETOP 10 NEW WHEELSBling you can ride onGUIDE TO NEW HELMETSSafety, style and valueFEATURESPRO CORNERING TRICKSHow […]

2012 KYMCO MXU 450i

You don’t have to choose between performance and affordability any more There are plenty of affordable 4x4s on the market, but not many have really exciting engine performance. Kymco’s new MXU450i may sound similar to other smaller 4x4s, but it’s got two good things going for it; its engine is stronger and smoother than many […]

WIN A TERYX4 AND FAMILY ADVENTURE!

Win a Kawasaki Teryx4 and family adventure for four in the San Bernardino National Forest with guide and multi-time desert-racing champion Destry Abbott. Kawasaki is launching a chance for some lucky family to win a Teryx4 and an off-road family adventure! Off-Road racing champion Destry Abbott and his family will be taking one lucky family […]

KING OF THE HAMMERS: Pit Bull Tires presents one gnarly race!

Thirty-nine UTV enthusiasts came from all over the country and Canada to take on the gnarliest terrain of the Southern California desert’s Johnson Valley OHV area, host to the sixth King of the Hammers (KOH) truck race. This was the fourth year for UTVs, and the desert-racing and rock-crawling course tested man and machine for […]

Extreme Metal Products RZR products

Extreme Metal Products (EMP) is all over the RZR with a folding windshield ($369.99), rocker panels and skids, storage box with two marine speakers ($349), Outback front bumper ($339), and this cool Tranny Saver for parking on hills for $75. It’s spring-loaded to snap out of the way when you depress the brake pedal.

SAVE THE HAMMERS OHV AREA

By: Tim “Land-Use Lumpy” Tolleson Last May we covered the King of the Hammers UTV race, (look for this year’s race in our May, 2012, issue) which is a desert and rock-crawler competition hosted by California’s Johnson Valley OHV Area and promoted by Ultra-4 Racing. Johnson Valley is California’s largest OHV recreation area, and it’s […]

TEST: HONDA TRX450R

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000185 EndHTML:0000041980 StartFragment:0000003063 EndFragment:0000041944 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/joekosch/Desktop/F2%202012%20HONDA%20450R.doc atv action feb joe kosch title: TEST: HONDA TRX450R Sub: Professional quality      Honda’s 450R has been a sought after machine among pro level racers since it was introduced. It’s an intense competition quad for experience riders, but you don’t have to be a pro level racer to enjoy […]

TEST: HONDA 400X, Performance never goes out of style

Honda’s 400X was one of the best performing sport quads you could buy when it was introduced as the 400EX, but that was back in 1999! Fortunately, the fundamentals of what makes a well balanced sport machine are still the same. That’s not to say new quad technology hasn’t advanced, it has. The good news […]

Del West Powersports Ships Titanium Valves for Quads

Valencia, Calif., November 28, 2011 — Quad owners, the wait is over – titanium valves from Del West Powersports shipped today. That’s good news for engine builders. “I have a list of dealers that are waiting for these valves,” said Shannon Decker, brand manager for Del West Powersports. “They were in demand before they even […]

FIRST-EVER RACE AROUND THE LAKE ON FOUR WHEELS

BTO Sports hosted the first-ever Race Around the Lake for ATVs and UTVs on October 28th, 2011, at Castaic Lake, California, and the Grand Prix style race combined MX, woods, beach, parking lots and sidewalk section to provide quad and SxS racers a super-fun and challenging course. The city park was converted to an OHV […]

RACE AROUND THE LAKE OCTOBER 28TH!

    ATV, UTV and Trophy Kart racers within reach of SoCal should mark Friday, October 28, 2011, on their calendars, because the BTO Sports Race Around The Lake is back and this Grand Prix is open to four-wheelers this year! This is an incredible racing facility, as you’ll be racing along the beach of the […]