CAN-AM COMMANDER 1000XT VS. POLARIS RZR S  Will Can-Am’s hot rod reel in the RZR’s lead on the sport UTV market? The competition is getting fierce. Not content with sitting on the sidelines and watching Polaris net a 40% chunk of the entire US side by side market, Can-Am set off to develop the world’s best […]


2012 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4X4i EPS Kawasaki’s Ultimate ATV Features Power Steering, a More Powerful V-twin and Alloy Wheels Flagship of the Kawasaki ATV line, the muscular Brute Force 750 4x4i ATV received a comprehensive round of upgrades for the 2012 model year. An Electric Power Steering (EPS) system highlights the changes, but is joined by […]


To ring in the New Year, the RANGER RZR family welcomes a whole new class of Side x Side, introducing the RANGER RZR XP 900! The RANGER RZR has the only family of Sport Side x Sides with Razor Sharp Performance for all types of recreation. It all started in 2008 when Polaris introduced the […]


        When the Kawasaki Prairie 4×4 first received its V-twin upgrade, we went nuts. The power was incredible, the sound was menacing, and it made an already great utility ATV a formidable component in a drag race. The evolution of the motor rests in its most current state between the Brute Force 750i’s tubular […]


WHAT IT IS:      Lockstraps are a unique invention that caught our eye recently- using a theft-preventative measure on your tie downs. With two combo-locking steel hooks, the Lockstrap functions just like a normal tie down, with added security. The straps retail for $39.95 each, and feature a soft-tie strap that won’t tear up your handlebars […]

Lonestar Racing Teryx MTS Suspension Kit

UTVs are the off-road wave of this generation, and it’s easy to see why! With a capable off-road vehicle that seats 2 people and fits in the back of a pickup or on a small trailer, fun is more accessible and far less expensive than larger sand or desert cars. The Kawasaki Teryx 750 is […]


Looking for a place to race this winter to stay sharp for next season? The OMA Winter Nationals run from October 2010 to early April 2011 with eight rounds in the southern USA. OMA cross-country races are legendary, and ATVs race on Saturdays with several classes including Novice and Veteran, but there are no Mini […]

2010 500-550 EPS 4X4 SHOOTOUT

CAN-AM OUTLANDER 500 XT-P, POLARIS SPORTSMAN 550 XP EPS, YAMAHA GRIZZLY 550 EPS Power steering 500/550 4x4s give you everything big, top of the line machines do, with more manageable power and less intimidating prices.     If you’ve been studying the evolution of sport utility 4×4 ATVs, you’ve discovered that you get all the latest […]


The Colorado OHV Coalition (COHVCO) has long been one of the most effective OHV-activist organizations, and COHVCO formed a Political Action Committee (PAC) to finance support of candidates who will defend and support OHV recreation in its state legislature for the 2010 election cycle. COHVCO said, “The economic contribution to Colorado’s economy from motorized recreation […]

Ride Spot: Durhamtown Plantation, GA.

A Disneyland resort for ATVs The drag strip and mud run are two of the most popular attractions at Durhamtown. When you have an 8000-acre hunting preserve, what do you do for the rest of the year when there’s no season on deer and ducks? Mike McCommon was pondering that dilemma one spring when some […]

Ride Spot: Ocotillo Wells, California

RIDE ONE OF CALIFORNIA’S MOST EXTREME OHV PARKS We chose to highlight Ocotillo Wells SVRA (Specialty Vehicle Recreation Area) this month for two reasons. First, Ocotillo Wells is one of California’s eight SVRAs and has been featured in early extreme OHV videos, including the “Crusty” series. More importantly, an initiative on California’s November 2 ballot […]

Ride Spot: Brimstone Recreation OHV Park

UTV in Tennessee’s Appalachian Mountains Back in my Dirt Bike magazine days, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Fred Bramblett Invitational, a three-day ride on the Sheltowee Trace Trail from northern Kentucky to the Tennessee state line and the Pickett State Park OHV area. Bramblett, Scott Summers’ mechanic and manager, got a […]

Ride Spot: Sandfest in the Oregon Dunes

Return to the roots, trees and dunes of Coos Bay The Northwest Oregon Timing Authority is all about sand drags, and the pits were full of full-race Raptors for the Fourstroke Wars. Way back in 1990, Sandfest was launched in the Oregon Dunes Recreation Area, and the event eventually grew so large that it was […]

Ride Spot: Badlands Off-Road Park

A WOODS WONDERLAND IN WESTERN INDIANA One of off-road racing’s most famous events is the Ironman GNCC outside of Crawfordsville, Indiana, and it’s known for its many steep hills, ridge trails and mud- and rock-infested valleys. And there’s a reason it’s called “Ironman,” as all of the different terrain types give you so little time […]

Ride Spots: The Best Places to Ride

Top riding areas and fun ATV festivals! The fourth annual Arizona ATV Outlaw Trail Jamboree will be held in the white mountains of northeast Arizona September 4-8 2007. Log onto for riding, family fun and an ATV parade and rodeo. We all have our favorite riding spots and some great riding buddies, but we’re […]

Ride Spot: Dirty Dog ATV Park, AL

Mud-bogging and more in Alabama There are also all sorts of wooded trails at the DDAP, with several running along and in streambeds. Eastern Georgia has the Durhamtown Plantation (featured in September 2006), but OHVers from the Fort Benning area in western Georgia and eastern Alabama head to the Dirt Dog ATV Park when they […]