When we last tested LEMâ€™s Cayman 50 in the May 2001 issue, we noted how sporty the little 50 was. It had more suspension travel than any larger 90cc minis and was almost racetrack ready right out of the box. However, the little 50 had some problems, but fortunately they have been addressed since that test.
With Kawasakiâ€™s new relationship with Suzuki, they were able to at least purchase and re-badge one of the better minis available today, the Suzuki LT80. Even though it is nothing more than an LT80 with green bodywork, Polaris, Bombardier and Arctic Cat also buy minis from other builders and call them their own.
ARCTIC CAT 650 4X4 Posted Date: 2/3/2005 Summary: Funny how things work in the ATV business. Kawasaki sells a sport quad (the KFX400) thatâ€™s made by Suzuki. And Arctic Cat sells a utility quad whose engine is made by Kawasaki. But you know what? Weâ€™re not complaining, because the 2004 Arctic Cat 4x4 650 is one heckuva good quad! Category: Tests
2004 YAMAHA RHINO Posted Date: 2/3/2005 Summary: One of the basic tenets of having a good time is being able to afford the leisure activity you wish to pursue. The more â€œbangâ€� for your â€œbuckâ€� you can get, the easier it is to rationalize the expenditure. Category: Tests
4x4 TEST: XXL 700CC GRIZZLY Posted Date: 2/3/2005 Summary: You might think the Yamaha Grizzly 600 4x4 is about as big a four wheel drive quad as anyone would need, right? The manic madmen at Quad Central II go by the philosophy that too much is barely enough. Category: Tests
Polaris Predator vs. Yamaha Raptor vs. Cannondale Cannibal vs. Suzuki Z-400
2004 YAMAHA BRUIN 350 4X4 AUTO Posted Date: 2/3/2005 Summary: The new Bruin 350 4x4 comes with a fully automatic transmission, front disc brakes, selectable 2WD/4WD, full length skid plates, double A-arm front suspension with 6.3 inches of travel, and a single shock rear swingarm with 7.1 inches of travel. Category: Tests
DUNCAN RACING HONDA 440EX Posted Date: 2/3/2005 Summary: Duncan Racing has a reputation for building race ready quads that hold up to the abuse and wear and tear ofcompetition. Long time west coast ATV racer Doug Eichner has won the World Four-Stroke Championships, held at Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California, aboard a modified Duncan Racing Honda 400 EX for the last two years running. Category: Tests
For the 2004 model season, Yamaha has introduced an all new model, designated the YFZ450, to their extensive sport and high performance ATV lineup. This revolutionary quad is set to change the entire nature of the high performance market.
Honda continued with their bombshell pronouncements at their annual dealer show in Las Vegas. With a crowded floor of over 2500 dealers anxiously waiting, they announced that in addition to the new TRX450R Sportrax debut, they would be signing nine-time ATV Grand National Champion Tim Farr to compete on the new quad at GNC MX, TT, stadium and a select few desert events.
WARNING: Much of the action depicted in this magazine is potentially dangerous. Virtually all of the riders seen in our photos are experienced experts or professionals. Do not attempt to duplicate any stunts that are beyond your own capabilities. Always wear the appropriate safety gear. Copyright 2008 Hi-Torque Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Console Login