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Shootout: Yamaha YFZ450R vs. Suzuki LT-R450

Mar 24, 2015Comments off263 Views

Suzuki’s QuadRacer LT-R450 and Yamaha’s YFZ450R took the top two positions in our 2009 450 shootout. Economically priced at $8100 (LT-R) and $8500 (YFZR), both

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PROJECT KFX450: A bigger bore, pipe, and s...

Mar 22, 2015Comments off290 Views

A bigger bore, pipe, and suspension rebuild As Captain Kirk used to say, “Scotty, we need more power!.” Like Kirk, ATV performance riders are always

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Project Kingquad 750: Accessorizing the big...

Mar 22, 2015Comments off229 Views

Since our latest big-bore 4×4 shootout was published, we received a pile letters asking why we didn’t include Suzuki’s KingQuad 750 in that test. Unfortunately

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HOW-TO:Install a graphics kit on your ATV

Mar 21, 2015Comments off374 Views

Have you noticed that quads are covered in plastic, but we ride them in hard, scratchy dirt and mud? If you have, then no doubt

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DS450 REVIVAL

Mar 20, 2015Comments off374 Views

You can find a ton of good deals on used ATVs out there. Some are in near-showroom condition; these will command the highest asking price.

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Project Honda 700XX

Mar 01, 2015Comments off440 Views

Honda’s 700XX is a beast. It’s hard to compare this monster to anything else on the planet. It has lots of ponies and more than

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RANGER XP900 PROJECT

Feb 26, 2015Comments off187 Views

From the first time we drove the Polaris Ranger over 10 years ago, we were in love with it. Even as a 500, it was

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XR650R BASED QUAD

Feb 07, 2015Comments off573 Views

As part of the testing duties at Dirt Wheels, we have the opportunity to throw a leg over a variety of machines. From bone-stock new

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UPGRADING HONDA’S SPORT 400

Feb 04, 2015Comments off378 Views

We remember when the air-cooled sport quad that Honda now calls the TRX400X was a new and very exciting deal. At the time, this quad

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SMART RAPTOR 250 MODS

Jan 30, 2015Comments off289 Views

A full-face helmet is a must on a Yamaha Raptor 250; otherwise, you will get bugs and mud in your teeth because you won’t be

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HONDA TRX450R HOP-UP

Nov 08, 2014Comments off557 Views

Horsepower isn’t something you buy—you have to earn it. Anyone can throw money at a quad, and, occasionally, the results might be favorable. But, in

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2014 450 TRAIL SHOOTOUT

Nov 07, 2014Comments off753 Views

In the off-road world, the 450 business has taken a backseat lately to small big-bore 4x4s and the ultra-hot UTV market. However, according to Yamaha,