SUZUKI LT-R450 QUADRACER

-- WHEN IT FIRST ARRIVED! -- There it was on the front cover of our December 2005 magazine. The all-new Suzuki LT-R450 Quadracer was eagerly anticipated by hard core ATV enthusiasts and they were all very excited when it finally arrived. What did the Dirt Wheels crew have to say about this new high-performance machine? Find out below in the original first report: Suzuki's LT-R450 was certainly a great machine and we were not pleased when they stopped production of it a few years after he came…

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1985 YAMAHA TRI-Z 250

-- Not all 3-wheelers were Hondas -- Adam Cook is a Dirt Wheels reader in Ohio. He has owned many quads and a few dirt bikes over the years, but one of his favorite machines in this 1985 Yamaha Tri-Z 250. There's just something about riding a 250cc two-stroke that feels good, no matter how many wheels it has. The engines are simple and easy to work on, and that sudden blast of power is just plain addictive. You quickly learn how to work the shift lever to always keep the revs in the fat part of the power band. This…

ALL-NEW AGGRESSIVE TIRE FROM STI

-- INTRODUCING THE X COMP ATR -- STI Press Release: Underneath that merciless tread pattern is a two-stage, 10-ply rated radial carcass featuring dual steel belts with nylon cap plies and polyester carcass. This unique LT-inspired design achieves a higher level of strength and ride comfort than any other UTV tire and exceeds DOT requirements. The large footprint and multi-angle shoulder treads make massive traction in intermediate to hard terrain and at any direction angle. The advanced two-stage radial carcass…

ALUMINUM-FRAME HONDA 400EX

-- Could this be the ultimate 400EX? -- Honda sold thousands of TRX400EX sport quads and you still see plenty of them out on the trail. Rarely are they box stock though, because the 400EX has always been a popular machine for its owners to modify and improve. Of the modified and customized EXs we've seen, this one here is at the top of the pecking order. You just don't see that many with an exotic aluminum frame. This Honda 400EX belongs to Dirt Wheels reader Blake Holzgen. It was his winter project and here is how…

CAN-AM X3 WINS SILVER STATE 300

--  Logan Gastel and his X3 won the Best In The Desert UTV Turbo class race with a solid victory this past weekend in Nevada.  Phil Blurton Posts Runner-Up Finish To Take Over UTV Turbo Class Points Lead Can-Am Racers Currently Top Three in Points* CAN-AM PRESS RELEASE: Can-Am Maverick X3 racer Logan Gastel won the 2018 Best In The Desert Silver State 300 race this past weekend in outside Alamo, Nev. Gastel, who has been racing in the series for three seasons, notched his first career overall win in the series in…

CUB CADET CHALLENGER — $7499

-- Base model Challenger 400 starting at $5599 -- – Cub Cadet’s line-up of utility vehicles continues to expand with the launch of the Challenger™ 400 4×4. Demand for a compact 4-wheel drive utility vehicle led to the design and production of this capable new machine. Providing superior ability to navigate rugged terrain and power off-road adventures, the Challenger 400 4×4 can tackle a variety of jobs at home, on the trail or in the field. In addition to 4-wheel drive, its off-road capability includes enhanced ground…

NEW GIZMO FOR YFZ450 RACERS

-- TD RACING SPARK PLUG CAP CLAMP -- TD RACING PRESS RELEASE: A common issue with high performance four stroke motorcycles and ATV’s is heat build up during extreme conditions. Added heat to an engine during this time can create an opportunity for the spark plug cap to loosen or “pop off” creating less than optimal performance. At Tw1sted Development Racing we came up with a solution to mitigate this potential risk. We have developed a device that will keep constant pressure on the spark plug cap preventing it from…

JUNE 2018 — DIRT WHEELS

-- Make sure you get a copy of the new issue -- There's lots of good stuff you'll want to see in the new June 2018 issue of Dirt Wheels magazine. Check out the table of contents pages below to see what's inside. It's on sale now at your local newsstands. Or, you can get us to deliver it right to your home. Put your name on the list here.> hi-torque.com/product/subscribe-to-dirt-wheels/

CYLINDER KITS FOR YOUR OLDER QUAD

-- SUMMIT OFFROAD is a good place to check out when refurbishing your older quad on a budget. They have a wide variety of used ATV parts as well as new. They also provide good deals on engine rebuild kits that include cylinders matched to new pistons. The Dirt Wheels crew was checking out their list and here are a few items you might be interested in, if you have a Banshee, Suzuki LT80, Honda TRX300, Raptor or Grizzly 660. Yamaha Banshee YFZ350 cylinders with Wiseco piston kits Includes everything shown in photo…

2019 HONDA ATC250R?

-- The latest version of the famous two-stroke three-wheeler -- Ever since Honda dropped their ATC250R after 1986, people have wondered how one would look today if it suddenly returned to the line up. Well, that has not happened yet, but what we have here is probably the closest thing to a 2019 ATC250R that Honda would build. It has an aluminum frame, inverted front forks and a 2-stroke engine with a power-valve, raising and lowering the exhaust port to make a broader power band. So, how did this modern ATC250R come…