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DUSTIN NELSON’S FACTORY YAMAHA

Dustin Nelson is looking good right now. He just took the lead in the QuadCross series and he’s poised to win in the WORCS series. If he can pull off both, he’ll be the undisputed top rider in the west.      I got a chance to spend an afternoon with Dustin as he went over every […]

WIMMER’S FACTORY SUZUKI

After getting an up-close look at Dustin Nelson’s factory Yamaha YFZ450R, I thought it would be cool to look back at some of the other factory hardware that I’ve shot this year. Photos of Josh Creamer’s Kawasaki appeared on dirtwheelsmag.com a few months ago and in the July issue of Dirt Wheels I wrote a […]

PROJECT KING QUAD 700: PERFECTING THE BEAST

If you could remember back to our July 2005 issue, we decided to turn our stock Suzuki King Quad into a superbly comfortable trail king. In part one of our Beast enhancement we decided to spice it up with some Suzuki camouflage graphics and make it more aggressive with some Maxxis lightfoot’s beaded on some […]

HONDA•400EX UPGRADES: BEST•BANG•FOR•YOUR•BUCK

Honda’s 400EX is one of the most popular ATVs on the planet. After ten years in existence, it has proven to be exciting to ride and pretty hassle-free to maintain. If you are thinking of investing in a new 400EX or even looking at a used one, we want to tell you which cost effective […]

MODIFIED MADNESS: SPYDER QUAD; Super scary TPR Suzuki LTR-450

“The LTR (Suzuki), as far as a custom quad, is one of the easier ones to do,” says Quinn Michel, Outta Control Customs chief builder. “Suzuki does it well enough that I could use all OEM parts and still make it look pretty trick.” Quinn Michael, the extreme quad designer at “Outta Control Customs,” is […]

BUYER’S•GUIDE: ATV/UTV SNOW TRACKS; Go into the snow

Most ATVs can travel on virtually any surface; dirt, rocks, mud, sand, snow. That’s why they are called All Terrain Vehicles. However, some mud and snow surfaces are too wet or deep for a standard ATV to tread over. That’s why several companies have developed snow tracks for today’s ATVs and UTVs. We have gathered […]

COMPANY PROFILE: CV POWERSPORT; NASCAR Company turns ATV

Top GNCC contender Chris Borich runs CV Products, including transmission components and radiator hoses. North Carolina is known as the heart of NASCAR country, as well as one of the largest ATVing states in the country. It is also home to a performance company called CV Products. “CV,” short for Clyde Vickers, who is the […]

READERS SEND IN THEIR BEST: SAND DUNE PHOTOS

HUNDREDS OF GOOD PICTURES TO CHOOSE FROM Riding the dunes on a quad is one of the best feelings there is. In this environment, no other kind of vehicle can match an ATV for carving, jumping and roosting to the top of the tallest hill. Once you’ve been there, you just have to go back […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: GOKI ELECTRIC STARTER FOR THE 2005 TRX450R

When Honda released the TRX450 for the 2004 model year, they mistakenly thought the public wouldn’t mind that it wasn’t equipped with an electric starter. The racers who bought the new high performance Honda could deal with the hassles of kickstarting, but trail riders would not. As far as they were concerned, an electric starter […]

NEW MODELS: 2006 SUZUKI LT-R450 QUADRACER, ALL NEW RACE-READY QUAD

Some 20 years ago, Suzuki first introduced the QuadRacer LT250R. It helped create the high-performance four wheeled sport quad market way back in 1985.  With the introduction of the 2006 LT-R450 Quad­Racer, Suzuki has returned to its legendary QuadRacer roots.The company already had a winner in their proven LTZ400, of which various versions have been […]

PROJECT PREDATOR: Building a race-ready Polaris

As a race machine, the Polaris Predator is somewhat limited. Its portly 416-pound weight keeps it from being a great motocrosser, and its 500cc displacement keeps it from most production classes. However, that same 500cc engine makes the Predator one of the fastest production quads on the planet in stock trim. Being equipped with Fox […]