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YZ450F TRIKE FROM BVC

Yamaha Tri-Z YZ450F Custom Trike Build from BVC Trikes BVC Trikes is known for their epic custom builds and do-it-yourself conversion kits. The latest build to roll out of their shop is this Tri-Z build with a YZ450F motor. To check out more of their kits and builds, head to their site  https://bvctrikes.com/ Also check out another awesome BVC trike build here at Dirt Wheels Check out more of our epic three wheeler stories like this one! TRICK KTM TRIKE CONVERSION JOE BYRDS TPC 450R TRIKE

UTVs of the 2020 Best In The Desert series

Take a look at all the impressively built UTVs that we captured at the 2020 Best in the Desert series. The first round was held in Parker, Arizona with 132 UTV team entries!

WHEN TWO-STROKES RULED

Two-stroke engines are perfect for off-road vehicles and ATV's. They're powerful, but yet simple and lightweight. No matter if they're in two-wheelers, three-wheelers or four-wheelers, two-stroke engines allow the vehicles to be nimble and the riders to move quickly across earth's natural terrain. It's a shame that you can no longer buy a new quad with a two-stroke engine in it. However, there are still plenty out on the trails. Many riders are still addicted to the quick, snappy power of two-strokes and make a point to…

STREET-LEGAL 3-WHEELER

-- Doing what a quad can't -- In most states a 3-wheeler is considered a motorcycle and is regulated under those rules. Motorcycles are street legal if they come with the required equipment, so therefore, 3-wheelers can fall under the street legal category too. The easiest way to make a 3-wheeler street legal is to begin with a street legal dirt bike. These have been called Dual-Sports and lately the bigger ones get the Adventure Bike title. If you add brake lights, turn signals, mirrors and such to your Honda ATC250R,…

KTM 505 SX

-- Hall of fame machinery -- What is the best high-performance quad? Well, if you're talking about what you can buy new today then that would have to be Yamaha's YFZ450R. However, if you were going to include all quads made in the last 10 years, then you'd have to consider the KTM 505 SX. Stephane LeBlanc is a Dirt Wheels reader who owns a 2010 KTM 505 SX and he seems quite pleased with it's performance. The photo of it here shows that he keeps clean, well maintained and in good shape. It's a shame that KTM no longer…

HOT 1979 HONDA ATC70

-- Radical flat track racer -- Francis Raynauld is a Dirt Wheels reader up in Quebec, Canada and here is the 1979 Honda ATC70 that he put together. You'll note that the engine is not the stock 70 unit.  It is a 160cc engine purchased from one of those pit bike companies. Their motor mounts are designed to lineup with ATC and mini frames. Some of the most fun you can have is getting a bunch of ATC70s together and racing around a small oval. It's a total blast when those things drift out sideways with the throttles…

HONDA ATC450RF

--  Do-it-yourself 3-wheeler -- It seems like 3-wheelers have been gaining in popularity the past few years. So much so that all of the manufacturers have a bunch of new 3-wheelers in their showrooms now. Okay, we're making a joke. In case you didn't know, 1986 was the last model year for new 3-wheelers. However, that doesn't stop enthusiasts from getting a new 3-wheeler. Well, at least the configuration is new. You see, the hottest 3-wheelers today are converted from dirt bikes. That is what Greg Armbruster in Ohio…

KTM 2-STROKE 3-WHEELER

-- Ultimate dream machine -- It would be great if KTM made 3-wheelers, but since they don't Nico Smith built one himself down in Laredo, Texas. He started with  the frame of a 2002 KTM 250 SX dirt bike. For the engine he installed a freshly rebuilt 2003 KTM 300 EXC 2-stroke. The seat and rear fenders came from a 2009 KTM quad. The wider triple clamps for the forks came from Emig Racing. Nico made the swing arm and sub-frame himself. Various other parts came from Yamaha Banshees and Tri-Zs. The front fender came from…

KAWASAKI KFX450R RACER

-- Dirt Wheels reader builds a National level ATV MX race machine -- Hi Dirt Wheels, my name is Mack McDermott from Rhode Island. This is my 2009 Kawasaki KFX450R. Bought it a little over a year ago in bone stock form and after riding a track a few times I decided to get full blown into racing and build my KFX450 to as close to a national level build as I could. I Teamed up with Tranghese Motorsports out of Springfield, Massachusetts to help me build it and race in the NEATVMX series. Photos by Mike Fig Photography…

MONSTER HONDAS

-- Liberty Customz mud machines -- Liberty Customz is a company in the Houston, Texas area that specializes in Honda 4x4s. They make the parts to help your Honda conquer the gnarliest mud holes. Their tall A-arms and stretched swing arms will lift your Honda up higher and their axle paddles will provide extra drive forward. Liberty Customz will also do frame-up restorations on your older Hondas. Check out their website for more info > https://www.libertycustomz.com/ . .

LOUISIANA RAPTOR

-- Born on the bayou -- Travis Heltz has been reading Dirt Wheels and riding quads down in southern Louisiana for many years. His first quad was a 1993 Yamaha Blaster and then he moved up to a 1996 Yamaha Banshee. From there he graduated to a newer 1999 Banshee and then a 2011 Raptor 700R SE. So, for this year Travis bought a new 2019 Raptor 700R and then he decided to do something he always wanted to. His previous quads had all remained mostly stock, but for his new Raptor he went to work tricking it out with …