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FAST QUADS FROM LONE STAR RACING!

-- WILD 2-STROKES & MULTI-CYLINDER 4-STROKES -- One place where you're sure to see modified quads is at the sand dunes. Some are set up for getting to the top of a dune as quickly as possible and others are set up to improve the overall fun of carving sand dunes. Lone Star Racing is one company that ATV riders have been going to for their specialized expertise. For over 20 years LSR has been providing custom quad chassis, A-arms, swing arms, suspension, hubs, axles and other performance products. Here is a sampling of…

HOW DO YOU HAUL YOUR MACHINE?

-- Not all of us live at a place where we can just ride to the trails right from our back door. Even if you can, there's always other great riding areas you like go to. So, that means hauling your ATV or UTV somewhere is a standard part of the sport. There are many different ways to do that, from fancy haulers to not-so-fancy. We typically see the full range of dos and don'ts when observing how off-road machinery is transported. Here is an example of some of that creativity and improvising. . When you gotta go… and you…

KTM 300 XC QUAD

-- ADVANCED 2-STROKE TECHNOLOGY FOR 2018 -- Walt Shumacher is racing the GNCC cross-country series on a machine that is a little different from most. It's a 2-stroke, but not the standard Honda 250R you usually see. He wanted the most up to date modern version of a 2-stroke and that seems to be coming from KTM right now. We'll let him describe what all was involved in building his KTM 300 XC race machine... This is my 10th season racing GNCC.  Coming into this year, I was considering doing something different, just…

DAYTONA ATV SUPERCROSS

-- THE 2018 RACING SEASON BEGAN WITH A BANG -- Photos by stephentripp.com  Everyone looks forward to the week in Daytona, Florida when the new ATV motocross season begins. This month of March was the 4th Annual Daytona ATV Supercross and it proved to be an exciting showdown between the country's fastest quad riders. Perhaps the fastest in the world. Chad Wienen has won the National ATV Motocross Championship 5 times in his racing career, but he lost the title in 2017 to Joel Hetrick. When the starting gate dropped…

PROJECT YAMAHA YFZ450

-- MORE POWER, SUSPENSION & VISUAL FLASH -- Blake is a Dirt Wheels reader who grew up near the Oregon Dunes. He still vividly remembers the first time he saw a chromed/polished/powder coated Yamaha Banshee there. He knew he had to have one of those custom 2-stroke screamers. Before reaching that goal however, his tastes began to change and he found himself preferring a 4-stroke instead. After Blake got hold of a 2005 Yamaha YFZ450 he set out to turn it into a show bike. However, he never intended for it to be…

LONESTAR TITANIUM TRX330R

-- PERHAPS THE ULTIMATE 2-STROKE QUAD? -- We're taking a look at Doug Miedema's quad here that started out as a Honda TRX250R, but there's probably not a stock part on it (except the plastic). The thing that makes this machine extra special is the Lonestar frame made from titanium. It is the lightest, strongest and highest quality steel there is. As you may guess, it's also very expensive. Doug's quad also has titanium A-arms, swing arm, tie rods and axle. LED built the engine, intake and exhaust, and it uses a…

HONDA TRX545R DUNE QUAD

-- READER'S RADICAL RIDE -- The Oregon Sand Dunes at Winchester Bay is one of the best places on earth to ride a quad. Carving the dunes is even more fun if you have your machine modified to improve its sand performance. It also doesn't hurt if you give it a custom look to make it stand out from the other quads. That's what Brandon Becker did with his Honda here. It started out as a 2005 TRX450R, but then he pulled the engine apart to increase its size and power. John Dyer of Racerz Edge in Tuscon, Arizona…

TODAY’S FUNNY PHOTOS

WHERE TO RIDE You'll find your thrill on Underwear Hill. Where is this place? Dave Corra says it's at Tall Pines ATV Park in Andover, New York. There's usually a story on how a section of trail gets its name. Can anyone out there share with us the info on Underwear Hill? E-mail to [email protected] SURF'S UP! Is Polaris getting into the surfboard and jet ski business? No, this is another photo of Dave Corra trying to figure out a way to rescue his Sportsman from a sunken situation. Have you been there…

WHERE TO RIDE GUIDE & WHEN

-- The reason why ATV & UTV Jamborees, Rallies & Festivals keep gaining in popularity is that most are held at areas that have breath-taking scenery. They usually offer great trail rides along with all sorts of special fun events. Also, it's just fun to hang out with other riding enthusiasts, making new friends and sharing stories. What we have here is a list of the best rides for 2018, so you can start planning your riding trip vacations now. Rally on the Rocks…                May 15-19… Moab,…

ROXOR: A Conqueror of Time and Terrain

On March 2nd, Mahindra will reveal ROXOR. This rugged, dynamic off-road vehicle will introduce the North American markets to the tradition of toughness, purpose and performance that Mahindra has formed over 70 years. The reveal will take place at their factory in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

YAMAHA’S NEW TRI-FZ 450?

--  Hold on before you go rushing down to your Yamaha dealer to see this machine there. Yamaha stopped selling their 3-wheelers back in 1986. If you want one today you have to build your own, as Richard Maestas did in Arizona. He actually built three of them in different color combos as you can see here. The basic formula is to take a YZ450F dirt bike and convert it to a 3-wheeler. If Yamaha did sell a Tri-Z for 2018 this is what it would probably look like. It would be the natural evolution from their old 250…

KTM 505 SX

-- What is the best high-performance quad? Well, if you're talking about what you can buy new in 2018 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 makes this machine. If they…