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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…

UTV GO-BAG: Everything you should take with you on the trail

-- For decades American Express has used the slogan “Don’t leave home without it.” While a credit card and some cash are among the things we should always carry on UTV adventures, they will not be enough in the boonies. A satisfying UTV adventure has a beginning, some great fun and a triumphant return to your starting point. Having to walk back to camp puts a hurt on the fun factor. The answer is in that bag in the back of your machine, or it should be. If you’re going farther than you want to walk home, be prepared in…

TPC TRIKES

-- TPC Trikes has been one of the top builders of fast 3-wheelers for many years. This has been proven by the number of race wins their machines have earned. One of the main differences between a TPC machine and other built 3-wheelers is they're not converted dirt bikes. A TPC Trike has a special frame made from the ground up to be a 3-wheeler. They handle better than a converted dirt bike, which sometimes have ground clearance issues before the suspension bottoms out. TPC's top gun machine uses the four-stroke engine…

CAN THIS 1999 HONDA TRX300 BE SAVED?

-- BOSS McKANNICK TO THE RESCUE -- Dear Boss, We own an old 1999 Honda TRX300. The battery had been weak for years, and we just kick-started it to get it running. Well, my son purchased a new battery and installed it, but the cables were frayed, and when he first started it, the positive cable touched the battery-hold-down plate on the frame, and it got red hot, sparks flew and the cable melted. Luckily, the machine didn’t catch fire. But, now everything is dead. What are my options now to get it back in…

2018 HONDA TRX250X TEST REVIEW

--Trail test by the staff of Dirt Wheels -- If you take a long look at a Honda TRX250X, you won’t necessarily be wowed by what you see. Sure, the bodywork is attractive and it looks sporty, but it is no purebred race machine. That doesn’t stray us from the truth of the matter, though—the TRX250X is small but mighty and has been a superstar in the ATV world when it comes to purchasing popularity, ease of use and pure fun. The humble $4,749 Honda is the company’s last remaining pure sport quad that still receives…

2018 HONDA PIONEER 700 — $10,599

-- FAST FACTS ON HONDA'S 2018 PIONEER 700 -- Striking an ideal balance in terms of size and power, the affordably priced Pioneer 700 has a 675cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected power plant and a low-maintenance, beltless automatic transmission. Ready to tow and haul for work, or to hit the trails on weekend adventures, Honda's midsize multipurpose side-by-side is available in two- and four-person configurations, the latter offering the capability of folding down the rear seats to create more cargo space in…

HONDA UNVEILS NEW ROBOT UTV!

-- An electric, unmanned off road vehicle will be part of Honda's unveiling of its new 3E (Empower, Experience, Empathy) Robotics Concept at CES 2018, demonstrating a range of experimental technologies engineered to advance mobility and make people's lives better. Expressing a variety of functions and designs, the advanced robotic concepts demonstrate Honda's vision of a society where robotics and artificial intelligence can assist people in many situations, such as disaster recovery, recreation and learning from human…

TRX400R vs. BANSHEE 630

-- BIG 2-STROKE SHOOTOUT -- Here's a "Blast From The Past" you may find interesting. Back in our October 1999 issue of Dirt Wheels we tested a Honda TRX250R that was enlarged to 400cc. We compared it against a Yamaha Banshee 350 that was enlarged to 630cc. They were both in the category of ultimate 2-stroke quad. How fast were they? Keep reading...

FINDING A NEW 2005 TRX450R STILL IN THE CRATE

-- AND THEN GIVING IT SOME LOW-COST IMPROVEMENTS -- There is no doubt that we have had many love affairs with the Honda TRX450R in the years since its release in 2004. That isn’t to say we don’t have a passion for other sport quads, but the legendary Honda is easy to find, cheap to build and has proven reliable through the years. As easy as a Honda TRX may be to find, finding one like Jay Young’s TRX450R of Team True Racing is far from easy. He got lucky with his Honda. It spent life in a crate from its…

FAST STREET SHARK ATVs

-- 100+ mph street-legal quads built by Lone Star Racing -- First tests by the Dirt Wheels crew: Setting out to build something different and unique is admirable. We marvel when someone’s dream build comes to fruition, but building something that’s never been done before can take a toll on your checkbook and your mind. The big picture can look dismal at times. To build something special, something that rightfully allows you to bask in the glory of the epic build, isn’t an easy task. It takes a lot of…

HONDA 450R SUSPENSION UPGRADE

-- LOOKING FOR GOOD DEALS -- The Dirt Wheels crew is just like you -- we're always keeping our eyes open for a bargain buy. We came across this offer from i shock that you may like if you've been looking to upgrade your Honda 450R's front suspension. It includes Elka Stage 1 shocks and longer A-arms, with longer tie rods, brake lines and more. Normally priced at $1,419, the kit is on sale now for $849. Here are the specs they list: KEY FEATURES ***This special offer is for the 04-05 TRX450R ONLY! Other models…