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1998 YAMAHA 350 BANSHEE

march 98 HIGH-PERFORMANCE TWO-STROKE For the past ten years, Yamaha’s High-Performance Two-Stroke, liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder, Ban­shee has stood atop the throne of ATVing. Since its introduction in ’87, it has been the ultimate roller-coaster ride among sport ATVs, and one of the best high-performance two-strokes ever made. Few, if any, of its chal­lengers have had the staying pow­er and all-out performance that has marked the Banshee’s reign as the king of speed. From the rat-a-tat-tat sound of the…

2021 YAMAHA WOLVERINE

Plus, old favorites return By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 Yamaha Wolverine RMAX Yamaha is expanding its Wolverine lineup with a high-powered cross-over machine to take on the Honda Talon X, Polaris General, and Can-Am Maverick Sport. Basically, the Wolverine RMAX 1000 is a totally redesigned Wolverine 850; however, that model does remain in the lineup. The overall stance of the new machine is 64 inches, but there is some fender overhang, bringing the overall width of the car to 66.1 inches. ENGINE The RMAX…

Duncan Racing Warrior vs. Duncan Racing Honda 300EX

**Editors Note- Test from our DEC 97 issue. Pair of Duncan Doughnuts. When it comes to reliable performance, Dun­can Racing is extremely confident of the products that it sells. So confident, in fact, that it offers a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee with all of its performance products. If you are not happy with the performance, quality, or reliability of any Dun­­can Racing product, send it back and your money will be refunded. We wanted to put Loren Duncan, the owner of Duncan Racing, to the test, so we had…

HONDA 400EX VS. YAMAHA 660R RAPTOR VS. BOMBARDIER DS 650

This was the epic Sport Shootout between the Honda 400EX the Yamaha Raptor 660R and Bombardier's DS 650. Not since the halcyon days of the late eighties has there been as much excitement in the high-performance ATV ranks as there is right now. Honda got the ball rolling just a few years ago with the introduction of their excellent-handling and ex­tremely nimble FourTrax 400EX. The Honda set new standards with its sporty ride characteristics and impressive reliability record. Only Yamaha’s twin-cylinder…

Yamaha Tri-Z 911 Tribute

Bryan Raffa’s Yamaha Tri-Z 911 Tribute This build is an awesome tribute to the fallen heroes of September 11 2001 including Raffa's cousin, Arlene T Babakits who worked on the 15th floor, her and other port authority workers  got trapped in the 10 floor stairwell when one of the twin towers came down. Bryan lives in upstate New York and says the best part of this Yamaha Tri-Z 911 Tribute  is a glow-in-the-dark coolant  bottle that he says, lights up, every night when he shuts the lights off in his shop.…

NEW TIRE: GBC DIRT COMMANDER 2.0

NEW TIRE: GBC DIRT COMMANDER 2.0 GBC Tires has always stood at the forefront of design and innovation since its well-received inception in 1995. Moving forward into 2020, the tradition continues with the release of its newest UTV tire, the Dirt Commander 2.0. GBC used the popular tread blocks from the original Dirt Commander and replaced the biased construction with a radial design. GBC also added strong square shoulder lugs to complement the new radial construction, helping the tire maintain grip and bite even during…

2020 YAMAHA YXZ1000R SS XT-R

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 YAMAHA YXZ1000R SS XT-R.  Nothing says you are ready to rip through the elements like a machine equipped with a winch, Beadlock wheels, added LED lighting, and some aggressive tires. Adding all of these products to your machine is much less of a hassle when the manufacturer offers it in stock trim, and that’s exactly what Yamaha did to please tight-trail tamers. We lovingly dubbed the 2020 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS with the XT-R package the “Backwoods Bandit” due to its sinister color…

RACE-READY YFZ450R

By the staff of Dirt Wheels RACE-READY YFZ450R. What it takes to be a champion: skill, talent, strength, commitment, motivation, courage, endurance, and much more. That’s the stuff WORCS 2018 ATV Pro Championship winner Mile Sloan is made of. However, some of the most crucial aspects of a pro racer’s program are a machine that is built for battles and a team that supports the effort. Duncan Racing International has been in the pages of Dirt Wheels quite a lot throughout 2019 and 2020 issues. That simply stems…

2020 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: KYMCO TO YAMAHA

Options and more options By the staff of Dirt Wheels KYMCO KYMCO UXV 700i Kymco has five different versions of its UXV 700i. The base model has steel wheels with limited features. You can upgrade to the LE EPS, LE EPS Camo, LE Prime Edition and the LE Hunter Edition. The final four machines have a winch, 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels and power steering as standard features. The LE Hunter is $600 less than in 2019.  Engine type: SOHC single, Displacement: 695cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/7.5”, Rear:…

TOP 10 60-INCH REC-UTILITY UTVs

By Casey Cordeiro Photos courtesy of the manufacturers and Dirt Wheels TOP 10 60-INCH REC-UTILITY UTVs There are so many categories and options in the UTV world these days that we often get asked, “How do I choose the right one for me?”  The 60-inch side-by-side vehicles on the market offer a lot of great features that many enthusiasts look for when purchasing a UTV. They are legal on many different trails across the country. They offer a good assortment of engine sizes across the different manufacturers,…

2020 YAMAHA GRIZZLY XT-R

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 YAMAHA GRIZZLY XT-R The big bad bear. Yamaha’s Grizzly has topped the mountain year after year as the brand’s premier sport utility ATV. It can paw its way through thick mud, traverse river beds on the hunt, and scale the steeps at a quick clip. Yet, the Yamaha can also retract its claws and conquer terrain in comfort. While the Grizzly is capable of extreme enjoyment on the trails, it doubles as a handy rig around the ranch, too. For 2020, Yamaha decided to outfit a few UTV…