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PROJECT ATV: LOGAN HUFF’S YAMAHA YFZ450R RACER

Fit for the MX trackBy the staff of Dirt Wheels Yamaha’s YFZ450R rolls off the showroom floor ready for high-performance riding and racing. It serves as a great platform for ATV competition of all levels. Utah’s Logan Huff is a top pro racer in the West Coast-oriented WORCS Grand Prix series. After years racing Yamaha’s […]

ATV PROJECT: RATH RACING YAMAHA YFZ/YZ450 HYBRID

Adding modern moto power to a 450 quad By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Wayne Davis For those who are devotees of the straight-axle sport quad, times are rough but with spots of brightness. In the youth quad market, the sport quad blueprint holds strong, but that doesn’t help an adult interested in throwing roost […]

UTV TEST: YAMAHA RMAX2 1000

Which RMAX is right for you? By the staff of Dirt Wheels So, you’ve decided that Yamaha’s new RMAX will be your next machine. However, with so many RMAX models and options, you are having a hard time choosing which one to get. We have tested them all in a variety of riding scenarios and will […]

YAMAHA TOOK US TO OREGON DUNES

We had the chance to visit Winchester Bay in Oregon to get some seat time on the current Raptor and YFZ450R. Although nothing has really changed for 2022 compared to the 2021 models, Yamaha wanted us to get an experience that showcased the design of both machines. A place where sport quad power delivery and […]

WILL NEW YAMAHA DIRT BIKE EPS MAKE IT ON NEXT YFZ450R?

It only took us a few minutes to be convinced that electric power steering (EPS) on the Yamaha Grizzly was a game changer back in 2007. So we like the idea of adding a smaller version or this new motorcycle EPS on the Raptor 700 or YFZ450 sport. To us, it looks like another game […]

NEW MODELS: 2022 YAMAHA OFF-ROAD LINEUP

By the staff of Dirt Wheels NEW MODELS: 2022 YAMAHA OFF-ROAD LINEUP Yamaha recently announced the “majority” of their off-road ATV and UTV vehicles for model year 2022. Yamaha has yet to announce anything about the Raptor 700 or the YFZ450, so we hope that “majority” statement means that upgraded sport quads will be revealed […]

ATV PROJECT: DUNCAN YAMAHA RAPTOR 700 BUILD

    ATV PROJECT: DUNCAN YAMAHA RAPTOR 700 BUILD   We see many impressive quad builds from Duncan Racing. A good number of those are classic vintage machines being brought up to current standards for modern fun. A build like that requires stripping a decades-old frame down for gusseting and refurbishing. Duncan gets massive power […]

YAMAHA ANNOUNCES ATV / SXS bLU cRU RACE PROGRAM

YAMAHA ANNOUNCES ATV / SXS bLU cRU RACE PROGRAM Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is proud to pledge more than $140,000 in bLU cRU bonuses for the 2022 Side-by-Side (SxS) and ATV racing seasons. Yamaha’s bLU cRU program offers race bonuses ranging from entry to win a new 2022 YFZ450R to payouts of up to $15,000 for qualified and eligible racers competing in […]

DUNCAN RACING BANSHEE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Pat Carrigan DUNCAN RACING BANSHEE Yamaha’s Banshee was a sales hit for close to two decades. Right from the first, the twin-cylinder two-stroke had massive aftermarket support. Its engine was heavily based on a popular street bike, so there was already a ton of development in making […]