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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 […]

UTV TEST: YAMAHA WOLVERINE RMAX2 1000 LIMITED EDITION

Amazing dirt performance with sport-sedan interior luxury By the staff of Dirt Wheels When Yamaha introduced the new Wolverine RMAX2 and RMAX4 to the press, they released both at the same time. At that point we chose to concentrate on the luxurious Wolverine RMAX4 Limited Edition, thinking that it made sense with the $1500 price difference. […]

DAKAR YAMAHA RAPTOR BUILD

DAKAR YAMAHA RAPTOR BUILD By the staff of Dirt Wheels DAKAR YAMAHA RAPTOR BUILD When we were working on the Dakar feature at the beginning of 2021, we noticed that one ATV competitor had USA listed as his home country. This caught our attention, as this is a first for the Quad class. It turns […]

2022 NEW YAMAHA ATVS & UTVS

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the balance of its Proven Off-Road 2022 Side-by-Side (SxS) and ATV models, including the Pure Sport YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R Sport Shift (SS), championship-dominating YFZ450R, and the big-bore powerhouse Raptor 700R. These vehicles, along with all of Yamaha’s Side-by-Sides and full-size ATVs are built with pride in the U.S. at Yamaha’s […]

PROJECT OIL MOD BANSHEE

By Lane Lindstrom Photos: www.bartcepekphotography.com PROJECT OIL MOD BANSHEE When you see some bike builds, don’t you say in your head, “Man, that bike should be in a showroom or on display somewhere, not out on the sand, or in the desert”? The bike looks just that good. Well, you can throw “Oil Mod” into […]