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YXZ1000R GYTR TURBO

— Testing Yamaha’s  180 horsepower kit — By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Adam Campbell The exhilaration of speed is an addiction off-road addicts just can’t seem to shake. Yamaha is one manufacturer that fuels our passion for going fast with their pure-sport lineup of machines. They also have a dedicated team of engineers […]

STREET-LEGAL RAPTOR

— Drifting from the dirt onto the pavement —     Jeremy Othelet is a Dirt Wheels reader who lives in Margut, France. In his country ATVs can be made street legal with the proper equipment. As you can see here Jeremy has turn signals, mirrors and a license plate on his quad.     […]

BUILDING A SUPER BLASTER

— Best 2-stroke for the money — Ben Shaffer in Ohio has a fondness for 2-strokes and he decided he should take an old 2-stroke quad and build it back up to be even better than when it was new. He found this 1996 Yamaha Blaster 200 in a friend of a friend’s barn. Blasters […]

2020 YAMAHA ATV LINEUP

— Raptors, Grizzlies, YFZs & Kodiaks — By the staff of Dirt Wheels The 2020 models have finally started to roll in! Yamaha hit us with their new models. They include some great new color schemes and a few additional upgrades. We are always excited to see what changes and improvements have been made to […]

Yamaha Unveils New 2020 XT-R Edition Side-by-Side and ATV Models

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, introduces all-new XT-R models for select Proven Off-Road 2020 ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles. Boasting superior capability, comfort, and confidence in a variety of terrain, the new XT-R editions are equipped with stout new radial tires, a WARN winch, advanced suspension, new painted Titanium Bronze / Tactical Black color scheme, and more.

CVT BELT BUYER’S GUIDE

— For a wide number of the most popular and best-selling ATVs and UTVs, the heart of the power delivery system is the CVT belt. There are a few extreme ATV riders who are hard on the CVT belts, but time and mileage are the most common reasons to change an ATV’s CVT belt. UTVs […]

THE BANSHEE: YAMAHA’S GREATEST QUAD

— 20 years worth of readers’ rides — When it comes to quad riders, which group is the most passionate, enthusiastic and hard core of all? Well, we’d have to say the owners of two-stroke quads. Honda TRX250R riders are certainly fanatics and the same can be said for Suzuki Quadzilla owners as well. However, […]

YAMAHA TRI-Z 250 FIRST TEST

— The screaming yellow 2-stroke — Here is the first test of Yamaha’s all-new Tri-Z 250 as it appeared back in the August 1984 issue of Dirt Wheels magazine.  Honda riders were nervous that this all-new machine from Yamaha would dethrone their ATC250R. This was Yamaha’s ad for the Tri-Z 250 that appeared in Dirt […]

HOW-TO: CHANGE A YFZ450R HANDLEBAR

— Installing go-fast parts — By the staff of Dirt Wheels Virtually any component of your favorite ATV can be exchanged for a part that was designed to improve your riding experience. Yamaha spent countless hours making sure that adding an 1 1/8-inch fat bar to their YFZ450R would improve its overall handling and ride […]

YFZ450R WOODS MACHINE

— Cole Richardson’s GNCC Yamaha racer —  By the staff of Dirt Wheels,  Photos by Ken Hill It takes a lot to become a pro ATV racer. You need commitment to put your all into each race, every practice lap and have the willingness to put your wellbeing on the line to place a foot on […]

PROJECT YAMAHA YFZ450R

— Duncan Racing is at it again —  By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat Carrigan —   Duncan Racing International (DRI) is a company known for building great products and building up ATVs to handle the harshness of racing in all different disciplines. One well-known racing series on the West Coast is […]