Browsing Category

News

562cc MONSTER BANSHEE

*To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. TOO MUCH IS BARELY ENOUGH Bruce Owen at C&O Racing in Redondo Beach, CA, knows there are few production quads that can match the thrill and shrill of Yamaha’s twin-cylinder, two-stroke howler: the 350cc Banshee. Of course, though, his personal machine has to be one up on the stocker. It begs the question when is..."Too Much, Barely Enough?" In this case, Bruce has one-upped it all the way to a…

RIDING IN MOAB CANYON UTAH

4x4 COUNTRY RIDING IN MOAB UTAH To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. Jeeps and every other type of 4x4s flock to Moab to meet the challenge of these undeveloped roads. This is the ul­timate test for the machine and driver. In ’98, Moab will host its 32nd Annual Eas­ter Jeep Safari. This weeklong event will register more than 2000 Jeeps and other sport utility vehicles for day­long trips on 30 outrageous trails. MULTI-USE TRAILS These…

POLARIS RZR FACTORY RACING UNVEILS RZR PRO XP RACE VEHICLE FOR DAKAR

Polaris RZR, the winningest brand in UTV racing, today debuted the RZR Pro XP that its three factory team drivers will race in their conquest of the SSV class at the 2021 Dakar Rally—one of the world’s most grueling and historic desert races. Utilizing the industry-leading RZR Pro XP platform, the proven RZR Factory Racing team is well-armed to battle the unrelenting terrain of Dakar and demonstrate their racing prowess in Polaris’ first trip to the Dakar Rally. “We are committed to pushing our innovation and looking…

98 FOURTRAX HONDA 300EX | Track and trail testing Honda’s performance quad

**Editors Note-A look back at Honda's popular 1998 Honda FourTrax 300EX. Reliable & fun sport quad. The thrill of the roost. The exhilaration of the jump. The fun of a wheelie. This is what sport ATVs are made for! Fortunately, Honda has always had at least one machine for those of us who ride simply for the joy of it. In ’98, the FourTrax 300EX is its flagship performance quad, despite lots of ru­mors about an upcoming bigger-mo­tored version of this popular ma­chine. That could still happen, since…

THUMPER TALK: The 25 best tips for your 4-stroke

Thumper Talk As the riding season winds down, it may be a good time to get your four-stroke ATV running up to its full po­tential. To help you out, we talked with some of the top four-stroke tun­ers in the country and asked them to lay out their best performance tips. From the Northwest, we contacted vet­eran wrench, Pete Fisher, from Pow­roll Performance up near Bend, Oregon. For the East Coast, we got shop owner Micky Dunlop from Four-Stroke Tech (https://4stroke.wixsite.com/mysite  ) to dislodge his Thumper Talk…

Clear Clutch Covers For Yamaha’s YFZ450R

Have you ever wanted to check your oil with a quick glance? How about watching your YFZ Clutch or Raptor 700 Camshaft spin as you rev the engine? With clear clutch and oil covers for Yamaha’s YFZ450R  from JLS Motorsports ATV  now you can. Made from billet aluminum and Lexan,  JLS has these parts and more. Call them at (954) 701-9169 and tell them Dirt Wheels Magazine sent ya.  Clear Clutch Covers For Yamaha’s YFZ450R https://youtu.be/Wx2NK3Wktrg To subscribe to the…

HIGH-TECH 4-STROKE RACERS

High Tech 4-Stroke Racers Four-stroke sport ATVs—like Honda’s popular 300EX, Yamaha’s War­ri­or, and Kawasaki’s Mojave—have not changed much in the last ten years. The ’87 Warrior and Mojave are virtually identical to the ’98 models, except for cosmetic and color chang­es, and although Honda engineers beefed up and stroked the en­gine in today’s 300EX, the chassis has re­mained unchanged since its premiere in the ’87 250X. For a decade, sport-minded four-stroke ATVers have been forced to re­ly on good old American…

WHO QUALIFIES FOR GOVERNMENT AUTO-INSURANCE

Are you experiencing a tough time is procuring auto-insurance? Check out this article to find out who qualifies for government car insurance. Who qualifies for government auto insurance? It is illegal to drive a car without automobile insurance in all the states in the US. However, a lot of low-income earners struggle to pay auto insurance while a lot of others have to give up their comfort to be able to pay. Some low-income households could spend up to 30% of their total income on auto insurance, leaving little money left…

PROJECT HIGH LIFTER: HONDA 355cc 4X4

**Editors Note-This project Honda High Lifter 355 originally appeared in the December 2000 issue of Dirt Wheels magazine. High Lifter Honda 300 4x4 Honda’s 300 (2WD & 4WD) has been one of the best workhorse ATVs of all time. For over ten years now, it has racked up an enviable sales and reliability record that is unmatched in the industry. But with the introduction of Honda’s Rancher line of ATVs in 2000, the 300 was put out to pasture and replaced with this more powerful and versatile 350cc 4-wheeler. There…

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…