RIDERS’ CHOICE AWARDS: TOP 15 ATV & ATC MODELS
The Dirt Wheels global community of ATV and ATC enthusiasts is a constant source of inspiration and excitement, as fans from every corner of the earth share their passion for off-roading with us. In appreciation of their support, we have come up with the Top 15 most-liked posts that showcase a variety of machines. While we often receive these ATV and ATC images with limited information about the stories behind them, we provided as much context as possible.
These Top 15 machines have earned a spot in our community’s hall of fame. Enjoy
15. Baja Honda 400EX
This Honda 400EX was built by our buddy JB Wall as a desert and dune quad on a budget. We don’t see many builds on this model, but it’s a great platform to build on! Click here to read the full story on this fun little machine.
14. Laeger TRX250R
This iced-out Honda TRX250R is equipped with Laeger racing parts making it both a beauty and a beast!
13. Repsol Honda TRX 250R LRD
Talk about beefcake. This Moto GP-inspired machine was built with LRD performance products but that’s pretty much all we know. LRD has been out of business for about 10 years now, but LED performance is its new offshoot. They were mainly known for engines and exhausts.
12. Honda Hoarders ’86 250ES Big Red
We were surprised that only two three-wheelers made it onto our greatest hits list, but it was no surprise that one of them was this gorgeous “Big Red”. This collectible early utility four-stroke beauty was given a Brad Rye 4″ lift kit, 29.5″ outlaw tires on ITP beadlocks, and custom fenders from Maier plastics in robin’s egg blue. It’s always interesting to see a three-wheel mud build, but this one is particularly good-looking.
11. Asphalt Yamaha Banshee
We would love to go burn some rubber on this Banshee build. The low profile look and slick tires make us want to ride something other than the dirt and sand. We’re not sure if this build is actually sponsored by Red Bull but the graphics sure do make it pop.
This Muy Mal Baja quad was the only machine to make a repeat appearance in the Top15 so we decided it was worth including it twice. Although this machine is less than 20 years old, the old-school headlight setup gives us some serious throwback vibes and it was a ton of fun to rip this bad boy.
While the Honda TRX250R is by far the most popular among our readers (the proof is in the numbers), we love to see that this great QuadRacer made it to the greatest hits. The LT was the original 250cc two-stroke sport quad, but Honda quickly took over the “R” nickname after its 1986 release. We, old-timers, have a special place in our hearts for the LT with many memories from Indian Dunes back in the day.
One of our readers built this Blaster for his little brother to shred, and we have to imagine it scored him some major cool points. This clean machine screams speed with chrome and flames.
7. Mint Condition Honda ATC250R
This mint condition Honda ATC250R caused quite the stir in our comments on Facebook and Instagram. The owner has an extensive collection of 3-wheeler restorations and a few he even built one part at a time from SCRATCH. While some think it’s a crime to never ride it, this particular machine can be considered a collectors gold mine. (Not to mention he has plenty more of these to ride) Gas has never been in the tank, but an iv was hooked up to the carb to prove that it could run.
6. Dirt Wheels September 1985 Throwback Cover
1985 was a glorious time for the off-road world. Our September issue had this picture on the cover and talked about 3 to 4 wheel conversion kits for the Honda ATC250R. Some fans seemed to think that sticking with a three-wheeler was the way to go, while others thought it was better to just buy a quad rather than do the conversion.
5. Duncan Racing Roll Design 250R
Duncan Racing builds are always popular with our readers and it’s pretty obvious why. We spotted this build sitting at the Roll Design headquarters, and even though it was a work in progress we had to share the beauty, and we ended up doing a full story on this showpiece. You can find the full story HERE!
4. LED Performance 363R Honda
Racer Kyle Burnham is no stranger to tricked-out LED performance builds. This 363 sounds mean and looks even meaner. Outfitted with Rath, BVC, Hinson, Pivot Works and more it fits right in on our greatest hits list.
3. Duncan Racing Screamin’ Banshee
2. Honda TRX250R Build
The clean white frame and buttery sand tires bring this 250R to our number 2 spot. You really can’t go wrong with a good two-stroke.
1. Chart Topper Honda 250R
Topping the chart is yet another Honda 250R. This super clean build really stands out with its chrome pipe and neon frame, while still keeping the classic Honda looks. It’s just begging to be ridden.
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