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2-strokes

VINTAGE & 2-STROKE STORIES IN ONE PLACE

Vintage builds and old 2-stroke ATV and three wheelers of every brand are all the rage these days. Saving this part of history is not only fun but necessary because machines like the Quadzilla, the Banshee and Hondas 250R most likely will…
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KTM 2-STROKE 3-WHEELER

By the staff of Dirt Wheels KTM 2-STROKE 3-WHEELER It would be great if KTM made 3-wheelers, but since they don't Nico Smith built one himself down in Laredo, Texas. He started with the frame of a 2002 KTM 250 SX dirt bike. For the…
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2020 HONDA ATC250R?

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 HONDA ATC250R? Ever since Honda dropped their ATC250R after 1986, people have wondered how one would look today if it suddenly returned to the line-up. Well, that has not happened yet, but what we…
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THE MIGHTY TIGER 500

By the staff of Dirt Wheels THE MIGHTY TIGER 500 What was the fastest 3-wheeler? That distinction has to be the Tiger 500. So, you say you never heard of the Tiger 3-wheeler brand? Well, that's understandable. It wasn't a very large…
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THE MIGHTY QUADZILLA

THE MIGHTY QUADZILLA Suzuki gets credit for coming out with the first quads as we know them today. First, they introduced some little 4-stroke versions, and then in 1985, they unleashed a high-performance 2-stroke machine known as the…
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CT RACING 400cc BANSHEE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels, photos by Pat Carrigan CT RACING 400cc BANSHEE CT Racing’s 400cc Banshee kits have been a popular kit for years. CTR originally marketed a 370cc, long-rod kit for the Banshee, but after the 4mm stroker…
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HONDA 3-WHEELERS THE BEGINNING & END

HONDA 3-WHEELERS THE BEGINNING & END By the staff of Dirt Wheels with Mike Palmgren. A Parrot Green Honda US90 where the ATV world began and the Honda ATC250R that was the end of performance three-wheelers from the company that…
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1985 YAMAHA TRI-Z 250

1985 YAMAHA TRI-Z 250 Adam Cook is a Dirt Wheels reader in Ohio. He has owned many quads and a few dirt bikes over the years, but one of his favorite machines in this 1985 Yamaha Tri-Z 250. There's just something about riding a 250cc…
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BUILDING AN AWESOME BANSHEE

BUILDING AN AWESOME BANSHEE Hello Dirt Wheels, My name is Tony Cooper and I wanted to share some before and after pics of my 2003 Yamaha Banshee build.  This is my second submission to Dirt Wheels with my first being a 2011 KFX 450 that…
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HONDA TRX250R TEST

-- Built by Lonestar Racing to win! --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels We’ve seen a large number of ATV enthusiasts rebuilding the beloved Honda TRX250R to its former glory. Retro is in right now, and the TRX250R is over 30 years old,…
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HONDA 250R MOTOR IN 450R FRAME

-- Don't you wish you could buy this quad from your Honda dealer? They could call it the "30th Anniversary Edition TRX250R". Dirt Wheels reader John Langman didn't wait for Honda to do that -- he built his own. He wanted it to look as…
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ADAM McGILL’S HONDA TRX250R

-- The Blackwater 100 was dominated by this fast 2-stroke quad -- In 1975 a race was born in the muddy waters of Davis, West Virginia. Dave Coombs, owner of the famed GNCC racing series, was contacted by a small-town preacher…
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