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THE CHAMP’S HONDA TRX450R

-- CT Racing  builds a "Best In The Desert" winner --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels CT Racing has been a dominant force in off-road endurance racing since the 1990s, winning three SCORE off-road championships and 11 Best in the Desert (BITD) championships. Seven of those BITD championships were in a row! For two years, CT quads placed first, second and third in the championship. All of the BITD titles have been won on Hondas—a TRX250R, TRX450R and a hand-built XR650-powered Laeger quad. Eight championships,…

CT RACING 400cc BANSHEE

-- 2-stroke power to break the sand barrier -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels, photos by Pat Carrigan 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 cranks proved dependable, it discontinued the 370cc kit and replaced it with the 400cc kit. They are basically identical kits, but the 400cc kit has a longer stroke. The cylinder bore sizes are the same. The added 4mm of stroke works amazingly on the Banshee. It adds…

PROJECT MACHINE: BLINGSTAR CAN-AM MAVERICK TURBO

Power with pleasure By the staff of Dirt Wheels We’ve spent a lot of time in the Can-Am Maverick 1000 since its release, and you possibly have read in past issues our opinions of the car. This time we wanted to tune up some of the Maverick’s soft spots and make the car great at destination-type off-road trips. The Can-Am Maverick X ds Turbo 1000R has a lot of what you need: good ride, lots of power, and a pleasantly ergonomic driver and passenger compartment. A lot of our destination trips are at high altitude, and that…

Honda ATC 350X Rebuild

When it was a new high-performance thumper nearly 30 years ago, the 1985–1986 Honda ATC350X was the biggest performance four-stroke three-wheeler around. It, like nearly all three-wheelers of the time, was more of a serious sport machine for the trail than a racer. At Dirt Wheels, we have seen a resurgence of riders restoring these classic machines, though most are more of what street-rodding calls a “restomod.” In other words, these machines are not returned to showroom condition, but to the level that the owner dreamed of…

CT RACING RAPTOR QUICK CHANGE CLUTCH COVER

CT Racing’s New Raptor 250 Quick Change Clutch Cover Santa Fe Springs, CA. (6/15/2015) – CT Racing has been known for building race winning high performance race engines for more than three decades. Now they bring to the market, a great idea from the past, the Hinson Quick Change clutch cover, now available for the Raptor 250. Much like the TRX250R clutch cover from the past, it made a somewhat daunting and time consuming task a lot easier and faster. Instead of draining oil,…