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ATV PROJECT: DUNCAN RACING LOBO TRX305R

Dan Mayer’s second time around By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat Carrigan It is an old story: parents, trying to do what they think is best for their kids, forbid the purchase of an ATV. Often, as is the case with Dan Mayer, quads become the forbidden fruit and a life-long obsession is born. This Duncan Racing 2018 Lobo-chassis build is the latest milestone in Mayer’s dedication to magnificent quads. It turns out that Mayer was a die-hard Dirt Wheels reader as a youth, and he was drawn to the radical…

ATV PROJECT: DUNCAN RACING ELIMINATOR BANSHEE

Dream two-stroke dune runner By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Pat Carrigan Darryl Smith has always been a motorcycle guy, but the rest of his family were Banshee folks. It was only natural that he pick up a 2006 Banshee to join in. Miles and hours of dune fun slinging sand with a twin-cylinder, two-stroke sport quad followed. Unfortunately, an issue with the throttle resulted in a wadded-up quad. Smith’s choices were to attempt a resurrection of the original machine or look for a new one. After consulting with…

TRAVIS SPADER’S FACTORY FLYER |

TRAVIS SPADER’S FACTORY FLYER Winning the Grand Na­­tional Pro Series is the ultimate goal for most of today’s top ATV riders. Along with the excitement, ad­renaline rush, and glamor, one can al­­so experience constant frustration, heartbreak, and disappointment. Such was the case last year for New Jer­sey’s Travis Spader. While showing the talent and speed to run up front, he failed to make it to the checkered flag on nu­mer­ous occasions. Call it bad luck if you will, but mechanical breakdowns and crashes were…

Duncan Racing Warrior vs. Duncan Racing Honda 300EX

**Editors Note- Test from our DEC 97 issue. Pair of Duncan Doughnuts. When it comes to reliable performance, Dun­can Racing is extremely confident of the products that it sells. So confident, in fact, that it offers a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee with all of its performance products. If you are not happy with the performance, quality, or reliability of any Dun­­can Racing product, send it back and your money will be refunded. We wanted to put Loren Duncan, the owner of Duncan Racing, to the test, so we had…

PROJECT ATV: HONDA TRX250R

One crazy ’88 By the staff of Dirt Wheels PROJECT ATV: HONDA TRX250R This exceptional Duncan Racing 1998 Honda TRX250R two-stroke build is not restoration in the classic sense. Restoration is a faithful return of the machine to the exact condition it was in when it hit the showroom floor. This one has been returned to better-than-new condition, and it has more stock and original parts than most of the TRX250R builds we see. It has also been upgraded with seriously trick aftermarket parts—the best that can still…

HOT-ROD BANSHEE’S: MX & TT Quads

For the past three years, Southern California racer, Doug Eichner, has trav­eled the AMA Grand National cir­cuits. He has enjoyed the "thrill of victory" with the Duncan Racing team. To do this, Doug was competing in the Open Pro/Am class, aboard a ’96 Banshee. For this article, we will call his quads the HOT-ROD BANSHEE'S. For the past three years, Eichner has flown home from the Loretta Lynn’s Na­tional Finals with the season cham­pionship trophy. Despite as­saults on his championship title ev­ery year, from riders…

RACE-READY YFZ450R

By the staff of Dirt Wheels RACE-READY YFZ450R. What it takes to be a champion: skill, talent, strength, commitment, motivation, courage, endurance, and much more. That’s the stuff WORCS 2018 ATV Pro Championship winner Mile Sloan is made of. However, some of the most crucial aspects of a pro racer’s program are a machine that is built for battles and a team that supports the effort. Duncan Racing International has been in the pages of Dirt Wheels quite a lot throughout 2019 and 2020 issues. That simply stems…

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 never be made again. There are still plenty of these machines out there to restore for yourself  with the help of builders like CT Racing, Duncan Racing and Lonestar Racing or you can buy unique ones from companies like BVC Trikes. Trikes are too on the comeback. We have listed a few of our…

DUNCAN TRX 470R DUNER

CHECK OUT THE NEW DUNCAN RACING WEBSITE! By the staff of Dirt Wheels DUNCAN TRX 470R DUNER We never fully understood the vastness of gravity’s effect on the inhabitants of this rotating ball of land and water that we call Earth. That was until we felt the pull of mystic wind-blown peaks and the sharp ridges of sand dunes. Riders from far and wide are pulled to these various insatiable places with all manner of off-road machinery to scale the steeps and blast berms with some of the most impressive…

Radical Yamaha Blaster Build!

By the Staff of Dirt Wheels RADICAL YAMAHA BLASTER BUILD! Hunter Lovelace hails from Muskoka Canada and likes to build brilliant old school custom ATVs. He took one of his old prized machines, a 1988 Yamaha Blaster, and decided to rebuild it better than before for his younger brother. A lot of the parts that Hunter installed are near impossible to find these days and give it a custom look and feel from the 90's! The mods include: Motor: Duncan / Paul Turner ported, decked, and polished motor, 175 PSI…

RETURN OF THE HONDA TRX450R

By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat "Ride in focus" Carrigan RETURN OF THE HONDA TRX450R There is no doubt that Duncan Racing International (DRI) helps breed winners. Erin Simmons relies on the DRI team of Loren and Leonard Duncan to build and prep his AZOP championship-winning Honda TRX450R. Going fast in Grand Prix-style racing is no small feat. Having a quad ready to tackle multiple types of terrain is half the battle of competition at a pro-level. Simmons is no slouch on a quad, either. Winning…

QUADZILLA vs. LT-R450: DUNCAN RACING SHOOTOUT

QUADZILLA vs. LT-R450: DUNCAN RACING SHOOTOUT Dune season is right around the corner. We know you’re itching for cooler weather so you can migrate back into the desert. Now is the time to polish that chrome, freshen that engine, and get out your flags. To go along with this theme, we thought we would take our next old-versus-new quads out to the sand to see how they work. As with our last two-stroke versus four-stroke feature in the April 2011 issue, Duncan Racing prepared two beautiful samples of Suzuki’s finest ATV…