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PROJECT HONDA FOURTRAX TRX 600

From our March 1998 issue of Dirt Wheels. MORE INFO:  https://dirtwheelsmag.com/ultimate-off-roader-honda-trx600/ PROJECT HONDA TRX 600 “Honda should have made this years ago,” said reigning Grand Na­tion­al Champ Shane Hitt after his first ride aboard Dirt Wheels’ Project TRX600 sport quad.  had just put the machine through a grueling test ride at DW’s exclusive Club Moto torture track—a track, mind you, that few “race” quads would feel comfortable on, much less a mild-mannered “sport” machine. “We would all be…

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…

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…

Coolest Race Track Ever: MX & Golf combined!

Jan 98 By Adam Campbell Coolest MX Track Ever When I first pulled into the Midstate Motocross Park, in Litchfield, Kentucky, I knew I was in for a treat. We had heard ahead of time, that this was one of the most scenic motocross tracks in the entire country. However, I never would have guessed just how cool it could be. You see, I have spent my entire rac­ing ca­reer on the mostly burned-out, hardpack tracks of Southern Cal­i­fornia. Ev­ery once in a while, we get a nice moist race track, or a loamy, sandy…

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…

250cc SPORT ATV COMPARISON

250cc Sport ATV Comparison: Honda TRX250X vs. Kayo Jackal 200 vs. Can-Am DS250 By the staff of Dirt Wheels 250cc SPORT ATV COMPARISON There was a time when 250cc sport quads were considered big and powerful. Basically, the lead dogs in the industry. That was many years ago now, though. Currently, 250cc-class sport quads are considered mild and civilized. In reality, the performance is every bit as good as any ATV before the advent of 250cc two-strokes or 450cc performance four-strokes. They are fun on…

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…

2020 HONDA PIONEER 700 4-DELUXE UTV

2020 HONDA PIONEER 700 4-DELUXE: Versatile, effective, and fun for a bargain By the staff of Dirt Wheels  2020 HONDA PIONEER 700-4 DELUXE The point of view is important in the case of the 2020 Honda Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe. If you are looking for a capable work machine that looks stylish but will also provide fun for recreation, then you have good reasons to look at a Honda. If the idea of no drive belt to deal with is attractive, you’re getting even warmer. Looking for an affordable four-seat machine with a short…

TECH: HONDA TRX450 ENGINE BUILD STEP-BY-STEP HOP-UP

What parts are worth what power By the staff of Dirt Wheels A few years ago Dirt Wheels did a story on an owner-built Honda TRX450 owned by life-long quad fan named Daniel Gonzalez. Gonzalez was so pleased with the build that he took every opportunity to wear the knobs off of that TRX. Some of the miles were in races, but most were acquired having fun on desert and mountain trails. When Gonzalez did his build, he boosted the power with bolt-ons, but left the engine stock and original from the factory. After all the…

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…

TEST: 2020 HONDA TRX250X

Keep on rollin’ By the staff of Dirt Wheels This may not be the infamous and cultist TRX250R two-stroke ripper, but the humble Honda TRX250X has outlasted and sold in greater numbers than the old two-smoker. One is a pure-bred racing-style ATV, while the other is the perfect transitional ATV, or even the final landing, for riders that don’t need a lot of power. Honda’s 250X is their only sport ATV for older youth riders and adults that is still available. The TRX400X and favored TRX450R have long since left production…

ORIGINAL HONDA U.S. 90 GETTING CRATED BACK UP

Many of the fully restored machines you see gracing the pages of Dirt Wheels Magazine lately are the work of Mike Palmgren owner of Vintage Motorsports Restorations. Mike not only loves restoring machines back to their former glory, he owns a few as well. For years he sat on this untouched, first year,  Honda U.S. 90 but now thinks it shall have a new home. Today, he’s crating up the rare Honda, with a slight patina, and sending it to its new owner in England.  Stay tuned to the pages of Dirt Wheels for more of Mikes…