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PROJECT ATV: Desert Dueler Honda Tank

Themed race machines are common in both monster truck and boat racing, but it’s not really heard of in the ATV world. That is until we ran into Fasst Company’s Colt Brinkerhoff. For the 2013 National Hare and Hound season, Brinkerhoff contested the season on board a nicely styled, John Deere-themed Honda TRX450R. Not only […]

SHOOTOUT: 2008 Raptor 700 vs. Honda 700X

When we got the call that our Honda 700XX was ready for testing, we had just finished up our big-bore sport shootout. That contest featured the Polaris Outlaw 525, the KTM 525XC and Yamaha’s Raptor 700. The results were very close with the $7400 Raptor just edging out the 525 from KTM. So we decided […]

2015 High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals!

The 2015 Quadna Mud Nationals was a blast! Putting aside the mud bog racing, an obstacle course race, sled pulls, kids foot race up Quadna Mtn and more was involved in the family fun event. High Lifter puts on great race and entertainment for everyone. There was a live band in the evenings, food, and […]

SHOOTOUT: Sport quad 450 Duner Shootout

Back in the June issue we brought you a shootout using these same three quads. In that test we took them for a day of riding in the tight trails. We wanted to see if the latest Yamaha YFZ450R would perform well against its narrower competitors, the Honda and Kawasaki 450s. Surprisingly, we didn’t have […]

ATV TEST: Racing 450 Shootout

This is the golden age for performance quads. Ten years ago, we were patching up old two-strokes from an earlier era, hoping to get them through each week while the manufacturers virtually ignored the high-end sport market. Now we have at least six makers offering state-of-the-art 450 sport quads with performance we could only dream […]


It’s coming. But it’s not here yet. We’ve been hearing the rumors, watching the market and listening for clues, and it seems that Honda’s new sport 450 is right around the corner—but will probably be called a 2018 model. We hope it will be far more than a fuel-injected version of the current 450R. The […]

500cc 4×4 SHOOTOUT: Can-Am vs. Honda vs. Polaris

If you were a fly on the wall of the boardroom at all of the major ATV manufacturers, you would hear them say that the 500cc utility/4X4 ATV class has the most sales of any ATV category. It may not be the most profitable since in some cases they are now basically like the big […]


From the beginning of time the Honda 400EX has been one of the top machines to have. With its great suspension geometry, powerful engine and all-around good handling, it makes for a perfect platform to upgrade or leave stock. Honda first introduced its 400 motor in the XR400 dirt bike, and in 1999 put that […]