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PROJECT ATV: Duncan YFZ450R

Over the years we have tested many fully built machines that we have given rave reviews over and some we haven’t liked much at all. Since the new sport ATV world is stagnant at the moment, we have been building plenty of older machines that prove that they are still very worthy of competing. Our last build with Golden West Cycle and Duncan Racing turned out very well. The WORCS-style Honda 450R we built was great on the track, trail and in the dunes. Afterwards, we contacted Duncan to build us a full MX-style YFZ450R with…

PROJECT HONDA TRX450R: BACK TO THE FUTURE

A time-traveling DeLorean-inspired desert dasher By the staff of Dirt Wheels Think back to the 1980s if you can. And if you can’t, then you’ll surely recognize the futuristic film franchises that appeared during this time and still remain part of the fabric of our lives today—from cyborgs bent on creating mass destruction to a battle royal between the Force and the Dark Side. It was an epic time for sci-fi, as everyone was starting to get a glimpse into the future. One of the most iconic films…

PRO-BUILT: ADAM MCGILL’S TRX450R

Riding red in the woods By the staff of Dirt Wheels Over the years in ATV racing we’ve noticed that most of the privateers in the pro ranks end up on the trusty Honda TRX450R. Not much has changed with this Honda four-stroke from its release date in 2004, but one thing is for certain—this quad has the potential to win at any level and on any terrain. There are a multitude of OEM and aftermarket parts; also in general, the TRX450R is simple to work on. In GNCC racing we’ve been seeing a sea of blue as of late, with Yamaha…

PRO-BUILT: THE NATIONAL CHAMP’S YFZ450R

Make your Yamaha rule the trees By the staff of Dirt Wheels It takes a special type of talent and drive to be a GNCC pro ATV champion and an even rarer sort of person to win multiple titles in a row. As you might imagine, winning those championships also takes a very special sort of YFZ450R. No matter what quad you ride, you can learn from a quad champion like Walker Fowler. His race quad is tuned and tricked 100 percent to suit his kind of racing. The mods are not just about performance; to win, you must…

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 did the machine garner some attention from fans and competitors, it helped him win the season’s championship. This season, with the help of his counterparts from Fasst Company and the graphics design…