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PROJECT ATV: Attack of the Super Raptors

There are two cards that should be hanging from the handlebar of every Yamaha Raptor 250 in every showroom across the country. One should have a list of the things the Raptor is, and the other should have what the Raptor isn’t. Things the Raptor 250 is: Well-made, reliable, sporty, reasonably priced, incredibly fun. Thing […]

HOP-UP TIPS: Pull more power out of your machine! Dyno testing

The aftermarket parts industry for ATVs and UTVs is continuing to grow, yet choosing the right performance products for your machine is not always a simple task. We decided to take a popular ATV in the sport quad category to the guys at Empire Industries for performance dyno testing. We started with Yamaha’s race-ready, fuel-injected […]

PRODUCT EVAL: Torq 1 Grips and Levers

Taming an ATV is not always an easy task, which adds to the thrill and enjoyment of our sport. Staying in control is crucial to any rider to continue having fun on your machine. Torc1 Racing understands that factor, so they design aftermarket parts to make riding easier when the going gets rough. A comfortable […]

PROJECT FROM THE PAST: XC Racer Suzuki LT-R450

When Suzuki introduced the track-ready, 49-inch wide LT-R450, they turned a lot of heads. Now amateur MX racers had a machine they could take off the dealer showroom floor, add a few safety features, and race it that weekend. They would save thousands in aftermarket A-arms, shocks and tires. Furthermore, Suzuki had a product that […]

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 […]

ATV TEST: 2015 Suzuki KingQuad 400ASi

The utility 4×4 ATV market has seen a large increase in purchases of small-bore machines. Massive power may be nice to have, but it isn’t needed to get the job done. Suzuki caught on to that notion and produced the 2015 KingQuad 400ASi to satisfy the market. This ATV gives you everything that a utility […]

BUILD GUIDE: Modify your ATV/UTV and Truck

Year after year, ATVs and UTVs are using more automotive components. Parts like CV joints, electronic fuel-injection systems and tires can be cross-referenced to the automotive world. So it’s no wonder we are seeing more automotive companies jumping into the popular powersports game. We have come up with a list of companies that build products […]

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 […]

SHOOTOUT: Polaris Ace 570 vs. Sportsman 570

The UTV market has exploded in popularity over the past few years, and Polaris is at the top of the manufacturing list. Their RZR lineup started a performance sensation, and other UTV manufacturers are fighting to produce machines just as impressive. While the multi-passenger UTV market is booming, new smaller-width regulations of trails are requiring […]

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 […]

FUEL INJECTED HONDA TRX450R

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 […]