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A 500cc hybrid monster By the staff of Dirt Wheels Yet another fire-breathing, torque-churning monster machine has come to life in the depths of Daryl Rath’s compound. Daryl leaned on his skill and expertise, as well as his expert staff to bring to life a hybrid—a Yamaha YFZ450R endowed with a Suzuki LT500R two-stroke power plant. […]


QUADRACER REBUILD SUZ LT250 REBUILD In case you didn’t know it, the Su­zu­ki QuadRacer LT250R was the first high-performance ATV to ever hit our shores. That momentous occasion oc­curred in ’85. It was the first four-wheel­er to be seriously raced and it cer­tainly upped the ante in the trail riding/recreational world. Hon­da re­sponded with the […]

SHOOTOUT Two-stroke vs. four-stroke

1991 LT25OR VS. TODAY’S LT-R450 q At the end of 1989, Honda was assembling the last two-stroke TRX250R quad. Suzuki continued to produce their 250 QuadRacer until 1992. With Gary Denton and a few other riders at the controls, the Suzuki 250 made a presence in the GNC Motocross and in stadium racing. In 1987, […]