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2020 HONDA ATC250R?

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 HONDA ATC250R? Ever since Honda dropped their ATC250R after 1986, people have wondered how one would look today if it suddenly returned to the line-up. Well, that has not happened yet, but what we have here is probably the closest thing to a 2020 ATC250R that Honda would build. It has an aluminum frame, inverted front forks, and a 2-stroke engine with a power-valve, raising and lowering the exhaust port to make a broader powerband. So, how did this modern ATC250R come to be?…


By the staff of Dirt Wheels PHOTO FEATURE: READERS’ RIDES As the world’s largest ATV/UTV magazine, we have many readers outside the USA. Take for example Stephen Fletcher, who lives in Ireland. He was proud to send us this photo of his three quads here. The one on the left was built by Mark Leager using a Husaberg 650 engine. The middle one is a Laeger YFZ450, and on the far right is a W-Tec using a CRF250R engine. It has an unusual, forward-facing, separate swingarm-style suspension.  This 2005 Yamaha…


1984 HONDA ATC250R FIRST TEST There it was on the front cover of our April 1984 issue, Honda's big bad ATC250R, back when it was still air-cooled. So, what did the Dirt Wheels test crew think of this machine back then? Well, read the original text below as it first appeared to the world 35 years ago. To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here . .