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ATV PROJECT: DUNCAN RACING LOBO TRX305R

Dan Mayer’s second time around By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat Carrigan It is an old story: parents, trying to do what they think is best for their kids, forbid the purchase of an ATV. Often, as is the case with Dan Mayer, quads become the forbidden fruit and a life-long obsession is born. This Duncan Racing 2018 Lobo-chassis build is the latest milestone in Mayer’s dedication to magnificent quads. It turns out that Mayer was a die-hard Dirt Wheels reader as a youth, and he was drawn to the radical…

DUNCAN TRX 470R DUNER

CHECK OUT THE NEW DUNCAN RACING WEBSITE! By the staff of Dirt Wheels DUNCAN TRX 470R DUNER We never fully understood the vastness of gravity’s effect on the inhabitants of this rotating ball of land and water that we call Earth. That was until we felt the pull of mystic wind-blown peaks and the sharp ridges of sand dunes. Riders from far and wide are pulled to these various insatiable places with all manner of off-road machinery to scale the steeps and blast berms with some of the most impressive…

2019 ATV BUYERS GUIDE: UNDER 8K

2019 ATV BUYERS GUIDE: UNDER 8K APEX 450F/250F Apex may eventually be changing over to newer Yamaha engines that are fuel-injected, but for now, they use powerful carbureted motors. These quads are designed specifically for racing. You can order them how you want, with nerf bars, Elka suspension, bumpers, and more. Apex builds only a few of these racing masterpieces a year. Engine type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke Displacement 449cc/250cc Transmission 5-speed Final drive Chain Fuel Capacity 2.5 gal. Wheelbase…

TEST: 2018 HONDA TRX250X

Although the Honda TRX250X has DNA that hails from racing heritage, it is a humble machine. Small but mighty, this quad has been a superstar in the ATV world when it comes to purchasing popularity, ease of use and fun factor. Priced at $4,749 the TRX250X is Honda’s last remaining pure sport quad that still receives updates- mainly in the cosmetics department. We let test riders of all sizes put the 2018 TRX250X through its paces in the desert, sand dunes and mountain trails, and it kept true to its reputation. As…

ATV TEST: 2017 HONDA TRX250X

Live long and prosper By the staff of Dirt Wheels Here is something you might not know about ATV manufacturers: they spend time and effort on models that sell. If you see a sport quad like the Honda TRX250X that steadily remains in the line with yearly model updates (even new graphics), you can be certain that it sells pretty well. Look at Honda’s website and you will see the TRX450R and the TRX400X listed along with the TRX250X and the TRX90X. A closer look will show that only the 250 and the 90…

PROJECT ATV: HONDA TRX250R

A legendary quad still winning AMA national championships  By the staff of Dirt Wheels In the late ’80s, manufacturers were looking for alternatives to the popular but much-criticized three-wheelers that dominated the ATV market. Suzuki had the answer: four-wheelers. The most famous being the high-performance two-stroke LT250 and LT500 (Quadzilla), Yamaha had the Banshee, Kawasaki produced the Tecate 250, and then it was Honda’s turn. With the TRX250R, Honda leveraged years of three-wheeler excellence into…

PROJECT: Honda 400X Budget Trail Machine

Honda’s 400EX—or 400X in this case—has been around since 1999, where we entered it in the Baja 1000 and set a new record for an ATV at 23 hours, 59 minutes and 33 seconds. At the time, it was the most venerable race quad around, but time and technology have relocated the 400X to the trail quad segment. Numerous changes over the years—to the plastic bodywork and the addition of a reverse gear, placing it against a Yamaha YFZ450 in our April 2012 issue—showed it’s still not ready to die out. For that test, we installed an L.A.…

PROJECT: Sara Sandusky’s TRX450R Racer

While most racing scenes tend to be dominated by male competitors, there are also a vast amount of females that love racing just as much as the next person. One of them is Sara Sandusky who built this awesome 2007 Honda TRX450R to mix it up on the motocross or TT track and cross country courses. Sara put a lot of attention into turning her Honda into a competition level racer with high quality aftermarket parts from big name companies and even threw in some great styling into her machine. HANDLING Suspension and…