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Yamaha Banshee

1998 YAMAHA 350 BANSHEE

march 98 HIGH-PERFORMANCE TWO-STROKE For the past ten years, Yamaha’s High-Performance Two-Stroke, liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder, Ban­shee has stood atop the throne of ATVing. Since its introduction in ’87, it has been the ultimate roller-coaster ride among sport ATVs, and one of the best high-performance two-strokes ever made. Few, if any, of its chal­lengers have had the […]

562cc MONSTER BANSHEE

*To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. TOO MUCH IS BARELY ENOUGH Bruce Owen at C&O Racing in Redondo Beach, CA, knows there are few production quads that can match the thrill and shrill of Yamaha’s twin-cylinder, two-stroke howler: the 350cc Banshee. Of course, though, his personal machine […]

Radical Yamaha Blaster Build!

By the Staff of Dirt Wheels RADICAL YAMAHA BLASTER BUILD! Hunter Lovelace hails from Muskoka Canada and likes to build brilliant old school custom ATVs. He took one of his old prized machines, a 1988 Yamaha Blaster, and decided to rebuild it better than before for his younger brother. A lot of the parts that […]

A GERMAN BANSHEE

A GERMAN BANSHEE Hi Dirt Wheels,     I’m Robby from Germany and I would like to present my modified Banshee. I bought it in 2013,  my first Banshee after I sold my old 2006 Raptor 700. The Banshee was in a stock condition but was not well maintained. At first, I rebuilt the chassis […]

THE BANSHEE: YAMAHA’S GREATEST QUAD

By the staff of Dirt Wheels THE BANSHEE: YAMAHA’S GREATEST QUAD When it comes to quad riders, which group is the most passionate, enthusiastic, and hardcore of all? Well, we’d have to say the owners of two-stroke quads. Honda TRX250R riders are certainly fanatics and the same can be said for Suzuki Quadzilla owners as […]

CUSTOM BANSHEE BUILD

CUSTOM BANSHEE BUILD How many twin-cylinder, two-stroke quads has there ever been? The Banshee is the only one. Yamaha caught the world totally off-guard when they came out with this unique machine back in 1987. No other ATV manufacturer was willing to compete with Yamaha’s Banshee, so it remained in a class by itself for […]

BANSHEE SPOTTERS GUIDE

BANSHEE SPOTTERS GUIDE So, what year Banshee do you own? Perhaps you can get an idea by its colors and this chart shows them all. Which year model Banshee looked the best? Was it the classic red and white of the very first year in 1987? Or perhaps the bold Team Yamaha blue colors of […]

TURBOCHARGED BANSHEE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels TURBOCHARGED BANSHEE Is it possible to turbocharge a 2-stroke? Yes indeed, as long as the turbo is mounted after the cones to the expansion chamber exhaust. Therefore they can still allow the exhaust waves to bounce back and forth to keep fresh intake from flowing out the exhaust port. […]

CONVERTING A QUAD INTO A SNOWMOBILE

CONVERTING A QUAD INTO A SNOWMOBILE Ever since our very first issue back in 1980 the Dirt Wheels crew has been into hopping up machines for more power and better suspension. When it comes to ATVs we’ve also been known to try some wild and crazy things. We liked riding in snow and we wanted […]

CT RACING 400cc BANSHEE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels, photos by Pat Carrigan CT RACING 400cc BANSHEE CT Racing’s 400cc Banshee kits have been a popular kit for years. CTR originally marketed a 370cc, long-rod kit for the Banshee, but after the 4mm stroker cranks proved dependable, it discontinued the 370cc kit and replaced it with the 400cc […]

BUILDING AN AWESOME BANSHEE

— Here’s a good letter from a Dirt Wheels reader — Hello Dirt Wheels, My name is Tony Cooper and I wanted to share some before and after pics of my 2003 Yamaha Banshee build.  This is my second submission to Dirt Wheels with my first being a 2011 KFX 450 that made it into […]