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Ride Spot: Sand Hollow State Park —

Utah’s combination dune and rock-crawling mecca — Utah’s Sand Hollow State Park has the distinction of having a large dune system and sandstone formations that’re perfect for OHV rock crawling. During a recent trip there we were especially impressed with this little-known OHV area. Moab is Utah’s most famous rock crawling mecca, and most duners […]

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT SUSPENSION

How to get the ride you deserve! Ask the fastest racers, and they’ll tell you properly adjusted suspension is as important as all the horsepower in the world. Correctly tuned suspension makes any ATV easier to ride fast. Your ATV’s suspension is the key to making it ride as comfortably as possible and getting the […]

DUNCAN RACING RAPTOR 250

When it comes to 250-class sport quads, Yamaha’s Raptor 250 is as good as they get. It’s just what a serious smaller sport quad should be. The snappy, responsive engine and agile, balanced handling deliver big performance in a smaller package. If you like the Raptor 250, though, you’re probably an aggressive rider and a fast […]

PROJET TEST: SUZUKI LT-R474 SUPER DUNER

Suzuki’s LTR450R is one of the best high-performance sport quads ever offered. Its power and handling are incredible, and it was the first competition 450 to come stock with a motocross-width rear axle and A-arms, which make it great for many kinds of racing and a natural dune machine. Suzuki no longer sells the 450 […]

PRODUCT TEST: PRECISION PRO STEERING DAMPER

The Precision Pro steering damper delivers fade-free performance in all conditions, thanks to extra fluid in the oversized reservoir, so it doesn’t need adjustment to compensate for heat buildup. WHAT IT IS: The Precision Racing Products (PRP) Pro steering stabilizer is an impact dampener that absorbs impacts and forces between your ATV’s tires and the handlebars. The […]

YFZ450R INTAKE BY FUEL CUSTOM’S

WHAT IT IS: The Fuel Customs intake is a complete high-flow system centered on a custom-molded intake tube that features a horsepower- and torque-building tapered design. The custom intake tube is coupled with Fuel Customs’ oversized fabric air filter and a free-flowing airbox. For the fuel-injected YFZ450R/X, Fuel Customs offers the intake system with or without the […]

PRODUCT TEST: PRO ARMOR SNIPER SEAT

WHAT IT IS: Pro Armor, an industry leader in ATV and UTV accessories, recently jumped into the suspension seat market with the Pro Am seat. Their next generation, feature-filled seat is called the Sniper seat, and Pro Armor claims it offers even more comfort. Instead of building a seat with merely foam on top of a solid […]

LT-R450 DESERT SET UP TRICKS

The desert races of Baja, Nevada, and Southern California seem to be dominated by Honda-derived race ATVs. For the most part, Honda machines have won the SCORE championship, BITD championship and most smaller organized desert racing series for the past few years. Knowing that this wasn’t the only way to win, we tried racing a […]

GO-FAST TIPS FROM THE PROS!

PIT SECRETS FROM DUSTIN NELSON, JASON DUNKELBERGER, AND JUSTIN NOSS: FACTORY YAMAHA/GOLDEN WEST CYCLE RACE TEAM    The dictionary defines a professional as a person who earns a living in a sport or other occupation frequently engaged in by amateurs. Most of us readers are the amateurs: we may be great riders, but unless we get […]

BAJA-TOUGH HONDA TRX450R

First off, I should mention that I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m an addict. The desert-racing bug in general has bitten me, but the antidote lies below the American border in off-road race-friendly towns like San Felipe and Ensenada, Baja California. I have religiously participated in every SCORE Baja race since 2001 […]

KAWASAKI KFX450R VS. YAMAHA RAPTOR 700

Trail riders know that reverse is very important for getting out of tight situations, and the Yamaha Raptor 700 and Kawasaki KFX®450R are the two largest sport quads to come with reverse gearing. What’s really wild is that the base-model Raptor 700, with its non-adjustable front shocks, is $600 less than the KFX450R, and the 700R, with […]

HCR RACING MAVERICK 1000 VS. RZR XP 900

Since we originally drove the 2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000X rs, Arctic Cat has introduced the 2013 1™ Wildcat 1000X, LTD and 4, but we have yet to get our hands on either long-travel 1000 for long-term testing and shooting out against the Polaris RZR XP 900. At the Moab Rally on the Rocks, ATV UTV Action did get […]

HOW-TO: MAKE YOUR YFZ450R BETTER

  The Yamaha YFZ450R was a proven winner right out of the gate. Winning almost every major magazine shootout since its inception in 2009, we wondered when Yamaha would seriously update it. Its off the showroom floor MX-width stance, long-travel suspension, and stellar fuel injected motor made the Yamaha dealer-to-track ready for racing ATV MX. In […]

READY FOR AN ADVENTURE RZR XP 900?

The Polaris 900 is one of the most versatile off-road machines ever produced. It works well in many types of terrain and for many different types of driving. We wanted to dial ours in for adventure and off-road recreation. Don’t take that as putting along trails; we want to go fast in tough terrain. The […]

Cylinder Works Big Bore Yamaha YFZ478R: Reviving an R on a budget.

Right out of the crate, Yamaha’s YFZ450R is one of the most effective high performance quads ever offered. It’s a monster that delivers devastating power and race ready suspension straight from the dealer. All it requires is gas, a rider and regular maintenance. Some riders have so much fun with the Yamaha’s performance they forget […]