NINE YEARS AGO IN DIRT WHEELS
Our December 2004 issue was
packed with a bunch of good stuff.
We had a project Honda 470R, project Arctic Cat DVX400, project Rhino
and project KFX80. We tested
Yamaha’s new Kodiak 450 IRS,
Suzuki’s new Kingquad 700 and a
couple of YFZs set up for the dunes.
We covered some wild hill-climbing
action in West Virginia and the
motocross finals in Tennessee.
Product evaluations included tires,
exhaust systems and riding gear.
And, what are the chances that we
had a Christmas gift buyer’s guide
just like we have in this December
issue? That’s such a coincidence.
BACKWOODS RIVER CROSSING
YFZ450 VS. LT-R450 SHOOTOUT
As this issue goes to print, we
have started working on a shootout
between our slightly modified Suzuki
LT-R450 and a similarly equipped
2014 Yamaha YFZ450. We will have
a full story and video in the coming
months, so stay tuned.