Duncan Racing had been in business
for 10 years when the LT-500R arrived
on the scene. Suzuki sold the 500
QuadRacer for four years, but Duncan
Racing is celebrating its 40th year in
the ATV Industry.
So, what drives a man to spend the
time and money it takes to bring a
30-year-old sport quad to this level of
perfection in looks and performance?
Dedication and a love of powerful
two-stroke ATVs. If you don’t already
envy this guy enough, he has a Honda
TRX250R that’s equally as nice and
The mid to late 1980s was a dream
time for two-stroke ATV enthusiasts,
but both the Quadzilla and the legendary Honda TRX250R actually had
four-year production lifespans. Honda
TRX250Rs are still everywhere, but the
Quadzilla is a far rarer bird.
After reacquainting ourselves with
the LT-500R, we certainly understand
Skat-Trak tires did a great job of getting
the monster power to the sand, and
that little rib on the front tires provided
confident steering as well.
The chrome-plated + 2 swingarm is no
longer available new, but Duncan Racing
claims they could have new ones fabricated
for approximately $1000.
Hitting jumps is easy with 500cc
of boost. The rider didn’t even
have to rev the engine much
when he went looking for air time.