YFZ TWO-STROKE QUAD
J.D. Kimbrough put together an interesting quad here.
He started with a Yamaha YFZ450, but took the motor out
and put in one from a Honda 250R. “It runs and handles
great,” J.D. says. He enjoys riding it at St. Joe State Park
in Missouri, so look for him and his machine on the trails
THREE-WHEEL RACING STILL ALIVE
Here is some fast race action from Ohio’s oldest
ATV track. It was here, back in July, where the country’s top three-wheel pilots met for the 2016 National
Championship. Dwight Jeckel was running up front in
several classes, and we’d like to thank him for sending
this photo to us. If you have some cool racing photos,
send them to firstname.lastname@example.org along with some
info on the action.
THE QUAD KTM SHOULD HAVE BUILT
Klaus Fleckinger is the mastermind behind this radical two-stroke transplant. The German native races KTM
ATVs in the dirt and in the snow. Fleckinger wanted to
build a quad that was fast yet lightweight so he could
have an advantage over his competition. This KTM started life out as a 2012 505 SX, and Klaus turned it into a 380
SX two-stroke with 72 horsepower! The build took a lot of
welding and fabricating to get the two-stroke engine to
fit properly where a four-stroke motor once ran the ATV.
Klaus utilized parts from a KTM 125 dirt bike, like its ignition rotor and CDI, to implant into his new race machine.
After many other modifications Fleckinger uses this KTM
monster for all different types of riding and racing.
ELECTRIC TRX250 DRAG QUAD!
Racer Jeff Wright has been working hard on his dream
drag quad build that he calls Sand Shock. It’s a fully electric ATV complete with a large battery tray, which holds
9 batteries. This setup produces 105. 5 volts, an estimated
70 horsepower and 120 foot-pounds of torque! Hopefully
we’ll get to throw a leg over this machine really soon for
READER’S ATC RIDE
Honda’s ATC250R gets most of the attention, but the
four-stroke ATC200X was a very popular three-wheeler
too. You still see plenty of them being restored and ridden
today. This one is a 1985 model that Jason Rush has set up
for flat-track racing in North Carolina.