TEST YOUR ATV KNOWLEDGE
It’s been a while since we’ve measured your ATV expertise, so here’s a
pop quiz that all Dirt Wheels readers
are required to take. Keep your eyes on
your own magazine, and no peeking at
your friends’ answers.
The Banshee in this photo has
been set up for what form of
A: Ice racing
B: Cross-country racing
D: Freestyle jumping
; YEARS AGO IN DIRT WHEELS
In our October 2009 issue we had
a comparison of quads designed
for new riders. We put a variety of
teenagers on each quad to ride and
told them to select their favorite.
The beginners liked the Arctic Cat
DVX300 based on its fully automatic
transmission. Those with a little
more riding experience liked Suzuki’s
LTZ250 with its auto clutch and
manual shift. The sportier riders liked
Honda’s TRX250X because its auto
clutch can also be used manually as
well. By the end of the day, though,
most of the teenage boys were
picking the Raptor 250 as the quad
they’d buy. Its power, suspension and
manual clutch provided a quicker
trail pace and more overall fun.
BEFORE & AFTER
When Scott Greene was a 12-year-old boy living in Nashville, Tennessee, he
wanted a Honda ATC250R so badly but had to settle for something much slower.
However, after a 34-year wait, Scott finally has his dream ATC250R. He found
an old 1986 model that was pretty beat up, as the first photo shows. From there
he began a restoration project, and the second photo shows how things started
coming together. The final photo shows his pride and joy looking just like it did
when sitting on the Honda dealer’s showroom floor. Cheers to all the Dirt Wheels
readers who spend the time and effort keep older machines still relevant today.
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