Ricardo’s Maxxis Razr 2 and rear Razr XC tires provide great traction on
dry, hard-pack, desert-style terrain yet will rip through slick terrain as well.
Carbon seat cover provides a nice surface that is grippy and comfortable for
hours of riding and racing.
The right set of tires helps greatly with
traction and handling on any machine.
Mike Sloan is sponsored by STI tires,
while Ricardo Gonzalez is sponsored by
Maxxis tires. Sloan runs STI Tech 4 fronts
and rears that are sized 21x7-10 up front
and 20x11-9 in the rear. Gonzalez uses
Maxxis Razr 2 front tires sized 21x7-10
while using the Razr XC rear tires sized
20x11-9. Each Yamaha has DWT beadlock
wheels paired with the rider’s tire choice.
Both riders and the crew at Duncan
Racing International know that flats happen, so they installed Tire Balls into each
tire as great flat prevention.
At Dirt Wheels, we are no strangers to
a well-set-up machine. Fortunately, the
instant we swung a leg over one of the
YFZ450Rs, we knew these fit in the well-set-up category. The power was on tap
anywhere you needed it. The low end of
the range kicked like a mule, while the
mid and top end screamed. The Elka
shocks soaked up everything we pointed
Left: A Duncan Racing Fat Boy
4 full stainless exhaust system
helps pull more power out of the
Yamaha’s already potent engine.
Middle: Sunstar sprockets and an
RK chain were installed on the
Yamahas to help put power to
the ground. A Hess motorsports
rotor guard and CRF sprocket
guard protect important parts.
Right: Rath Racing nerf bars with
their monster peg were installed
on the Yamahas. The nerf bars
are well made, and the footpegs
offer great traction.