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Racing qualified models, coverage, and articles as well as high-performance ATVs and Side-x-Sides.

Hot Rod Mods - Pro Armor/Sparks Racing Honda 500R

Making a TRX450 into a better all-around trail & dune quad
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How good is the stock Honda TRX450R? Good enough to be a perrenial top choice for off-road racers and trail riders all across the country. But even good machine can always be made better, right?  As Bill Murray in Stripes would say, "That's a fact, Jack. " 

So, to prove this theory right, we took a 2007 model 450R, which we had access to, and set about transforming it from a 'standard' looking and 'standard' running TRX450 into a veritable roost-rocket, fully blinged out 500R dunster!

Unleashing the Beast - Honda 700XX Hop-Up

Simple bolt-on Upgrades to make the Honda even better
Written By: 
Pete Bengel
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In a way, Honda’s voyage into the world of big-bore, IRS sport ATVs could be compared to Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the New World. Both embarked on a journey that few others had the courage to attempt, and for the most part, both journeys were a success. Columbus stumbled onto the New World, but then had to live with the problems that came with it. Honda developed an all-new engine and a unique chassis that could rock your world on two tracks, dunes, or desert …typical conditions on the western side of the country.

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