Well I rode it for the first time this weekend. I must say this is by far the best quad I have ever ridden. It is so easy to ride. The power is always there and the handling is superb! I must say the Lonstar arms and the Custom Axis shocks are insane!
nothing be embarrised about! its fun and the quad guy and gals out there are real friendly. its kind of a small group. on an average there are only 15 quads. we are always looking to boost the entrys. come out and at least check it out. it may not be as exciting as have a trophy truck go by but its lots of fun.
i can back that one up as well. last week at my race i was having a bad day. got in a fight with a huge bush and lost. need less to say it put me back about 1/2 hour to the rest of the guys in my class. sucks going from 3rd over to last. any way to the point i was back far enough that the bikes where on there second lap. since i wasnt race them i was just letting them by. i stopped at a check point to let a bike go by that was comming. at that point it the couse went up on a fire road. the bike was a ktm and it was slower at top speed than my quad. i was on his butt till we went off the road back out into some real nasty cross grain stuff. it was all single track good for a bike but it sucked on a quad.
So it's top speed then? How's it hang in a drag race? I know for a fact that the top speed on a stock banshee with just pipes VS just about any bike with reasonable gearing ,exception to maybe a XR650, the top speed is WAY higher.
For example, both my CRF and my old YZF would destroy my room mates BUILT (like $5G into the motor and not a sand drag, very usable) Banshee untill I topped out in 5th. Then he'd catch me in forth and click to 5th and CYA, he's gone. Untill I top out though, I'm pulling him like he's on a XR50. That's where I was blown away that the YFZ hung with the bike. If it's in top speed though, that's not too uncommon.
Ya'll need to factor in gearing as well. Each manufacturer runs different gearing in the gearbox, as well as, the countershaft and rear sproket. These play a huge factor in acceleration & top speed for any bike (stock or built to the hilt).
"Wait wait wait wait... Are you saying that quad hung with the KTM thru all the gears or just top speed? If it was a dead stop drag race and that quad hung, DAMN!!!! "
Yes it was a dead stop drag race. I took him by 15 feet right off the start, he cought back up "did not pass me" and we were neck and neck than I started to pull. Both have stock gearing and we raced like 8 times. The only time he pulled me was when I missed shifted.
Man this quad is so awesome. If you are thinking of buying one buy it!
Well then crap, I'll have to give it to you if stock and stock that quad is hangin with bikes that's DAMN IMPRESSIVE!!! Come to Glamis Expo weekend, the Fud race in Oct, Ocotillo Holloween or Ocotillo Thanksgiving!!!! I wanna line up against it with my fat ass on my rocket to see how it does.
Desertratt, What is up the district 37 races, I just heard about them this last week, but I thought it was all motocross stuff. I have been thinking about racing the LT. Give me a link or some info please.
Jerry I'm glad you're happy with your Lonestar arms and Axis shocks. Most times you only hear people complain about products, it's good to see someone take the time to let people know how much you liked them.
Now bring that thing to Lucerne to chase the Corona TT with ..... lol