Blog: Vito's Performance Blog

ATV culture has evolved over the years into a thriving and thrilling community

Why We Love ATV Life! If you are a fan of ATVs, you are not alone. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that nearly 7 million four-wheel ATVs were in use in 2004, with some 23 million riders. Starting in the early 1990s, recreational ATV riding boomed worldwide, and it’s ...

This entry was posted in Vito's Performance Blog on 4/21/2024

Banshee 350 remains a top draw for enthusiasts long after it has been discontinued because of its ability to perform, ease of maintenance and modifications, and structural integrity

Why did Yamaha Stop Making Banshee? Feb. 16, 2023 If you ask any off-road enthusiast to name you the greatest All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), they will likely say the Yamaha Banshee. In fact, some of Vito’s most passionate patrons still prefer the Banshee over all other quads by a landslide. The ...

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There's lots of reasons why YFZ450 is the reigning champ on the ATV racetrack as well as on the trail

YFZ450 / YFZ450R is Yamaha’s Winning Race Quad Feb 2, 2024 As the most technically advanced sport ATV on the market, with light and versatile features, the YFZ450 is the reigning champ on the ATV racetrack and on the trail. Its advanced weldless frame is designed with suspension components that ...

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Preventive maintenance, common sense, and the right cold weather gear are essential to keep you safe out there.

Taking the Quad Out This Winter? We Suggest These 5 Safety Tips JAN 26, 2024 It's winter, and for many of us that means mud, snow, and cold when we’re out there off-roading. Your quad can handle all three conditions. But let’s focus on you and your safety for a bit. Preventive maintenance, common ...

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The Western United States has a goldmine of trails just waiting for your quad. Vast, open spaces, canyons, and wilderness beckon in the great wide west.

Head West For a Wide Open ATV Adventure Jan. 12, 2024 Head West for a Wide Open ATV Adventure Whether riding single on an ATV is your thing, or you enjoy riding with friends on UTVs, there’s nothing like tearing up the trails during free time. In the United States, there is an abundance of diverse ...

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If you live in an area that sees harsh winters, your quad may need a little rest. Take some steps to winterize it first before pulling out your snowmobile.

Putting Your Quad Away Until Spring? Experts Say You Should Winterize it First If you live in an area that sees harsh winters, your quad may need a little rest. Take some steps to winterize it first before pulling out your snowmobile. You will be thankful come spring, and ready to rip through the ...

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Whether you’re rebuilding a Banshee from scratch, needing to replace parts, or just doing some updates, you may be feeling anxious to get that quad in shape and in the dirt.

Got a Banshee? We've Got Your Back Dec. 15, 2023 Whether you’re rebuilding a Banshee from scratch, needing to replace parts, or just doing some updates, you may be feeling anxious to get that quad in shape and in the dirt. Well, take a deep breath because you’ve come to the right place. It’s this ...

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Let’s take a look at some trails found in Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin that rev up our hearts.

These 5 Destinations Lure Quads to the Heartland Nov 2, 2023 Often called the heartland, the U.S. Midwest is a haven for off-road destinations. Home to rolling hills, challenging rocks, deep mud bogs, numerous national forests, and a 1,600-acre span of dunes, the Midwest has enough variety for ...

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The Raptor 700R is Yamaha’s full-size second-generation Raptor after its Raptor 660 and is powered by a 686cc motor. Unlike Blaster and Banshee, Raptor has an overhead camera, an electric start, and single-speed reverse.

Yamaha Raptor Tears Through Trails With Ease Blaster and Banshee may be the most popular ATVs, but don't count out Raptor. It’s powerful start and long-lasting body with easy handling, this five-speed quad is king of the trails. Raptor’s dual counter-balancers that temper the single cylinder ...

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Off-road and power sports enthusiasts may seem into it for the thrill, but that thrill can be short lived if equipment isn’t running at full capacity. Worse, if repairs are needed.

Top ATV Maintenance Projects You Can Do Yourself Off-road and power sports enthusiasts may seem into it for the thrill, but that thrill can be short lived if equipment isn’t running at full capacity. Worse, if repairs are needed. Part of the fun for many is the skill and knowledge it takes to ...

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The Yamaha Banshee, a dune-loving quad manufactured in Japan from 1987 to 2012, is still considered one of the most popular ATVs out there even among newer models.

Yamaha Banshee Continues to Rev Up ATV Enthusiasts The Yamaha Banshee, a dune-loving quad manufactured in Japan from 1987 to 2012, is still considered one of the most popular ATVs out there even among newer models. From the beginning, Banshee drew enthusiasts to its driver’s seat with a ...

This entry was posted in Vito's Performance Blog on 4/21/2024

You’ve spent some money on some killer graphics and can’t wait to personalize your ATV. But now what?

Want to Add Graphics to Your Quad? Here’s How You’ve spent some money on some killer graphics and can’t wait to personalize your ATV. But now what? Vinyl graphics can add a personal touch, branding, or interest to your ATV, but hold on to your contact paper. There are some steps to take to make ...

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What Pistons and Domes Should I Use With My Crank?

What Pistons & Domes Should I Use With My Crank? This is a quick guide as to what pistons, domes, and gaskets you should use with your new Vito's crank! CRANKSHAFT CRANK CYLINDER PISTON DOMES NOTES Stock size: 54 mm stroke 110 rods Vito's Performance crank: PC350 PC350 STOCK 64.00-65.50 WISECO ...

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Yamaha Banshee Suspension

? The Yamaha Banshee suspension makes it able to handle all the rough terrain you want to go through. It is very important that the suspension is correct for your bike so that it will run smoothly and properly. The Yamaha Banshee quad ATV is the top choice among other Yamaha bikes. It is set up ...

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Yamaha Banshee - The 350cc Liquid Cooled ATV

The Yamaha Banshee is a legendary 350cc liquid cooled two stroke ATV four wheeler. Yamaha produced these in the USA from 1987 - 2006, and they are still making them in the rest of the world. This was one of the fastest ATVs ever produced, and reigned supreme until the YFZ450 was created to replace ...

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What is a Superstock piston and how does it work?

What is a Superstock piston and how does it work?   Our line of Super Stock pistons for Banshee and Blaster work to add power by simulating that the exhaust ports in your stock cylinder are timed differently which really means the same as hand ported with out the ...

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How to Use This Site

How to Use This Site   International and Canadian customers it is mandatory to complete a user profile before you shop so you can see the correct shipping charges and to be able to place an order. If you are not logged in, the cart defaults to Denver Colorado, ...

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Banshee Electrical FAQ

Got Questions About Banshee's Electrical System? Here Are Some Answers! Mar 9, 2024 If you need a quick resource for the Banshee electrical system, you're in luck! Ben Boal, a Banshee rider, created a handy guide intended for other riders with the electrical systems of Banshees! Download a PDF ...

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