National Hare and Hound up-and-comer Skyler Howes has made the transition
from a 300 two-stroke to a Dick’s Racing YZ450X modified for the H&H series.
According to Dick, it’s all about taking a really good starting point (the YZ450X);
maintain the smooth, versatile appeal; and give it some additional high-speed
manner and a motor that will pull some tall gearing.
DICK’S RACING: YAMAHA YZ450X
>When Dick Wilk first met Skyler Howes, he was a top-five guy in the National Hare and Hound series
With quite a bit of testing and some focused
and was racing a KTM 300. While Dick has
always had a passion for the two-stroke, he
knew that Skyler needed a big block to get
to the next level and be a contender in the
H&H series. The duo talked and decided
that the Yamaha YZ450X would be the best
competitive platform. The machine has a
button. It makes very broad and usable power,
and the chassis is stable and very versatile.
mods, Skyler quickly got on the podium at the
Idaho National Hare and Hound. Here’s a look
at the mods and how they came to life.
When Dick Wilk first met Skyler b
Skyler Howes’ race machine is a riot!