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The cabin is basic, but all the important stuff is there and it works well. The seats are comfortable and supportive, and the shift lever has a smooth, positive action.

Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail 700 XT EPS TEST!

Mar 13, 2017Comments off192 Views

A  50-inch-wide UTV may be the best fit for your budget and the trails you ride, but it’s only natural to wonder if it can be as much fun as larger, more expensive machines. We tested Arctic

With more than a foot of travel and 78 horsepower, the all-new 2017 Polaris Ace 900 XC EPS is ready to go Top Gun on all entry-level UTVs, including the original RZR 800 and existing Aces.

UTV TEST: Polaris ACE 900 XC EPS

Feb 28, 2017Comments off273 Views

Polaris introduced the first single-seat 4×4 sport UTV with the 2014 Sportsman Ace 325, and the Ace evolution and revolution continues with the 2017 model year. Polaris dropped the “Sportsman” last year and replaced the original Ace

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TEST: POLARIS RZR 570

Feb 27, 2017Comments off511 Views

HOW MUCH LIKE THE ORIGINAL RZR IS THE 2017 RZR 570? The platform is similar to that of the original ground-breaking 2008 RZR 800, the first 50-inch-wide sport UTV, though Polaris has poured a lot of new

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UTV TEST: Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 4X EPS

Feb 22, 2017Comments off1423 Views

Arctic Cat has upgraded the four-seat Wildcat 4X 1000 with a new closed-loop EFI system, new exhaust and new tires for 2016. We had a chance to test the White Metallic machine at Moab’s Rally on the

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RACE TEST: ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000X RG PRO ...

Feb 20, 2017Comments off347 Views

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2017? Arctic Cat dropped the base 1000 for 2016, leaving the 1000X and 1000X Limited and Special Edition, both of which sported variable-assist EPS and Elka Stage 5 shocks. Arctic Cat dropped the SE

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RZR XP 1000 GOLD EDITION PREVIEW

Feb 09, 2017Comments off364 Views

Here’s a new model RZR that Polaris introduces for 2017. They call it the XP 1000 Gold Matte Metallic EPS LE. Some people are calling it the RZR Rock-Crawler, because of the way its set up from

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SHOOTOUT: Arctic Cat Sport vs. Yamaha Wolve...

Feb 08, 2017Comments off9783 Views

Two all-new 700-class sport UTVs have entered the 60-inch-wide market. The Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport is an inline DOHC twin, and the Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec has a DOHC single that displaces 708cc. Although both have scary-sounding names,

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SHOOTOUT: ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 700 vs. POLARI...

Feb 06, 2017Comments off929 Views

While 1000s and turbos get most of the attention, many UTV enthusiasts prefer exploring our National Forests on designated 50-inch ATV trails. UTV Action delivers the skinny on the ultra-skinny, 50-inch performance UTVs—Arctic Cat’s Wildcat Trail 700

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FAST FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BAD B...

Feb 01, 2017Comments off331 Views

-Bad Boy’s Stampede 900 XTR EPS+ is the top of the line model. It’s $16,799. Four seat XTR EPS models start at $15,999. The Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS starts at $15,499. Can-Am’s Defender HD10 Max DPS

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FAST FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE HONDA...

Jan 24, 2017Comments off377 Views

-Honda’s 2017 Pioneer 1000 LE and five passenger 1000-5 LE are the first UTVs to use automotive-type traction control. The system provides traction like a locking front differential,  but with less steering effort. -Electronic brake force distribution

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UTV TEST: Can-Am Defender XT HD8

Jan 19, 2017Comments off2083 Views

For a while there, pure-sport UTVs were hogging all the cool technology and interior refinements. Can-Am’s recently released Defender recreation utility UTVs treat drivers who need vehicles that perform on the job and on the trail to

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UTV ACTION’S BEST UTVs OF 2016!

Jan 13, 2017Comments off1121 Views

What a great model year for innovation, performance and bang for the buck across all UTV segments. It is absolutely incredible how fast the UTV market has grown and really taken over the industry. We’ve sure come

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ODES DOMINATOR X4 800 LT

Jan 10, 2017Comments off763 Views

If you’re thinking that ODES’ Dominator X4 LT is a fourseat version of the company’s X2 two-seater, you’re in for a surprise, because it seats five. Extra seating is only one area where the X4 delivers more

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FAST FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2017 ...

Jan 08, 2017Comments off405 Views

-The 100 hp, 1235 pound RZR S 1000 has a slightly better power to weight ratio than the 110 hp, 1369 pound RZR XP 1000 and it’s significantly less expensive, $17,999 vs. $19,499! -The RZR S 1000

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UTV TEST: 2017 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec SE

Jan 05, 2017Comments off954 Views

Yamaha is offering enthusiasts several more choices with its 2017 sport, recreation and utility UTV line—from the YXZ1000R and Sport Shift Special Editions with Fox X2 shocks to the Wolverine and Viking Special Editions. We’ll test the

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UTV TEST: Polaris RZR 900 EPS Fox Edition

Dec 22, 2016Comments off1846 Views

Polaris replaced the original RZR 800 with 875cc, 75-horsepower ProStar RZR 900s for 2015, and the change boosted power by 40 percent, increased top speeds from 62 (RZR 900) to 65 mph (S 900), and greatly improved