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UTV TEST: 2017 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec SE

Jan 05, 2017Comments off1303 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

POLARIS 2017 RZR XP TURBO EPS

Dec 20, 2016Comments off2544 Views

The Turbocharged UTV wars are heating up with the new Can-Am Maverick X3s making 154 Hp, so Polaris answers by increasing boost on the RZR XP Turbo EPS to get an output of 168 Hp and 114

FAST FACTS! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE...

Nov 17, 2016Comments off839 Views

 -At $12,999, the new RZR S 570 is Polaris’ lowest priced two seat long travel sport UTV. Price wise, the next closest two seat long travel RZR is the $14,699 RZR S 900. -The RZR S 570

10 ALL-NEW upgrades for the 2017 Polaris RZ...

Nov 15, 2016Comments off3113 Views

We recently had the joy of testing the 2017 Polaris RZR XP Turbo in the vast sandscape of the Glamis sand dunes in southern California. After a walk around of the Polaris, inside the confines of their

TEST: Polaris Scrambler 850

Nov 10, 2016Comments off900 Views

Four-wheel-drive ATVs are a blast to trail ride, but riders who use them for fun or racing more than work know they have room for improvement. That’s why several manufacturers came up with sport 4x4s with less

UTV TEST: Kawasaki Teryx 4 800FI LE

Oct 26, 2016Comments off1461 Views

Kawasaki’s Teryx4 has the second-shortest wheelbase (85.6 inches) of any four-seat UTV (except the Pioneer 1000-5), and it’s almost 10 inches shorter than the Wildcat 1000X two-seater. This gives the Teryx4 the second-best turning radius in its

UTV TEST: Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport 700 Limi...

Oct 24, 2016Comments off901 Views

Sixty-inch-wide sport UTVs work so well for such a huge number of drivers, most manufacturers offer several machines in the segment. Arctic Cat’s Wildcat Sport Limited is the flagship 60-inch rig from the Minnesota-based maker, so we

EVERYTHING you NEED to know about the Can-A...

Oct 12, 2016Comments off1388 Views

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 A-Z, PART 2 (E-H) Can-Am’s next-generation Maverick X3 Turbo line does for CVT-driven, turbocharged-induction UTVs as Yamaha’s YXZ1000R and YXZ1000RSS Sport Shift have done for driver-connected, five-speed, extreme-performance UTVs. Both lines have raised the

FIRST RIDE: CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 RS TURBO R

Sep 30, 2016Comments off2726 Views

Can-Am calls its new Maverick X3 X rs a “Super Sport” UTV, which sounds like slick marketing lingo—until you see the machine. It looks mean in pictures, but in real life it’s insane, and its specifications promise

ATV TEST: 2017 Honda TRX250X

Sep 20, 2016Comments off1186 Views

A manual transmission and manual clutch give sport-quad riders A manual transmission and manual clutch give sport-quad riders control over their machines’ performance that fully automatic transmissions can’t, but controlling a manual clutch can be a struggle A transmissions

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 vs. Yamaha Grizzly...

Sep 12, 2016Comments off3323 Views

The 700–750cc displacement class is a sweet spot for 4×4 ATVs. These machines combine fun, abundant power and impressively agile handling and are offered at lower prices than 1000cc machines. We tested two strong performers that approach

FIRST LOOK: POLARIS 2017 ACE SP 570 & ...

Sep 09, 2016Comments off2123 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 the replaces the original

ATV TEST: ODES Assailant 800

Sep 06, 2016Comments off3690 Views

ODES is in its fifth year of producing UTVs and 4×4 ATVs here in America, and the Assailant 800 is ODES’ lone ATV for 2016. This two-up 4×4 is loaded with features that make it a great

FIRST TEST IMPRESSION OF THE YXZ1000R SPORT...

Sep 01, 2016Comments off1304 Views

Yamaha recently hosted the introduction of the YXZ1000R Sport Shift at the site of the Big Buck GNCC in South Carolina, and Yamaha has again rocked the UTV world with another game-changing, extreme-performance machine. The YXZ1000RSS is

UTV TEST: Arctic Cat Wildcat X LTD

Aug 31, 2016Comments off1064 Views

Arctic Cat raised the bar on suspension travel with the introduction of the original Wildcat 1000 in 2012 and upgraded and lightened the clutch in mid-2013, going to the Team Rapid Response clutch. Small refinements were made

TEST: Yamaha YXZ1000R Special Edition

Aug 30, 2016Comments off1017 Views

Time after time over its 60-year history in America, Yamaha has created new OHV categories with revolutionary machines like the 1968 DT-1, 1998 YZ400F and 2001 YZ250F dirt bikes, 2003 YFZ450R sport ATV and 2004 Rhino 660