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2017 SPORT ATV BUYER’S GUIDE

April 17, 2017
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If you crave performance, you’ve probably found the most powerful, best-suspended UTVs are up there around the $20,000 mark. Did you know some of the lightest, fastest ATVs won’t lighten your wallet nearly as much?

Not all sport ATVs are hard-core, high-performance machines. There are also trail machines that are perfect for play riders and even sport models aimed at learning riders. You’ll find them all in this guide!

*Indicates sport ATVs that are only available as non-current models. Supply is limited to what dealers have in stock.

BIG-BORE SPORT ATVs

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Yamaha Raptor 700R SE: The top of the Raptor 700 line comes with a distinctive Grey Metallic and blue color scheme, and a Yamaha GYTR front grab bar and heel guards. The SE also comes with the same fully adjustable suspension as the Raptor 700R, with the same potent engine and aluminum/steel frame as the other Raptor 700 models.

Motor type………………………………686cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………102mm x 84mm

Transmission………………………………5-speed manual w/ reverse

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm/9.1”

  Rear………………………………Pro swingarm/10.1”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………2.9 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………72.6”/46.1”/44.5”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………22×7-10, 20×10-9

Claimed wet weight………………………………422 lb.

Color Grey………………………………Metallic

Price………………………………$9099

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Yamaha Raptor 700R: The Raptor 700R’s four-valve, single-overhead-cam engine is famous for broad, strong power, and its fully adjustable suspension and roomy ergonomics make it comfortable to ride in varied conditions from tight woods to dunes.

Motor type………………………………686cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………102mm x 84mm

Transmission………………………………5-speed manual w/ reverse

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm/9.1”

  Rear………………………………Pro swingarm/10.1”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………2.9 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………72.6”/46.1”/44.5”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………22×7-10, 20×10-9

Claimed wet weight………………………………422 lb.

Colors………………………………Blue/white

Price………………………………$8,399

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Yamaha Raptor 700: The base Raptor 700 has the same engine and frame as the more expensive Raptor 700s without the fully adjustable suspension found on the 700R and 700R SE. Reverse makes all the Raptor 700s easy to maneuver.

Motor type………………………………686cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………102mm x 84mm

Transmission………………………………5-speed manual w/ reverse

Suspension/travel:

Front………………………………Dual A-arm/9.1”

Rear………………………………Pro swingarm/10.1”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………2.9 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………72.6”/46.1”/44.5”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………21×7-10, 20×10-9

Claimed wet weight………………………………422 lb.

Colors………………………………Blaze Orange

Price………………………………$7899

COMPETITION ATVs

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Apex 450F: The race-ready Apex 450F comes with a carbureted, kick-start Yamaha YFZ450F motocross bike engine, wide A-arms, Elka suspension, nerf bars and beadlock rear wheels.

Motor type………………………………449cc, 5-valve, liquid-cooled DOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………95mm x 63.4mm

Transmission………………………………5-speed manual

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm/11.5”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/12”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………2.6 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………71”/49”/42.9”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………20×6-10, 18×10-8

Claimed wet weight………………………………340 lb.

Colors………………………………Black, white

Price………………………………$13,000

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Can-Am DS450 X mx*: Can-Am isn’t offering a 2017 version of the well-equipped DS450 X mx motocross quad, but some dealers still have non-current machines. A powerful double-overhead-cam, four-valve engine in a light aluminum frame with wide A-arms, Fox Float X Evol shocks, nerf bars and beadlock rear wheels make this machine perfect for racers and serious sport riders.

Motor type………………………………449cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled DOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………97mm x 60.8mm

Transmission………………………………5-speed manual

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm/10.7”

  Rear………………………………R-type swingarm/10.7”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………2.9 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………72.4”/50”/41.9”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………20×6-10/18×10-8

Dry weight………………………………349 lb.

Colors………………………………Yellow/black

Price………………………………$9,799

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CRQF 450: Holland’s CRQF 450 teams the fuel-injected engine and aluminum subframe from Honda’s CRF450R motocross bike with CRQF’s chromoly steel chassis. This light, high-tech race quad is like a look at the next-generation TRX450R.

Motor type………………………………450cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………96mm x 62mm

Transmission………………………………5-speed manual

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm

  Rear………………………………Swingarm

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………NA

Length/width/height………………………………74”/48”/NA”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………22×6-10/22×8-9

Dry weight………………………………348 lb.

Colors………………………………Red

Price………………………………$24,750

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Honda TRX450R*: The Honda 450’s performance and reliability have made it a popular choice for racers and serious sport riders, and it’s the least-expensive competition 450. Larger riders will like the 450’s roomy, comfortable ergonomics.

Motor type………………………………450cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………96mm x 62mm

Transmission………………………………5-speed manual

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm/8.4”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/9.3”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………2.7 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………73.3”/46.3”/43.3”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………22×7-10/20×10-9

Claimed wet weight………………………………388 lb.

Colors………………………………Red, white

Price………………………………$7,799

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Kawasaki KFX450R*: The KFX450R combines competition-level engine and suspension performance with the convenience of reverse, making this race quad especially appealing to racers and hard-core trail riders.

Motor type………………………………449cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled DOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………96mm x 62.1mm

Transmission………………………………5-speed w/ reverse

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm/8.5”

  Rear………………………………Linked swingarm/10”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………2.6 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………71.1”/46.1”/41.9”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………21×7-10, 20×10-9

Claimed wet weight………………………………392.5 lb.

Colors………………………………Green

Price………………………………$8299

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Yamaha YFZ450R SE: A special Black Metallic and bright green color scheme and a GYTR grab bar add visual impact to the high-performance YFZ450R SE. A 48.8-inch-wide chassis with fully adjustable suspension and a responsive highly tuned engine makes the 450SE at home on the motocross track. 

Motor type………………………………449cc, 5-valve, liquid-cooled DOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………95mm x 63.4mm

Transmission………………………………5-speed manual

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm/9.8”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/11”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………2.6 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………70.7”/48.8”/41.9”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………21×7-10, 20×10-9

Claimed wet weight………………………………405 lb.

Colors………………………………Metallic Black

Price………………………………$9299

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Yamaha YFZ450R: Like the 450 SE, the YFZ’s motocross-width chassis features fully adjustable suspension. Its fuel-injected, five-valve engine has an assist and slipper clutch that lightens clutch-lever effort and smooths engine braking.

Motor type………………………………449cc, 5-valve, liquid-cooled DOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………95mm x 63.4mm

Transmission………………………………5-speed manual

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm/9.8”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/11”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………2.6 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………70.7”/48.8”/41.9”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………21×7-10, 20×10-9

Claimed wet weight………………………………405 lb.

Colors………………………………Blue/white

Price………………………………$8999

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Apex 250F: The light, high-performance, kick-start engine from the Yamaha YZ250F motocross bike powers the Apex 250F motocross quad. Lightweight, effortless handling and serious power make this 250 a match for larger machines on tight courses.

Motor type………………………………250cc, 5-valve, liquid-cooled DOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………77mm x 53.mm

Transmission………………………………5-speed manual

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm/11.5”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/12”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………2.6 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………71”/49”/42.9”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………20×6-10, 18×10-8

Claimed wet weight………………………………340 lb.

Colors………………………………Black, white

Price………………………………$12,000

MID-SIZED SPORT ATVs

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Honda TRX400X*: The simple, rugged, air-cooled 400X makes strong, tractable power that makes riding easy, even on challenging trails, and the reverse gear makes maneuvering in tight areas simple. The Honda has excellent handling and reliability.

Motor type………………………………398cc, 4-valve, air-cooled SOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………85mm x 70mm

Transmission………………………………5-speed w/ reverse

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm/8.2”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/9.1”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………2.6 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………71.7”/45.5”/44”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………22×7-10, 20×10-9

Claimed wet weight………………………………408 lb.

Colors………………………………Red

Price………………………………$6399

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Suzuki LTZ400: The Suzuki’s engine is powerful and quick-revving but easy to control. Adjustable suspension and agile, predictable handling make the Suzuki a great all-around sport machine.

Motor type………………………………398cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled DOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………90mm x 62.6mm

Transmission………………………………5-speed w/ reverse

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm/8.5”

  Rear………………………………Linked swingarm/9.1”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………2.6 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………72”/45.9”/45.7”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………22×7-10, 20×10-9

Claimed wet weight………………………………425 lb.

Colors………………………………Yellow/black

Price………………………………$7149

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Kymco Mongoose 270: The liquid-cooled, four-valve Mongoose 270 has the impressive performance of a full-sized sport quad, but it’s recommended for riders 14 and up rather than 16 and up like most other machines in its class. Its fully automatic transmission with reverse is simple to use, even for learning riders.

Motor type………………………………270cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………72.7mm x 65.2mm

Transmission………………………………CVT w/ reverse

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm/5.7”

  Rear………………………………Linked swingarm/6.5”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………3.4 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………76”/41”/42”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………21×7-10/20×11-9

Claimed dry weight………………………………392 lb.

Colors………………………………Red, orange

Price………………………………$3,899

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Can-Am DS250: A fully automatic transmission makes the DS250 easy to ride, and the liquid-cooled, four-valve engine gives it performance that learners can grow into. The DS250 is recommended for riders age 14 and older.

Motor type………………………………249.4cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………71mm x 63mm

Transmission………………………………CVT w/ reverse

Suspension/travel:

Front………………………………Dual A-arm/5.5”

Rear………………………………Swingarm/6.7”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………3.3 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………72”/40.5”/43.5”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………22×7-10, 20×11-9

Claimed dry weight………………………………429 lb.

Colors………………………………Yellow

Price………………………………$4199

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Honda TRX250X: The 250X has a manual five-speed transmission with an automatic clutch that can also be used like a manual clutch. The versatile transmission makes the 250X more fun than automatics for skilled riders and easy to learn on for beginners.

Motor type………………………………229cc, 2-valve, air-cooled OHV

Bore and stroke………………………………68.5mm x 62.2mm

Transmission………………………………5-speed manual/auto w/ reverse

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm/5.9”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/5.7”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/drum

Fuel capacity………………………………2.5 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………68.5”/41.8”/42.4”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………22×7-10/20×10-9

Claimed wet weight………………………………379 lb.

Colors………………………………Red, white

Price………………………………$4699

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Polaris Phoenix 200: The light, compact Phoenix is perfect for smaller riders who want a sporty machine that’s easy to ride. The fully automatic transmission includes reverse. ο

Motor type………………………………196cc, 2-valve, air-cooled SOHC

Bore and stroke………………………………65mm x 59mm

Transmission………………………………CVT w/ reverse

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm/7”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/6.5”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/drum

Fuel capacity………………………………2.5 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………65”/42”/42”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………21×7-10, 20×10-9

Claimed dry weight………………………………395 lb.

Colors………………………………Avalanche Grey

Price………………………………$3,799

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