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2WD ATV Buyer’s Guide

June 24, 2016
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If you’d love to get an ATV for trail-riding fun or to have help with chores around the homestead but the prices are putting you off, you need to know about 2WD sportutility models. Many of these machines are half the price of some 4×4 ATVs, or about what you’d pay for a used quad. Our guide has everything you need to know about this special group of machines.

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HONDA RANCHER 420 AND 420ES
The latest rendition of the 2WD Rancher shares the upgraded platform used for the 4WD models. You get more room, better suspension and more rugged styling. There’s a foot-shift five-speed model and a button-shift (ES) version. Both have responsive liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engines.

Engine ………………..420cc, liquid-cooled, 2-valve OHV
Transmission …………. Auto clutch 5-speed w/ reverse;
push-button auto clutch 5-speed w/ reverse
Drive system …………………………………………….Shaft
Front suspension/travel ………….Double A-arms/6.69”.
Rear suspension/travel …………………. Swingarm/6.69”
Brakes: f/r ……………………………………….Discs/drum
Fuel capacity ………………………………………… 3.9 gal.
Towing Capacity ………………………………………850 lb.
Rack capacity: f/r ………………………………….66/133lb
Length/width/height ……………………82.8”/47.4”/46.2”
Tire size: f/r ………………………….. 24×8-12/24×10-11
Weight …………………………………. 573 lb./ES 575 lb.
Colors ……………………………………………… Red, olive
Price …………………………………………. $5199/$5449

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YAMAHA GRIZZLY 350
The Grizzly 350 is all about rugged simplicity. An air-cooled, twovalve single-overhead-cam engine supplies the power. A fully automatic transmission makes this Grizzly as easy to ride as the more expensive models.

Engine ………………..348cc, liquid-cooled, 2-valve OHC
Transmission ………….. Auto-clutch 5-speed w/ reverse
Drive system …………………………………………….Shaft
Front suspension/travel …………….Double A-arms/6.3”
Rear suspension/travel ……………………. Swingarm/7.1
Brakes: f/r ……………………………………….Discs/drum
Fuel capacity ………………………………………. 3.8 gals.
Towing capacity …………………………………….1102 lb.
Rack capacity: f/r …………………………………88/176lb.
Length/width/height ……………………78.1”/42.7”/44.1”
Tire size: f/r ………………………….. 25×8-12/25×10-13
Weight ………………………………………………….540 lb
Colors ………………………………………Red, green, blue
Price …………………………………………………… $4699

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ARCTIC CAT 300
Arctic Cat’s 300 is a light, easy to-handle machine with strong performance and lots of useful features. It has a dual-range automatic transmission and full instrumentation, including a speedometer, fuel gauge and more.

Engine ….270cc, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, SOHC 4-stroke
Transmission ……………………………….Dual-range CVT
Drive system …………………………………………….Shaft
Front suspension/travel ……………….Double A-arms/5”
Rear suspension/travel ……………………… Swingarm/5”
Brakes: f/r …………………………………………Discs/disc
Fuel capacity …………………………………………. 3.4 gal
Towing Capacity ………………………………………500 lb.
Rack capacity: f/r …………………………… 50 lb./100 lb.
Length/width/height ………………………73.7”/41.4”/44”
Tire size: f/r ………………………….. 22×7-10/22×10-10
Weight …………………………………………………477 lb.
Color ……………………………………………………..Green
Price …………………………………………………… $4399

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KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 300
The Brute Force 300 is compact and easy to handle, and it has many of the features that make the larger Brute Force models popular. A liquid-cooled, four-valve engine delivers the power through a dual-range, fully automatic transmission. The 300 also has full instrumentation.

Engine ….270cc, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, SOHC 4-stroke
Transmission ……………………………….Dual-range CVT
Drive system …………………………………………….Shaft
Front suspension/travel ……………….Dual A-arms/5.2”
Rear suspension/travel ……………………Swingarm/5.6”
Brakes: f/r …………………………………………Discs/disc
Fuel capacity …………………………………………3.2 gal.
Towing capacity ………………………………………500 lb.
Rack capacity: f/r ……………………………..44 lb./66 lb.
Length/width/height ……………………71.2”/41.3”/43.7”
Tire size: f/r …………………………..22×7-10/22×10-10
Weight ………………………………………………535.8 lb.
Colors ………………………….Super Black, Bright White
Price ……………………………………………………$4299

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SUZUKI OZARK 250
The Ozark 250’s smooth-running, responsive engine and the machine’s overall high-quality look and feel make it a very desirable machine for play or work. The foot-shift five-speed transmission is as rugged as the rest of the quad.

Engine ……. 246cc, air-cooled, 2-valve, SOHC 4-stroke
Transmission …………………………………………5-speed
Drive system …………………………………………….Shaft
Front suspension/travel …………….Double A-arms/5.5”
Rear suspension/travel ……………………Swingarm/5.5”
Brakes: f/r ……………………………………….Discs/drum
Fuel capacity ………………………………………….2.8 gal
Towing capacity …………………………………………..N/A
Rack capacity: f/r ………………………………44 lb./66 lb
Length/width/height ……………………70.9”/41.1”/42.1”
Tire size: f/r …………………………….22×7-11/22×10-9
Weight ………………………………………………….403 lb
Colors ……………………………………………..Green, red
Price ……………………………………………………$4599

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KYMCO MXU 270
New colors and graphics give the MXU 270 a fresh look, and its liquidcooled, four-valve engine and fully automatic dual-range transmission give it impressive performance. This machine is recommended for riders age 14 and up.

Engine ….270cc, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, SOHC 4-stroke
Transmission ……………………………….Dual-range CVT
Drive system …………………………………………….Shaft
Front suspension/travel ………………..Dual A-arms/N/A
Rear suspension/travel …………………….Swingarm/N/A
Brakes: f/r …………………………………………Discs/disc
Fuel capacity ………………………………………….3.4 gal
Towing capacity ……………………………………….500 lb
Rack capacity: f/r …………………………….50 lb./100 lb
Length/width/height ……………………71.2”/41.3”/43.7”
Tire size: f/r …………………………..22×7-10/22×10-10
Weight …………………………………………………478 lb.
Colors ……………………………………. Blue, orange, red
Price ……………………………………………………$3899

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ARCTIC CAT 150
Arctic Cat’s 150 is a great choice Arctic Cat’s 150 is a great choice for small adults, big kids or anyone who needs a small machine for fun or chores. A fully automatic transmission makes it easy to ride.

Engine …………………..149cc, 2-valve, SOHC 4-stroke
Transmission ……………………………..Single-range CVT
Drive system ……………………………………………Chain
Front suspension/travel ……………..Single A-arms/3.5”
Rear suspension/travel ……………………Swingarm/3.5”
Brakes: f/r ……………………………………….. Drum/disc
Fuel capacity ………………………………………..2.14 gal
Towing capacity ………………………………………300 lb.
Rack capacity: f/r ………………………………25 lb./50 lb
Length/width/height ………………………70”/37.4”/40.9”
Tire size: f/r ………………………………21×7-8/22×10-8
Weight ………………………………………………….349 lb
Color ……………………………………………………..Green
Price ……………………………………………………$3799

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HONDA RECON 250 AND RECON 250ES
The Recon 250 has such sporty power and handling, Honda based the 250X sport quad on it. The Recon 250 is available with a foot-shift five-speed transmission with an automatic clutch or a push-button-shift, automatic-clutch five-speed.

Engine …..229cc, air-cooled 2-valve, pushrod 4-stroke
Transmission ……….. Auto-clutch 5-speed; push-button auto-clutch 5-speed w/ reverse
Drive system …………………………………………….Shaft
Front suspension/travel ……………Double A-arms/ 5.1”
Rear suspension/travel ……………………Swingarm/4.9”
Brakes: f/r ……………………………………..Drums/drum
Fuel capacity ………………………………………….2.4 gal
Towing capacity …………………………………………..N/A
Rack capacity: f/r ………………………………….33 lb./66
Length/width/height …………………………75”/40.7”/42”
Tire size: f/r …………………………….22×7-11/22×10-9
Weight ………………………………………432 lb./439 lb.
Colors ……………………………………………….Olive, red
Price ………………………………………….$4049/$4299

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KYMCO MXU 150X
The light, maneuverable MXU 150X gets a new look for 2016 and a new 12-and-up rider age recommendation. The Kymco is full of features, including an automatic transmission, full instrumentation and a trailer hitch.

Engine …………………..149cc, 2-valve, SOHC 4-stroke
Transmission ……………………………..Single-range CVT
Drive system ……………………………………………Chain
Front suspension/travel ……………..Single A-arms/3.5”
Rear suspension/travel ……………………Swingarm/3.5”
Brakes …………………………………………….. Drum/disc
Fuel capacity ……………………………………….2.14 gal.
Towing capacity ……………………………………….300 lb
Rack capacity ……………………………………….25/50 lb
Length/width/height ………………………70”/37.4”/40.9”
Tire size: f/r …………………………..21×7-10/22×10-10
Weight ………………………………………………….349 lb
Colors ………………………………………Blue, yellow, red
Price ……………………………………………………$3099

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