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2016 Sport ATV Buyer’s Guide

April 13, 2016
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If you’re looking for high performance at affordable prices, you need to know about sport ATVs. Big-bore sport and competition ATVs have power-to-weight ratios superior to some of the fastest UTVs, as well as light, agile handling and sophisticated, adjustable suspension.

There are also sport machines that are ideal for play riders and smaller ATV enthusiasts who are new to the sport. You’ll find everything you need to choose the right machine for you in this guide!

BIG-BORE SPORT ATVs

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Yamaha Raptor 700R SE:
The top of the Raptor 700 line comes with of the Raptor 700 line comes with special 60th anniversary colors and a special 60th anniversary colors and a Yamaha GYTR front grab bar and heel Yamaha GYTR front grab bar and heel guards. The SE has the same potent guards. The SE has the same potent engine and aluminum/steel frame as engine and aluminum/steel frame as the other Raptor 700 models with the the other Raptor 700 models with the 700R’s fully adjustable suspension. 700R’s fully adjustable suspension.

Motor type …686cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC
Bore and stroke …102mm x 84mm
Transmission …5-speed manual w/rev.
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 …Yellow/black
Price …$8,999

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Yamaha Raptor 700R:
Already well known for massive power, Yamaha made the Raptor 700R more powerful in 2015 with a new single head pipe and high compression, four valve, single-overhead-cam head. Forgiving, fully adjustable suspension and roomy ergonomics make the Raptor ideal for all-day rides.

Motor type …686cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC
Bore and stroke …102mm x 84mm
Transmission …5-speed manual w/rev.
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 …Blue/white
Price …$8,299

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Yamaha Raptor 700:
Looking for Raptor 700 performance at a lower price? The base 700 has the same engine and frame as the higher-end 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/rev.
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 …Blue/white
Price …$7799

COMPETITION ATVs

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Apex 450F:
The Apex 450F comes motocross-ready 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 2016 version of the wellequipped DS450 X mx motocross quad, but some dealers still have 2015s. A potent fuel-injected engine in a light aluminum frame with wide A-arms, Fox Float X Evol shocks, nerf bars and beadlock rear wheels make this a machine racers and serious sport riders will want to look for.

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 combines the fuel-injected engine and aluminum subframe from Honda’s CRF450R motocross bike with CRQF’s chromoly steel chassis. This high-tech race quad is a serious new entry to the sport quad scene!

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 is the least expensive high-performance 450, and its performance and reliability have made it the go-to machine for many racers and serious sport riders. The 450’s roomy, comfortable ergonomics make it a favorite of taller riders.

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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Yamaha YFZ450R SE:
Add special 60th anniversary colors and a GYTR grab bar to the ultra-high-tech YFZ450R and you have the YFZ450R SE. The Yamaha comes equipped for motocross with a powerful, highly tuned engine and a 48.8-inch-wide chassis with fully adjustable suspension.

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 …Yellow/black
Price …$9199

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Yamaha YFZ450R:
The YFZ is light, incredibly powerful, and loaded with high-tech features. The fuel-injected, five-valve engine has an assist and slipper clutch that lightens clutch lever effort and smooths engine braking. The motocross-width chassis features fully adjustable suspension.

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 …$8899

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Apex 250F:
The Apex 250F motocross quad is powered by the light, high-performance, kick-start engine from the Yamaha YZ250F motocross bike. In the right hands, this hard-core race machine is more than a match for many larger quads.

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 400X’s aircooled engine has plenty of power, but it’s easy to control on challenging trails, and the reverse gear makes tight spots simple to get out of. The Honda’s handling and reliability are excellent.

Motor type …398cc, 4-valve, air-cooled SOHC
Bore and stroke …85mm x 70mm
Transmission …5-speed w/rev.
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 racy, responsive engine; smooth, adjustable suspension; sure, agile handling; and convenient reverse gear makes it one of the best all-around sport quads.

Motor type …398cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled DOHC
Bore and stroke …90mm x 62.6mm
Transmission …5-speed w/rev.
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 300:
The Mongoose 300 has the performance, light handling, and aggressive styling of a sport quad with a fully automatic transmission with reverse that’s 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/rev.
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, black

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Can-Am DS250:
The DS250 is the only 250 recommended for riders age 14 and up. A fully automatic transmission makes it easy to ride. The liquid-cooled, four-valve engine gives learners performance they can grow into.

Motor type …249.4cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC
Bore and stroke …71mm x 63mm
Transmission …CVT w/rev.
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 is the only sport quad with a manual fivespeed transmission with an automatic clutch that can also be used like a manual clutch. It’s great for learners, and it’s more fun for skilled riders than automatics.

Motor type …229cc, 2-valve, air-cooled OHV
Bore and stroke …68.5mm x 62.2mm
Transmission …5-speed manual/auto w/rev.
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 Phoenix is perfect for smaller riders who want a light, easy-to-handle machine that’s simple to ride, and big adults can ride it too.

Motor type …196cc, 2-valve, air-cooled SOHC
Bore and stroke …65mm x 59mm
Transmission …CVT
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 …Blue
Price …$3,599

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