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KAWASAKI MULE versus REAL MULE

-- Which is better out on the trail? -- By Joe Kosch My daughter Allison and I have a friendly debate going about whether Kawasaki Mules or “biological mules,” as she calls them, are better. The answer is clear—Kawasaki Mules rule, but Allison disagrees. I continue listening to her side for a number of reasons: I’ve always been foolishly gracious with her, and there’s no end in sight. I find the idea that biological mules could compare to the motorized Mules funny. Allison has a degree in animal science, and she has been…

50-INCH WIDE UTV SHOOTOUT

-- POLARIS RZR 900 vs. CAN-AM TRAIL 1000 -- Polaris is celebrating its 10-year RZR anniversary, and the RZR 800 was the original 50-inch sport UTV. Can-Am has put a huge dent in Polaris’ UTV market share with the Maverick 1000R line and now the ever-expanding X3 Turbo line, but 2018 is BRP’s first entry into the 50-inch UTV category, which is popular because of extensive U.S. Forest Service 50-inch ATV trails across the country. Maverick Trails sport either a 51-horsepower 800cc or a 75-horsepower 976cc V-twin, so we got a…

RZR XP TURBO vs. WILDCAT XX

-- THE $20,000 COMPARISON -- Polaris has special edition models of their RZR Turbo that go well above $20,000, but they make a point of to offer one right at $20,000. This is important, because for many people, $20,000 is the self-imposed limit on what they're willing to spend for a high-performance UTV. Textron had a target price in that range for their new Wildcat XX, although it went over a bit at $20,499. This is close to the RZR XP Turbo's price of $19,999, so it's likely that people will be trying to decide between…