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Head to head battles between class leading machines

CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P VS YAMAHA RMAX2 XT-R

CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P VS YAMAHA RMAX2 XT-R The recreation category is getting more defined these days. Now with the Polaris General, Yamaha RMAX and new Can-Am Commander available, traditional dump-bed machines, such as the Ranger, Viking…
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RZR XP TURBO S VS RZR PRO XP

RZR XP TURBO S VS RZR PRO XP : Polaris has a stacked lineup in every category. In the turbo ranks, Polaris has three two- and four-seat models to choose from; however, the two top-of-the-line choices for most people have to be the wide,…
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DEFENDER VS RANGER

Can-Am and Polaris have the most innovative lines in the utility UTV segment. So, we took Can-Am’s 2020 HD8 XT and the all-new Polaris 1000 Premium and put them in a “work first, play later” Defender vs Ranger match-up to see which is best.…
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HONDA TALON 1000R VS. YAMAHA YXZ1000R SS

-- Wheel-to-wheel comparison out on the trail -- In the September issue, we brought you the first complete comparison between Honda’s Talon 1000X and Yamaha’s YXZ1000R SS. We chose that comparison first because both machines are 64 inches…
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YXZ1000R SS vs.TALON 1000X

-- Yamaha vs. Honda UTV shootout -- We have been waiting a long time for someone to challenge Yamaha and its manual-transmission-equipped YXZ1000R. After three years, old rival Honda came to the table with not one but two models that…
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TESTING & COMPARING UTVs

-- Wheel to wheel action out on the trails -- By Joe Kosch We get to drive a lot of UTVs at UTV Action, often in some incredible locations and conditions, but for me, some of the most interesting and surprising driving experiences happen…
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TERYX4 LE VS. WOLVERINE X4 SE

-- KAWASAKI vs. YAMAHA SHOOTOUT -- When Kawasaki introduced the Teryx4 800 FI for 2012, its only sport-UTV competition was the 60-inch RZR 4 800, and quickly following, the aftermarket produced long-travel kits for racing the T4. Our…
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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…
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CAN-AM vs. KAWASAKI SHOOTOUT

-- Maverick Sport Max 1000 DPS vs. Teryx4 LE -- When you’ve got more than one or two passengers who want to join you on most rides, deciding to get a four-seat UTV is easy. Deciding what kind of four-seater to get is the hard part, so we…
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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…
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UTV COMPARISONS — All popular models:

POLARIS vs. YAMAHA vs. HONDA vs. CAN-AM vs. ARCTIC CAT -- Here's where you go to see how the UTV brands compare to each other when grouped according to their class. Which ones are the fastest. Which ones have the best suspension. Which…
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