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ATV TEST: KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS

Jun 09, 2016Comments off4885 Views

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 has been known in the pages of Dirt Wheels as a powerful and capable 4×4,

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TEST: Can-Am DS90X

May 13, 2016Comments off3391 Views

The largest segment of the sport ATV market these days are the youth models. All of the top OEM’s are still producing kids’ quads, even

Polaris now makes the most powerful kids’ quads sold today. The Outlaw and Sportsman minis are powered by a 110cc electronic fuel-injected engine. The machines also have a reverse gear and neutral, which is rare in this class

ATV TEST: Polaris Outlaw and Sportsman 110s

Apr 29, 2016Comments off2927 Views

It’s been years since there has been any major advancement in the youth ATV segment, especially from the major OEMs. When Yamaha put double A-arms

When descending hills on these machines, they offer excellent engine braking, preventing the tires from spinning freely.

SHOOTOUT: Yamaha Kodiak 700 vs. Honda Ranch...

Apr 18, 2016Comments off6855 Views

Let’s say you’re thinking about buying a new 4×4 quad this year and $8200 is the highest price you’d like to go. What are your

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE GRIZZLY

Mar 23, 2016Comments off5576 Views

Today, the Yamaha Grizzly is an institution. It’s the focus of clubs, the centerpiece of a subculture and a fundamental part of American outdoor life.

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ATV TEST: Polaris Outlaw 525IRS vs. 525S &#...

Mar 16, 2016Comments off4700 Views

When Polaris first introduced their Predator 500 sport quad, it wasn’t a big success. Tranny issues and handling woes kept it from besting its competition.

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ATV TEST: 2009 KTM 505SX & 450SX ̵...

Mar 14, 2016Comments off2913 Views

oFor 2009, KTM is offering two new sport quads designed for motocross. The 450SX and 505SX have a 50-inch wide wheel width, 18-inch tall rear

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ATV TEST: 2016 Yamaha Kodiak 700

Mar 11, 2016Comments off6941 Views

In recent years companies like Polaris, Arctic Cat, Can-Am, Suzuki and Kawasaki tried the concept of putting different-sized motors in a shared chassis to save

Honda’s Rincon still lacks the option of electronic power steering. The steering is not heavy, but after riding quads with EPS for over five years now, going without it is not preferred.

ATV TEST: 2016 Honda Rincon 4×4

Jan 14, 2016Comments off7984 Views

Honda’s flagship Rincon has only seen one major improvement in its life, and that was back in 2006. In that model year the liquid-cooled engine

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ATV TEST: 1990 Suzuki LT250 QuadRacer

Dec 09, 2015Comments off4058 Views

For this Way Back Wednesday, we chose an article from our January 1990 issue of Suzuki’s LT250 QuadRacer. Once an extremely popular ATV back in

The Grizzly 700 is now equipped with taller 26-inch Maxxis tires developed using Yamaha specs. They grip like glue, even in slippery mud or side-hilling.

ATV TEST: 2016 Yamaha Grizzly 700

Dec 02, 2015Comments off14891 Views

Over the last two decades we have watched the Yamaha Grizzly 4×4 ATV transform from the largest-displacement monster to a refined animal. In the late

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SHOOT OUT: Yamaha Blaster vs. Raptor

Nov 11, 2015Comments off10385 Views

It was a sad time when Yamaha announced it was going to discontinue the 200cc, two-stroke Blaster after the 2006 model year. Industry changes and