2021 ATV TWO-UP BUYER’S GUIDE

Fun for you and a buddy...

Over a hundred models to tease and tantalize riders By the staff of Dirt Wheels

 * What could be more fun than taking a friend with you on your next ATV excursion? With these 2-seater ATV’s that is now possible.  Check out the wide selection of vehicles in this category in our new 2021 ATV TWO-UPS BUYER’S GUIDE.

ARCTIC CAT TRV 700

The TRV is the only quad in the Arctic Cat’s lineup with two-up capability. It features a specially tuned double-A-arm suspension to carry two people. Also standard on this ATV are over-molded plastic (Front) and (Rear) racks, a (Front) bumper, (Front) two hooks and electric power steering.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, Displacement: 695cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal., Wheelbase: 58”, Length/width/height: 91.1×47.8×57.4”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 788 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/10”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/10”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $9,999.

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ARGO XPLORER XRT 500

The Argo XRT 500 is one of four two-up models and has the smallest Displacement: at 503cc. Key features include impressive carrying capacities on the (Front) (99 pounds) and (Rear) (165 pounds) racks and 25-inch Kenda tires. The passenger seat comes with a backrest and hand-holds. The claimed horsepower from the SOHC four-stroke is 39.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 503cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse,Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.2 gal., Wheelbase: 50.4”, Length/width/height: 92.9×48.6×49.2”, Ground clearance: 12”, Claimed wet weight: 802.5 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.1”, (Rear) Independent dual A-arm/10.4”, Tires: (f/r) Kenda 25×8-12/Kenda 25×10-12, Retail price:7,999.

ARGO XRT 570/570 LE

There are two XRT 570s—a manual-steering base model and the LE version with Tri-Mode Speed Sensing Electronic Power Steering (TMSS EPS). TMSS EPS offers steering assistance based on speed or choose no, minimum or maximum assist. The LE comes with a 3,000-pound winch and 26-inch Maxxis tires. There are 42.1 ponies.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 561.4cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.2 gal., Wheelbase: 50.8”, Length/width/height: 83.5×48.8×38.2”, Ground clearance: 12.6”, Claimed wet weight: 950.2 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.1”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.4”, Tires: (f/r) Kenda 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $8,699; $10,599.

ARGO XPLORER XRT 1000 LE

Argo’s biggest ATV with the most features is the Explorer XRT 1000 Limited Edition. For starters, the engine is a 997cc, EFI, four-stroke twin with a CVT with high and low range. Additionally, there is Tri-Mode speed-sensing electronic power steering (TMSS EPS), a 3,000-pound winch, (Front) bumper and aluminum wheels.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, Displacement: 997cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.1 gal., Wheelbase: 57.5”, Length/width/height: 91.1×49.4×49.8”, Ground clearance: 9.8”, Claimed wet weight: N/A, Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/8.7”, (Rear) Independent double A-arm/10.4”, Tires: (f/r) FINNOVA 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $12,399.

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 570/450/DPS 570/450

If you like “just enough” horsepower in your two-up, Can-Am’s two 500-class ATVs can do the trick. The Outlander Max 570 and 450 offer 48 and 38 horsepower, respectively. Each has a tow rating of 1,300 pounds and can carry 120 pounds on the (Front) and 240 pounds on the (Rear). The DPS versions have Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC , Displacement: 570cc; 427cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft,Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59”, Length/width/height: 91x46x52.5”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 741; 715 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm /8.8”, Tires: (f/r) Carlisle Trail Wolf 5×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $7,999; $7,299; $8,899; $8,199.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX XT 570

The Outlander Max XT package comes well-equipped with Can-Am’s Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering leading the way. Other highlights are a 3,500-pound winch, heavy-duty (Front) and (Rear) bumpers, wind deflectors and 12-inch cast-aluminum wheels. Few 570cc machines are twins, but the Can-Am 570 V-twin is a smooth and powerful choice.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, Displacement: 570cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59.0”, Length/width/height: 91x46x52.5”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 741 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.0”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm/8.8”, Tires: (f/r) Carlisle Trail Wolf 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $9,949.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX DPS 650

For those wanting a bit more power, you can go with the big-bore 650 with 62 horsepower. Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering complements the 649.6cc powerplant to deliver a precise, powerful ride. The (Front) suspension has arched double A-arms, and you’ll find 26-inch ITP Terracross tires (Front) and (Rear).

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, Displacement: 649.6cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59”, Length/width/height: 94x48x53”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 827 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched Dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) ITP Terracross 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $10,499.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX XT 1000R/850/650

Get more power and features when you upgrade to the Outlander Max XT. There are three engine options: 1000R, 850 and 650. The XT package comes with Tri-Mode DPS, a 3,500-pound winch, bumpers, wind deflectors and aluminum wheels. Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo is available in the 650 and 850 for a $100 upcharge.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, Displacement: 976cc; 854cc; 649.6cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59”, Length/width/height: 94x48x53”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 900; 874; 827 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) ITP Terracross 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $13,749; $12,099; $11,499.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX XT-P 1000R/850

The top-of-the-line Max XT-P models are dripping with features, including 850 and 1000R engine options, Fox 1.5 Podium QS3 shocks on all four corners, Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering, a 3,500-pound winch, painted plastics, (Front) and (Rear) bumpers, and aluminum taper-profile handlebar with full-wrap handguards.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 976cc; 854cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59”, Length/width/height: 94x48x53”, Ground clearance:11”, Claimed dry weight: 900; 874 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched Dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm /9.9”, Tires: (f/r) ITP Terracross 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail price: $15,449; $13,699.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX LTD 1000R

The Max Limited 1000R is the Cadillac of two-up quads. There is a Garmin Montana 650t touchscreen GPS on the Limited! But, don’t forget the Fox 1.5 Podium QS3 shocks, Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering, a 3,500-pound winch, painted plastics, heavy-duty (Front) and (Rear) bumpers, handlebar wind deflectors and Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, Displacement: 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59”, Length/width/height: 94x48x53”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 900 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched Dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27×9-14/2.0 27×11-14, Retail price: $15,349.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX NORTH EDITION 850

The Max North Edition is down to one model with the 78-horesepower 850, the flagbearer for two-up ATVs destined for riding in the cold country. Creature comforts include a windshield, heated grips and visor outlet. An extra low gear in the CVT, arched double A-arms and a 3,500-pound winch all come stock.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 854cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4, Wheelbase: 59”, Length/width/height: 94x48x61.4”, Ground clearance:11”, Claimed dry weight: 874 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm /9.9”, Tires: (f/r) ITP Terracross 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $12,149.

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CFMOTO CFORCE 600 TOURING

CFMoto added 8 inches of Wheelbase: to its 600 to create a touring version. It features the same 40-horsepower as the one-up model. It has EPS, aluminum wheels and a 2,500-pound winch. The 600 Touring comes with RideVision high-intensity LED lighting. It tows 1,000 pounds, and the (Front) rack holds 100 pounds and the (Rear) rack 75 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 580cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.2 gal., Wheelbase: 58”, Length/width/height: 88.9×46.4×53.1”, Ground clearance: 10.6”, Claimed wet weight: 915 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) N/A, Retail price: $6,699.

CFMOTO CFORCE 800 XC

The 800 XC used to be the biggest ATV in CFMoto’s lineup until the 1000 came along in late 2020. Powering the 800 is a liquid-cooled, 65-horsepower V-twin engine. It comes with electronic power steering (EPS), a 3,000-pound, winch, 14-inch aluminum wheels, a 12-function digital gauge and fully adjustable gas shocks.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 800cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 7.3 gal., Wheelbase: 58”, Length/width/height: 90.5x48x56.7”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed wet weight: 970 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Trailing arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 26×9-14/26×11-14, Retail price: $8,599.

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HISUN TACTIC 750/550

The two-up Tactic 550 and 750 share the same chassis and similar features, including a four-wheel independent suspension with nitrogen assist shocks, handguards and a 2,500-pound winch. These models also offer a two-year warranty.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 735cc; 546cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal., Wheelbase: 57”, Length/width/height: 90x47x54.5”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 860 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) IRS/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 26×9-12/26×10-12, Retail price: $7,799; $6,499.

HISUN TACTIC 1000

The Tactic 1000 is the biggest ATV in Hisun’s lineup,  and it comes fully loaded with electric power steering, a locking differential, machined cast-aluminum wheels, a 3500-pound winch, handguards and 1,200-pound tow capacity. Delivering the power is a fuel-injected, 976cc V-twin engine.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke,Displacement: 976cc,Transmission: CVT w/ reverse,Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.2 gal., Wheelbase: 58.5”, Length/width/height: 98x48x54.5”, Ground clearance:12”, Claimed wet weight:1,069 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 27×9-14/27×11-14, Retail price: $9,999.

 

 

2021 ATV TWO-UP BUYER’S GUIDE

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 570/570 EPS/570 PREMIUM

First up in Polaris’ two-up lineup are three Sportsman Touring 570s. All feature the 44-horsepower ProStar engine and On-Demand AWD/2WD. The EPS model comes with electronic power steering, and the Premium model has EPS, automotive-grade paint, graphics and cast-aluminum wheels.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC , Displacement: 567cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 6.75 gal., Wheelbase: 56”, Length/width/height: 86x48x48”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 728; 739; 773 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) MacPherson strut/8.2”; Dual A-arm/8.2” (Premium), (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.5”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12; CST 26×8-14/CST 26×10-14 (Premium), Retail price: $7,799; $8,799; $9,699.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN X2 570

The X2 570 can be configured for either one or two riders. It is a workhorse that can tow up to 1,225 pounds and carry 90 pounds on the (Front) rack and a hefty 400 pounds in the (Rear). It features a dumping (Rear) cargo box, EPS, and the 44-horsepower ProStar has an engine braking system and Active Descent Control, plus Turf mode.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 567cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 6.75 gal., Wheelbase: 56”, Length/width/height: 89x48x48”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 788 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) MacPherson strut/8.2”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.5”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $10,199.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 6X6 570

The 6×6 570 is another Polaris ATV that can be configured for one or two riders. The 44-horsepower Pro Star 567cc engine is a worker that enables this vehicle to carry 90 pounds on the (Front) rack and 800 pounds in the (Rear) cargo dump box. Added features include an engine braking system with Active Descent Control and EPS.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 567cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 6.75 gal., Wheelbase: 84”, Length/width/height: 116x48x49”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 1,075 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) MacPherson strut/8”.2, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.5”, Tires: (f/r) PXT 26×8/PXT 26×10, Retail price: $11,399.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850

Not only do you get a nice boost in horsepower (38 more ponies than the Polaris 570) when you choose the Touring 850, you also get more sweet features. Those include 26-inch CST tires on 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels, one-touch On Demand AWD/2WD, standard engine braking with Active Descent Control and EPS.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, twin, Displacement: 850cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal., Wheelbase: 57”, Length/width/height: 84.3×48.2×48.8”, Ground clearance: 11.25”, Claimed dry weight: 804 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/10.25”, Tires: (f/r) CST 26×8/CST 26×10, Retail price: $11,499.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING XP 1000

If the ProStar 850 powerplant isn’t enough for your two-up pleasure, Polaris offers the XP 1000. With its ProStar 952cc fuel-injected engine pumping out 88 horsepower. Standard on this Touring model is an engine braking system, with Active Descent Control. It also has an On-Demand all-wheel drive, 26-inch PXT tires and 14-inch aluminum wheels.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, twin. Displacement: 952cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse. Final drive: Shaft,Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal., Wheelbase: 57”, Length/width/height: 84.3×48.2×48.8”, Ground clearance: 11.25”, Claimed dry weight: 886 lb. Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Straight Dual A-arm/9” (Rear) Dual A-arm/10.25”, Tires: (f/r) PXT 26×9/PXT 26×11, Retail price: $13,299.

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