2023 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: ARCTIC CAT TO YAMAHA REC/UTE

 

It’s been an interesting couple of years for powersports. The whole COVID nightmare turned a lot of things upside down, including the ATV market. No one will argue that COVID put some stress on the industry, but the longer the lockdown went, the more powersports units were sold. That’s the upside. Things were very bright until the supply chain failure started rearing its ugly head. The failure was understandable. Some businesses had to shut down due to sick workers, and that delayed raw materials, getting parts and shipping parts (and units). One hiccup or delay in the supply chain ends up delaying putting an ATV together.

But the dust has settled, and the ATV segment has gained a few models for model year 2023, but also some units have been dropped from various manufacturers’ lineups. Suzuki, Polaris, Can-Am and Tracker Off-road are among the companies to pare down their ATV lineups.

Still, there are 100-plus models in this issue for you to review. We’ve included the specs for each ATV, as well as highlights of the features offered for those models.

Can-Am unveiled its Intelligent Engine: Braking (iEB) system on select models. It will be interesting to see how that technology unfolds and what advantages it offers.

Please note that Kymco and CFMoto did not have 2023 model specs and photos ready before we went to press with this issue. However, by the time you read this, we’re hoping that information will have been posted on their respective company websites, which are listed below. The specs listed for those two brands are for model year 2022.

We told you in last year’s “Buyer’s Guide” about Segway’s new ATVs. We were very tempted to include the Segway Snarler last year but didn’t, and chose to not do so again this year. As far as we can tell, they’re only available for purchase in Canada. In the meantime, you can take a gander at them here: http://segwaypowersports.com/.

With this many new ATVs, you should have an easy time finding something you like. For more information on those models that interest you, we encourage you to visit your local dealer and do a little online research.

ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 450

The mid-size Alterra 450 fits well between the Alterra 300 and 600, the chassis being a few inches bigger than the 300 and a few smaller than the 600. The (Front) steel rack holds up to 75 pounds, while the (Rear) steel rack holds up to 150 pounds. A 2-inch receiver hitch helps give this Alterra 1,050 pounds of towing capacity. The ATV also features on-the-fly 2WD to 4WD capability.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 433cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4 gal., Wheelbase: 47.7”, Length/width/height: 83.9x44x46.9”, Ground clearance: 10.2”, Claimed dry weight: 613 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/7.5”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/7.0”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×8-12, Retail Price: $6,999.

ALTERRA 600 EPS/600 LTD/600 SE/600 XT

The new-in-2022 Alterra 600 has four different models. The 600 offers a 45-horsepower Engine: and CVTech Trailblock drive and clutch. The XT adds a (Front) bumper, while the LTD gets that, plus over-molded racks, all-new locking (Front) differential, added Ground clearance: and a 3500-pound Warn winch. With the SE, you add rack extenders and a color-matched (Front) bumper.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 600cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.7 gal., Wheelbase:52”, Length/width/height: 86.1×47.8×50.1”; 86.1×48.8×51.1” (LTD/SE), Ground clearance: 11.3”; 12.25” (LTD/SE), Claimed dry weight: 762 lb./745 lb./824 lb./854 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/8.75”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/8.75”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12; 26×9-14/26×11-14 (LTD/SE), Retail Price: $9,199/$10,499/$10,999/$9,899.

ALTERRA 600 BLACK HILLS EDITION

The newest ATV in Arctic Cat’s lineup, this Alterra 600 is to tackle tough trails. It offers an all-new lower gear ratio (14 percent reduction), 28-inch tires, 12.8 inches of Ground clearance:, and larger, upgraded shocks and springs. It also comes with a 3500-pound Warn winch and most of all the same features as the Alterra 600 LTD/SE. A dash-mounted Garmin GPS is sold separately.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 600cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.7 gal., Wheelbase: 52”, Length/width/height: 86.5×47.8×51.1”, Ground clearance: 12.8”, Claimed dry weight: 905.7 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched Dual A-arm/8.75”, (Rear),Arched Dual A-arm/8.75”, Tires: (f/r) 28×10-14/28×10-142, Retail Price: $11,599.

ARGO XR 500/500 SE

Argo’s entry-level ATV comes in two versions, the base model and SE. Features on both models include a digital gauge, Engine: braking, push-button 2WD/4WD with (Front) differential lock, total cargo rack capacity of 32 pounds and a towing capacity of 985 pounds via a 2-inch receiver hitch. The SE adds a 3000-pound winch and premium painted body panels. 

Engine: type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 443cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.0 gal., Wheelbase: 48.2”, Length/width/height: 75×48.4×47.6”, Ground clearance: 10.2”, Claimed dry weight: 574 lb./627 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/7.5”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/7.5”, Tires: (f/r) Kenda 24×8-12/24×10-12, Retail Price: $6,999/$7,799.

ARGO XR 700 EPS/700 LE

Next up the food chain for Argo ATVs are the 700s—the EPS and LE. Engine: braking, electronic power steering, adjustable preload shocks, push-button 2WD/4WD with (Front) differential lock and 3000-pound winch are standard on both models. Bump up to the LE and you’ll get handguards and premium painted body panels. 

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 695cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.5 gal., Wheelbase: 51.5”, Length/width/height: 84.3x49x49.2”, Ground clearance: 10.2”, Claimed dry weight: 705 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/7”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/7.4”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12; 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail Price: $9,399/$9,999,

CAN-AM OUTLANDER 450/570

The mid-size Outlander 450 and 570 come with plenty of features. The single-cylinder 450 offers 38 horsepower, while the V-twin 570 has 48 horsepower. Both have steel racks (Front) and (Rear), along with a 2.9-gallon water-resistant (Rear) compartment. The Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) models include a heavy-duty (Front) bumper and cast-aluminum wheels.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled single-cylinder/V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 427cc; 570cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51 inches, Length/width/height: 83x46x49”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 700 lbs; 720 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.0”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/8.8”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail Price: $6,699; 7,499 (DPS add $1,000).

CAN-AM OUTLANDER XT 570

One difference between the base Outlander 570 and the XT version is the latter gets Can-Am’s Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering. Add to that a 3500-pound-rated winch, heavy-duty (Front) and (Rear) bumpers, cast aluminum wheels and handlebar wind deflectors. The XT comes with the 48-horsepower Rotax V-twin

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 570cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 83x46x49”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 720 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/8.8”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail Price: $9,349 CAN-AM OUTLANDER XT 850/1000R.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER XT 850/1000R

The Outlander XT line has two Engine: options for 2023—the 850 (78 horsepower) and 1000R (91 horsepower), giving riders the power they want. The 850 and 1000R engines have Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) and Can-Am’s new Intelligent Engine: Braking. XT riders get Tri-Mode DPS, winch, bumpers, mudguards, handlebar wind deflectors and Can-Am’s anti-theft system (D.E.S.S.).

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 854cc; 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 86x48x49.5”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 817; 895 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/ITP Terracross 26×10-14, Retail Price: $12,499; $13,799.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER HUNTING EDITION 450/570

These two Outlanders get a name change for 2023, but they are the same machines dressed up with Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo. To aid hunting, they get a 3500-pound winch, Tri-Mode DPS, (Front), central and footwell aluminum skid plates, aluminum A-arm protectors, reinforced seat skin, heated grips and throttle and a 2.9-gallon water-resistant (Rear) compartment.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 427cc; 570cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 83x46x49”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 700 lb.; 720 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/8.8”, Tires: (f/r) 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail Price: $9,499; $10,199.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER HUNTING EDITION 850

Maybe you’re after bigger game? The 78-horsepower 850 should get you to any hunting or fishing spot. With Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo, the quad features Carlisle ACT HD 6-ply tires, iTC, Intelligent Engine: Braking, a 3500-pound winch, Tri-Mode DPS, aluminum skid plates, HMWPE A-arm and TTI protectors, heated grips/throttle and (Front) and (Rear) bumpers.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 854cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 86x48x49.5”, Ground clearance: 12”, Claimed dry weight: 817 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail Price: $13,049.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER 850/850 DPS

This Outlander only comes with the 78-horsepower 850. With the 850 comes Can-Am’s Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC), anti-theft system, Intelligent Engine: Braking and selectable 2WD/4WD with Visco-Lok auto-locking (Front) differential, as well as mudguards. Towing capacity is 1650 pounds with a total rack capacity of 300 pounds. DPS is an additional $1000.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke V-twin, Displacement: 854cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 86x48x49.5”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 817 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) Carlisle ACT 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail Price: $10,399.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER XT-P 850/1000R

The Outlander XT-Ps have big engines with big features. Fox 1.5 Podium QS3 shocks lead the list, along with heavy-duty (Front) and (Rear) bumpers, a 3500-pound winch, aluminum taper-profile handlebars with full-wrap handguards, mudguards, anti-theft system and DPS. Both the 78-horsepower 850 and beefy 91-horsepower 1000R offer iTC and Intelligent Engine: Braking.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 854cc; 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 86x48x49.5”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 869 lb.; 954 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/ITP Terracross 26×10-14, Retail Price: $14,199; $15,499.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER X XC

The X xc comes with the 91-horsepower 1000R Engine:, the largest in Can-Am’s ATV lineup. It comes with Intelligent Throttle Control, Intelligent Engine: Braking, (Front), center and footwell aluminum skid plates, A-arm and TTI HMWPE protectors, mudguards, and an aluminum (Front) bumper with pre-runner and top brace. And Fox 1.5 Podium QS3 shocks.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 86x48x49.5”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 895 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/ITP Terracross 26×10-14, Retail Price: $15,899.

CFMOTO CFORCE 400

The 31-horsepower CForce 400 is the smallest ATV in CFMoto’s lineup but comes with a great list of features. That includes a towing capacity of 620 pounds (with a standard 2-inch receiver hitch) and carrying capacity of 75 pounds on the (Front) rack and 150 pounds on the (Rear) rack. This ATV also uses CVTech drive and driven clutches.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 398cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.7 gal., Wheelbase: 50.7”, Length/width/height: 82.6×43.3×45.3”, Ground clearance: 9.8”, Claimed wet weight: 742 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) N/A/N/A, Retail Price: $4,599.

CFMOTO CFORCE 500 EPS

If you move up to the CForce 500 you’ll get electronic power steering (EPS), as well as more towing capacity (873 pounds) and a 2500-pound winch. The 38-horsepower powerplant comes with Engine: braking. The 500 also comes stock with CVTech drive and driven clutches, and a cargo capacity of 75 pounds on the (Front) rack and 150 on the (Rear) rack.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 495cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.7 gal., Wheelbase: 50.7”, Length/width/height: 82.6×43.3×45.3”, Ground clearance: 10.8”, Claimed wet weight: 758 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) N/A/N/A, Retail Price: $5,599.

CFMOTO CFORCE 600

The CForce 600 gives you 41 horses compared to the 500, as well as an impressive 1000 pounds towing capacity. New features include revised mapping on the electronic power steering, 18-percent-larger radiator and larger, more powerful cooling fan and 15-percent-tighter turning radius. The ATV includes a 3000-pound winch and RideVision high-intensity LED lighting.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 580cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.6 gal., Wheelbase: 50.3”, Length/width/height: 81.1×46.4×48”, Ground clearance: 10.6”, Claimed wet weight: 870 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) N/A/N/A, Retail Price: $6,399.

CFMOTO CFORCE 1000 OVERLAND

First revealed last year, the CForce 1000 Overland sports 79 horsepower. CFMoto’s newest ATV has a long list of features. Those include beadlock wheels, fully adjustable piggyback shocks, removable cargo boxes, a 3000-pound winch, high-strength (Front) aluminum bash plate, and (Front) fairing with integrated windscreen. Handguards also come standard.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 963cc, 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) 27×9-14/27×11-14, Retail Price: N/A.

HISUN FORGE 400i

The mid-size 400i is one of two single-seat quads in Hisun’s ATV lineup, and it is capable of carrying decent loads. This Forge offers on-demand 4WD, has a (Front) rack capacity of 44 pounds and (Rear) rack capacity of 77 pounds. Its tow rating is listed at 1200 pounds Other nice perks include adjustable hydraulic shocks and a two-year warranty.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 393cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 2.9 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 82.5x42x46”, Ground clearance: 8”, Claimed dry weight: 772 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Swingarm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail Price: $4,699.

HONDA FOURTRAX RANCHER 4X4

There is no shortage of Fourtrax Rancher models, including six 4×4 models. TraxLok 2WD/4WD and a digital meter/gauge are standard. ES models offer Honda’s Electric Shift Program and the EPS models come with Electronic Power Steering. The biggest differences between the models are the Transmission:, either manual shift, dual-clutch automatic or electronic shifting. Another difference is a solid (Rear) axle or IRS. A couple of models also offer a larger seat and larger (Rear) carrier.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV 4-stroke, Displacement: 420cc, Transmission: 5-speed, manual/ auto-clutch, w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.9 gal., Wheelbase: 50-51”, Length/width/height: 82.8×47.4×46.2” to 84.5×47.4×47.2”, Ground clearance: 7.1 to 9.6”, Claimed wet weight: 580 to 686 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/6.7-7.3”, (Rear) Swingarm/6.7-8.5”, Tires: (f/r) 24×8-12/24×10-11, Retail Price: $6,999–$8,699.

HONDA FOURTRAX FOREMAN 4X4

Honda’s Foreman has nearly 100cc more Displacement: than Ranchers. There are the base 4×4, 4×4 EPS and 4×4 ES EPS. All three offer TraxLok. The ES EPS features an electric shift system for those who want the ATV to do more of the work for them. All three can carry up to 88 pounds up (Front) and up to 176 pounds in the (Rear). The tow rating is 848 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV, 4-stroke, Displacement: 518cc, Transmission: 5-speed auto-clutch w/reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.9 gal., Wheelbase: 50”, Length/width/height: 82.9×47.4×47.8”, Ground clearance: 7.5”, Claimed wet weight: 635 to 653 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/7.28”, (Rear) Swingarm/7.28”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail Price: $8,049–$8,849.

HONDA FOURTRAX FOREMAN RUBICON 4X4

The Foreman Rubicon is another Honda ATV with a myriad of models, including 4×4 EPS, 4×4 Automatic DCT, 4×4 Automatic DCT EPS and 4×4 Automatic DCT EPS Deluxe. Each comes with a variety of features from Honda’s exclusive automatic DCT Transmission: to power steering. The Deluxe has aluminum wheels, color-matched suspension and painted bodywork.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV, 4-stroke, Displacement: 518cc, Transmission: Automatic/push-button w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.9 gal., Wheelbase: 50.9”, Length/width/height: 86×47.4×48.7”, Ground clearance: 9.7 to 9.8”, Claimed wet weight: 697 to 725 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/7.28”, (Rear) Independent dual arm/8.46”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail Price: $9,199 to 10,399.

HONDA FOURTRAX RINCON

The single-version Rincon is literally one of a kind in Honda’s lineup, but its 675cc is the biggest in terms of Engine: Displacement:—a whopping 255cc more than the Rancher. Features include the TraxLok 2WD/4WD system, ESP, automotive-type 3-speed Transmission: and a catalytic converter. The (Front) rack capacity is 66 pounds and the (Rear) 132 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV, 4-stroke, Displacement: 675cc, Transmission: 3-speed automatic or electronic manual, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.4 gal, Wheelbase: 50.6”, Length/width/height: 83.3×46.7×47.5”, Ground clearance: 9.1”, Claimed wet weight: 658 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double  wishbone/6.9”, (Rear) Independent double  wishbone/8”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail Price: $9,599.

KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750i EPS/750i EPS CAMO

The 750i is Kawasaki’s largest ATV. It comes in Bright White/Super Black or Realtree Xtra Green Camo. Both models feature EPS. The (Front) rack can carry up to 88 pounds and the (Rear) rack 176 pounds. The 750i is capable of towing 1250 pounds. Both models have selectable 2W/4WD with a variable (Front) differential-lock control.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, V-twin, Displacement: 749cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal., Wheelbase: 50.6”, Length/width/height: 86.4×46.5×48”, Ground clearance: 9.4”, Claimed wet weight: 699 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Double wishbone/6.7”, (Rear) Double wishbone/7.5”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail Price: $11,399; $11,999.

KYMCO MXU 450i/450i LE/PRIME

Three versions of Kymco’s MXU 450i are all powered by a 33-horsepower Engine:. The LE version offers a matte color finish, black and silver cast-aluminum alloy wheels and a 2500-pound winch. The Prime version has those same features, plus Kaifa gas shocks, matte black aluminum alloy wheels and a Prime graphics package.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 443cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.96 gal., Wheelbase: 48.2”, Length/width/height: 75×48.4×47.6”, Ground clearance: N/A, Claimed wet weight: 590.8 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/7.5”, (Rear) Independent dual A-arm/7.5”, Tires: (f/r) 24×8-12/24×10-12, Retail Price: $5,399; $6,599; $6,859.

KYMCO MXU 700i EURO/700i LE EPS EURO

Kymco has downsized its 700i line from four to two models this year, but these are still the biggest-bore ATVs in the lineup with their claimed 45-horsepower, 695cc powerplants. The Euro model has on-demand 2WD/4WD, multiple storage compartments, anti-theft lock for steering and a USB charging port.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 695cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.5 gal., Wheelbase: 51.1”, Length/width/height: 84.2x49x49.2”, Ground clearance: N/A, Claimed wet weight: 736 lb./800.3 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/6.9”, (Rear) IRS/7.4”, Tires: (f/r) 26×8-12/26×10-12; 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail Price: $7,299; $8,999.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 450 H.O./450 H.O. EPS/450 H.O. UTILITY

Polaris offers three 450 versions. All feature a 33-horsepower 450, along with easy-access, in-pod battery charger. The (Front) carries 90 pounds, while the (Rear) can hold up to 180 pounds. The Utility model does not have EPS, but does get a (Front) utility bumper and (Front) and (Rear) utility rack. All three are rated at 1350 pounds towing capacity.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement:  499cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal., Wheelbase: 50.5 inches, Length/width/height: 83x48x47”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 698 lb.; 726 lb.; 755 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: $6,999; $8,299; $7,899.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570/570 EPS/570 PREMIUM/570 TRAIL

Polaris dropped the 570 utility, but there are four 44-horsepower EFI 570s. The EPS version also has an Engine: braking system, while the Premium and Trail models add Active Descent Control, as well as Engine: braking. The Premium includes a (Front) rack extender and (Front) A-arm guards. The Trail adds a 2500-pound winch, sealed dual A-arms, and (Front) and (Rear) A-arm guards.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 567cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal., Wheelbase: 50.5”, Length/width/height: 83x48x47”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed wet weight: 701 to 873 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) MacPherson strut/8.2”; sealed dual A-arm/8.9” (Trail), (Rear) Sealed dual A-arm/9.5”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12; 26×8-14/26-10-14 (Premium and Trail), Retail Price: $7,999–$10,599.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 850/850 PREMIUM/850 ULTIMATE TRAIL

All 850s have a 78-horsepower EFI twin mated to a PVT, in-pod battery charging and tow 1500 pounds. The Premium and Ultimate Trail models have Active Descent Control, Engine: braking and multi-select EPS. The Ultimate Trail offers sealed high-clearance arched A-arms, 3500-pound winch, Ultimate Series bumpers, cut-and-sew seat, and PIN-activated security system.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke twin cylinder, Displacement: 850cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal., Wheelbase: 53”, Length/width/height: 83.25×47.6×50.75”, Ground clearance: 12”, Claimed dry weight: 767lbs/791 lb./864 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.0”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/10.25”, Tires: (f/r) CST 26×8/CST 26×10; 27×9-14/27×11-14 (Ult. Trail), Retail Price: 99/$12,199/$13,399.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 1000 ULTIMATE TRAIL/ XP 1000 S

The Ultimate Trail has 90 horsepower and the S 89 horsepower—12/11 more ponies than the 850. A 1500-pound tow rating and new multi-select EPS are standard. The Ultimate Trail has Ultimate Series bumpers and a cut-and-sew seat. The S has a longer Wheelbase: (3.8 inches) and carries 200 pounds on the (Front) and 300 pounds on the (Rear).

Engine type: Liquid-cooled SOHC, twin cylinder, Displacement: 952cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal, Wheelbase: 53”; 56.8” (S), Length/width/height: 83.25×47.6×50.75”; 82.5x55x49.5” (S), Ground clearance: 12”; 14.5” (S), Claimed dry weight: 871 lb./970 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.0”; 11.6” (S), (Rear) Dual A-arm/10.25”; 14” (S), Tires: (f/r) 27×9-14/27×11-14, Retail Price: $15,499/$17,799.

SUZUKI KINGQUAD
400ASi/FSi

The KingQuad 400 comes with a FSi (foot shift) 5-speed manual-shift Transmission: with a semi-auto clutch. The ASi has a fully automatic Quadmatic Transmission:. There are base and camo FSi and base, camo and SE+ ASi models, with features like floorboards and-integrated raised footpegs, cast aluminum wheels, QuadMatic trans, and True Timber Kanati Camo.

Engine type: Air-cooled, OHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 376cc, Transmission: 5-speed/CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.2 gal., Wheelbase: 50”, Length/width/height: 81.1×45.1×48”, Ground clearance: 9.8”, Claimed wet weight: 615 to 628 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/N/A, (Rear) Swingarm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail Price: $6,849–$7,399.

SUZUKI KINGQUAD 500AXi

Suzuki’s mid-size 500 AXi (A = Automatic, X = independent (Rear) suspension, i = fuel injected) comes in the base 500 AXi to the 500 AXi power-steering SE+. The various models have features from a QuadMatic trans to EPS to camo to fender, and handlebar-mounted headlights to full floorboards. The SE+ gets aluminum wheels and gas shocks with five-way spring preload.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 493cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.6 gal., Wheelbase: 50.6”, Length/width/height: 84.6×47.8×50.6”, Ground clearance: 10.2”, Claimed wet weight: 695 to 714 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/N/A, (Rear) Independent double wishbone/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail Price: $7,999–$10,199.

SUZUKI KINGQUAD 750AXi

The 722cc KingQuad 750AXi has four versions—base, power steering, camo and SE+. Equipment includes QuadMatic trans, handlebar-mounted push-button controls for 2WD/4WD/diff-lock 4WD, skid plates, electric power steering, fender and handlebar-mounted headlights, and True Timber Kanati Camo. The SE+ adds blacked-out aluminum wheels.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 722cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.6 gal., Wheelbase: 50.6”, Length/width/height: 84.6×47.8×50.6”, Ground clearance: 10.2”, Claimed wet weight: 705 to 721 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double  wishbone/N/A, (Rear) Independent double wishbone/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail Price: $9,599–$11,249.

TRACKER OFF-ROAD 450

The mid-sized 450 is a worker that can trail ride. It has 4WD so it can reach those hard-to-get-to fishing and hunting spots. The carrying capacity of the impact-resistant (Front) rack is 75 pounds, while the (Rear) can carry 150 pounds. The 450 comes stock with a 2-inch receiver hitch and can tow up to 1050 pounds. A camo version of the 450 is available for an additional $500.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 443cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.3 gal., Wheelbase: 48”, Length/width/height: 83.9x44x46.8”, Ground clearance: 10”, Claimed dry weight: 615 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/7.5”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/7”, Tires: (f/r) Kenda Pathfinder 25×8-12/Kenda Pathfinder 25×10-12, Retail Price: $6,599.

TRACKER OFF-ROAD 600/600 EPS/600 LE

Tracker Off-Road’s lineup has three 45-horsepower 600s. Included is a full-length skid plate, shift-on-the-fly 2WD/4WD, and a (Front) rack capacity of up to 100 pounds with the (Rear) rack up to 200 pounds The EPS model adds a 15-function instrument and flared fenders. The LE includes a ,500-pound winch, steel (Front) bumper, new aluminum wheels and preload-adjustable shocks.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 600cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.7 gal., Wheelbase: 52”, Length/width/height: 86.1×47.8×50.1”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 748/756/795 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12; 26×9-14/26×11-14 (EPS/LE), Retail Price: $7,699/$8,799/$9,899.

YAMAHA KODIAK 450/450 EPS/450 EPS SE

The Kodiak 450 has three options, from base model to the SE. Each are good ATVs. The 421cc Engine: has plenty of power and a 10-year belt warranty. The tow rating is 1,322 pounds, and the rack capacity 88 pounds (Front) and 176 pounds (Rear). Push-button on-command 2WD/4WD is standard. There is an EPS version. The SE adds a Warn VRX 2500-pound winch and EPS.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 421cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.7 gal., Wheelbase: 48.8”, Length/width/height: 80.1×46.5×45.7”; 80.4×46.5×47” (SE), Ground clearance: 9.6”, Claimed wet weight: 637; 650; 680 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/6.7”, (Rear) Independent double wishbone/7.4”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail Price: $6,899/$7,999-8,199/$8,299.

YAMAHA KODIAK 700/700 EPS/700 EPS SE

These 686cc Kodiak models’ features are a combined rack capacity of 308 pounds, 10-year belt warranty and 1,322-pound towing capacity. There is an EPS model with push-button (other models are lever-controlled) on-command 2WD/4WD and 5-way preload-adjustable shocks. The Special Edition models gets all that plus Warn 2500-pound winch and painted bodywork.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 686cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.8 gal, Wheelbase: 49.2”, Length/width/height: 81.5×46.5×48.8”, Ground clearance: 10.8”, Claimed wet weight: 659; 686; 686 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/7.1”, (Rear) Independent double wishbone/9.1”, Tires: (f/r) Maxxis MU19 25×8-12/Maxxis MU20 25×10-12, Retail Price: $8,399/$9,999-10,299/$10,999.

YAMAHA GRIZZLY EPS/EPS SE/EPS XT-R

Grizzly ATVs are flagship models with 686cc powerplants. All Grizzlies have EPS, 10-year belt warranty and locking (Front) differential. The SE has 27-inch Maxxis Zilla tires on 14-inch aluminum wheels. Add a Warn VRX 2500-pound winch and unique graphics to the SE and you get the XT-R. The Grizzly comes pre-wired for Yamaha’s Adventure Pro GPS system. 

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 686cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.8 gal., Wheelbase: 49.2”, Length/width/height: 81.5×48.4×49.3”; 81.5×49.2×50” (EPS SE/XT-R) Ground clearance: 11.3; 11.8; 11.8”, Claimed wet weight: 701; 754; 783 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/7.6”, (Rear) Independent double wishbone/9.1”, Tires: (f/r) Maxxis 26×8-12/Maxxis 26×10-12; 27×10-14/27×10-14 (EPS SE/XT-R), Retail Price: $11,399-11,799; 11,999; $12,399.

CONTACTS:

Apex: www.apexatv.com

Arctic Cat: https://arcticcat.txtsv.com

Argo: www.argoxtv.com

Can-Am: https://can-am.brp.com

CFMoto: https://cfmotousa.com

Hisun: www.hisunmotors.com

Honda: https://powersports.honda.com

Kawasaki: www.kawasaki.com

Kymco: https://kymcousa.com

Kayo: www.ridekayo.com

Polaris: www.polaris.com

Suzuki: https: //suzukicycles.com

Tracker Off-Road: www.trackeroffroad.com

Yamaha: www.yamahamotorsports.com

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