BUYER’S GUIDE: 2016 Two-Up ATVs
Another year has passed, which means new and exciting ATV models have hit the market. Nowadays, these machines are coming with more features at better price points. Power steering is becoming a standard feature on a lot of new machines, which is a nice thing to have.
The 4×4 market is gaining new models every year, which is a major plus; unfortunately, the sport-quad side of things is beginning to dwindle. There are less offerings of sport ATVs than we have seen in a long time. Yamaha’s Raptor 250 and 125 have become more difficult to find, along with Kawasaki’s KFX450 and Can-Am’s DS 450, but they are out there, so contact your local dealer and they can help locate them for you. Some machines aren’t getting updated this year, like Honda’s TRX450R that remains unchanged from previous years with its steel frame and carburetor. We hope that as time goes on we will see more thrilling sport ATVs hit the market again as technology keeps advancing.
However, there are still great options to choose from at great prices. Assembled in the pages that follow are photos, prices and descriptions of over 80 ATVs that are out for 2016.
The prices listed are base MSRP, so depending on your destination, better deals await you.
Apex: (480) 507-5050, www.apexatv.com
Arctic Cat: (218) 681-9851, www.arcticcat.com
Can-Am: (715) 848-4957, www.canam.brp.com
CFMoto: (888) 823-6686, www.cfmotous.com
Hisun: (972) 446-0760, www.hisunmotors.com
Honda: (310) 783-2000, www.powersports.honda.com
Kawasaki: (949) 770-0400, www.kawasaki.com
Kymco: (864) 327-4744, www.kymcousa.com
Polaris: (888) 704-5290, www.polarisindustries.com
Suzuki: (714) 996-7040, www.suzuki-cycles.com
Yamaha: (714) 761-7300, www.yamaha-motor.com
ARCTIC CAT TRV 700 SE ($11,399)
Arctic Cat’s TRV is their only two-up ATV in their 2016 lineup. It comes standard with power steering, colormatched aluminum wheels, and a Warn winch that can handle 3000 pounds of pulling power. It has a locking front differential in its 4×4 system that is powered by a fuel injected, 695cc, four-stroke engine. Independent suspension in the front and rear smooths out the ride.
CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX XT-P 1000R/850 ($15,349/$14,299)
When it comes to two-up ATVs, you can’t get one with many more standard features than what the Outlander Max XT-P comes with. Performance Fox Podium shocks come on all four corners, along with beadlock wheels, heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, and even a winch. It comes in two engine sizes—the 1000R or Can-Am’s 850 engine.
CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX DPS 570 ($9,999)
Can-Am’s Outlander Max DPS 570 carries the smallest engine size that is carried for their two-up Outlander class. It comes with Tri-mode electronic power steering and CanAm’s Visco-Lok QE front differential that adjusts power to the wheel with the most traction. You can upgrade this model to carry the 650, 850 and 1000R engines.
CAN-AM OUTLANDER L MAX 570/450 ($7,899/$7,299)
The Outlander L Max line brings you two engine options of Can-Am’s 450 or 570 powerplants. You can also upgrade to the DPS model that has their Tri-mode power steering for $850. This machine has independent front and rear suspension for a smooth ride out on the trails for you and your passenger.
CFMOTO CFORCE 800 EPS ($8,999)
This is CFMoto’s biggest ATV. It comes with a 799cc, SOHC, V-twin powerplant that is liquid-cooled with electronic fuel injection. The machine has independent front and rear suspension with adjustable coil-over shocks. A 3000-pound winch comes standard, along with electronic power steering and aluminum alloy wheels.
CFMOTO CFORCE 500 HO EPS ($5,999)
This 500-class machine comes with great standard features for a nice price. You get electronic power steering, aluminum alloy wheels and a 2500-pound winch. There is even a powered wiring kit included for towing trailers. Fully independent suspension comes on the front and rear of the CForce 500.
HISUN TACTIC 1000 ($9,999)
The Hisun Tactic 1000 comes with electronic power steering as a standard feature, along with a front locking differential in its 4×4 system. An electronically fuelinjected, 976cc V-twin engine powers the Tactic 1000. The suspension in the front and rear is fully independent with hydraulic disc brakes to slow it down.
HISUN TACTIC 800 ($8,499)
Power steering, aluminum alloy wheels and a 3500pound winch are standard features on both of Hisun’s Tactic ATVs. Like the 1000, the 800 has an automatic CVTstyle transmission with reverse. The 4×4 system comes with an electronically locking front differential when the going gets tough, and it can tow up to 1200 pounds.
POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING XP 1000 ($12,799)
This machine is packed with standard features. It has On-Demand AWD, an engine braking system, as well as active descent control for those steep hills we all love to ride on. Power steering comes standard on the Touring XP 1000, and 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels hold 26-inch CST tires for great traction.
POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 SP ($10,999)
Polaris’ Sportsman Touring 850 SP holds a 78-horsepower, twin-cylinder engine with electronic fuel injection. An automatic CVT transmission helps put power to the wheels via shaft drive. Like the XP 1000, an On-Demand AWD system keeps the 850 SP moving along, and standard power steering helps with piloting the big two-up touring machine.
POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING X2 570 EPS ($9,699)
The Sportsman Touring X2 570 EPS holds a rear seat for a second rider, but it can easily be removed so the rear dump box can hold up to 400 pounds. The X2 comes with Polaris’ On-Demand AWD system, as well as VersaTrac Turf Mode for utility purposes. Electronic power steering comes standard on this machine as well.
POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 570 SP ($9,399)
The Sportsman Touring 570 SP comes with Polaris’ Performance package, which includes standard power steering, an engine braking system and active descent control. Two people can hit the trails on this machine in full control and have a blast. The 570 SP has an On-Demand True AWD system for tackling the steep or muddy stuff.
POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 570 ($7,799)
Polaris’ most affordable two-up machine is their Sportsman Touring 570. It doesn’t have standard electronic power steering on it, but you can get it for an additional $900. The engine resting in its frame is a 44-horsepower ProStar powerplant that is electronically fuel injected and is paired with an automatic CVT-style transmission.