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CHRISTMAS QUAD GIFT GUIDE

-- FOR THE YOUNGSTERS OF THE FAMILY -- Kids like to ride too, and there are ATVs that the manufacturers designed just for their size and skill level. If you have a son or daughter in the 6 to 10 age range you may have been thinking it's time for them to get started in the sport you enjoy yourself. On Christmas morning is the standard time when little guys and gals get their very first quad from dad, gran-dad or uncles. You may not be familiar with what all is available these days for the youngest beginner riders, so…

2018 POLARIS MODEL LINE UP

-- Checking out the full range -- Like many off-road enthusiasts, our staff looks forward to each year of progress from Polaris. The company has an off-road line so extensive that it could probably do just fine without changing a thing, but Polaris isn’t where they are in the market because it is asleep. You’ll see from the new models and technology introduced for 2018 why Polaris is considered the worldwide leader in off-road vehicles. RZR Much of the excitement about Polaris models starts with the RZR…

ARGO’S FIRST EVER QUADS!

4-WHEELERS ADDED TO THEIR 6 AND 8-WHEELER LINE UP FOR 2018 -- The name Argo has always held clout in the ATV world. Argo can legitimately say that they were the first all-terrain vehicle. Fifty years ago Ontario Drive & Gear’s (ODG) first Argo amphibious machine made a literal splash in the industry with its six wheels and skid-steer steering mechanism. The name Argo is derived from the Greek mythological hero Argonaut, who had stamina on land and water. Being that the Argo is amphibious, this name…

MINI-ME ATVs

-- Honey, I shrunk the quads! Remember that movie? Yeah, it was awhile back, and maybe it was shrunken kids instead of quads. Anyway, having a miniature version of your ATV is not a bad idea. It's nice to have a visual reminder of what you'd rather be doing, and you can't really have your actual quad sitting on your desk at work. Well, if you'd like to have a 1:12 scale replica of your YFZ, TRX, KFX or LTR, New Ray Toys has you covered. They also have some mini 4x4 quads as well as a few UTVs. You may…

ANOTHER 2018 YFZ & RAPTOR

-- Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the popular YFZ50 and Raptor 90 youth ATVs to its 2018 model year lineup. The YFZ50 introduces the fun and exciting world of sport ATVs to riders ages 6 and up, while those age 10 and up can continue to hone their ATV skills aboard the Raptor 90. With sporty styling based on the championship-winning YFZ450R and top-selling Raptor 700R, these entry-level ATVs bring Yamaha’s Proven Off-Road sport ATV performance, legacy and quality to the entire family and next generation of…

2018 YAMAHA 4X4 ATVs

-- KODIAKS & GRIZZLIES -- Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is expanding its family of Proven Off- Road multipurpose ATVs adding the all-new 2018 Kodiak 450 to its line of premier Kodiak and Grizzly ATVs. Built in the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art factory in Newnan, Georgia, the 2018 Grizzly-Kodiak family of adventure-seeking multipurpose ATVs are the most durable, reliable and fun to ride in their class with legendary Yamaha quality and performance features. “Yamaha is building on its Proven Off-Road platform of…

2018 YAMAHA RAPTOR 700R & YFZ450R

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the best-selling sport ATV brand in America*, announces its 2018 sport ATVs including the top-selling big bore Raptor 700R and the championship-winning YFZ450R. As the definitive leader in offering Proven Off-Road sport ATVs, Yamaha incorporates its legendary racing performance into the most durable and reliable machines on the market, which are also proudly built the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution. The Raptor…

2018 CAN-AM DS QUADS

-- ATVs for younger riders -- Not everyone is looking for the brute horsepower of big 4x4 quads. Something like the Can-Am DS 250 is really all they need to have a good time. Or, for younger riders a DS 70, Ds 90 or DS 90X may be the perfect size quad for them. . .

2018 CAN-AM OUTLANDERS

-- A FULL RANGE OF 4x4 QUADS -- Can-Am has extended its performance leadership in the ATV market with a revised Can-Am Outlander ATV lineup for 2018. Changes include the return of a popular crossover sport 4x4, more specialty packages and additional market point-of-entry value. And, of course, new colors were also added for 2018. One 2018 headliner is the Can-Am Outlander X xc 1000R 4x4 ATV, which was inspired by an older generation 2011 cross-over model that produced its own cult-like following for adeptly…

2018 CAN-AM RENEGADES

-- FIRST REPORT: Here are the new Can-Am Renegades for 2018. The high-performance 4x4 base models return with three different size V-twin, liquid-cooled, 8-valve Rotax engines. The 570 makes 48 hp, the 850 makes 78 hp and the 1000 makes 89 hp. The Renegade X xc models are available in the 850 or 1000 engine size and they come with Fox 1.5 RC2 piggyback adjustable shocks, aluminum beadlock wheels, aluminum skid plates and adjustable power steering. The Renegade X mr models are the mud monsters in either…

BANSHEE SPOTTERS GUIDE

So, what year Banshee do you own? Perhaps you can get an idea by its colors and this chart shows them all. Which year model Banshee looked the best? Was it the classic red and white of the very first year in 1987? Or perhaps the bold Team Yamaha blue colors of 2006? That was the last year you could buy a new Banshee in the USA, but as you can see, it was offered in other countries for a few years after that. But, no matter what year, you can't beat the beauty of Yamaha's classic twin-cylinder, two-stroke screamer. Long live…

2017 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE!

It is our favorite time of the year again, that time when we see every new ATV model you can imagine. Recent trends are continuing—there are fewer 2WD sport models on offer, but 4x4 tech remains strong. As much as we lament the loss of sport models, the advancement of 4x4 technology is most likely partially responsible. Riders who once would have bought a sport quad (when 4x4s were basically farm implements) now choose a sporty, long-travel 4x4 for trail use. Modern 4x4 quads have as much wheel travel as many ‘80s sport…