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2014 4×4 ATV Buyer’s Guide

4X4 ARCTIC CAT MUDPRO 1000 LE ($14,399) Someone at Arctic Cat must have come up with this idea in a dream. Who would have guessed how cool it would become? The Mudpro line is designed to cross uncrossable mud and water crossings, either for competition or play. The 1000 Limited is the top of the […]

2012 ATV Buyer’s Guide

Every year, it’s like a whole new world. The landscape of modern ATVs is always changing, and each season there’s a new trend that needs exploration. For 2013, we see a further expansion of the ATV spectrum at both ends. There are more high-end models than ever before, with high-output motors and high-tech features like […]

2014 SPORT ATV BUYER’S GUIDE

  APEX 450MX ($13,000)If you’re a racer, you probably already know all about Apex. The Arizona-based company first made its name with custom mini racers. Now Apex has branched out into full-size quads built on a to-order basis. The 450 version uses a carbureted, five-valve Yamaha YZ450F motorcycle engine, so there’s no reverse or electric […]

2012 SPORT ATV BUYER’S GUIDE

The ATV world is always changing. Over the past 15 years, we’ve seen it shift from conservative times with modest offerings to technological hyperdrive, with wild new models hitting us at every turn. Today, the ATV business is in both modes at once. At the high end, we have stunning new technology and innovations. But […]

2012 TWO-UP ATV BUYER’S GUIDE

    ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 GT/ TRV 1000 CRUISER ($12,999/$13,899)This is the big ’Cat. The TRV line differs from the other Arctic Cats with longer wheelbases, beefed-up suspension and plush passenger accommodations surrounding the big V-twin motor. The GT version comes with power steering. Then there’s the Cruiser edition, which really ups the comfort […]

2012 4×2 BUYER’S GUIDE

HONDA RANCHERThe Honda Rancher name covers about a hundred different models, all with the same basic chassis and 420cc, liquid-cooled, EFI motor with its longitudinal crank and driveshaft. The base model is a two-wheel-drive utility machine with a five-speed manual gearbox. Push-button shifting will cost $200 more. ARCTIC CAT 300 ($4099)Arctic Cat is well armed […]

2012 YOUTH ATV BUYER’S GUIDE

    ARCTIC CAT 90/DVX90 ($2699)The two Arctic Cat 90s are built on the same chassis and engine, but have very different bodywork and styling. The standard 90 is very utility-oriented and has small steel racks, while the DVX is very sporty looking. Both have automatic transmission with reverse and single A-arm suspension in the […]

2012 4X4 BUYER’S GUIDE

ARCTIC CAT 1000i GT ($11,999)Once known as the Thundercat, the 1000i GT is the flagship of the Arctic Cat recreation line. It has a massive V-twin motor turning a CV transmission with on-the-fly 4WD and diff-lock. It’s only available in the GT version, which means it has power steering, aluminum wheels, Maxxis Bighorn tires and […]