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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 level with a windscreen, winch and lockable touring case.…

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…

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 front. Travel is just under 3 inches.…

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 automotive-style paint—all standard.…