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$6,999 KODIAK 700 vs. $5,999 VLX 700

-- Not everyone wants to spend 10 grand or more for a big 4x4 quad. For the more economy minded they automatically look at the lower-priced 500 - 550 4x4 quads in a manufacturer's line up. But then Yamaha said, "Hey, it costs us just about the same to make 550 engine as a 700 engine, so why not just offer a basic 700 with no bells and whistles for the price of a 550." And so, the Kodiak 700 was born. It sells for $6,999. The guys at Arctic Cat saw the logic in that approach, so they offered up a lower-priced version…

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…

BUYER’S GUIDE: 2017 Youth ATVs

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…

BUYER’S GUIDE: 2017 Two-Up ATVs

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…

BUYER’S GUIDE: 2017 2X4 ATVs

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…