Dear Dirt Wheels Staff, I very much enjoyed the unbiased reporting in your article on “Top Dog 4 X 4 Shootout.” As the owner of both a Polaris and a Yamaha Grizzly I couldn’t agree more with your assessment of the two quads…

Dirt Wheels Staff,


I very much enjoyed the unbiased reporting in your article on “Top Dog 4 X 4 Shootout.”   As the owner of both a Polaris and a Yamaha Grizzly I couldn’t agree more with your assessment of the two quads.  What I would especially like to praise you about is your frank reporting of the fuel economy.  Everyone seems to leave this important issue out of their comparisons.  Without naming brands, I can tell you I’m definitely getting tired of carrying an extra gas can with me on every ride I take.  With so many choices today of high quality, great performing quads available, you can be certain that fuel economy will be a major consideration when I buy my next quad.  Keep up the great factual reporting.

Ron Latreille

Denver Colorado


   Thanks for the letter Ron. Yes, we too hate when a ride gets cut short due to the lack of fuel or a breakdown. We certainly like that Polaris is so aggressive with improving their machines. And from the looks of things they are listening to owners like you and testers like us. We expect Polaris will look into fuel economy issues that the heavy Sportsman’s have. Other than that though, the Sportsman is a great machine.

DW Staff.

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