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2011 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 850 XP/850 EPS

2011 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 850 XP/850 EPS ($8799/$9999)The 70 claimed horsepower pulled from its twin-cylinder motor puts the Polaris 850 XP toward the top of the class. It’s matched with a comfortable ride thanks to independent front and rear suspension, and an option of electronic power steering. New for 2011 are a digital gauge, improved splash […]

2011 YAMAHA YFZ450R

2011 YAMAHA YFZ450R ($8599) Yamaha started the 450 arms race with the YFZ back in 2004, then escalated it in 2009 with this aluminum-frame, EFI version that comes virtually race-ready. The YFZ450R is a full 50-inches wide and has suspension components that are as good as anything the aftermarket offers. 2011 YAMAHA YFZ450R SPECS: Engine […]

2011 POLARIS PHOENIX 200

2011 POLARIS PHOENIX 200 ($3299)It’s a full-sized ATV with reverse and double-A-arm front suspension, and it sells for $1000 less than the Honda 250X and Yamaha Raptor 250. The Phoenix also offers an easy-to-use automatic CV transmission. This is a machine we would like to have seen updated from Polaris.

2011 ARCTIC CAT 366 SE

2011 ARCTIC CAT 366 SE ($6249)This fills an interesting hole in the ATV world. The 366 SE is an economically priced 4×4 that’s loaded with features. It has a simple, air-cooled motor that allows the SE to weigh about 100 pounds less than most other 4x4s. It comes with a windshield, hand guards and full […]

2011 KYMCO MONGOOSE 300

2011 KYMCO MONGOOSE 300 Kymco offers good value in its Taiwan-made ATVs. The Mongoose is a sporty 300 that has a liquid-cooled, four-valve motor, a CV transmission, separate brake levers for front and rear wheels, triple hydraulic disc brakes, aluminum rims, double A-arm front suspension and does all that for very little dough.

2011 POLARIS OUTLAW 50

2011 POLARIS OUTLAW 50 ($1999)The Polaris Outlaw 90 is CPSC-lead compliant, making it one of the few ATVs rated for 6-year-olds. It features a reliable 50cc powerplant with electronic throttle control and electric start. As 50s go, the Polaris is a performer. It’s slightly heavier than the Suzuki.

2011 POLARIS TRAIL BLAZER 330

2011 POLARIS TRAIL BLAZER 330 Last year, Polaris gave the 330 a makeover. It got new styling, upgraded suspension, more powerful lighting and thicker brake rotors. This year, it’s back. It still has an air-cooled motor with single-lever braking for all four wheels, a decent price and a fully automatic CV transmission with reverse. The […]

2011 ARCTIC CAT 700/650 MUD PRO

2011 ARCTIC CAT 700/650 MUD PRO ($9999/$8799)The 650 and 700 Mud Pros have most of the features of the big 1000, but they have single-cylinder motors. Despite being priced over $3000 lower, the 700 Mud Pro still comes with a 3000-pound winch, 14-inch aluminum rims and a spike load damper. The 650 doesn’t have those […]

2011 YAMAHA RAPTOR 700

2011 YAMAHA RAPTOR 700 ($8399) There’s no dispute about which machine rules the big-bore sport ATV world. It’s still the Yamaha Raptor 700. The motor is a proven SOHC, liquid-cooled, four-valve four-stroke with a straight-axle, single-shock rear end. The Raptor has become an icon in the ATV world, and a wealth of aftermarket parts and […]

2011 ARCTIC CAT 450 EFI

2011 ARCTIC CAT 450 EFI ($6999)Those Northerners are thorough, if nothing else. The 450 fills out the Arctic Cat line of sport utility quads by offering models in 100cc increments. The 450 allows you to get all the features of the bigger models, like EFI, electrically selected 4WD and even power steering (in the LTD) […]

2011 ARCTIC CAT 700 EFI

2011 ARCTIC CAT 700 EFI ($9499)The 700 has one of the biggest pistons in the ATV world—but only one. The massive single-cylinder engine produces impressive torque. The big Cat has 11 inches of ground clearance and 10 inches of suspension travel, which gives you an inch to take to the bank. Standard color is green […]

2011 ARCTIC CAT 700 SUPERDUTY DIESEL

2011 ARCTIC CAT 700 SUPERDUTY DIESEL ($9999)Arctic Cat understands the need for diesel-powered equipment in work applications. When an ATV is used side-by-side with heavy equipment, it makes sense from a logistical standpoint to run the same fuel in everything. The 686cc motor can run on DF1, DF2, JP5, JP8, DFA or biodiesel. First scheduled […]