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2012 UTV Buyer’s Guide

Forget the wild stock market swings, ignore the Occupy Wall Street crowds—business is booming. More specifically, the UTV industry is going full speed ahead with new models, technological innovations and aggressive marketing. Last year…
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2012 Kawasaki Brute Force 300

For years the entry-level two-wheel-drive utility segment has been pretty stagnant, and with the same players that haven’t been updated much—the Honda Recon 250, Suzuki Ozark 250, Kawasaki Bayou 250, Polaris Trail Boss 330 and Kymco MXU300.…
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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…
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PROJECT UTV: Kawasaki Teryx Racer

A beauty ready for battle When you picture in your mind a super-trick UTV for racing, no doubt Can-Am Mavericks and Polaris RZR XP 1000s come to mind. It’s rare that we even consider a Kawasaki Teryx as a viable racer these days. The…
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2014 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 300

When Kawasaki introduced the original Prairie 650 back in 2002, it destroyed the competition. The Prairie was the first production machine with a V-twin engine stuffed into an ATV chassis. A few years later, that popular machine received…
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2013 KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4X4i EPS

Kawasaki calibrated the 749cc Brute Force engine to be quick and to sign off before speeds get over 70 mph. You won’t see us complain about any of that. Kawasaki’s flagship Brute Force 750 4x4i received a makeover in 2012, and in some of…
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2014 KAWASAKI TERYX

Kawasaki upgraded the two-seat Teryx with the same motor and frame that we saw in the Teryx4. Japan is waking up. Just when you thought that the UTV market was the exclusive playground of North American companies, Honda, Yamaha and now…
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KAWASAKI TERYX2 & TERYX4

While Yamaha and Honda are concentrating on building new UTVs aimed at ranchers, farmers and hunters, and Polaris, Arctic Cat and Can-Am are catering toward the high-speed thrillseekers of the world, Kawasaki is taking the middle road with…
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BRUTE FORCE 300

Kawasaki has some utility quads that more than deserve the Brute Force name, but the 300 isn’t one of them. Some would say that “fun,” “willing” and “efficient” never won the hearts of fair ladies or pried open the wallets of serious…
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2011 KAWASAKI BAYOU 250

2011 KAWASAKI BAYOU 250 ($3599)Kawasaki’s Bayou actually has gone down in price for 2011. That makes it the most affordable Japanese-made ATV in its class—in fact, it carries the same price as Yamaha’s Grizzly 125. It still has all the same…
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