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2015 UTV Buyer’s Guide

This will be remembered as the time when the UTV world grew up. Until now, manufacturers have been searching, experimenting and exploring new places in the market. We not only get new products each year, but we get new types of products. Two-seaters expanded into four-seaters, then six-seaters. Sport models became competition models, and UTVs are becoming more specialized all the time. What all this means to you is more choices. There are more offerings that do more things for more types of people than ever before. But,…

2015 Youth Quad Buyer’s Guide!

APEX 50/70/90/100 (TBA) Apex is a company in Chandler, Arizona, that has many of the bits and pieces of its competition-oriented ATVs manufactured overseas. The same basic machine is offered with two-stroke motors of four-different sizes: 50cc, 70cc, 90cc and 100cc. It comes ready to race with competition suspension, nerf bars, hydraulic disc brakes, aluminum-spun wheels and good tires. ARCTIC CAT DVX 90 ($2799) This is the snazzy version of the Arctic Cat 90 and has a distinctly sporty look. Under the bodywork,…

2015 4X2 ATV Buyer’s Guide!

ARCTIC CAT 300 ($4299) Arctic Cat’s basic 4x2 has been around a very long time and has proven to be a reliable machine at a good price. The 300 has a 270cc liquid-cooled motor that drives a CV transmission with high, low and reverse. The suspension is fully independent with double A-arms on all four corners. The front rack can carry 50 pounds; the rear, 100. The 300’s towing capacity is 500 pounds. ARCTIC CAT 150 ($3699) This machine is very similar to the Kymco 150. It has steel racks and a towing capacity of…

2015 4X4 ATV Buyer’s Guide!

It’s going to be a good year. The ATV market is expanding at both ends. Sure, there are more big quads with new features, but there are also better offerings at the low end of the price scale. At the dealer level, ATVs are fighting for floor space with an ever-growing fleet of UTVs, which take up more space but have been very profitable. So, a dealer can’t afford to have overpriced quads that don’t move. The bottom line is that ATV-makers have responded by putting more technology in less expensive models. Many are coming…

2015 Sport Quad Buyer’s Guide!

While the sport quad market has taken an unfortunate hit on sales and machines becoming discontinued, there are still a lot of great sport ATVs to choose from! Sand slingers, trail racers and track riders alike can feel comfort in knowing that the sport market is not dead and a lot of manufacturers still offer great quads to choose from. APEX 450MX/250MX (TBA) Apex blends U.S. ingenuity with Asian value to come up with limited-production racing quads. The motors are five-valve Yamahas from the pre-EFI motocross…

2015 Kymco Line up!

Kymco is a company that makes great machines, but it sits just outside the spotlight of the big-name Japanese ATV/UTV manufacturers. Surprisingly, Kymco manufactures machines for some of these Japanese companies, so that adds to their credibility of producing great products. We’ve tested a number of Kymco models this year. Kymco’s 2015 UTV category spotlights their new generator model, the UXV 500i G, along with other versions of their 500i model including a 50th anniversary edition. Completely revised designs of their…

2015 Kymco MXU 700i

The 2015 model year marks the 50th anniversary of Kymco designing and manufacturing machines for enthusiasts all around the globe. While they may not have the gigantic reputation that other ATV/UTV manufacturers do, Kymco holds their machines to the same high standards. In fact, a lot of the vehicles sold by other manufacturers are actually produced by Kymco, so that shows that they know what they are doing in the off-road business. Kymco manufactures ATVs and UTVs that serve multiple purposes in the industry. Whether…

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Check out the articles you may have missed from the start of this year!

In case you have missed them, scroll down this list of articles from issues earlier this year! Simply click on the link below the photo that you are interested in and you will be directed to the editorial. We love our readers and know you love our magazine so posting these articles is one way we can give back! Scrambler 850 vs. Raptor 700 2014 Yamaha Viking 2014 Honda Rancher 420 2014 Yamaha YFZ450R vs. 2009 Suzuki LT-R450 2014 Kawasaki Teryx Line Tested Polaris Outlaw 50 vs. Kawasaki KFX50 Inside…

2014 UTV Buyer’s Guide

Dealers are running out of space. Each year the list of UTV models grows longer and more complicated. It’s gotten to the point that a retailer can’t hope to display all the UTV offerings available to him; the showroom floor just isn’t big enough. So, where do you go to see the width and breadth of today’s UTV market? Right here. This is Dirt Wheel’s annual roundup of the most significant UTVs on the market. Included are sport models, utility offerings and multipassenger vehicles. The good news is that the market is growing…

2014 Youth ATV Buyer’s Guide

APEX ($3800-$4000) Apex designs highly specialized racing minis in Chandler, Arizona, then has some of the parts built overseas. They come with two-stroke motors in four different sizes—50cc to 100cc. The chassis is lightweight and highly functional with high-end accessories like DWT wheels and tires. At most racetracks, the youth classes are dominated by Apex products. ARCTIC CAT 150 ($3599) Even though the 150 is included in the Arctic Cat Youth line, this is a real utility quad with steel racks that…

2014 4×2 ATV Buyer’s Guide

ARCTIC CAT 300 ($4299) Arctic Cat offered a price-conscious 2WD utility quad long before it became a fashion trend. The 300 is powered by a liquid-cooled, two-valve, overhead-cam, 270cc motor. The CV transmission has high, low and reverse, and the suspension is fully independent with double Aarms all the way around. The racks are steel, the wheels are steel and the price makes it a steal. HONDA RANCHER ($5199) In the complicated Rancher family tree, the most affordable offering is the base model with…