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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, […]

2014 4×4 ATV Buyer’s Guide

4X4 ARCTIC CAT MUDPRO 1000 LE ($14,399) Someone at Arctic Cat must have come up with this idea in a dream. Who would have guessed how cool it would become? The Mudpro line is designed to cross uncrossable mud and water crossings, either for competition or play. The 1000 Limited is the top of the […]

Suzuki KingQuad vs. Polaris Sportsman: Shootout

KINGQUAD Classic ATV philosopher Tsing Song said, “A quad can’t cross the same stream twice.” We have no idea what that actually means, but it might say something about how no two rides, destinations or quads are the same. That’s especially true in the middleweight utility quad market, which is a mix of machines from […]

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 high-end models than ever before, with high-output motors and high-tech features like […]


Power steering is very subtle on the Suzuki. It helps when you want it, but is invisible otherwise. You would expect the Suzuki KingQuad 750AXi to be a rude, snarling beast. You would expect it to have the table manners of a giant ogre, to be hard to contain and impossible to manage. After all, […]


Suzuki is back! After a four-year hiatus, the Quadsport Z90 is back to teach kids how to ride. Undeniable truth number one: Youth-sized ATVs are the safest, most responsible way to introduce a child to motorsports. They are sized properly, the performance is appropriate, and they have controls that let a child advance at his […]


The 4×4 quad world is going full speed in two different directions. At the high end, we have twin-cylinder, 1000-pound machines with more features and creature comforts than a Lexus. At the other end, we have renewed emphasis on 300cc, two-wheel-drive quads that focus groups say they want. That leaves the real bread-and-butter ATVs, like […]


Suzuki’s KingQuad lineup contains some of our favorite 4×4 machinery, and the royal family is back in force for 2014. These royals aren’t from Britain. The KingQuad line is assembled in Georgia at the Suzuki Manufacturing of America Corp. facility, and the head of the family is the True Timber Camo KingQuad 750AXi Power Steering. […]