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ATV TEST: HONDA FOURTRAX RANCHER 4X4 AUTOMATIC DCT EPS

Who says you need a big-bore quad? By the staff of Dirt Wheels Most manufacturers have directed their attention away from sport quad production in the last decade, and Honda certainly has. On a positive note, utility-type quads are becoming a more appealing option. In fact, some are becoming so capable that 4x4 quads are becoming the new sport quad. We tested the $7699 Honda FourTrax Rancher 4x4 Automatic DCT EPS quad, which is a nicely equipped 420cc version with plenty to offer. This popular and reliable model is…

TECH: POLARIS SPORTSMAN CVT BELT CHANGE

Find your mojo again By the staff of Dirt Wheels There was a time when it was fairly rare to replace the CVT drive belt on a 4x4 quad, but now some of these models are very powerful and come with large and aggressive tires. What we need here is some good TECH: to remedy the situation. Plus, owners are riding them harder and punishing the CVT and its belt with high-load situations like mud-running and using track systems. In our case, the belt on our Polaris Scrambler S let go while racing, so it was being ridden…

2020 YAMAHA GRIZZLY XT-R

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 YAMAHA GRIZZLY XT-R The big bad bear. Yamaha’s Grizzly has topped the mountain year after year as the brand’s premier sport utility ATV. It can paw its way through thick mud, traverse river beds on the hunt, and scale the steeps at a quick clip. Yet, the Yamaha can also retract its claws and conquer terrain in comfort. While the Grizzly is capable of extreme enjoyment on the trails, it doubles as a handy rig around the ranch, too. For 2020, Yamaha decided to outfit a few UTV…

APRIL FOOL FEST

Segway has jumped into the 4x4 ATV market with their 2-up Snarler lineup. Models include a hybrid 570 that utilizes an electric motor for added acceleration, and a 1000cc version that produces 107-horsepower.

ATV TEST: Arctic Cat XR 550

In last month’s issue we compared a trio of all-new 500-class 4x4s from Honda, Can-Am and Polaris. We explained how the manufacturers are concentrating heavily on the class lately. That statement still holds true, as Arctic Cat has also recently developed a brand-new machine for the class. Although we have yet to ride this machine back to back with its competition, we did get to throw a leg over the XR 550 at Moab this month, and this is how the trail ride went. POWER Arctic Cat’s new XR 550 is equipped with a 545cc,…