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Which ATV is the right one for you? By D. West In this issue you’ll find our annual “Dirt Wheels ATV Buyer’s Guide.” It has every quad available for 2020. The number of ATVs on this year’s list is about the same number as on last year’s list. What that means is the ATV market still holds its own even with the continued growth of the UTV market. Your local powersports dealer may sell more UTVs these days, but not everyone prefers a steering wheel over handlebars. The sales of quads remain high enough that the…

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: 2X4

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 300  The Alterra 300 shares the DNA of its bigger relatives but in a more compact form. This two-wheel-drive offering has independent dual-A-arm front suspension with a solid rear axle and swingarm suspension system. It is capable enough to tow up to 500 pounds when you are done playing on the trails and need to get work done. Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 270cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.3 gal.,…

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: TWO-UP QUADS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ARCTIC CAT TRV 700 Arctic Cat’s Alterra TRV 700 is back in the lineup for 2020. This two-up machine has a long wheelbase of 58 inches to comfortably fit a rear passenger seat that is equipped with a back rest and hand-holds. Suspension is independent in the front and rear with electronic power steering as a standard feature. Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 695cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal., Wheelbase: 58.0”,…

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: YOUTH

By the staff of Dirt Wheels APEX PRO MXR 50/70/85/90/100 When racing runs through your veins, it tends to run through your child’s, too. Apex offers multiple two-stroke competition-model ATVs for youth of all different sizes and skill levels. If you want your kid to dominate the racetrack, we suggest you give Apex a call and pick out the perfect racer. Engine type: Liquid-cooled, two-stroke, Displacement: 49cc/70cc/89cc/99cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal., Wheelbase: 41.5”,…

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: 4X4

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 570 Arctic Cat is back! Textron owns the company, but the historic brand name is back with machines that are trail-ready. The Alterra 570 has independent front and rear suspension sporting 10 inches of travel at each corner to smooth out terrain. Cargo racks and towing capability make it a great worker. An EPS version is available. Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 545cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel…