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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 […]

ATV TEST: Racing 450 Shootout

This is the golden age for performance quads. Ten years ago, we were patching up old two-strokes from an earlier era, hoping to get them through each week while the manufacturers virtually ignored the high-end sport market. Now we have at least six makers offering state-of-the-art 450 sport quads with performance we could only dream […]

ATV TEST: Yamaha YFZ450R vs. Suzuki LT-R450 Shootout!

Suzuki’s QuadRacer LT-R450 and Yamaha’s YFZ450R took the top two positions in our 2009 450 shootout. Economically priced at $8100 (LT-R) and $8500 (YFZR), both of these 50-inch-wide 450s were built specifically to tear up the ATV racing scene. There are two others at 50 inches, including KTM’s 450SX and Can-Am’s DS450M. Both are great […]

ATV TEST: DRR DRX 90 TEST!

All of the big ATV manufacturers build quads for smaller riders, and most of the machines are great. However, if you want to get your kid into racing, you have to consider looking beyond the big brands. DRR is a small Ohio-based company that plays by the government’s rules, yet can design and import vehicles […]

ATV TEST: 2015 HONDA TRX400X

From the beginning of time the Honda 400EX has been one of the top machines to have. With its great suspension geometry, powerful engine and all-around good handling, it makes for a perfect platform to upgrade or leave stock. Honda first introduced its 400 motor in the XR400 dirt bike, and in 1999 put that […]