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SHOOTOUT: Sport quad 450 Duner Shootout

Back in the June issue we brought you a shootout using these same three quads. In that test we took them for a day of riding in the tight trails. We wanted to see if the latest Yamaha YFZ450R would perform well against its narrower competitors, the Honda and Kawasaki 450s. Surprisingly, we didn’t have […]

SHOOTOUT: Polaris Ace 570 vs. Sportsman 570

The UTV market has exploded in popularity over the past few years, and Polaris is at the top of the manufacturing list. Their RZR lineup started a performance sensation, and other UTV manufacturers are fighting to produce machines just as impressive. While the multi-passenger UTV market is booming, new smaller-width regulations of trails are requiring […]

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 […]

500cc 4×4 SHOOTOUT: Can-Am vs. Honda vs. Polaris

If you were a fly on the wall of the boardroom at all of the major ATV manufacturers, you would hear them say that the 500cc utility/4X4 ATV class has the most sales of any ATV category. It may not be the most profitable since in some cases they are now basically like the big […]