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2022 4×4 & UTILITY ATV BUYER’S GUIDE

By Lane Lindstrom and the staff of Dirt Wheels 2022 4x4 & UTILITY ATV BUYER’S GUIDE By now, you’ve no doubt heard about how hot the UTV powersports market has been over the past year and a half. So, too, has the ATV segment.…
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2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: 4X4

It's here, the 2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: 4X4 Enter to win a free set of tires and wheels by taking our 2021 readers survey here. ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 570 Arctic Cat is back! Textron owns the company, but the historic…
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TOP PROJECT ATVs

The Dirt Wheels crew will ride a box-stock quad for awhile, but then we start thinking about ways to improve its performance. Building project quads is a way of life for us. Here is a list of some that made it into the Dirt Wheels Project…
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ATV TEST: 2016 Honda Rincon 4×4

Honda’s flagship Rincon has only seen one major improvement in its life, and that was back in 2006. In that model year the liquid-cooled engine mated to a three-speed transmission, increased from a 650cc mill up to a whopping 675cc. In…
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PROJECT ATV: Polaris Sportsman 1000 Build

Lately we have featured some highly modified 4x4s built for racing the woods and in the mud. These are the extremes of what can be done with a big budget and the set direction for building up your machine. We want to flip the coin and…
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ATV TEST: 2016 Yamaha Grizzly 700

Over the last two decades we have watched the Yamaha Grizzly 4x4 ATV transform from the largest-displacement monster to a refined animal. In the late 1990s, Yamaha dominated the market by having the biggest 4x4 you could buy with a whopping…
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ATV TEST: 2015 Polaris Sportsman 1000 4×4

What do you have when you take a smooth-riding utility chassis and stuff it with one of the fastest CVTequipped ATV engines on the planet? A tool that not only helps you get the work chores done in a hurry, but it can take you out on the…
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ATV TEST: 2015 Suzuki KingQuad 400ASi

The utility 4x4 ATV market has seen a large increase in purchases of small-bore machines. Massive power may be nice to have, but it isn’t needed to get the job done. Suzuki caught on to that notion and produced the 2015 KingQuad 400ASi to…
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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…
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