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Reviews, product testing, comparisons, and articles related to ATVs, UTVs, and Side-x-Sides.

Ride Area Review - Tall Pines ATV Park

Upstate New York State of Mind
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By Moxie Karasek and Rick Engle
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Tall Pines ATV Park near Andover, New York is the newest area for Northeastern riders looking for a family friendly trail riding adventure. It’s a little like a trip to your grandparents’ farm, a weekend camping trip, and a good ol’ mud bog and riding adventure, all in one place!

New Model Preview - The 100 Club

The Polaris Lineup Expands Again
Written By: 
John Arens
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Care to guess which manufacturer builds the most models of ATVs and Side x Sides? Most people would pick Polaris as we did, but it got us thinking - just how many models do they make? The answer surprised even us, and when the company that has recorded so many firsts in the industry released their 2015 lineup, they crossed another huge threshold. With different models and configuration packages, Polaris now has over 100 models to choose from. For 2015 Polaris really put the throttle down and released a huge number of new ATVs and the Side x Sides, hitting practically every type of user.

UTV Accessories 101; Building a Trail Friendly Teryx

Accessories to Make Any Side-x-Side Better
Written By: 
Wayne Davis
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The Kawasaki Teryx4 is a rock solid machine. It’s tough, powerful, comfortable, and it’s more nimble than any other four-seater on the trail. We love it! We also can’t leave well enough alone, and after a couple trips to the woods, we decided that the Teryx4 was the perfect candidate for a few, simple bolt-on accessories to make our trail riding experience even better.

 

Ultimate Man-Cave - Night at the Museum

Inside Honda's Secret Museum and Motor Vehicle Archives
Written By: 
John Arens
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There are a few places in this world that are so secret they’re off limits to all but a lucky few.  The Vatican archives and art collection, NASA’s science and engineering laboratories and Hondas product planning and design center all come to mind.  Without divine intervention and a blessing from the Pope or the President, you’re unlikely to ever make it inside the first two.

New Model Review - Return of the Wolverine

The All-New 2016 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec
Written By: 
John Arens
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The last decade has not been kind to Wolverines, whether it was the economic downturn felt by the Wolverine State of Michigan, the four-legged forest dweller, or the cellar dwellers of Big Ten football, the Michigan Wolverines.  All three were seemingly on the brink of extinction, and even the comic book character Wolverine was killed off in recent months, but there may be hope on the horizon.

New Model Preview - Return of the Raptor

Yamaha Updates Our Favorite Sand Blaster, The Mighty Raptor 700R
Written By: 
Staff
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As much as we enjoy climbing up a rocky trail or slogging through a muddy pond on a utility ATV, we’ll always be sport riders at heart. The challenge of shifting up through the gears, pitching your machine around a corner, or sailing off a jump is more intense on a sport machine, and we really like how a great sport machine can challenge your skills as much as the trail. Nothing else can match the power to weight ratio and acceleration, especially if you’re on a healthy 450cc machine, or better yet, Yamaha’s Raptor 700.

Hunt Special - Woods Warrior

Machine Tips for Hunting Season
Written By: 
Staff
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To bring home big bucks, truckloads of hunters spend big bucks on the latest bow, custom rifle, and NASA grade optics, but despite how technology has changed hunting in the last decade, no other tool we can think of has transformed the sport more than an ATV or UTV.  If there were ever vehicles made for the needs of hunters, these are it.  Thanks to their ability to cross difficult terrain, it’s also possible to get much farther away from camp.

Tech Tips - Phase Separation and Small Engines

Why Gasoline Additives are Necessary with Ethanol-Blended Fuels
Written By: 
Ed Newman
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Change is the one constant in life. It’s also difficult, because when there is a change – whether in technology or how we do things – there are often unforeseen consequences. One change that affects everyone in power sports is the widespread use of ethanol in gasoline. How you prepare for the effects of high ethanol content gasoline in your engine can leave, or remove, a lot of change from your pocket.

Tech Tips - Busted!

A New Tool and Safety Tips for Tire Changes
Written By: 
Staff
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Most riders are also do-it-yourselfers. We would rather take on a job ourselves, whether it’s rebuilding an engine or building a backyard shed, than turn it over to somebody else. One task that can be completely deceiving, though, is changing tires. As anyone who has ever attempted to change ATV or Side x Side tires knows, there is hardly a job that appears simpler, yet has the ability to be so completely frustrating.

New Model Preview - 15 for 2015

A Truckload of New Models for Arctic Cat
Written By: 
Staff
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The Arctic Cat product development team is on a roll! A few years back, they introduced the incredible Wildcat 1000 Side x Side, followed by a four-seat version, and last year they rolled out our favorite trail loving Side x Side, the Wildcat Trail. We wondered how they would top that for 2015, but as it turns out, they were just getting warmed up!

15 for 2015 – NEW ATVs and UTVs

For 2015 Arctic Cat has added new models to both their Side x Side and their ATV lineup. It’s a great time to be a ‘Cat lover!

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