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

Product Review - Load Master

Lynx Hooks Super Secure Strap System
Written By: 
Moxie Karasek
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There are gear bags, pouches, and storage boxes all meant for stowing away everything from Snickers bars to spare parts, but they all have one thing in common; before any ride they must be strapped down to your ATV or Side x Side.  That usually means tie-downs or bungee straps, but as anyone who has ever fiddled with the wrong length strap knows, that’s not always a sure thing.  It seems they are either too long, too short, or the darn hooks don’t fit around whatever you’re trying to fasten them to.  Recently, we found a nifty solution to the problem.  

First Ride - The High Road

We Test Can-Am's New Defender
Written By: 
John Arens
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The saying is, “Old habits die hard.” Can-Am engineers learned that feeling well when three years ago development work began on a new model that was to be unlike anything they’d built before. Still, there would be some similarities; the new model would need excellent power, first class styling, and manufacturing excellence. It was not all unfamiliar territory, but rather than for racing across the desert or dunes, the new model was aimed squarely at what had been the domain of the Polaris Ranger.

Ride Report - The Honda Fourtrax Foreman Rubicon

The All Day, Every Day ATV
Written By: 
John Arens
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You never really get to fully learn a machine until you can test it on your own home turf. For us that means plenty of play riding in the woods, but also many days on the job whether it is pulling a roller across a large yard, towing a wagonload of firewood, or even dragging a log from the woods. We can pretty much guarantee when there is a tough job to do, we’ll always pick the red machine with the wing on the side, and for us that is the Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4x4.

Special Event - Brimstone's Camp RZR 2015

Erika Throws the Biggest Bash in the East
Written By: 
Staff
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When a weekend off-road event draws more people than almost all NBA teams, it’s clearly something special. After last year’s record turnout at the wildly popular Polaris Camp RZR event held at Tennessee’s Brimstone Recreation, promoters Mark Love, his daughter Erika, and the Polaris team really mashed the throttle to the floor for an even bigger and better event this year. Goal achieved!

TENNESSEE TRAILS

2016 Models - Lean and Green

The 2016 Kawasaki Teryx and ATV Lineup
Written By: 
Staff
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Kawasaki is a company on the move. They’re constantly tweaking their ATV and Side x Side lineups to make every model better, and since the overall number of Kawasaki models is a little smaller than some competitors, they can really hone the fine details that can make or break a design. For 2016 the majority of their effort was focused on a model released only a little over a year ago.

Tech Tip - Power & Light

Flywheel and Stator Kits for Arctic Cat and Suzuki 400
Written By: 
Pete Bengel
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If you own an Arctic Cat 400 or Suzuki Eiger 400, chances are that you’ve experienced or at least heard of the flywheel failure that plagues these otherwise great ATVs. One minute you’re riding along and everything is running smoothly, and out of nowhere and for no apparent reason your engine coughs and you roll to a stop. You know you’re not out of fuel, but it doesn’t take long to realize you are out of spark, and that points to the dreaded electrical gremlins.

First Ride - The Single Life

Testing the Polaris ACE 900 SP
Written By: 
John Arens
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When Polaris introduced the ACE platform a year and a half ago, we knew it was only a matter of time before they would follow it up with additional single seat models. It wasn’t a long wait. Later in the year came the ACE 570, and most recently they’ve unleashed the new ACE 900 SP.

A WALK AROUND

Tech Tips - Cold Weather Prep

For Chasing Deer Or Drifts, A Few Simple Tools Can Make All The Difference
Written By: 
Staff
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The great thing about all-terrain vehicles is, well, they’re all-terrain vehicles. While motorcycle and Jet Ski riders roll to a stop when the weather turns nasty, we grab a different set of gear, prep our machine for Mother Nature’s worst, and head back out to the deer blind and drifts! Before you can put a head mount on the wall, though, there are a few things you need to do for yourself and your machine to prepare for any winter expedition. We’ll give you our tips.

Ride Tested - Home Field Advantage

We Test the KYMCO UXV 450i on Our Own Turf
Written By: 
Staff
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You never really know a machine until you spend time with it on your own turf.  When KYMCO released their innovative UXV 450i more than a year ago we were impressed.  The new mid-sized machine looked great, had several innovative features, and it was an all-new chassis.  We knew there was more to discover with the 450i though, and we couldn’t wait to get it on the trail and to work.     

NEW MACHINE REVIEW The 2016 POLARIS GENERAL

STAND and SALUTE
Written By: 
By Francis Soyer

Atten-TION!  Before we can proceed any further, we gotta get somethin’ straight.  The new POL-aris General is NOT your mommas UTV.  It’s a fine, multi-pu

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