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

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

Project Build - Hand Control Polaris RZR

Back on Track with a Motocross Champion
Written By: 
Mike Young, Photos by Keren Lynn
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Motocross was my life’s passion. For 24 years I had raced at all levels and made it a career, finally winning the 1996 AMA East/East-West shootout and becoming the four-stroke National Champion. I was on top of the world, but as sometimes happens in life, I was blindsided by an event I never saw coming.

New Model Test - Day of the Mule

Ranch Time with the 2016 Kawsaki Mule Pro-FX and Pro-FXT
Written By: 
John Arens
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A year ago we were treated to a tour of Kawasaki's sprawling, Lincoln, Nebraska manufacturing plant for a factory tour, and for the introduction of one of the most important models Kawasaki has ever built.  There on the edge of the prairie is the birthplace of nearly every Kawasaki ATV, Jet Ski watercraft, Teryx Side x Side, and hardworking yet often overlooked Mule utility vehicle.  That day marked a turning point for the lowly Mule, though.  It was the unveiling of the completely new, modern, and most capable Mule ever, the Mule Pro-FXT.

Kids on Quads - Too Much Fun

A Look at the DRR Youth ATVs
Written By: 
Staff
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One of the things we like best about ATV riding is the family aspect of the sport. There’s nothing better than watching a parent, or even a grandparent, help a young boy or girl learn to ride. Like baseball, ATV riding has become one of the very few sports and activities that can transcend age and generational differences, and it’s not uncommon to see 3 generations of riders enjoying that same trailside exploration that we came to know so many years ago. It’s what family activities were meant to be!

New Product Review - Stow and Go

A Couple Handy Accessories from QUADBOSS
Written By: 
Staff
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You can never have too much storage on any off-road machine. There are always tools, tow straps, tie-downs, and snacks to carry. On most utility style ATVs and Side x Sides manufacturers do a pretty good job of building in storage compartments under seats, the front hood, or in the dash, but on any sporty machine, available space is often limited. That is particularly true for our trusty Polaris RZR 900 S, but QuadBoss had the answer to our problem.

First Ride - Can-Am's Outlander L 450

Big Features - Budget Price
Written By: 
John Arens
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Can-Am is known as the luxury manufacturer in the powersports world, whether it is with their watercraft, snowmobiles, or off-road vehicles. While it’s true they do offer some high-end models with all the bells and whistles, their pricing is pretty much in line with every other manufacturer, sometimes a little more, and sometimes a little less.  In the last two years, Can-Am has broadened their horizons by offering new, very budget friendly models with many of the same top-end features.

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