2-Up Roundup

A Two-Up ATV Buyer’s Guide
Written By: 
John Arens

Without a doubt, ATVs have greatly expanded the acceptance of off-road recreation.  For many riders that were either uncomfortable with the sometimes schizophrenic nature of a dirt bike, or did not want to be confined inside the cab of a vehicle, ATVs were the perfect choice for outdoor fun and exploration.  Entire families could ride into areas too remote to be seen on foot and experience nature first hand, and they could do it safely at their own pace.

Yamaha’s Grizzly 550 FI 4x4 EPS

You name it--the "Grizz" can do it
Written By: 
Andrew Smith

Let's face it, finding extra money in the budget for our toys got a lot harder in the past year. By no means does this mean we will go without (I believe in some circles they call this an addiction), but it does mean that we are going to research our purchases better and make them do more for us. Here is our story...

2010 Husqvarna HUV4414G XP

The best of both worlds
Written By: 
Bob Davis

As UTV manufacturers continue the process of refining and evolving their product lines, the mid-size segment of this market especially keeps getting better and better. Among the major players in the 4x4 mid-size segments are the Mule 610, the Ranger 400, the Club Car XRT950 and the new Husqvarna 4414. Husky's entry is the poster child for the philosophy of "less is more", but it offers all the goodies that mainstream UTV owners desire, such as four-wheel independent suspension, “shift-on-the-fly” four-wheel drive, sealed CVT, tilt-bed and a rugged brush guard.

Curtis Announces New ProSeries Cabs for UTV, Golf and Tractor Applications

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Worcester, Massachusetts – March 1, 2010 –– Curtis Industries, LLC announced a major product expansion for 2010 with its new line of ProSeries™ cabs. The ProSeries will include PathPro™ for UTVs, StreetPro™ for golf cars, and WorkPro™ for compact tractors. Each product group will include enclosure choices for all levels of applications: two soft-sided options, the Pro and the Pro SS, and a hard-sided option, the Pro SE.

The 2010 Polaris Ranger 800 6x6

Payload, Power, Storage Highlight New 800 6x6…
Written By: 
Bob Davis

For 2010, Polaris has refined and polished almost every aspect of its 6x6. Polaris says that it appeals to farmers, outdoorsmen, land owners, contractors and municipalities that need massive storage capacity with unmatched terrain capabilities.  We couldn’t agree more. Except to add that as UTV standards go, the six-wheeled beast is thunderously quick, both from a standstill and at speed. The 6x6 retains all of the key components that are so convincing to these buyers, but with significant improvements. “Just doing what the customer asks,” Polaris says. 

The 2010 Kawasaki Prairie 360 4X4

Working Class Hero
Written By: 
John Arens

It’s easy to overlook the smaller displacement models in a manufacturer’s ATV lineup.  It’s the big bore models equipped with the latest bells and whistles that get the lion’s share of attention, but the fact is many ATV owners don’t necessarily need or want a 70 horsepower, 70+ mph capable ATV to simply tow a trailer around the yard or cruise through the woods on a weekend trail ride.  They look for reliability, “rideability,” comfort, and price (not always in that order), and we’ve found one ATV that fits the bill. 

Trailfinder ATV tire from Discount Tire Direct

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The Trailfinder ATV is the newest tire for today’s ATV and UTV off road enthusiasts. The Trailfinder ATV has an aggressive tread and shoulder block design for optimum traction and side bite in all conditions.It is available in 12 and 14 inch sizes and has a durable 6 ply rating. It also has a true inner and outer rim guard for maximum wheel protection.The Trailfinder ATV prices start at $58.00

Unleashing the Beast - Honda 700XX Hop-Up

Simple bolt-on Upgrades to make the Honda even better
Written By: 
Pete Bengel
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In a way, Honda’s voyage into the world of big-bore, IRS sport ATVs could be compared to Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the New World. Both embarked on a journey that few others had the courage to attempt, and for the most part, both journeys were a success. Columbus stumbled onto the New World, but then had to live with the problems that came with it. Honda developed an all-new engine and a unique chassis that could rock your world on two tracks, dunes, or desert …typical conditions on the western side of the country.

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