Trail and Track - Hyosung TE450S First Ride

Written By: 
John Arens
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Most riding in North America is confined to the trails and track, but in many countries you can enjoy your ATV on the street too! That makes us a little jealous, and we'll admit that many times we've found ourselves sitting at a traffic light, imagining how great it would be to drop the clutch and rocket forward past the other vehicles. While we see only the ATVs meant for dirt, there quite a few other models and manufacturers of road legal ATVs, and even cross over models that are equipped for the tarmac or the trail.

Dunlop's ATV QuadMax Utility Radial UT/R Tire

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High performance enters the ranks of Side-by-Side utility ATVs with the introduction of the brand-new Dunlop Quadmax Utility Radial UT/R. SxS owners can now enjoy impressive tire performance throughout a broad variety of riding conditions and terrain usages thanks to the aggressive tread pattern on this new high-performance tire.

Weather Guard - We install the Seizmik Versa-Shield

Written By: 
John Arens
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Regardless of the season, our testing never stops. In rainy, cold, or just plain nasty conditions, that can mean a less than comfortable ride. One vehicle that sees almost daily use is our Polaris Ranger. Whether on a trail ride or wood hauling duty, like anybody else, we look for extra comfort where we can find it. When the snow began to fly last winter, it was time for a little more protection.

Recon Mission - Honda Recon Utility ATV

The Nimble, Capable, Honda FourTrax Recon ES
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The Honda Off-Road people like to say, "Adventure isn't paved." We couldn't agree more, and in the history of ATVs, we can safely say no other company has played a bigger supporting role in off-road adventure than Honda. They were leaders with ATVs right from the beginning, and although the competition has become extremely good, with some specific models even passing those in the Red Rider’s lineup, Honda is still the major player today.

The Sporting Life - Mid-Sized Sport ATV Roundup

Mid Sized Package – Full Sized FUN
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At the top of the ATV pyramid are the quads designed with championships in mind. These are the racers, capable of maximum performance, and while this segment of the market receives most of the attention, it becomes easy to overlook the huge number of less experienced riders who simply love to ride the trails. For those riders, a sporty ATV with good power, handling, reliability, and affordability work far better than one with a finicky race engine. Luckily, there are quite a few mid sized sport ATVs under 350ccs that work perfectly.

Yamaha Strengthens ATV Line with New Utility and Sport Models for 2011

Introducing New Grizzly 450 with EPS and All-New Raptor 125 Sport ATV
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CYPRESS, Calif. – June 9, 2010 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., continues to expand its ATV line adding the new Grizzly 450 4x4 utility ATV with Electric Power Steering (EPS) and the all-new Raptor 125 sport ATV. These are the latest models to join Yamaha’s dominating 2011 model year fleet of the highest performing, top quality off-road machines.

Salute the Commander - New Can-Am Side-x-Side First Ride!

Can-Am Releases the Most Anticipated Side-x-Side in Years
Written By: 
John Arens
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It's been over 5 years since the speculation, supposed sightings, and internet conjuring began. Loyal Can-Am fans and Side x Side enthusiasts riding every other brand have been waiting to see the latest innovative off road machine designed by the high performance crew from Valcourt, Quebec. While a few speculated that any new model would surely be designed only for utilitarian work, permanently resigned to construction or farm duty, those who studied the Can-Am design philosophy across their other product lines expected nothing less than cutting edge performance.

Old School – The Original ATV

Testing the RangeRunner
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Every so often while exploring a new ride area, we’ll stumble onto a vehicle we haven’t seen before. Then again, sometimes it stumbles onto us. Such was the case when a charismatic character called “Tinley Park Dave” clattered by us at the Badlands Ride area in Indiana. With World War II helmet slung low on his head, unfastened strap swinging in the breeze, heavy work gloves on the stick, and dark shades and heavy work coat completing the image, we managed to flag down General Dave’s one man invasion force. This guy had a story, and we were eager to hear it!

Sand Storm - Yamaha Special Edition Sport ATVs

We ride the Glamis Dunes
Written By: 
John Arens
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For those that live in a Northern climate, winter presents a whole new type of riding as lakes and ponds freeze over, and as snow piles up on the trail. It’s a blast pitching the back end of an ATV or Side x Side around in the fluff, or charging through drifts that explode in a white cloud as you power through. The trouble is, after several months of cold weather riding, we’re ready for a few days in the sun, and the perfect place to unwind is at the most famous sand box in the country: Southern California’s Imperial Sand Dunes, aka. GLAMIS!

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