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Ride Tested - The Polaris Scrambler 500 4x4

The Original Cross-Over ATV
Written By: 
John Arens
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When it was introduced almost two decades ago in 1995, the Polaris Scrambler 400 made tracks into fresh territory. Before it there were only two ATV categories, sport and utility. The Honda 400EX, the Yamaha YFZ 450R and the Can-Am Outlander 800 weren't even on the drawing board, and custom built chassis ruled the racetrack, while the utility quad world was heavy on the utility side. Single cylinder, 400cc engines were the big bore powerhouses of the day. It all sounds like a tale that begins with: “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away…”

New Product Test - The Seizmik Rac System

A Mobile Work Platform Like No Other
Written By: 
John Arens
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We’ve seen all types of bolt on attachments, but we’ve never seen anything quite like the Kubota RTV RAC system developed by Seizmik. It won’t make you faster, your engine more powerful, or your machine more capable of climbing the dunes or slogging through muddy fields, but it absolutely excels at turning a hard-working UTV, like the Kubota RTV, into a four-wheeled work platform. It’s your truck, your shop, your toolbox, and your work buddy all in one tough, mobile package.

Yamaha Launches “Assembled in USA” Grizzly 700 EPS ATV Sweepstakes

Funds Will Go to Honored American Veterans Afield and Feed The Children
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CYPRESS, Calif. – October 6, 2011 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. is giving away a 2012 Grizzly 700 EPS ATV to help raise awareness and money for the Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and Feed The Children organizations. Yamaha’s new “Assembled in USA” sweepstakes will raise money through $5 donations when individuals enter to win the new Grizzly. Specific rules, dates and entry forms are online at: www.yamahaoutdoors.com/grizzlyforcharity

Evolution of the Beast

A new Grizzly 700 FI takes to the forest!
Written By: 
Grizzer NineFingers
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It’s been a long time since bears roamed freely in Southern California’s San Bernardino forest. The high mountain lake area wasn’t named Big Coyote, Big Deer, or Big Prairie Dog, but it is called Big Bear for a reason, despite a century or so of relatively unmolested camping. Recently, Grizzlies prowled the old domain of the Golden bear, every bit the dominant predator they’ve always been. This bear was not the Grizzly of old that chilled the blood of explorers, miners, settlers, and Native Americans, but this Grizzly was introduced by Yamaha and we had come to tame it.

Youth Quad Round Up - Mini Quad Buyer's Guide

Our Picks for the Top Mini ATVs
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ATV riding has always been a family sport and that means everyone in the family shares the adventure. It doesn’t take much coaxing to introduce a new rider to ATVing, and they usually take to it like ducks to water. It’s important to make sure junior gets started correctly, however, and with literally dozens of youth quads available, we wanted to list the ones that pass our inspection for quality, safety, and complete OEM support from sales, to parts, to safety.

Trail and Farm Tested - The John Deere Gator 825 XUV

More Power, More Features, More Capable, More Fun
Written By: 
John Arens
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When most people think of John Deere, it has little to do with off-road vehicles and everything to do with American agriculture. There’s more than one side to a field, however, and the company that began with old John Deere’s simple steel plow, pounded into shape from a broken saw blade, has turned into one of the world’s most recognizable brands, with products that touch on nearly every type of outdoor activity whether it’s work or recreation. Deere & Co.

The 2012 Amphibious ARGOs Let Riders Reign Over Any Terrain

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ARGO is proud to continue their segment-shattering off-road dominance with a 2012 lineup offering the most versatile and durable off-road machines available today! People who are passionate about riding off-road often discover that traditional ATVs and UTVs just can’t get the job done when used for accessing the remote areas that hunters and property owners’ dream of. But the ARGO family of vehicles lets riders reign over any terrain! Owning an amphibious ARGO UTV gives outdoor enthusiasts and landowners the freedom to go anywhere, anytime with minimal impact. ARGOs offer unmatched capability to carry friends and co-workers into remote areas, explore wild places despite physical limitations, and of course, pursue another hunting or fishing adventure lying just over the horizon. ARGO’s flagship model--the 750HDi--and other units in the ARGO fleet have the combined capabilities of a UTV, snowmobile and small boat. It is a true all terrain vehicle that goes everywhere sportsmen want to. Whether putting up deer stands in flooded areas, bass fishing on a secret pond or hauling equipment into the Canadian bush, once you use an ARGO you’ll never switch back to riding with non-amphibious machines! ARGOs are equipped with a premier suite of features, including seating for up to 6 people, large cargo storage, a proven-rugged amphibious design and a high-torque fuel-injected engine. Today’s ARGO designs are both rugged and refined—forged by a master design team with decades of experience in the harshest places on earth—and beyond. The ARGO lineup represents an engineering pinnacle, giving outdoor adventurers the power to tame whatever terrain they encounter.

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