2016 Yamaha YXZ 1000R First Look

2016 Yamaha YXZ 1000R First Look

Yamaha strikes back in the UTV and side-by-side segment with its pure sport, three-cylinder and manual gearbox-powered YXZ 1000R (prices start at $19,799). Yamaha’s all-new YXZ is designed for off-road thrill seekers that want the utmost in performance and durability. POWERTRAIN The YXZ borrows engine architecture from Yamaha’s snow sport department sourcing a four-stroke and…

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2016 Suzuki KingQuad 750 & 500 First Ride

2016 Suzuki KingQuad 750 & 500 First Ride

Of all the major ATV manufacturers, Suzuki has been the quietest of late. The past few years have seen even proven and popular models fade away instead of receiving updates. With a shrinking line-up, we were excited to see improvements to the KingQuad 750 and 500 last year as both mounts were given performance upgrades,…

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2016 Polaris Models First Look

2016 Polaris Models First Look

Polaris just dropped a whole laundry list of great new models, but the Turbo RZR XP pretty much stole the show. With all the hype, publicity and downright coolness of a 144 hp Turbo XP being released, all the other brand new models could have slipped quietly into existence. But a deeper look into the…

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2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo EPS First Look

2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo EPS First Look

It’s finally here! The factory Turbocharged RZR XP we’ve all been dreaming of is now reality. Unlike the other turbo offerings on the market, the new Polaris RZR XP Turbo EPS is completely engineered to translate industry-leading power into unmatched performance. In other words, Polaris didn’t just slap a Turbo on last year’s XP 1000…

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2015 Yamaha YFZ450R SE First Ride

2015 Yamaha YFZ450R SE First Ride

Every year Yamaha invites media types out to the Imperial Sand Dunes or “Glamis” for their annual “Goons in the Dunes” riding trip. The trip not only marks the late season release of Yamaha’s YFZ450R SE and Raptor 700 SE models, but is really a whole lot more than your average press intro. Yamaha’s “Goons”…

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2015 Arctic Cat XR ATV First Ride

2015 Arctic Cat XR ATV First Ride

Arctic Cat dedicated significant effort to improving the handling and comfort on its 2015 XR line of 4×4 quads. Arctic Cat’s engineers and marketing department were excited to show off their new machine and they invited us to come out and explore Moab’s epic trail system with them. The XR line features a completely new…

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