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2014 Honda Pioneer 700 Second Ride

2014 Honda Pioneer 700 Second Ride 0

Honda’s Big Red side-by-side never lived up to its full potential. So just four years after its introduction, it’s being replaced with this: the Honda Pioneer 700. Engineered and assembled here in America, the Pioneer offers equal parts work and play, at a price staring just under 10 grand. American tastes can be fickle. Fortunately,…

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2014 Yamaha YFZ450R SE First Ride

2014 Yamaha YFZ450R SE First Ride 0

Sport ATVs and sand dunes go to together like peanut butter and jelly. Actually, no, that’s not epic enough. It’s more like Rock and Roll. Yamaha knows this well and holds its annual pilgrimage to the Imperial Sand Dune Recreation Area, better known as Glamis, where the media gets an opportunity to sample the new…

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2014 Polaris Sportsman ACE First Ride

2014 Polaris Sportsman ACE First Ride 1

Polaris Industries celebrated another banner year in 2013. The Minnesota-based manufacturer introduced nine new models and wrapped up many sales records before the year was even over. So, how is Polaris going to top things in 2014? Well, it’s starting off the calendar year in a big way by re-inventing the traditional market segments with…

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2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 Project – Part 1

2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 Project – Part 1 2

The Polaris RZR XP1000 is undeniably the hottest side-by-side to hit the market this year. It’s ridiculous suspension travel, powerful engine and roomy cockpit make it a force to be reckoned with on the trail and in the desert. It is also expected to make a splash this year in the UTV racing scene, and we wanted in…

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2014 Kawasaki Teryx First Ride

2014 Kawasaki Teryx First Ride 0

For 2014, Kawasaki decided to revamp its entire lineup of Side by Side vehicles. Kawsasaki started with the Teryx4 (T-4), which included revamping the Teryx4 with styling improvements, Fox Podium shocks and an increase in engine displacement (read more in the 2014 Teryx4 First Ride). The 2-seat Teryx was also completely overhauled with a host of improvements, including…

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2014 Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 First Ride

2014 Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 First Ride 0

When Polaris introduced the RZR XP 1000, it was obvious a four-seat version would follow. The question was would it be a year later, following the cycle that had been established by its 800cc and 900cc predecessors? But those waiting for a XP 1000 with room for four didn’t have to wait as long as they thought. Just a…

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2014 Honda Rancher ATV First Ride

2014 Honda Rancher ATV First Ride 0

For 2014, Honda has revised its Rancher utility quad with a host of refinements that make one of the best-selling utility quads even better. How much better is it? What exactly did Honda do besides update the plastics and graphics? Let’s find out… Again, we ask the question: What’s new? The easy answer is: pretty…

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2014 Can-Am Maverick Max X rs First Ride

2014 Can-Am Maverick Max X rs First Ride 0

When Can-Am introduced the four-seat version of its high performance sport side-by-side, the Maverick Max, at the 2012 Sand Sports Show it was a serious tease. The Max looked to be a serious threat to the Polaris RZR XP 4 900 claims as the fastest family wagon on the trails. But we would have to…

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