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2015 Honda Pioneer 500 First Ride

2015 Honda Pioneer 500 First Ride 1

In a recent conversation with 4WheelDirt.com Editor Justin Dawes, the question came up. “Would you like to go check out Honda’s new side-by-side for us?” My eyes lit up like a kid on Christmas, dreaming of the big-bore, sport UTV we’ve all been waiting on from Big Red. I jumped at the chance and booked…

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2014 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE First Ride

2014 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE First Ride 1

Race-bred ATVs are a blast off-road, but let’s be honest; comfort is not one of their strong suits. If you like hauling the mail, blasting whoops and getting some air but find the cockpit of a MX racer comparable to a torture rack, then the Yamaha Raptor 700R could very well be the machine for…

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2014 Can-Am Maverick Max X rs First Ride

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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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2014 Yamaha YFZ450R First Ride

2014 Yamaha YFZ450R First Ride 0

The Yamaha YFZ450R set a new standard in a sport ATV class that had fallen behind the times in terms of technology and performance. If you were a hardcore racer before the YFZ, you had to heavily modify a sport machine for racing or extend the life of the decades old Honda TRX250R two-stroke. Both options were…

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2014 Yamaha Viking EPS First Ride

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Yamaha turned the utility market on its ear and put other ATV manufacturers back on their heels in 2004 with the introduction of the Rhino 660. Before then side-by-sides we pure work machines with low-tech suspension and even lower tech engines. The Rhino opened up the possibility of enjoying the trails after working all day…

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2014 Kawasaki Teryx4 LE First Ride

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The re-imagined-for-2014 Kawasaki Teryx4 LE is a tantalizing new machine that boasts several improvements to an already very-capable vehicle. Included in these improvements is a revamped motor designed for more power output and better fuel efficiency, a reimagined suspension system that now includes Fox Podium shocks, a new EPS system, LED headlights, sound deadening material…

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2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI EPS First Ride

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Yamaha’s Grizzly 700 FI EPS has been a solid performer in the big bore utility segment despite having one of the smallest displacements in class. What it gives up in cc’s the Grizzly makes up for with excellent handling and a user-friendly design. For 2014 the Tuning Fork company has reworked the Grizzly 700 with a wider…

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2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 First Ride

2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 First Ride 0

One-upmanship is the name of the game in the side-by-side world, with each manufacturer trying to outdo the competition with more power and better suspension. Every model year the technology and engineering marches forward with new models that seem to render the last batch of high performance rippers obsolete. But how much further can the…

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