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2015 Yamaha Viking VI First Ride

2015 Yamaha Viking VI First Ride 0

It has almost become a forgone conclusion in the UTV world that when a manufacturer releases a new model, it will be followed up within a year’s time by a crew or double-rowed version. When Yamaha unwrapped the 2014 Viking for the media back in June of 2013, its representatives hinted that there was going…

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2015 Honda Foreman Rubicon IRS First Ride

2015 Honda Foreman Rubicon IRS First Ride

By Guido Ebert The North American market for ATVs contracted by nearly 70% – or more than a half-million units – in the nine years between the market’s record highpoint in 2004 and 2013, according to Power Products Marketing, a Minneapolis-based research firm. Still boasting a leading share in the U.S. ATV market, Honda sold…

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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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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

2014 Yamaha Viking EPS First Ride 0

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

2014 Kawasaki Teryx4 LE First Ride 0

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

2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI EPS First Ride 0

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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