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ATVs and Side-x-Sides for general riding purposes including youth models, two-seater ATVs, four-seater Side-x-Sides, trail quads, and mid-range machines.

The A-TEAM

ARGO EXPANDS THE BRAND WITH 2018 ATVS
Written By: 
John Arens
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ABC Television’s Wide World of Sports began every broadcast with amazing video (Who could forget the agony of defeat skier Vinko Bogataj?), but also with the words, “Spanning the globe”.  Argo could say the same.  Known far and wide for their water and marshland loving line o

Ride Tested - The Polaris Outlaw 110

Kid Tested, Father Approved
Written By: 
Pete Bengel
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 An old expression comes to mind when it comes to the subject of choosing an ATV for a young rider. “It’s like shooting fish in a barrel”. Your choices are far from limited. The problem is that while there is a large pool to choose from, there are very few that are worthy of taking up the space on your garage floor. You can’t pick up a weekly auto-swapper magazine without seeing the ads for no-name 50, 90, 110, or even 125cc youth ATVs, many of which can be had for less money than a monthly payment on a new diesel pickup.

Long Term Test - ACE Player

Trail Buddy and Best Drivers Training Tool Ever
Written By: 
Staff
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The Polaris ACE marked a different direction in the development of Side x Sides. The ACE wasn’t exactly an ATV, although it did appear to be the offspring of a mating between the RZR 570 and a Sportsman ATV. It wasn’t exactly a Side x Side either; even though it has a steering wheel, roll cage, and a bucket seat. One thing we knew for sure is that we needed to spend more time on, or maybe we should say “in” it.

Mini Quad Test - The Polaris Outlaw 90

Little Outlaw on the Trail
Written By: 
Staff
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Few riders begin their life of off-road adventures as an adult. Most were first dipped in the world of riding when they were young and every trail led to exploration and every lap around a backyard track delivered a thrill that could be found nowhere else. For many it began as a family affair, with friends or relatives that made the world a little bigger and more filled with wonder. Once tasted, that feeling would never go away.

First Ride and Review! The 2015 Honda Pioneer 500

Trail Legal, Fun Sized, Honda Quality
Written By: 
John Arens
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Less than a year ago at the introduction of their innovative Pioneer 700 and 700-4 Side x Side, Honda promised they were on the gas and there would be several more models to come.  For a company that protects their secrets as if they are grandmothers jewels it was a stunning statement that definitely grabbed our attention.  Today Honda delivered on the first part of that promise with the release of a second new Side x Side, the 2015 Pioneer 500, and it’s every bit as unique as the first.

Ride Test - Deja Blue

Riding the Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS
Written By: 
Staff
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“They’re shooting behind the duck.”  That was a quote heard at our first ride on the Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS about how other OEMS often find themselves trying to catch up to the relentless, breakneck pace Polaris has set with new model development.  Sometimes there are just too many ducks to follow.

Long Term Report - The Polaris RZR 570

Lessons Learned from a Year with the Fun-Sized RZR
Written By: 
Staff
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Before the Polaris RZR, there wasn’t any Side x Side dedicated to high-performance recreation, but with the sporty RZR 800, Polaris had an instant hit and the race was on.  Since then other manufacturers have entered the game and each new model has seen huge gains in power, suspension, and performance.  Not everyone needs or even wants huge horsepower and desert taming suspension just to cruise the local trails, though, and for those riders, Polaris has a unique option.

New Product Test - The Quadski

Half Watercraft, Half ATV, All Fun
Written By: 
John Arens
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Detroit’s Downtown Athletic Club seems like an unlikely location for a new model introduction.  It is more of a combination art museum and monument to captains of industry, as member plaques ring out names such as Ford, Dodge, Chrysler, and Briggs.  It’s easy to get the feeling that without a major factory with your name on it, you don’t get in.  The Detroit Athletic Club is about as far from a trail as you can get, but what we had come to see was unlike anything on the trail anyway.

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