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Arctic Cat - Thunder Cat 1000 H2

This is by far the biggest, most powerful ATV ever released. The announcement of Arctic Cat releasing a 951cc V-twin beast was enough to get the entire industry talking. The Thundercat 1000 H2’s 951cc SOHC four-stroke, four-valve, V-twin, liquid-cooled engine just oozes power. Feeding fuel to the engine is an effective EFI system that helps provide instant cold starting. Like other Arctic Cat 4×4s, the Thundercat comes with a proven and reliable Duramatic constant velocity transmission (CVT) with 2WD/4WD selectable high/low range and front diff lock (for help when you need to get out of the worst terrain).

The Thundercat also has an incredibly low center of gravity, yet retains 11 inches of ground clearance. An interesting suspension feature is its “performance calibrated additional ride-in”. When you sit on the Thundercat, depending on your size, the machine will “squat” roughly two inches, while maintaining its ground clearance and 10 inches of suspension travel, which helps inspire rider confidence in aggressive cornering and high-speed handling.

Engine  
Type 951cc V-twin SOHC four-stroke four-valve, liquid cooling with fan
Bore X Stroke (mm) 92 x 71.6
Fuel Delivery EFI
Lubrication Wet Sump
DriveTrain  
Drive System 2WD/4WD and electric differential lock
Transmission Automatic CVT with EBS, hi/lo range, and reverse
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension  
Front (travel, in.) Double A-arm (10)
Rear (travel, in.) Double A-arm (10)
Brakes  
Front Hydraulic disc
Rear Hydraulic disc
Tires  
Front 25×8-12
Rear 25×10-12
Dimensions  
Length/Width/Height (in.) 84.8/47.5/48
Seat Height (in.) NA
Wheelbase (in.) 52.5
Ground Clearance (in.) 11
Dry Weight (lb.) 716
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 6.5
Body  
Colors Silver metallic paint
   
Retail Price $11,199 incl. aluminum wheels & spike load dampener

Arctic Cat - TRV 1000 H2 EFI Cruiser

Arctic Cat has many different two-up models to choose from, but the TRV 1000 cruiser is the deluxe, has-it-all, comes-with-everything model. The 951cc engine will carry you and your passenger anywhere you want to go. Features such as heated handlebars, a touring windshield, and a lockable travel case make it pretty difficult to find something to add to it.

Engine Type 951cc V-twin SOHC four-stroke four-valve, liquid cooling
Drive System 2WD/4WD and electric differential lock
   
Retail Price $12,499

Arctic Cat - 700 H1 EFI (and 700 H1 EFI se)

The 700 H1 EFI combines a powerful 695cc hemi-style engine with electronic fuel injection and push button 4WD. The 700 also comes with a push-button differential lock. In our 700-class shootout, we agreed the AC is a great work machine with a torquey engine that makes you feel like you’re sitting “in” the machine as opposed to “on” it.

Engine Type 695cc SOHC four-stroke four-valve, liquid cooling with fan.
Drive System 2WD/4WD and electric differential lock
   
Retail Price $8,129; $8,629 camo; $8,679 SE; $9,029 LE

Arctic Cat - 700 H1 EFI MudPro

The first ATV ever designed for southern riding, the Arctic Cat Mudpro is built from the factory to excel in the dirty, sticky mud pits that others run from. Fourteen inches of ground clearance and a factory air intake snorkel keep this 695cc beast charging hard through the mud pits all day long. It’s even geared for the thick stuff and comes with Outlaw MST mud tires.

Engine Type 695cc SOHC four-stroke four-valve, liquid cooling with fan
Drive System 2WD/4WD with diff lock
   
Retail Price $9,529

Can-Am - Outlander 800R EFI

The flagship model in Can-Am’s lineup is the powerful Outlander 800R. The machine houses a potent powerplant—a 799cc liquid-cooled, SOHC, eight-valve (four per cylinder) V-twin engine. For 2009, the 800R has seen an increase in power by nine percent. This has been done thanks to a new larger air filter, an optimized intake runner, new ECU calibration, and new camshafts. Other changes made to the new 800R include a new front fascia, XT model-specific front and rear bumpers, a high-density polyethylene injection-molded skid plate, new decals, and a revised color scheme.

The 800R features the SST (Surrounding Spar Technology) frame. The frame features a steel center beam that surrounds the engine, which ultimately minimizes weld points and is designed to increase structural integrity. The TTI (Trailing Torsional Independent) rear suspension is designed to offer less scrub and features 75 percent less moving parts compared to conventional suspension designs.

Other features include a CVT transmission that features high, low, park, neutral, and reverse (with standard engine braking) and it has selectable 2WD/4WD with a Visco-Lok front differential. The Visco-Lok differential is unlike any other on the market—it progressively locks as the need for additional traction arises. Twin disc brakes up front with a single inboard disc in the rear help bring the machine to a stop (front and rear are activated via a single hand lever or foot lever) and the machine comes with 26-inch Badlands radial tires stock. The machine is also available in XT trim (a $1,600 value), which comes with a BRP XL3000 winch with remote control, cast aluminum rims, Carlisle ACT radial tires, heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, and handguards.

Engine  
Type 799.9cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, eight-valve V-twin
Bore X Stroke (mm) 91 x 62
Fuel Delivery 46mm throttle body, 2 siemens VDO injections
DriveTrain  
Drive System Selectable 2WD/4WD with Visco-lok front differential
Transmission CVT with sub transmission with high, low, park, neutral, and reverse
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension  
Front (travel, in.) Double A-arm, forged aluminum upper arm (8)
Rear (travel, in.) TTI independent (9)
Brakes  
Front Dual inboard hydraulic discs
Rear Inboard hydraulic disc
Tires  
Front 26×8-12
Rear 26×10-12
Dimensions  
Length/Width/Height (in.) 86/46/45
Seat Height (in.) 34.5
Wheelbase (in.) 51
Ground Clearance (in.) 12
Dry Weight (lb.) 663
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 5.3
Body  
Colors Yellow, viper red
   
Retail Price $8,949; $9,999 XT version

Can-Am - Outlander Max

Those looking for a two-person ride have four options in the Can-Am lineup–the Outlander Max 400, 500, 650,or the more powerful Max 800R (as well as the LTD model that’s shown here). The Max models were designed specifically for riding with a passenger thanks to its “stadium-style” seating so both the rider and passenger can see down the trail. The passenger’s active backrest moves with the rider, while whole raised footrests and multi-position handholds add comfort. The longer wheelbase offers a very stable ride, and the rear seat and a rack extension box can be swapped out without tools, which adds to the overall versatility of the quad. They are also available in the XT package.

Engine Type 799.9cc/649.6cc/499.6cc/400cc four-stroke engine with liquid cooling
Drive System Selectable 2WD/4WD with Visco-lok front differential
   
Retail Price 800R $9,799, LTD $11,949; 650 $8,949; 500 $8,349;
400 $7,549

Can-Am - Outlander 650 EFI

Can-Am claims its 650 V-Twin EFI engine puts out more power than any machine in the 650-class, and even more than any machine in the 700-class category. The machine is powered by a 649cc, V-twin liquid-cooled engine. Like the other machines in the Can-Am stable of 4×4s, the 650 comes with a CVT transmission and it has selectable 2WD/4WD with a Visco-Lok front differential. And like every other 4×4 in Can-Am’s lineup, the 650 is also available in XT trim, which comes with a BRP XL3000 winch with remote control, cast aluminum rims, Carlisle ACT radial tires, heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, and hand guards.

Engine Type 649.6cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, eight-valve V-twin
Drive System Selectable 2WD/4WD with Visco-lok front differential
   
Retail Price $8,099; $9,149 XT version

Can-Am - Outlander 500 EFI

The next step in the Outlander series is the 500 EFI. Offering an increase in displacement, the 500-class 4×4 is powered by a liquid-cooled, eight-valve, 499cc V-twin (not a single like the 400 4×4). The machine comes with the same SST frame and TTI rear suspension and MacPherson suspension found on the other models. The 500 also comes with a CVT transmission and it has selectable 2WD/4WD with a Visco-Lok front differential. Other features include a 5.3-gallon fuel tank, front and rear disc brakes, a multi-function digital LCD gauge, and front and rear racks that can carry up to 300 pounds (100 in the front and 200 in the rear).

Engine Type 499cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, eight-valve V-twin
Drive System Selectable 2WD/4WD driven with Visco-lok front differential
   
Retail Price $7,499; $8,549 XT version

Can-Am - Outlander 400 EFI

The Can-Am Outlander 400 EFI may be the smallest size (engine-wise) 4×4 that the company offers, but it’s not small on features. The 400 EFI comes with the same SST (Surrounding Spar Technology) frame found on the more expensive models, as well as the same TTI (Trailing Torsional Independent) rear suspension. Its liquid-cooled, 400cc single-cylinder SOHC, four-valve, fuel-injected engine produces more than you’d expect from an engine in this class. The 400 EFI also comes with a CVT transmission with high, low, park, neutral, and reverse (with standard engine braking) and it has selectable 2WD/4WD with a Visco-Lok front differential.

Engine Type 400cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four-valve four-stroke
Drive System Selectable 2WD/4WD with Visco-lok front differential
   
Retail Price $6,699; $7,749 XT version

Honda - Rincon

The Rincon boasts a forceful 675cc engine, independent rear suspension, fuel injection, a Hondamatic auto transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, and on the GPScape model, an integrated GPS system. And for 2009, Honda shaved some weight of the mighty Rincon by using aluminum for components such as the front and rear wheels and the rear upper and lower control arms.

If that’s not enough to impress you, the automotive-style transmission draws power through a hydraulic torque converter to push the three forward gears and reverse. The Rincon’s engine isn’t overly powerful, but the fact that you’re able to manually shift gives it a much sportier and powerful feel. If you are a sport quad enthusiast looking to make the transition to a 4×4, you’ll like the fact that the Rincon is the only big-bore 4×4 that allows the pilot to run through a set of gears with two buttons on the left handlebar. The top button selects a higher gear, while the bottom button downshifts. If you’re feeling a little lazy, flip the switch to Auto mode and the Rincon shifts itself.

The Honda Rincon is arguably one of, if not, the best handling big-bore offering on the planet. The machine turns on a dime and the suspension damping is absolutely stellar. This is largely due to the fact that the shocks are incredibly long. Longer shocks guarantee cooler operation due to the additional shock oil a long shock possesses. Because of this, flicking the Rincon through the tight woods is a breeze. Its small size and the ability for the rider to easily move around on the machine only adds to the handling capabilities.

The Honda Rincon has an awesome tire and wheel package. Honda has long been known for building incredibly light and durable wheels. The Rincon certainly follows suit. Braking on the Rincon is typical Honda quality. The fronts stop immediately, and the rears are good, too. This machine has some of the best ergonomics found in the ATV market. Everything feels well-placed and within reach and you get big-bore fun in a very tight and conservative package.

The Honda Rincon is the machine with a big fun factor. Handling is absolutely spot-on. The steering feedback is fantastic and the Rincon feels connected to the trail. Pair the handling with a transmission design that follows Honda’s reputation of thinking outside the box, and you end up with a small, nimble, and light machine that is an absolute blast to ride on the trails.

Engine  
Type 675cc, liquid-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore X Stroke (mm) 102 x 82.6
Fuel Delivery Electronic fuel injection (PGM-FI), 40 mm throttle bodies
Lubrication Semi-dry Sump
DriveTrain  
Drive System 2WD/4WD
Transmission Automatic with hydraulic torque converter, three forward gears, reverse, and electronic controls
Final Drive Direct front and rear drive shafts with torque-sensitive front differential
Suspension  
Front (travel, in.) Independent double-wishbone (6.9)
Rear (travel, in.) Independent double-wishbone (8.0)
Brakes  
Front Dual hydraulic 180mm discs
Rear Single hydraulic disc
Tires  
Front 25×8-12
Rear 25×10-12
Dimensions  
Length/Width/Height (in.) 83.2/46.8/47.5
Seat Height (in.) 34.5
Wheelbase (in.) 50.8
Ground Clearance (in.) 10
Wet Weight (lb.) 648
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 4.3
Body  
Colors Red, olive, blue, camo
   
Retail Price $7,999; $8,349 Camo; $8,199 GPScape;

$8,549 GPScape Camo

Honda - Foreman Rubicon

The Foreman Rubicon has been a staple in Honda’s 4×4 lineup and has been updated with adjustable front and rear shocks, which provide over six inches of travel. Add to those the double-wishbone suspension and you have a cushy ride. The selectable 2WD/4WD Rubicon, its easy-to-use variable Hondamatic transmission, and torque-sensitive front differential, mated with a broad powerband, powerful disc brakes, and a thickly padded seat will keep you riding comfortably.

Engine Type 499cc, liquid-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Drive System 2WD/4WD
Retail Price $7,499; $7,849 camo

Honda - Foreman Rubicon GPSCAPE

For just $500 more than the standard version, you can put the Foreman Rubicon GPScape in your garage. It has all the features of the standard Rubicon but adds in a built-in GPS system, and now the 2009 model also has electronic power steering to smooth out the bumps and rocks on the trails. The Rubicon has Honda’s first liquid-cooled four-stroke engine, which provides plenty of torque and dependable power. If you ask us, ponying up the extra money for the GPScape version is well worth it—we enjoy exploring the wilderness all while knowing we can get back to our truck without a lot of thinking required.

Engine Type 499cc, liquid-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Drive System 2WD/4WD
Retail Price $7,999; $8,349 camo

Honda - Fourtrax Foreman 4×4 ES (with power steering)

With electr onic power steering, the TraxLok selectable 2WD/4WD system, and the torque-sensitive front differential, the Foreman 4×4 ES with Honda’s Electronic Shift Program (which is as easy as pushing a button to upshift or a button to downshift), doesn’t give you a lot of reasons not to buy it. Its longitudinally mounted 475cc engine gives it enough grunt to work or play. This machine has been good for so long, all Honda had to do for 2009 was offer it in another color: black.

Engine Type 475cc, air-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Drive System 2WD/4WD
Retail Price $6,599 to $7,349

Honda - Fourtrax Foreman 4×4

The Foreman 4×4 is a comfortable machine for many riders. Its SUV styling make it appealing to the eye, and the selectable 2WD/4WD and powerful 475cc engine make it appealing to the thumb. It also features a snorkel-type air intake system specially designed for water crossings, so it’s a great choice for riders who find themselves crossing water (either by chance or on purpose).

Engine Type 499cc, liquid-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Drive System 2WD/4WD
   
Retail Price $7,499; $7,849 camo

Honda - Rancher AT

The Rancher’s liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 420cc engine has a great feel to it, and the electric power steering and independent rear suspension really make this machine a joy to be aboard. It also has an automatic/ESP five-speed transmission that will do the shifting for you, or you can choose to use the push-button manual shifting of Honda’s Electric Shift Program to control the gears. Throw in the TraxLok 2WD/4WD system and the torque sensitive front differential, and you’ve got a great machine that’s ready to ride.

Engine  
Type 420cc liquid-cooled OHV, longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore X Stroke (mm) 86.5 x 71.5
Fuel Delivery Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 34mm throttle bodies
Lubrication Semi-dry sump
DriveTrain  
Drive System 2WD/4WD
Transmission Automatic/ESP five-speed with reverse
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension  
Front (travel, in.) Independent double-wishbone (6.3)
Rear (travel, in.) Independent double-wishbone (6.3)
Brakes  
Front Dual hydraulic disc
Rear Single hydraulic disc
Tires  
Front 24×8-12
Rear 24×10-11
Dimensions  
Length/Width/Height (in.) 80.9/46.1/45.1
Seat Height (in.) 32.4
Wheelbase (in.) 49.4
Ground Clearance (in.) 9.1
Dry Weight (lb.) 623
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 3.5
Body  
Colors White, red, olive, camo
   
Retail Price $6,599; $6,949 camo;
$6,999 AT w/EPS;$7,349 camo AT w/EPS

Honda - Rancher 4×4 ES

The manual-shift Rancher 4×4 ES is available with or without power steering…but since we’ve ridden with EPS, we think it’s worth the extra cash. The Rancher 4×4 ES also features a new multifunction LCD instrumentation screen that’s just as tough as the machine it’s on. It has readouts for gear position, speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, and hourmeter. The machine is selectable between 2WD and 4WD, has that great Honda 420cc engine with a large radiator to keep it cool, and specially designed floorboards to protect the rider’s feet while keeping them stationary.

Engine Type 420cc, liquid-cooled fuel-injected OHV, longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Drive System 2WD or Selectable 2WD/4WD
   
Retail Price $5,799; $6,149 camo; $6,199 w/ EPS; $6,549 camo w/ EPS

Honda - Rancher and Rancher ES

The Rancher may not have all the bells and whistles of the other machines with its name, but it has what’s important: that 420cc longitudinally mounted engine that delivers smooth torque and power. It also has a large air filter to feed the engine, a heavy-duty automatic clutch with a low engagement point for great performance while working or on the trail, and a five-speed transmission with reverse. The ES version features an electric shift transmission and a multifunction LCD digital instrumentation panel.

Engine Type 420cc, liquid-cooled fuel-injected OHV, longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Drive System 2WD or Selectable 2WD/4WD
   
Retail Price $4,599; $5,599 4×4; $5,949 camo 4×4

Honda - Recon and Recon ES

The Recon is available in either manual or pushbutton electric shift transmission (the ES model). Both models feature the high-performance cylinder head from the sport TRX250X for increased performance from its lightweight, oil-cooled 229cc engine. This is a reliable, confidence-inspiring quad for new riders, or a great choice for a very casual rider. The ES version features a gear indicator in addition to the neutral and reverse lights provided on the Recon. New for 2009 is the white color option.

Engine Type 229cc air-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Drive System 2WD
   
Retail Price $3,799; $3,999 ES

Kawasaki - Brute Force 750 4×4i

The Brute Force 750 4×4i is the biggest, baddest, four-wheeler in Kawasaki’s entire ’09 lineup. With features like digital fuel injection, independent suspension, and a 750 V-twin engine, it more than deserves its place at the top. The Brute Force 750 4X4i is powered by an arm-ripping 90-degree 749cc four-stroke, fuel-injected V-twin engine. The Brute’s thirsty high-tech powerplant is fed by twin 36mm throttle bodies controlled by a 32-bit CPU. It has a CVT transmission, with low, high, and reverse. Braking on the Brute Force is top notch with dual front hydraulic discs accompanied by Kawasaki’s multi-disc, oil-bathed rear braking system.

Engine Type 749cc liquid-cooled, 90-degree four-stroke V-twin
Drive System Selectable 4WD with variable front differential control
   
Retail Price $8,199; $8,549 Camo; $8,949 NRA Outdoors

Kawasaki - Brute Force 650 4×4i

Kawasaki’s middleweight contender is the Brute Force 650 4×4i. It has the same stellar 90-degree V-twin engine design as the 750. The 650i still uses the aluminum cylinders with electro-fusion and employs the same CVT transmission and push-button 4WD system, as well. The 650 even uses the same variable front differential control system. In order to keep the 650 in its price range, the 650 comes with twin 34mm carbs instead of fuel injection, as well as steel wheels instead of the pricier aluminum. The Brute Force 650 4×4i comes in Super Black, Woodsmen Green, Sunbeam Red, and special edition REALTREE Hardwoods Green HD camouflage.

Engine Type 633cc liquid-cooled SOHC four-stroke, V-twin four-valve
Drive System 2WD, 4WD
   
Retail Price $7,399; $7,749 Camo

Kawasaki - Brute Force 650 4×4

For those of you wanting a V-twin 650 monster with out the extra cost of independent rear suspension, Kawasaki offers the Brute Force 650 4×4. This 650 4×4 uses the same V-twin powerplant as its independently suspended brother, yet it’s fed by slightly smaller 32mm Keihn carbs. This engine and carb combination makes for extremely smooth, torquey power output. The 650 4×4 uses the Kawasaki Automatic Powerdrive System (KAPS). Power is delivered to the wheels through a low-maintenance shaft drive, and comes with the same push-button 4WD engagement and lever operated variable front differential control. The Brute Force 650 4×4 also comes with the same top-notch sealed wet brake.

Engine Type 633cc liquid-cooled SOHC four-stroke, V-twin four-valve
Drive System 2WD/4WD
   
Retail Price $6,899; $7,249 Camo

Kawasaki - Prairie 360 4×4

Kawasaki calls the Prairie 360 4×4 “dependable utility with all-terrain ability.” The Prairie is a practical ATV for farmers, ranchers, and recreational users, and it is more than cable of hauling heavy loads or exploring challenging terrain. The Prairie 360 has an ultra-reliable 362cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine combined with Kawasaki’s CVT transmission. The Prairie 360 comes with a MacPherson strut front end and a single-shock aluminum swing arm rear suspension. The Prairie 360 is available as a 4×4 for $5,349 or without for a $550 saving.

Engine Type 362cc air-cooled SOHC, four-stroke single cylinder
Drive System 2WD/4WD
   
Retail Price $5,349; $5,699 Camo

Kawasaki - Bayou 250

The $3,100 Kawasaki Bayou is a tough and economical workhorse ATV that is still fun to take out and play with. The Bayou’s 250cc four-stroke engine is designed to be fuel efficient, as well as long lasting. The Bayou 250 comes with a five-speed semi-automatic transmission, front and rear steel cargo racks, and a tow hitch bracket rated at 450 pounds. The Kawasaki Bayou 250 is available in Woodsmen Green, Polar White, and Sunbeam Red.

Engine Type 228cc air-cooled, four-stroke single cylinder
Drive System 2WD
   
Retail Price $3,099

Kymco - MXU 375 IRS

The MXU 375 is a new step for Kymco—this machine is the first of the lineup to utilize an independent rear suspension. The IRS gives this 4×4 the ability to traverse rough terrain without jolting the rider too much. The suspension features dual A-arms up front that provide seven inches of suspension travel. And the independent rear also provides seven inches of travel, along with the ability to smooth out the ride.

The MXU 375’s 2WD/4WD capability can be engaged on the fly, which is great when the going gets tough, especially when it’s unexpected. The 366.9cc four-stroke engine produces a claimed 26 horsepower with its torque based mostly on the bottom end. While the power won’t yank your arms out of socket, it will get the job done. Speaking of jobs, this machine will be quite comfortable helping you out on the ranch, farm, or just in your yard. It’s desiged to be able to haul and carry a load while minimizing the bumps the rider feels. A true trail riding enthusiast might not get the thrill he’s looking for here, but a steady farmer or hunter could be quite happy aboard this machine.

The engine stays cool by way of a fan, but it also has an oil cooler to keep the engine running smoothly. The fuel tank holds nearly four gallons, which will take you pretty far.

Mated to that engine is an easy-to-use CVT transmission with high, low, neutral, and reverse, which are actuated with a gate-style shifter. The MXU 375 also has disc brakes all the way around for positive stopping power, which comes in handy when towing a load. The capacity for towing on this machine is 1,050 pounds, and the front rack can handle 75 pounds while the rear can tote 150.

To round out the package, the MXU 375 has a backlit digital dash with a clock, speedometer, odometer, gear position, temperature, high beam indicator, fuel gauge, oil pressure, battery condition, and a trip meter. It also has a trailer hitch, front brush guards, and comes with a one-year warranty.

Engine  
Type 366.9cc DOHC four-stroke with air cooling
Ignition CDI
DriveTrain  
Drive System 2WD/4WD
Transmission CVT with high, low, neutral, reverse
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension  
Front (travel, in.) Independent dual A-arm (7)
Rear (travel, in.) Independent dual A-arm (7)
Brakes  
Front Hydraulic dual discs
Rear Hydraulic disc
Tires  
Front 24×8x12
Rear 24×10-12
Dimensions  
Length/Width/Height (in.) 83/43.4/46.9
Seat Height (in.) NA
Wheelbase (in.) 47.9
Ground Clearance (in.) 10
Dry Weight (lb.) 606
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 3.96
Body  
Colors Red, green, silver, True Timber Conceal Green Camo
   
Retail Price $5,299; $5,599 camo

Kymco - MXU 500 4×4

The sport-utility MXU 500 4×4 has performance and work in mind. It has a 499cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine with electric start and electric 2WD/4WD actuation. The CVT transmission makes riding the MXU as easy as it does enjoyable, and the new double-cradle steel frame is designed to withstand abuse. The digital instrument panel tells you everything you need to know about your ride (including speed, fuel, and drive mode). The front and rear disc brakes do their job well by stopping the meaty Kenda tires. It comes with a tow hitch and front and rear racks to help you haul and carry anything you need.

Engine  
Type 499cc liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder four-stroke with electric/pull start
Ignition CDI
DriveTrain  
Drive System Selectable 2WD/4WD
Transmission Automatic CVT with high, low, neutral, reverse
Suspension  
Front (travel, in.) Dual A-arm (NA)
Rear (travel, in.) Swing arm (NA)
Brakes  
Front Disc
Rear Disc
Tires  
Front 25×8-12
Rear 25×10-12
Dimensions  
Length/Width/Height (in.) 88/49/49.6
Seat Height (in.) 31.8
Wheelbase (in.) 52
Ground Clearance (in.) 9.5
Dry Weight (lb.) 634
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 4.42
Body  
Colors Red, green, blue, black, True Timber Conceal Camo
   
Retail Price $5,999; $6,499 camo

Kymco - MXU 300

Another budget-friendly offering from Kymco is the MXU 300. This 270cc four-stroke utility quad is liquid cooled and features an electric starter with a recoil backup starter. It’s wider than the MXU 250, and has larger 22-inch tires. The 300 utilizes front and rear disc brakes to do the stopping and boasts an average of more than eight inches of travel. The front and rear racks are ready to carry a load, and the LCD instrument panel will keep you informed.

Engine Type 270cc liquid-cooled OHC single-cylinder four-stroke with electric start
Drive System 2WD
   
Retail Price $3,799

Kymco - MXU 250

The MXU 250 has a 249cc four-stroke engine with an automatic CVT-style transmission. The liquid-cooled powerplant puts out 18 horsepower, and the machine is equipped with an electric starter. It features full floorboards and disc brakes. It also has front and rear racks to help carry anything you need out on the trail, and a backlit dash for an odometer, speedometer, fuel guage, trip meter, and clock.

Engine Type 249cc liquid-cooled OHC single-cylinder four-stoke with electric/pull start
Drive System 2WD
   
Retail Price $3,399

Polaris - Sportsman XP 850 EFI (with and without EPS)

The all-new Sportsman XP 850 EFI was designed by Polaris to own the class. The high-tech twin-cylinder 850 with electronic fuel injection puts out gobs of horsepower, as well as arm-ripping amounts of torque. The 70-horsepower 850cc engine is the most powerful in Sportsman history. The XP 850 comes equipped with a larger radiator than ever before, as well as placing it five-inches higher in the chassis to help keep it clean. Polaris engineers made multiple sport-quad-inspired design changes to create what they call “the best-handling utility ATV on the planet.” The 850 uses the longest A-arms and largest-diameter wheels on the market to move the steering axis closer to the neutral center of the tire. The Sportsman 850 engine has been mounted longitudinally to allow the XP to be as narrow as possible at both the knees and ankles.

The IRS has been rolled back four degrees and contains 10.25 inches of wheel travel, and the new XP 850 also comes with a dual front A-arm suspension system. Sportsmans of the past have utilized the MacPherson strut front suspension design, which has been a “love it or hate it” staple in the Sportsman lineup. The new front end has nine inches of wheel travel and geometry that creates anti-kickback steering. Another standout feature for the Sportsman XP 850 is the On-Demand All Wheel Drive System. The AWDS automatically engages when the rider needs more forward traction, delivering full torque to all four wheels. The AWDS reverts to 2WD when it is no longer needed.

The biggest news for the Sportsman XP 850 is the option of available power steering. Polaris EPS has 30 percent more power assist than the competitors have, plus a Variable Assist for easier steering effort at lower speeds and more responsiveness at higher speeds. Polaris claims this is the best power steering on the market.

Another cool feature of this flagship machine are the 14-inch cast-aluminum spoke wheels that hold onto the largest stock tires in the business (the Carlisle Terrathons are 26 inches). The digital instrumentation panel on the dash features a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, two trip meters, and hour meter, fuel gauge, clock, and service indicators. To top it all off, Polaris made the floorboards 33 percent wider for extra comfort.

Engine  
Type 850cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke SOHC
Bore X Stroke (mm) 87 x 71.5
Fuel Delivery 40mm dual throttle bodies
Compression Ratio NA
Lubrication Wet sump
DriveTrain  
Drive System 2WD/AWD/AWD and ADC
Transmission Automatic PVT with P/R/N/L/H
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension  
Front (travel, in.) Short long arm (9)
Rear (travel, in.) Short long arm (10.25)
Brakes  
Front Single lever hydraulic four-wheel disc
Rear Hydraulic rear foot brake
Tires  
Front 26×8R-14 Terrathon
Rear 26×10R-14 Terrathon
Dimensions  
Length/Width/Height (in.) 83.25/47.6/50.75
Seat Height (in.) 37
Wheelbase (in.) 53
Ground Clearance (in.) 12
Dry Weight (lb.) 784
Fuel Capacity (gal.) XP: 5.25; EPS: 4.5
Body  
Colors Stealth Black, Sunset Red, Sagebrush Green, Mossy Oak Break-up, Standard Paint or camo
   
Retail Price $8,999; $9,699 with EPS

Polaris - Sportsman 800 EFI

The ’09 Sportsman 800 EFI is pretty much unchanged from previous model years, and that’s okay because it’s been a rider favorite for years. The 800 features fuel injection and performance-enhancing dual exhaust system, as well as Active Decent Control and On-Demand AWD. The 800 Sportsman features dual A-arm independent suspension and a MacPherson strut front end.

Engine Type 760cc twin liquid-cooled four-stroke
Drive System Automatic PVT, 2WD/AWD/AWD with ADC
   
Retail Price $6,999

Polaris - Sportsman Touring 800 EFI (and 500 EFI)

The Sportsman Touring models are the roomiest two-passenger ATVs on the market. The Touring models are lengthened Sportsmans with an ultra comfortable, raised-up backseat and backrest. Available with either the 500 or 800cc EFI engine and features like On-Demand AWD, rolled IRS, Active Descent control, and vibration-isolating handholds and footrests, the Touring models are a no-brainer for anyone looking to travel with a passenger on an ATV.

Engine Type 760cc liquid-cooled twin four-stroke; or 498cc liquid-cooled four-stroke
Drive System Automatic PVT, turf/2WD/AWD/AWD with ADC
   
Retail Price $9,699 (800); $8,299 (500)

Polaris - Sportsman X2 800 EFI (and 500 EFI)

The most versatile two-up ATV ever, the X2 has a passenger seat that folds up and out of the way to create a 400-pound capacity deep-sided dump box in just seconds. The X2 can go from one rider work mode to two-rider play mode in three quick steps. The X2 is available with either the 500 or 800 EFI engine as a powerplant, and comes with Active Decent Mode, On-Demand AWD, and a Versatrack Turn Mode.

Engine Type 760cc twin four-stroke with liquid cooling/498cc four-stroke with liquid cooling
Drive System Automatic PVT with P/N/R/L/H and AWD
   
Retail Price $9,699 (800); $8,299 (500)

Polaris - Sportsman XP 550 EFI (with and without EPS)

If you want all the great features of the 850 XP but don’t really have a need for 70 horsepower, the 550 is the ATV for you. With exactly the same footprint and feel as its big brother, the 550cc EFI XP will jump into the 500-class utility market with all four feet kicking. The Sportsman 550 XP is also available with or without electronic power steering.

Engine Type 549cc liquid-cooled four-stroke SOHC
Drive System Automatic PVT, 2WD/AWD/AWD with ADC
   
Retail Price $7,499; $8,199 (with EPS)

Polaris - Sportsman 500 EFI (and 500 HO)

The Sportsman 500 shares all the same features as the 800, with a slightly tamer 500cc powerplant. The 500cc Sportsman is available with Electronic Fuel Injection or as an High Output carbureted unit for a reduced price.

Engine Type 498cc liquid-cooled four-stroke
Drive System Automatic PVT, 2WD/AWD/AWD with ADC; HO: Automatic PVT, 2WD/AWD
   
Retail Price $6,999; $5,999 (HO)

Polaris - Sportsman 400 HO

A 400cc-class utility 4×4 with a liquid-cooled High Output engine for extra punch. The 400 HO comes equipped with On-Demand AWD and independent rear suspension. The 400 HO also has an integrated deck and storage compartment to keep your more precious cargo out of harm’s way.

Engine Type 455cc liquid-cooled four-stroke
Drive System Automatic PVT, 2WD/AWD
   
Retail Price $5,699

Polaris - Sportsman 300

The Sportsmen 300 is a full-featured, smaller-size utility quad that is great for smaller riders. With digital instrumentation, an IRS rear end, and On-Demand AWD at under $5,000, the Sportsman 300 comes with everything but a big price tag.

Engine Type 299cc air/oil-cooled four-stroke
Drive System Automatic PVT, 2WD/AWD
   
Retail Price $4,999

Polaris - Sportsman Big Boss 800 6×6

The Big Boss 800 is truly in a class of its own. The six-wheel-drive Big Boss has an 800-pound capacity dump box to make quick work of the heaviest hauling jobs. Besides the overly capable dump bed, the Big Boss also comes with a class-two hitch capable of towing loads up to 1,500 pounds. The Polaris Big Boss is a workhorse in every sense of the word, as well as coming stock with all the other cool Polaris features such as On-Demand AWD, Active Descent Control, and independent suspension.

Engine Type 760cc liquid-cooled twin four-stroke
Drive System Automatic PVT, 4WD/6WD
   
Retail Price $9,699

Polaris - Trail Boss 330

An entry-level utility quad complete with front and rear racks, an automatic transmission with forward, neutral, and reverse, and a 330cc air-cooled engine, all at a reasonable price. It also features a long-travel rear suspension.

Engine Type 329cc air/oil-cooled four-stroke
Drive System Automatic PVT, 2WD
   
Retail Price $4,099

Suzuki - KingQuad 750 AXi 4×4 (power steering)

In our shootout last year, we mentioned that the twitchy steering on the KingQuad 750AXi was one of its only downfalls, but the addition of electronic power steering on this model cures that problem. The machine has all the great features of the standard version (powerful 722cc engine, independent suspension, fuel injection, etc.) and the addition of the power steering unit is worth the bump in price if you ask us. The Limited Edition has black brush bodywork with silver finish cargo racks for that extra bling, The Special-Edition Rockstar package pays homage to the championship-winning Factory Suzuki race team.

The 750 AXi with power steering puts an evolved powerplant in charge of business. The fuel-injected engine delivers a strong bottom-end hit and plenty of torque, with 722ccs of power and a large 104mm bore. The low- to mid-range of the powerband has been improved in recent years, and the suspension does a nice job of rounding out the package. It also has a torque-sensing front differential to give you extra traction when you need it. The CVT automatic transmission is also excellent, with easy gear actuation with the gated shifter. You can choose 2WD, 4WD, and diff-lock 4WD with a convenient handlebar-mounted push-button control.

Suspension action on the KingQuad is also nice. Its independent double A-arm setup in front has sizeable shocks with five-way spring preload adjustment. The fully independent rear suspension has nearly eight inches of travel and the shocks are also five-way preload adjustable. The fully independent suspension and the new front and rear braking systems smooth out the ride, making the 750AXi one of the best big-bore quads on the market.

The KQ 750 AXi is a full-size machine in a nice, tight, ergonomically correct package. Everything feels like it should—the controls are well-placed, and the machine is very comfortable to ride. This is a full-featured machine that works well, is fun to ride, and has an excellent reputation for reliability.

Engine  
Type 722cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore X Stroke (mm) 104 x 85
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Compression Ratio 10:1
Lubrication Wet sump
DriveTrain  
Drive System 2WD/4WD with diff lock
Transmission Automatic Variable Ratio (V-belt)
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension  
Front (travel, in.) Independent, double-wishbone, coil spring, oil damped (6.7)
Rear (travel, in.) Independent, double-wishbone, coil spring, oil damped (7.7)
Brakes  
Front Twin disc
Rear Sealed oil-bathed multi-disc
Tires  
Front 25×8-12
Rear 25×10-12
Dimensions  
Length/Width/Height (in.) 83.3/47.6/50.6
Seat Height (in.) 36.2
Wheelbase (in.) 50.4
Ground Clearance (in.) 11
Wet Weight (lb.) 672
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 4.6
Body  
Colors Green, red, camo, white, Limited Edition Black, and yellow Rockstar Edition graphics
   
Retail Price $7,699 to $9,099

Suzuki - KingQuad 500 AXi 4×4 (power steering)

If a big-bore quad isn’t what you’re looking for, the KingQuad 500AXi with power steering just might suit you. The mid-level 493cc engine has a wide powerband that will be comfortable in cruising situations, and when you need to fire it up a little. It has a torque-sensing limited-slip front differential to give more traction in slippery conditions, and has a full diff-lock option for seriously rugged terrain. The power steering will keep the handlebars steady even when the trail gets treacherous. The Limited Edition model comes in black brushed with silver finish racks.

The engine’s cylinder is canted forward for a lower center of gravity by reducing the engine height and lowering the seat height. The cylinder has Plasma Spray Coating, which allows for a lightweight cylinder construction and resistance to heat and friction. The engine also has a sportbike-derived chain-and-gear camshaft drive system that allows for a short/narrow cylinder head design and reduced overall engine height.

Mated to that nifty powerplant is Suzuki’s QuadMatic CVT-type automatic transmission, which is actuated by a fender-mounted gate-type shifter and features high, low, neutral, and reverse. The KQ 500AXi has an advanced engine braking system that minimizes free-wheeling to reduce downhill speed.

The engine features Suzuki’s great fuel injection system that is derived from motorcycle technology (and Suzuki knows what it’s doing when it comes to motorcycles). This improves throttle response and makes for quick starts. The CVT transmission mated to the engine makes this mid-size machine easy to pilot so you can focus on having fun on the trail.

The independent A-arm front suspension gives the machine plenty of cushion, and the big shocks that are preload adjustable will give you the chance to tune it to your liking. The independent rear suspension also features preload-adjustable shocks and a large-diameter sway bar to keep the ride smooth and comfortable. To top it off, the machine comes with skid plates for under carriage protection that will slide over rocks and ruts, and plastic guards to protect the front and rear half shafts.

The KingQuad 500 AXi with power steering is a solid mid-level utility quad built for fun just as much as work. This quad will make trail riding smooth sailing with its great power-steering system and plush suspension, and the engine with take you just about anywhere you want to go.

Engine  
Type 493cc liquid-cooled SOHC four-stroke w/ electric start
Bore X Stroke (mm) 87.5 x 82
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
Compression Ratio 10:1
Ignition CDI
DriveTrain  
Drive System 2WD/4WD with diff lock
Transmission Automatic variable ration (V-belt) with high/low range and reverse
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension  
Front (travel, in.) Independent double-wishbone, coil spring, oil damped (6.7)
Rear (travel, in.) Independent double-wishbone, coil spring, oil damped (7.7)
Brakes  
Front Twin disc
Rear Sealed oil-bathed multi-disc
Tires  
Front 25×8-12
Rear 25×10-12
Dimensions  
Length/Width/Height (in.) 83.3/47.6/50.6
Seat Height (in.) 36.2
Wheelbase (in.) 50.6
Ground Clearance (in.) 11
Wet Weight (lb.) 672
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 4.6
Body  
Colors White, camo, Limited Edition Black
   
Retail Price $7,599; $7,899 camo; $7,999 LE

Suzuki - KingQuad 450AXi

The KingQuad 450AXi wants to give you all the great features of the 750, but in a smaller package. The performance of the 454cc engine is on par with what you’d expect from a mid-level 4×4 quad, and its independent rear suspension and fuel injection make it easy to ride. It has a locking front differential and a CVT auto transmission with high/low and reverse, which when packaged together should get you out of almost any bind. The Limited Edition has black brush plastic with silver finish racks.

Engine  
Type 454cc liquid-cooled OHC four-stroke
Bore X Stroke (mm) 84 x 82
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
Compression Ratio 10:1
Lubrication Wet sump
DriveTrain  
Drive System 2WD/4WD with diff lock
Transmission Automatic variable ratio (V-belt)
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension  
Front (travel, in.) Independent, double-wishbone, coil spring, oil damped
Rear (travel, in.) Independent, double-wishbone, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes  
Front Twin disc
Rear Sealed oil-bathed multi-disc
Tires  
Front 25×8-12
Rear 25×10-12
Dimensions  
Length/Width/Height (in.) 83.8/47.6/47.8
Seat Height (in.) 33.9
Wheelbase (in.) 50.4
Ground Clearance (in.) 10.2
Wet Weight (lb.) 672
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 4.6
Body  
Colors White, camo, Limited Edition Black
   
Retail Price $6,699; $6,899 camo; $7,099 LE

Suzuki - KingQuad 400FS/AS 4×4 (and Anniversary Edition)

The KingQuad 400FS was designed to look rugged and stylish, while having enough power to get things done and not damage your wallet. It has a five-speed transmission with an automatic clutch, which makes the 376cc engine perform well while not requiring a lot to make it work. The subtransmission (high and low range) and reverse are controlled by a fuel-tank-mounted lever, and the 2WD /4WD selector is a handlebar-mounted lever. It also has a torque sensing limited-slip differential and the ability to start in gear. The Anniversary Edition comes in black.

Engine Type 376cc air-cooled OHC four-stroke with SACS
Drive System 2WD/4WD
   
Retail Price $5,349 to $5,799

Suzuki - Ozark 250

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly, lightweight utility machine that has a reputation for reliability, the Ozark 250 just might be what you’re looking for. The Ozark’s 246cc engine isn’t a fire breather, but it focuses it power on the bottom end, which make it great for chores around the yard or farm and great for beginners or casual riders who just want to cruise the trails. It has a five-speed transmission with automatic clutch, and a simple reverse mechanism. To top it off, it has a start-in-gear feature that’s great for new riders.

Engine Type 246cc air-cooled OHC four-stroke
Drive System 2WD
   
Retail Price $3,699

Yamaha - Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4

If having the baddest 4×4 in the Yamaha lineup is what you want, look no further than the Grizzly 700. Powered by an electronically fuel-injected 686cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine that’s based of Yamaha’s wildly popular Raptor 700R, the powerplant gives “right now” throttle response and enough power to put a smile on your face. It has a two-lobe overhead cam and a pair of needle-roller rocker arms that reduce friction by 50 percent for increased fuel efficiency and torque. While it produces quite a bit of power, the engine doesn’t take up a lot of room thanks to its compact design and 35-degree cylinder angle. That keeps the center of gravity low on this machine and allows for ground clearance. Paired with a lightweight chassis, the engine garners the best power-to-weight ratio of any utility model in the industry, according to Yamaha. The Mikuni fuel injection system with 44mm bore and throttle position sensor means easy cold starts and flawless fuel delivery no matter where you roam.

To get all that power rolling, the Grizz has an industry-exclusive, fully automatic Ultramatic transmission with a five-position shift lever with high, low, neutral, reverse, and park. An automatic centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension for reduced belt wear and all-wheel downhill engine braking.

The three-position On-Command in/out 4WD feature lets you chose 2WD, 4WD, or fully locked 4WD depending on what the terrain calls for. The fully independent long-travel suspension with WideArc A-arms up front, along with five-way preload-adjustable shocks, keep things smooth. The Grizz has an impressive 11.8 inches of ground clearance and 25-inch Dunlop tires to conquer the trail.

To finish off the package, the Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4 has a sweet digital instrument LCD panel with speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, hourmeter, 4WD status, transmission position, clock, and fuel guage.

Models with EPS vary power assist according to speed and rpm for increased comfort and an added level of safety. An industry exclusive four-wheel hydraulic disc brake system provides crisp, long-lasting braking power under all sorts of nasty conditions. Available with or without EPS and also in Special Edition (shown below) or Ducks Unlimited trim, there is a Grizzly 700 for everyone’s needs.

Engine  
Type 686cc SOHC four-valve four-stroke w/liquid cooling
Bore X Stroke (mm) 102 x 84
Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection, 44mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Ignition 32-Bit ECU
DriveTrain  
Drive System 2WD/4WD with 3-way locking differential
Transmission Yamaha Ultramatic V-belt with H/L/N/R/P
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension  
Front (travel, in.) Independent double wishbone w/five-way preload (7.1)
Rear (travel, in.) Independent double wishbone w/five-way preload (9.5)
Brakes  
Front Dual hydraulic disc
Rear Dual hydraulic disc
Tires  
Front 25×8-12
Rear 25×10-12
Dimensions  
Length/Width/Height (in.) 81.3/46.5/48.8
Seat Height (in.) 35.6
Wheelbase (in.) 49.6
Ground Clearance (in.) 11.8
Dry Weight (lb.) 600
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 5.3
Body  
Colors Steel Blue, Hunter Green, Black Metallic, Realtree AP HD Camouflage
   
Retail Price $7,799; $8,199 camo

Yamaha - Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4×4

Available with or without electronic power steering and in Special Edition trim, the Grizzly 550 is essentially a Grizzly 700 with a 558cc powerplant and a smaller price tag. It’s as much machine as most of us will ever need and it costs $800 less! It has fuel injection for cold starts and IRS with preload adjustable suspension for a smooth ride. It has a three-way locking differential to accommodate for varying trail conditions.

Engine Type 558cc SOHC single four-valve four-stroke with liquid cooling
Drive System 2WD/4WD with three-way locking differential
   
Retail Price $7,099 to $8,199

Yamaha - Grizzly 450 Auto 4×4 IRS

Built in Georgia, this smaller Grizzly has some of the same great features as the big brother Grizzly 700 and 550. These include four-wheel independent suspension, a powerful, fuel-efficient, liquid-cooled engine, Yamaha’s Ultramatic transmission, and a two-inch receiver hitch with a 1,322-pound towing capacity. It also features five-way preload-adjustable shocks and a ground clearance of 10.8 inches to conquer the trail.

Engine Type 421cc SOHC four-stroke with liquid cooling
Drive System 2WD/4WD and three-way differential lock
   
Retail Price $6,499; $6,849 camo

Yamaha - Big Bear 4×4 IRS

With IRS and a powerful 386cc air/oil-cooled SOHC four-stroke powerplant fed by a 33mm Mikuni carburetor, the Big Bear 400 4×4 IRS has On-Command 4×4 with diff lock and a constant-mesh five-speed transmission. Its ITP Mud Lite tires and sealed wet disc brake, along with full floorboards, large splash-guarding fenders, and 10.5 inches of ground clearance, make it an excellent choice for mudders! It also has a speedometer along with an odometer and tripmeter to keep track of maintenance intervals.

Engine Type 386cc SOHC four-stoke air/oil cooling
Drive System 2WD/4WD with three-way differential lock
   
Retail Price $5,799; $6,149 camo

Yamaha - Grizzly 350 Auto 4×4 IRS

Full of features and similar to the 350 Auto 4×4, the IRS model gains independent rear suspension with 9.6 inches of ground clearance and a sealed wet rear brake that is basically maintenance-free. It has a 348cc engine mated to Yamaha’s Ultramatic transmission, and the simple-to-use On-Command 4WD with diff lock system. It has a great turning radius and swift steering, so this machine is easy to get into and out of tight woods. Both front and rear shocks are five-way preload adjustable.

Engine Type 348cc SOHC four-stroke with air/oil cooling
Drive System 2WD/4WD with three-way differential lock
   
Retail Price $5,699; $6,049 camo

Yamaha - Grizzly 350 Auto 4×4

With Yamaha’s Ultramatic transmission, selectable On-Command 4WD, 9.7 inches of ground clearance, and super-light steering effort, the Grizzly 350 Auto 4×4 is Yamaha’s most budget-friendly 4×4, and it’s built in Newnan, Georgia. The Grizz 350 has front and rear-wheel engine braking for ease of control when riding trails. To top it off, it has full floorboards and grippy pegs to keep feet planted where they belong.

Engine Type 348cc SOHC four-stroke with air/oil cooling
Drive System 2WD/4WD
   
Retail Price $5,199; $5,549 camo

Yamaha - Big Bear 250

Powered by a torquey, fuel-efficient engine and a five-speed auto-clutch gearbox, this small 2WD machine from Yamaha has class-leading rack capacity at 165 pounds. Its super-low first gear and reverse help to make the Big Bear 250 a great work machine. It has a long wheelbase and a cushy seat, so every rider will feel at home on this utility ATV. It even has a standard trailer hitch that can tow up to 728 pounds.

Engine Type 230cc SOHC four-stroke air cooling
Drive System 2WD
   
Retail Price $3,599

Yamaha - Grizzly 125 Auto

With Grizzly styling and a fully automatic V-belt transmission, the Grizzly 125 is an entry-level model with functional racks that can carry up to 33 pounds total, electric start, and integrated full floorboards offered at a budget-conscious price point. Its automatic transmission with forward, neutral, and reverse, along with the mild 124cc engine with a throttle limiter make it a great machine for beginners, .

Engine Type 124cc SOHC four-stroke air cooling
Drive System 2WD
   
Retail Price $3,199

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

NO RIGHT HAND BRAKE, NO BUY!

WHAT THEY WILL DO TO SAVE A $$$$ AND JEOPARDIZE THE SAFETY OF THE RIDER!!

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from warren85slanger wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

where is the affordable two strokes?

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from warren85slanger wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

where is the affordable two strokes?

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

NO RIGHT HAND BRAKE, NO BUY!

WHAT THEY WILL DO TO SAVE A $$$$ AND JEOPARDIZE THE SAFETY OF THE RIDER!!

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