Polaris Sportsman 500
"Big" and "cushy" are adjectives often used when referring to automatic 4x4 ATVs, but those words wouldn't be appropriate for the Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O.RSE. ("H.O." refers to the high-output 499cc engine. "RSE" stands for "Remington Special Edition.") This ATV is rigged for the outdoorsman who likes an aggressive ride, and by that we mean it's stiff -- a welcome suspension characteristic when trail conditions get rough, but a wrist-wrencher when you're riding over obstacles. The Polaris Sportsman 500 meets rugged terrain with its MacPherson-strut front suspension, fully independent rear end and good undercarriage clearance. It even looks macho: This package sports a Mossy Oak Break-Up camo job, large front and rear rack extenders and stout front and rear tube bumpers.