A Safer Ride
If people are going to ride double, let's make it safer. That's exactly the aim of the Arctic Cat 500 4x4 TRV ($7,199, www.arcticcat.com) and Bombardier Traxter Max ($7,399, www.bom bardier-atv.com), models designed expressly to carry a passenger. Each is based on a long-wheelbase chassis and has a passenger seating area equipped with footrests, grab handles and a backrest. Spring rates are calibrated to bear the load of a passenger. The concept is similar to that of a two- passenger snowmobile or watercraft.