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    While the brand new Can-Am Commander has been getting plenty of headlines in recent months, the folks at Polaris decided to remind everybody that the RZR S is still the sportiest UTV on the block.

    Perhaps taking a cue from Yamaha’s video which rather openly bashes the Honda Rancher, Polaris put together a video pitting its Ranger RZR S 800 against the Commander 1000 XT in an “Off-Road Challenge.”

    As you may suspect (seeing as Polaris produced the video) the results of the competition are not glowing for the Commander and Polaris shouts it from the treetops. Here’s a sampling of quotes from the video, which you can watch for yourself after the jump:

    “The Ranger RZR S clearly dominated the Commander when it comes to sport-specific design.”

    “With its shorter wheelbase and higher center of gravity, once the Commander starts bucking there’s no stopping until you’re off the bumps.”

    “Ranger RZR S delivers a level of agility Commander simply can not match.”

    “Hit the gas for a straight ahead drag race and the two machines are dead even out of the hole and up to 20 miles per hour. After that the Commander starts to pull away, but only if you keep going in a straight line on a smooth track. Straight line drag racing has nothing to do with off-road sport performance.”

    “Despite its ample horsepower, Commander clearly lacks the suspension and agility to deliver true sport performance.”

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      If you’re old enough to remember when Donkey Kong ruled the arcade, chances are you probably owned at least one pair of acid wash jeans in your lifetime. We’re not judging or anything – we fall somewhat proudly into that group ourselves. In fact, we’re offering you a glimpse of your past as we found a free on-line game that combines the classic video game with ATVs. What’s not to like?

      We wasted a little of our work day playing around with Donkey Kong ATV. Here’s the lowdown: It’s not very good. That’s not to say we didn’t get a little enjoyment seeing Diddy Kong riding around on a four-wheeler, but this is not a game that will keep your attention for very long. The controls (arrow keys) are very touchy and it’s difficult to keep the ATV from flipping over. We’d say it’s more difficult than actually riding an ATV, except that this one can do a multiple flips and generally defy gravity.

      We managed to make it to the second level before boredom started to set in and co-workers started to question what we were doing, so we’re not sure how many levels are available. If you’ve got a little more time on your hands, please let us know. You can play the game yourself by clicking here.

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        Fans and racers in the ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATVA Motocross Championships have an opportunity to win a private lesson with ATV Pro Motocross champion Joe Byrd or a Baldwin Motorsports cylinder head port & polish.

        To qualify for one of these prizes fans have to fill out a survey, which ATVMX says will be used to better understand the wants and needs of racers and fans. Participants must include their name and email address at the end of the survey in order to eligible for the drawing.

        Nicknamed “The Professor”, two-time Pro ATV Motocross Champion Joe Byrd has over 20 National wins and is the originator of ATVMX schools since 1993. Valued at $800, the prize can be transferred to another individual.

        A second lucky winner will win a Baldwin Motorsports cylinder head port & polish with 5-angle valve job for any single cylinder ATV or motorcycle engine (parts not included) – a $550 value.

        It took us about five minutes to fill out the survey. Click here to fill one a survey yourself.

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          ATV video game junkies have something to look forward to in the new year as Renegade Kid will release its latest title – ATV Wild Ride.

          This game, which is designed for the Nintendo DS handheld platform, looks somewhat inspired by Pure, the multi-platform game from Black Rock Studio that we reviewed a couple of years back.

          Here’s what the developer has to say about ATV Wild Ride:

          Throttle up your ATV and leave your fear on the starting grid. ATV Wild Ride throws you into a nitro-charged trick-racing event across six exotic locations around the world, including Thailand, Russia, and England. Compete on extreme courses against an ensemble of fierce opponents from around the globe.

          Dominate in World Tour, Quick Race, Freestyle, Elimination, Time Trail, and Multiplayer head-to-head (Wireless Multi-Card). Experience intense speed, catch massive air, and nail dozens of spectacular airborne tricks while you leave your competition in the dust.

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            If you’ve been reading ATV.com lately you’ll know we went on a mind-blowing off-road adventure from Big Bear, Calif. to Las Vegas, Nev. in a Kawasaki Teryx.

            In documenting our journey we provided blog posts after Day 1 and Day 2 and did a full wrap-up article when we got back home. Now you get a video, which was produced by Kawasaki and videographer extraordinaire Alfonse Palaima.

            This video takes you along for the entire 330-mile ride. Enjoy!

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