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    Top 10 Spring ATV Maintenance Tips

    With the warmer temperatures coming and the trails finally opening up for the spring riding season, everyone is ready to get the old faithful ATV out and clean it up before the first ride. Cleaning is a good start, but we should look a little deeper into the machine itself and see what it may need before you flip that key switch and bolt off down the trails. After all , it could be the difference between a great day of riding with your buddies and one you’ll want to forget!

    Following these suggestions will hopefully get your ATV or UTV back on the trail and running reliably for many rides this spring, summer, and fall. If you ignore them, we don’t want to hear you whining when it breaks down!

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      ATV Safety Week

      The ATV Safety Institute will provide free rider training for the second straight year during ATV Safety Week this spring. The ASI is again working with partners across America who will be volunteering to provide free ATV RiderCourses and other safety education June 6–14.

      “The first step toward safe ATV riding is taking the ASI RiderCourse, and we’re making it available to adults, kids and families all over the country early in the riding season,” says Cam Arnold, ASI’s vice president of rider training. “ATV Safety Week is about promoting the eight Golden Rules for safe riding, and we can think of no better way than to offer our class at no charge to participants. We invite everyone with an ATV to meet our Instructors, have some fun, and learn how to ride ATVs safely.”

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        Top 10 ATVs and UTVs of 2014 Feature

        The world of off road has been turned on its head over the past 12 months. When choosing our 10 favorite ATVs and UTVs of 2014, we started with a list of 50 new and revised models and we hear rumors of more on the way almost weekly.

        Getting on the gas with several marketing moves, the sleeping giant, Honda, has been very active. This gives us proof that the industry is beginning to wake up even more. We have seen an inflating trend in the working side of the industry as many companies start to focus on the bread and butter of what fills the bank account for them.

        Hunting is a huge part of the Side-by-Side industry. Without hunters, ranchers, active farmers or land maintenance workers, we would not be seeing the evolution to the Utility side of this industry. In 2014, Yamaha brought out the Viking VI while rethinking and redesigning the way three people fill the front and back stretch of a working ride. And there are many more examples of manufacturers finding ways to make these machines better and more useful.

        That same forward thinking is perhaps even more evident in the Sport segment. The fight for power and suspension travel supremacy continues. Consumers want to go faster and jump Mount Rushmore with little more than a tickle on the seat bottom upon landing. Using shock packages that are made for what seems to be full size trucks, companies like FOX, Elka and Walker Evans have seen a spike in sales not only to consumers but also to manufacturers who use their equipment on specific models.

        As we look ahead to 2015, we are seeing an industry that is alive and well. This past year has been incredible for ATV and UTV fans. Now we’ll take a look at our 10 favorite machines unveiled in 2014.

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          ATV Holiday Gift Guide

          The holiday season is just about here and that means it’s time to strap on your protective gear and do battle with the hordes of Christmas shoppers.

          For many of us, the thought of aimlessly wandering around a crowded mall or department store looking for the perfect gift is enough to get us to say “bah, humbug” to the whole ordeal. Before you channel our inner Ebenezer Scrooge, ATV.com is here to help. We’ve put together a gift guide full of goodies for the ATV or UTV rider in your life.

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            Top-10-ATVs-and-UTVs-of-2013

            Off-road enthusiasts have had a lot to be excited about in 2013. The industry has benefitted from incredible innovations and more new and updated models than we’ve seen in years.

            If this year is any indication of growth in the ATV and Side-by-Side community, we will be celebrating many more engineering marvels in the near future. We have compiled a list, in no particular order, of our favorite 10 new machines as well as the innovations within them that make them stand out.

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