Polaris RZR 170 Recalled in Canada
Fuel pump retaining ring could crack

Transport Canada has issued a recall notice for Polaris RZR 170 Youth Side-by-Sides.

According to the recall notice “the fuel pump retaining ring could crack due to a defect in the molding process. If the machine were to tip on its side, fuel could leak through these cracks, resulting in a fuel leak, which in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire causing injury and/or property damage.”

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2015 Suzuki KingQuad 500 AXi Review
A do-anything middleweight Utility ATV While not Suzuki‘s flagship Utility ATV, the KingQuad 500 AXi still impresses with state-of-the-art Suzuki techn…
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2016 Can-Am Outlander L 570 Preview
One new engine births three Outlander L models Only a year old, BRP has already given its budget-friendly Can-Am Outlander L series a significant upgrade wit…
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2016 Yamaha Raptor 90 Preview
2016 Yamaha Raptor 90 Preview: After dropping the Raptor 90 and Raptor 125 after the 2013 model year Yamaha has been absent from the Youth ATV class. Yamaha returns to the Youth class for 2016 with an all new Raptor 90.
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2016 Yamaha Grizzly Preview
2016 Yamaha Grizzly Preview: Yamaha boasts its Grizzly 700 is the top selling big bore Utility ATV in the industry and the venerable four wheeler should be even better for 2016.
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2016 Yamaha Kodiak 700 Preview
2016 Yamaha Kodiak 700 Preview: Yamaha brought back the Kodiak name for 2016 with three new models. Interestingly all share the same 708cc engine but the base price is 1000 less than the retired Grizzly 550 and 1 900 less than the newly updated Grizzly 700.
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2016 Can-Am ATV and UTV Lineup Preview
2016 Can Am ATV and UTV Lineup Preview: BRP came out swinging for model year 2016 with four new engines and a litany of new and updated vehicles in its Can Am ATV and Side by Side lineup. The highlight of the engine upgrades is a boost to the already industry leading Maverick Turbo mill which now pumps out stunning 131 horsepower.
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BRP Recalls Can-Am DS Youth ATVs

BRP has issued a recall for Youth model Can-Am DS ATVs due to a violation of the Federal ATV Standard.

According to the recall notice, the youth ATVs fail to meet performance requirements of the federal ATV standard for maximum unrestricted speed and parking brakes.

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2015 Can-Am Outlander 6×6 1000 XT Review
2015 Can Am Outlander 6 215 6 1000 XT Review: The 2015 Can Am Outlander 6x6 1000 XT is a mouthful to describe but this hard charging workhorse is ready to take down any tough job you need help with.
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High Lifter Polaris ACE 1000 Review
High Lifter Polaris ACE 1000 Review: We talk to High Lifter Products about how it put together its insane Polaris ACE 1000 Project and actually get behind the wheel for a test ride.
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Polaris Scrambler Racers Finish 1-2 at Tomahawk GNCC

After a win in 4×4 Pro at GNCC Round 5, headed to Odessa, NY for GNCC Racing’s Round 6, The Tomahawk, and, once again, put the Scrambler 850 on the Pro 4×4 podium.

Teammates Michael Swift and Kevin Tratham started start mid-pack and passed the class leader with a lap-and-a-half to go. It was all Swift and Trantham to the line with Trantham finishing first, and also taking the overall, with Swift right behind him crossing the line a full minute and 20 seconds before the third place finisher. Trantham sits in second in class points with Swift in third for the season.

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Tire Pressure and Sport ATV Performance + Video
Tire pressure can play a key role in the traction, ride quality, and handling of your ATV.
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2015 Utility ATVs Buyer's Guide
2015 Utility ATVs Buyer's Guide: Modern Utility ATVs are more capable than ever before and remain a favorite for anybody that prefers to straddle the seat of a four wheeler rather than sit in one and buckle up. We've highlighted every model we could find from the 2015 model year.
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New Can-Am Outlander MAX 1000 6X6 Coming in 2016

It looks like a new ATV is in works from BRP for 2016 – the Can-Am Outlander MAX 1000 6X6 XT.

All we know about the vehicle is that it was certified by the California Air Resources Board ( click here to see the document) and features the same 976cc Rotax engine found in the rest of the Outlander 1000 family. According to the certification document, the engine produces 82 horsepower.

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2015 Polaris Sportsman 570 EPS vs. Can-Am Outlander L 500 DPS
2015 Polaris Sportsman 570 EPS vs. Can Am Outlander L 500 DPS: Hidden in the background behind headline grabbing 120 horsepower Side by Sides and 1000cc ATVs are two machines that offer more bang for your buck than perhaps any ATVs in our industry's history the Polaris Sportsman 570 and Can Am Outlander L 500.
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2016 Polaris Sportsman and Outlaw 110 EFI Preview
2016 Polaris Sportsman and Outlaw 110 EFI Preview: The Youth ATV market doesn't get a lot of attention so we were pleasantly surprised when Polaris recently introduced a pair of new models the Sportsman 110 EFI and Outlaw 110 EFI.
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Honda Announces Returning 2016 ATV Models
Honda Announces Returning 2016 ATV Models: Honda has announced its first batch of 2016 ATV models. The Foreman Rubicon FourTrax Rincon and Rancher models with Independent Rear Suspension return in Honda s lineup with new color options along with a host of swingarm equipped models.
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2015 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE and YFZ450R SE Review
2015 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE and YFZ450R SE Review: We spent two glorious days putting as much seat time as possible on the newest 2015 Special Edition Yamaha Raptor 700R and YFZ450R.
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GNCC Offers New Single Seat Class for Polaris ACE

Polaris has partnered with the Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC) to sponsor GNCC’s newly added Single Seat Class.

“GNCC is excited to introduce the Single Seat Class into our racing format,” says GNCC Director Tim Cotter. “When Polaris commits to something, they commit 100 percent and we have no doubt that the ACE is destined to be a main stay in off-road.”

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BRP Unveils Can-Am Law Enforcement Vehicles

BRP has introduced three new Can-Am off-road vehicle models intended to assist law enforcement and security professionals to carry out their duties.

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2015 Arctic Cat XR ATV Lineup Review
2015 Arctic Cat XR ATV Lineup Review: After flogging Arctic Cat's new XR line of ATVs in Moab Utah it's safe to say these are the best ATVs Cat has ever brought to market.
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2015 Can-Am Outlander L 500 DPS Review
2015 Can Am Outlander L 500 DPS Review: BRP's new 2015 Can Am Outlander L 450 and 500 models are the result of the Canadian manufacturer's historic focus on performance combined with a new focus on value.
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Polaris Releases 2015 Limited Edition Models
Polaris Releases 2015 Limited Edition Models: Polaris has long been a fan of unveiling a host of special edition models early in the year and things are no different for 2015. Highlighting this year's models is the FOX Edition RZR XP 1000 EPS with FOX Podium Internal Bypass Shocks.
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2014 Japanese Big Bore Utility ATV Shootout + Video
2014 Japanese Big Bore Utility ATV Shootout Video: Our team spent the summer thoroughly testing and comparing Kawasaki s Brute Force 750 Honda s Rincon 680 Suzuki s KingQuad 750 and Yamaha s Grizzly 700. Find out what we thought of each of these Utility ATVs and which one we'd want in our garage.
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Yamaha Launches E-Commerce Parts and Accessories Website

Christmas shopping just got easier for Yamaha riders and their families. For the first time, Yamaha is giving consumers the ability to purchase its apparel and accessories at a single online destination.

Yamaha Parts and Accessories, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., has launched a new e-commerce website – ShopYamaha.com.

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2015 Polaris Sportsman 1000 XP Review
2015 Polaris Sportsman 1000 XP Review: Polaris has a well earned reputation in recent years of going big on a regular basis. The most recent example of this is the hugely powerful 2015 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000.
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2014 Suzuki KingQuad 750 AXi EPS Long-Term Review + Video
2014 Suzuki KingQuad 750 AXi EPS Long Term Review Video: Our western editors see more Suzuki KingQuads on the way to the trails than any other ATV. To find out why we borrowed a 2014 KingQuad 750 equipped with power steering for a long term evaluation.
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2015 Honda FourTrax Rancher Review
2015 Honda FourTrax Rancher Review: From a new independent rear suspension design to a softer seat to a recalibrated shifting program the already solid Honda FourTrax Rancher is much improved for 2015.
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Win a Polaris Ultimate Garage

ATV, Side-by-Side and Snowmobile enthusiasts take note – Polaris is giving away six different amazing prize packages.

Now through December 31, Polaris is hosting the Ultimate Garage Giveaway. To enter consumers need to head to their local dealership to get a code to enter at www.polaris.com/ultimategarage to win one of six Polaris garages. The garages include one vehicle, one youth vehicle and garage accessories. Among the accessories are a Polaris P1000i Generator, Polaris-branded toolbox, and a Polaris light.

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2015 Yamaha Raptor 700R Review
2015 Yamaha Raptor 700R Review: While the Raptor 700 pretty much has the big bore Sport ATV class to itself Yamaha isn't resting on its laurels. Though it just benefited from a significant update in 2013 Yamaha managed to make it even better for 2015 with a boost in power and fuel efficiency.
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2014 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS Long-Term Review + Video
2014 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS Long Term Review Video: We spent the summer flogging Kawasaki's Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS and came away mostly impressed. It's brutish V Twin power and rugged good looks make it a solid choice for anybody looking for a great blend of Sport and Utility in an ATV.
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KYMCO Recalls MXU 700 ATVs Due To Burn, Fire Hazards

KYMCO has recalled 2013-15 MXU 700 ATVs due to potential burn, fire hazards.

According to the recall notice, in hot environments or high elevations, the fuel cap can fail to vent properly, causing the fuel to heat up and pressure to build up in the tank. The pressure can cause the fuel tank to rupture or the fuel to boil out of the tank onto the operator or hot engine, resulting in burns to the operator or a fire.

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Suzuki Updates KingQuad 500AXi for 2015

Suzuki has been eerily quiet on the ATV front since the 2009 model year, pretty much leaving the lineup untouched. We’ve seen the first signs that things may be progressing this week as Suzuki unveiled an updated KingQuad 500AXi for 2015.

According to Suzuki, the KingQuad 500AXi receives a few new changes designed to provide smoother acceleration, quicker throttle response, and a stronger feel in the mid-high RPM range. The front end of the ATV receives a newer aggressive stance, while a side panel change allows you to more easily check your oil level without removing any body parts.

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2015 Honda Foreman Rubicon Review
2015 Honda Foreman Rubicon Review: We headed to West Virginia's Hatfield McCoy trail system to test out the much improved Honda Foreman Rubicon Utility ATV.
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Arctic Cat Recalls All 2008 and Some 2009 ATVs

Arctic Cat has issued a recall notice for all of its ATVs manufactured in 2008 and a portion produced in 2009.

According to the recall notice, a component in the front gear box may not meet the company’s standards. There are no confirmed reports of serious injuries traced to the front gear case.

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CPSC Taking Aim at Passengers on ATVs

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is gathering information from the public regarding passengers on ATVs.

Specifically, the CPSC has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the matter, seeing information on the prevalence of carrying passengers on ATVs and the feasibility of a performance requirement that would prevent passengers from being carried on ATVs.

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Yamaha YFZ450R Project: Budget MX Racer
Yamaha YFZ450R Project: Budget MX Racer: We had a dealer outfit a 2014 Yamaha YFZ450R with a few accessories to see how easily and affordably we could build a race ready machine.
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2014 Honda FourTrax Rincon Long Term Review + Video
2014 Honda FourTrax Rincon Long Term Review Video: As the heavyweight in Honda's ATV lineup the Rincon has all the hallmarks of quality construction and attention to detail we've come to expect from Honda. However its non adjustable suspension and lack of power steering are holding it back.
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2015 Arctic Cat ATV and UTV Lineup Preview
2015 Arctic Cat ATV and UTV Lineup Preview: At its dealer show in Las Vegas Arctic Cat unveiled a brand new XR ATV line new 60 inch Wildcat Sport Side by Sides and redesigned Prowler Utility Side by Sides.
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2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS Long Term Review + Video
2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS Long Term Review Video: Yamaha's Grizzly 700 is an ATV that hides in plain sight. It is a Utility ATV that is business first and its business is to give its rider confidence. Assembled in the United States this is an ATV built with forward thinking technology and old school common sense.
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Yamaha and Chad Wienen Celebrate ATVMX Championship

Chad Wienen and Thomas Brown celebrate a successful ATV Motocross Season.

Yamaha Racing’s Chad Wienen captured his third straight AMA Pro ATV MX Series Championship last weekend, and his Yamaha and Wienen Motorsports teammate Thomas Brown took third overall for the season.

The pair have been riding their YFZ450Rs to the top of the podium all season capping 2014 with first and third place finishes at the finale at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., on Saturday, August 9. Wienen scored 1-2 on the day for an overall win, while Brown grabbed 2-3 giving him third overall at Loretta’s.

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2015 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Preview
The new horsepower king of the Utility ATV class

When Polaris showed off its new Scrambler XP 1000 EPS last year, we knew it was only a matter of time before the more Utility-minded Sportsman received the same engine. It took about eight months, but Polaris finally unveiled its 2015 Sportsman XP 1000.

Like the Polaris Scrambler XP 1000, which was made as a direct competitor to the Can-Am Renegade 1000, the Sportsman XP 1000 has its sight set on a Can-Am ATV – the Outlander 1000. With a base price of $11,999, the Sportsman XP 1000 is $400 more than the base Outlander 1000 DPS, but settles in $250 less than the Outlander 1000 XT – Polaris’ likely target.

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2015 Polaris Off-Road Lineup Preview
Polaris unveils host of new machines in every segment

Polaris is swinging for the fences again for the 2015 model year with its biggest off-road lineup ever. New and updated vehicles can be found throughout the RZR, Ranger and Sportsman families.

Polaris RZR Lineup

While Polaris announced a power boost in its 2015 RZR XP 1000 and RZR XP 4 1000 a few weeks ago, that was just a taste test of the changes to the RZR lineup for 2015.

The Polaris RZR was the only 50-inch Sport Side-by-Side in the industry for years before the Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail showed up last year with nearly 10 more horsepower. Polaris has answered that challenge with the new 2015 RZR 900 ($12,799), which features a 75 hp ProStar 900 engine. The new ProStar powerplant offers more than 40 percent more horsepower and 15 percent more torque than the previous RZR 800 models.

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Yamaha Giving Away Grizzly 700 EPS as Part of New Partnership

Yamaha Outdoors has partnered with Powderhook and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) to give away a new Grizzly 700 EPS 4×4 ATV and a Kansas whitetail hunt at www.powderhook.com/atv.

The winner of the online sweepstakes will receive Yamaha’s Grizzly 700 4×4 ATV with electric power steering and a six-day archery rut hunt organized by Powderhook and NWTF and provided by Horseshoe Hill Outfitters. The semi-guided hunt will take place in Southeast Kansas during the 2015 hunting season.

“Yamaha is a leader in the outdoors through its support of conservation partners like NWTF, and its work supporting open, sustainable access to areas like those promoted by Powderhook,” says Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group marketing manager. “Outdoor conservation, access and responsible recreation are at the center of the partnership between these organizations.”

2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS Review

The NWTF, through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt initiative, has committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve and enhance more than four million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, create at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting, shooting and outdoor enjoyment.

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Kymco Unveils 32-Model 2015 Off-Road Lineup

Kymco enters the 2015 model year with 32 off-road models, including four versions of the all-new midsized UXV 450i side-by-side vehicle and a UXV 500i outfitted with a 5kW generator sure to help operators with a variety of utility applications and chores. Also on the list of new vehicles are four EPS models in the MXU Series ATV line and two newly designed Youth Quads in the Mongoose 90S and 70S.

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Study: Majority of Young ATV Riders Not Wearing Helmets

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say results of an online study indicate that more than half of young American ATV riders don’t always wear a helmet.

“Helmet non-use among youth is a particular concern because these riders have a greater likelihood of crashing than adults, and their likelihood of dying or sustaining a serious TBI is much higher,” Bethany West, an epidemiologist at the CDC, told Reuters Health. “We found that the most frequent riders had the lowest consistent helmet use.”

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2015 Honda ATV Lineup Unveiled
2015 Honda ATV Lineup Unveiled: Honda made significant changes to the 2015 FourTrax Foreman Rubicon and FourTrax Rancher series. Both families now offer models with independent rear suspension among other updates for 2015.
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2015 Kymco MXU450i Camo Review
2015 Kymco MXU450i Camo Review: With the 2015 model year upon us we were given the opportunity to ride the latest Kymco offerings including the MXU450i in True Timber Camo our favorite Kymco ATV of the year.
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Suzuki Unveils 2015 KingQuad ATVs
Suzuki Unveils 2015 KingQuad ATVs: Suzuki has been quiet on the ATV front in recent years but for the 2015 model year the KingQuad lineup of Utility ATVs has been given some updates.
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2014 Can-Am Renegade 1000 vs. Polaris Scrambler 1000 – Specs Shootout
2014 Can Am Renegade 1000 vs. Polaris Scrambler 1000 8211 Specs Shootout: For two competing vehicles from two opposing brands the Can Am Renegade 1000 and Polaris Scrambler 1000 XP share a number of unique characteristics but it's their differences that really stand out.
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2015 Honda FourTrax Rincon Preview
2015 Honda FourTrax Rincon Preview: Honda has updated its flagship ATV for the 2015 model year. From the outside the 2015 Honda Rincon looks very similar to its predecessor but dig a little deeper and you'll find Honda has made some significant changes.
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Can-Am Race Report: Mountaineer Run GNCC

Can-Am racers earned a podium sweep with the Maverick 1000R in the XC1 Modified SxS class and won all four ATV 4×4 classes at round seven of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series in Masontown, WV. Can-Am DS 450 racers also won both the Pro and Pro-Am classes at the third round of the New England ATV Motocross series in Pennsylvania.

“We had an outstanding weekend at the Mountaineer Run GNCC in West Virginia and in the New England series. Earning a historic sweep in the XC1 Modified SxS class, winning the 4×4 Pro class and also both Pro-level NEATV-MX classes was perfect,” says Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “During their push toward winning a GNCC championship, our Maverick pilots continue to showcase their merits and those of their Can-Am vehicles.”

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2014 Yamaha Raptor 700 Review: Trail Test
2014 Yamaha Raptor 700 Review: Trail Test: While the Yamaha Raptor 700 has long been a staple in the sand dunes it is also at home in tight wooded trails. Agile steering remarkable suspension and perfect power delivery are a recipe for success on any terrain.
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2015 Can-Am ATV and UTV Lineup Unveiled
BRP adds some new packages and makes some upgrades to 2015 lineup

The big news from BRP for 2015 is the new Can-Am Outlander L family, which you can read about here. However, several other new models have made their way into the Can-Am ATV and Side-by-Side lineup for 2015, along with a few other key updates.

Outlander 6×6 XT

New to the North American Can-Am ATV lineup is the Outlander 1000 6×6 XT ($15,549) and 650 6×6 XT ($13,649). BRP calls it the toughest, most versatile ATV it has ever made.

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2015 Can-Am Outlander L 450 and 500 Preview
Budget-friendly ATVs offer unheard of five-year extended warranty

BRP is providing a major new incentive for budget-minded ATV consumers to choose a Can-Am ATV. New for 2015 is the Can-Am Outlander L family, which comes with a five-year extended warranty that has no mileage restrictions and is transferrable with ownership.

2015 Can-Am ATV and UTV Lineup Unveiled

We don’t often lead a story on a new ATV with warranty information, but this warranty is 10 times longer than the industry standard for ATVs. You might expect that warranty to bump up the price, but the Outlander L starts at $6,399. That puts it $100 less than the current budget king – the Polaris Sportsman 570 – and that is surely no coincidence.

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2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 EPS Review
Polaris makes the best-selling 4x4 ATV on the market even better

Since releasing the Sportsman 500 back in 1996, Polaris has sold over 600,000 units, making it the number one selling 4×4 ATV of all time. After 17 years of minor mechanical and a recent cosmetic overhaul, Polaris is celebrating the Sportsman’s 18th birthday in a major way. For 2014 the Sportsman 500 has grown up, with a new modern design engine fed by fuel injection. The result is the 2014 Polaris Sportsman 570; a more powerful, smoother running machine, remarkably available for its 1996 asking price of $6,499.

What’s New?

Certainly the biggest update to the 570 is its Pro Star 570 engine. The 567cc four-stroke mill features a high performance, four-valve, double-overhead-cam design. If it sounds familiar, that’s because it’s based off the engine powering the Polaris RZR 570. Polaris says the Sportsman 570 churns out 22% more horsepower then the old Sportsman 500.

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Yamaha Launches All-American ATV Racer Contest

Yamaha and the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) racing series are offering a top Amateur or Pro-Am racer a big jolt of support, including a new Yamaha YFZ450R, with the All-American ATV Racer Contest.

This industry-first online contest will give away a complete racing package valued at more than $11,000 to the racer who is able to secure the most online votes for his or her nomination.

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2014 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE and YFZ450R SE Review
2014 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE and YFZ450R SE Review: We put the Yamaha Raptor 700R SE and YFZ450R SE through the ringer for two days of hard riding at the Imperial Sand Dunes. Both are excellent dune machines but one specially equipped model stole our sandy heart.
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Yamaha Giving Away Viking 4×4 in NHFD Sweepstakes
Yamaha is once again supporting the National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) in 2014, and this year is giving away the all-new Yamaha Viking FI 4x4.
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Yamaha Announces New Special Edition YFZ450R

Yamaha has unveiled a new Black and Crimson 2014 Special Edition YFZ450R to round out its roster of Sport ATVs that now includes four models this year. The new SE YFZ450R joins Yamaha’s existing 2014 SE sport models including a Midnight Blue Raptor 700R, Metallic Grey/White Raptor 700R and a Crimson Red and Black YFZ450R.

Each of the 2014 SE models gets aggressive styling with unique color schemes and graphics. The YFZs also receive a GYTR front grab bar while the big Raptors get GYTR front grab bars and GYTR heel guards. Each 2014 SE model is being assembled at the Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America in Newnan, Ga., for worldwide distribution.

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