ATV Utility Category

Low Cost 4×4 Shootout

Low Cost 4×4 Shootout
In this economy, you’ve probably been scaling back a bit on your spending. But that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a dinner out now and then. And it doesn’t mean that you can’t have an excellent ATV for yourself. You may just have to scale down a bit from that big bore monster with...
June 17th, 2009 | Filed under: ATVs, Arctic Cat, Can-Am, Features, Home Page Slide Show, Honda, KTM, Kawasaki, Kymco, Polaris, Suzuki, Utility, Yamaha | Read More

Forest Gumption: Yamaha Cleans The San Bernardino National Forest

ATV Reviews was invited to a special OHV weekend in April, held in the San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF) in Southern California. Two things were on the agenda. The first was to join Yamaha in its annual OHV Initiative trail clean-up day. The second was to partake in, along with Yamaha and other...
June 17th, 2009 | Filed under: Features, Manufacturer, Utility | Read More

Teased: 2009 ATV Of The Year

Change. In a word, that’s what the majority of American voters selected when they went to the polls last November, giving us President Barack Obama. Only time will tell how much change this ambitious young president will be able to deliver. Whether you voted for Mr. Obama or not, whether you agree...
March 13th, 2009 | Filed under: Sport, Utility | Read More

Stealth Cruiser: 2009 Suzuki King Quad 500 AXi Power Steering

Ever since it victoriously claimed our ATV of the Year title in 2005, Suzuki’s full-size King Quad platform has quietly evolved under the radar. The sporty 450 variant hit the scene to favorable reviews in ’07 and the following year the award-winning King Quad 700 was bored out to become a 750. Continuing...
March 13th, 2009 | Filed under: Suzuki, Utility | Read More

Seven-Quad Stud: 7 Bargain Utility Quads Under $7,500

Seven-Quad Stud: 7 Bargain Utility Quads Under $7,500
How much would you like to spend on your next ATV? If you’re like most riders, you’d like the latest and greatest technology, features and performance, but aren’t ready to spend $12,000 — which some top-end 2-up models are now going for. In choosing our next comparison test before last fall’s...
March 13th, 2009 | Filed under: Arctic Cat, Can-Am, Features, Home Page Slide Show, Honda, Kawasaki, Polaris, Suzuki, Utility, Yamaha | Read More

Testing Yamaha’s New 2009 Grizzly 550

For the last few years, ATV manufacturers have been engaged in a displacement race to build the meanest big-bore machine on the market. This buildup produced lots of great (big) quads and, soon, most mainstream makers offered models with massive engines. Then the glass ceiling was shattered with Arctic...
January 8th, 2009 | Filed under: Utility, Yamaha | Read More

2009 Can-Am Outlander 800R EFI

This Baja 1000-tested 4×4 cradles a Rotax V-twin engine and makes use of Can-Am’s advanced Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) rear suspension. What’s New: The new “R” designation denotes a larger air filter, optimized intake runner, new ECU calibration and new camshafts that combine...
January 1st, 2009 | Filed under: Can-Am, Utility | Read More

2009 Can-Am Outlander Max 800R EFI

It’s a legal 2-seat version of the 800R EFI with 8 inches of additional length. What’s New: The new “R” designation denotes a hotter engine, thanks to a larger air filter, optimized intake runner, new ECU calibration and new camshafts. Also gets a new front fascia and a center spar skid plate....
January 1st, 2009 | Filed under: Can-Am, Utility | Read More

2009 Can-Am Outlander 500 EFI

Can-Am has the only V-twin in the 500cc class. This model also comes with a CVT tranny with engine braking, selectable 4WD with a Visco-Lok front differential, and 25-inch tires. A 46mm EFI throttle body provides precise power in all situations. What’s New: Revised colors/decals and a center spar impact...
January 1st, 2009 | Filed under: Can-Am, Utility | Read More

2009 Can-Am Outlander 650 EFI

Can-Am claims this 4×4 has the highest rear-wheel horsepower in its class. You also get 12 inches of ground clearance just like the 800, plus Visco-Lok front differential and additional covered storage. What’s New: Revised colors/decals and a center spar impact- and scratch-resistant skid plate....
January 1st, 2009 | Filed under: Can-Am, Utility | Read More