ATV Utility Category

2010 Honda FourTrax Rancher 2×4

2010 Honda FourTrax Rancher 2×4
The base model for the Rancher line is the 2×4. The fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine is smooth, quiet and peppy. Manual shift models or ES transmissions make the most of the power, too. SPECIAL OPTIONS: The standard model is a foot shifter or the ES model ($5,199) has push-button shift on the...
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2010 Honda FourTrax Recon

2010 Honda FourTrax Recon
Honda’s lowest price, full-size utility ATV is the Recon. The carbureted 229cc single is simple and easy to maintain. Though its two-wheel drive chassis isn’t as capable as a 4×4, this lightweight has good flotation on its 22-inch tires. The standard model has a foot-shifting five-speed. SPECIAL...
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2010 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4×4i

2010 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4×4i
The Brute Force 750i sits atop the Kawasaki utility lineup. It’s a class leader and former shootout winner that had its last substantial upgrade for 2008. The hearty thrust from the 749cc V-twin is exhilarating and it sounds superb. The suspension is do-it-all capable and the ergonomics are favorable....
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2010 Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4×4

2010 Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4×4
The smaller V-twin used in the Kawasaki lineup has a number of configurations, including two axle choices. There aren’t any Brute Force 650 4×4i models new for 2010 as there are unsold 2009 models. COOL FEATURE: The 90-degree V-twin configuration is powerful and smooth. SPECIAL OPTIONS: The 2009...
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2010 Kawasaki Prairie 360 4×4

2010 Kawasaki Prairie 360 4×4
The Prairie 360 4×4 exceeded our expectations during extensive testing last year. It’s a mid-sized 4×4 with plenty of power for work and play. The CVT includes high and low forward gears and it has selectable 4WD operation with a differential lock control just like Brute models. It also has...
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2010 Kawasaki Prairie 360

2010 Kawasaki Prairie 360
Take the same overachieving Prairie 360 4×4, ditch the front drive hardware and you’re left with the Prairie 360 2×4. The rest of the features are there: the dual-range CVT transmission with engine braking, racks with moderate capacities and an impressive towing capacity with its standard...
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2010 Kawasaki Bayou 250

2010 Kawasaki Bayou 250
Though dated is an understatement for the Bayou 250, the decades-old tooling enables tremendous value. With simplistic features like the air-cooled engine (it does get electric start, though!), a manual transmission and auto-clutch and drum brakes it’s a 1990s survivor – literally. It also has a...
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2010 KYMCO MXU 500 IRS 4×4

2010 KYMCO MXU 500 IRS 4×4
It’s not completely new, but KYMCO’s changes to the MXU 500 fix some issues and inject a lot of life into the company’s largest utility quad. SPECIAL OPTIONS: LE version (pictured) comes with a 2,500-pound winch, mirrors, cargo box, alloy rims, hand guards and gear-toting grips for $6,999. WHAT’S...
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2010 KYMCO Maxxer 375

2010 KYMCO Maxxer 375
A very compelling sport crossover, the new-for-2010 Maxxer 375 has a bold face that’s backed up by athletic performance, solid ergonomics and handling that’s the best to come out of KYMCO USA. Big features include push-button 4WD, IRS and solid, dual-lever disc brakes for sporty riding. Available...
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2010 KYMCO MXU 375 4×4 IRS

2010 KYMCO MXU 375 4×4 IRS
A great choice for utility chores, the MXU 375 also has a sporty engine for trail riding when the work is done. It has IRS for a comfortable ride, shift-on-the-fly 4WD, high and low gears, a digital dash, full racks front and rear and disc brakes all around for secure stopping power. SPECIAL OPTIONS:...
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