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Recent SxS / UTV & ATV Model Reviews:
2014 Polaris Sportsman ACE Test Drive Review
Yamaha held their 12th annual Special Edition Glamis Sand Dunes media ride this week, so we had a chance to put the newly updated 2014 Yamaha YFZ 450R SE to the test in the sand along with the Yamaha Raptor 700R SE.

2014 Polaris Sportsman ACE Test Drive Review
Polaris introduced the all-new Sportsman ACE. Unlike anything current in the Powersports Industry, Polaris has combined the best of both an ATV and SxS & created the Polaris Sportsman ACE. Purposely designed to bring new consumers into the sport, the Polaris Sportsman ACE mixes both the nimbleness of an ATV like the Polaris Sportsman and the confidence and comfort you get while driving a SxS like the Polaris RZR or Polaris RANGER.

2014 Honda Pioneer 700
Only four years after Honda released the Big Red 700 side by side the obviously full utilitarian machine has been laid to rest in favor of the more modern, utility with a sporty feel, the new Honda Pioneer 700. The 2014 Honda Pioneer 700 comes in a two-seat version along with a first for Honda, a four seat version, the Pioneer 700-4, which is the least expensive four seat SxS on the market

John Deere RSX 850i Gator SxS Deer Bow Hunting
We take it to the woods of Hedgesville, WV to go hunting with the help of our John Deere RSX 850i Gator armed with a Matthews DXT bow in search of a whitetail deer during bow hunting season.

2014 Yamaha YFZ450R Test Drive Review
In 2009, Yamaha released the YFZ450R, which replaced the original YFZ450. Now, five years later, Yamaha’s championship winning Yamaha YFZ450R has received many upgrades for 2014.

2014 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 Review
The new 2014 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 boasts an impressive 85+ horsepower stock, making it the highest horsepower in its class. Starting with the proven Polaris XP 850 single overhead cam engine, Polaris increased bore and the stroke to bump up the displacement. The Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 fuel-injected engine also features a 270-degree offset crankshaft and dual balance shaft to create a very smooth and virtually vibration free ride.

2013 Can-Am Commander 1000 XT Review
In 2011, Can-Am entered the side by side market full speed ahead with the release of the 2011 Can-Am Commander, and for 2013, Can-Am added the option of Dynamic Power Steering to the CanAm Commander line-up.

2014 Honda Rancher Review
Since its inception in 2007, Honda has sold over 1.5 million Honda Rancher 420 Utility ATV units. Over the years, Honda has improved the Rancher 420 by adding the option of automatic transmission and electronic fuel injection that has improved its versatility and dependability making it one of the best selling ATV models on the market.

2014 Kawasaki Teryx 4 800 LE Review
Just two years after the debut of the 2012 Kawasaki Teryx4 750, Kawasaki has already made some significant updates to their four seat Teryx 4 with the recent release of the 2014 Kawasaki Teryx4 800 with increased engine performance and updated suspension.

2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 Review
For 2014, the Yamaha Grizzly 700 Utility ATV received several substantial updates including wider front a-arms, longer suspension, engine updates, new tires, and improved EPS settings.

2014 Kawasaki Teryx 800 Review
We recently attended the 2014 Kawasaki Teryx 800 SxS Media Introduction at the Hatfield McCoy Trail System in West Virginia. This would be a two-day adventure drive covering over 100 miles of rugged terrain in the all-new Kawasaki Teryx 800.

2013 Yamaha YFZ 450R SE & Raptor 700R SE ATV Glamis Ride
Yamaha invited ATVriders.com out to Imperial Sand Dunes in California for the eleventh annual Special Edition Glamis sand dunes ride event, and for 2013, Yamaha once again released both the YFZ450R SE and Raptor 700R SE sport ATV models.

2014 KYMCO UXV 700i Review
KYMCO has worked very hard over the last decade to develop new ATV and SxS vehicles capable of competing with the industry giants, and with the release of the 2014 KYMCO UXV 700i, they continue their effort to stay competitive in the value priced segment of SxS vehicles. 

Lake Havasu Adventure Ride - Kawasaki Teryx 4

Lake Havasu Adventure Ride - Kawasaki Teryx 4

Kawaski recently planned a trip from Lake Havasu to the Hualapai Mountain Resort in Arizona. This trip would prove the true durability and power of the Kawaski Teryx 4 750 4x4 Side-by-Side. In the course of over 100 miles drivers would experience many different types of terrain.

2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 Review
Through the years Polaris has made numerous updates on the Polaris Sportsman 500, but for 2014 comes the biggest update yet.  Replacing the Sportsman 500 is the 2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 Utility ATV that comes with a proven 570cc electronic fuel injected engine and more...

2014 Polaris RZR 4 XP 1000 Review
Less than a month ago, Polaris announced the new 2014 Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 four seat SxS, so Polaris invited the media out to Camp RZR at the Glamis Sand Dunes for Halloween weekend, which is the unofficial kickoff of sand dune season.

2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 SxS First Impression Review
After much anticipation and many rumors in the social sphere depicting an all-new Polaris RZR, Polaris debuted the 2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 SxS / UTV. This all-new high-performance SxS / UTV raised the bar in the SxS / UTV market with its impressive combination of power, suspension and handling.

2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 SxS First Impression Review
ATVriders.com recently had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the highly anticipated 2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 SxS / UTV. Less than a month ago, Polaris debuted the all-new Polaris RZR XP 1000 SxS / UTV at the Polaris Dealers Meeting in Washington, D.C. and to many surprise they had units ready to drive on the other side of the country just a few days later at the Winchester Bay Oregon DuneFest!

2014 Yamaha Viking 700 EPS SxS Test Drive Review
In 2003, Yamaha changed the face of the performance SxS vehicles with the release of the Yamaha Rhino 660, which quickly grabbed the attention of off-road enthusiast, hunters, and farmers. As sales exploded for the Yamaha Rhino, many other OEMs quickly released rival SxS / UTV models, and just over ten years later, there is a full range of SxS off-road vehicles for consumers to select from to meet their individual needs.

2014 Can-Am Maverick 1000R X xc SxS / UTV Test Drive Review
Can Am initially introduced the Can-Am Maverick 1000 R SxS in late 2012 with the release of the 101 horsepower sport SxS / UTV. With its ever growing popularity, Can-Am has expanded its line of CanAm Maverick 1000 SxS / UTV models to include the Can-Am Maverick 1000R MAX four seater and Can-Am Maverick 1000R X xc DPS SxS / UTV for the woods.

2013 Can-Am Outlander MAX Two Up Utility ATV Review
CanAm hasn’t left anything to the imagination with their 2013 line of Can-Am Outlander MAX two up utility ATV models, and for 2013, the Can-Am Outlander MAX comes in the DPS, XT, XT-P and Limited model.  These ATV’s are arguably the best two up models produced and we had a chance to get up close and personal with the all-new 2013 Can-Am’s.

2012 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i Utility ATV Long Term Review
The Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i utility ATV has always been a well received model, one that has always offered serious power in a user friendly package. The latest offering still boasts some stump pulling grunt that is needed on the trail or around the farm with a smoothness that affords even a new rider the ability to maneuver safely and with confidence.

2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat X 1000 SxS / UTV Test Drive Review 2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat X 1000 SxS / UTV Test Drive Review
At a recent 2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 SxS / UTV Media Intro, we got a chance to ride the new 2013 Wildcat X 1000 SxS / UTV in the high desert trails of Randsburg, CA. The Wildcat X 1000 SxS / UTV features 90+ horsepower, painted front & rear bumper, Rapid Response clutch & more..

2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 SxS / UTV Test Drive Review 2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 SxS / UTV Test Drive Review
Arctic Cat recently released their latest addition to its SxS lineup, the 2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 HO four seat SxS / UTV. With the popularity of the sport performance Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 HO SxS / UTV, Arctic Cat chose to follow suit with the ever growing SxS market & added a 4 seats.

2012 Argo 8x8 750 HDi SxS / UTV Test Drive Review 2012 Argo 8x8 750 HDi SxS / UTV Test Drive Review
We recently had the chance to ride the Argo 8x8 750 HDi with Tommy Tantillo in Florida.The 2012 Argo 8x8 750 HDi has amazing capabilities. It is able to travel on both land and water. There are no changes that need to be made or adjustments you simply just drive through what’s in front of you.

2013 Polaris RANGER XP 900 SxS / UTV Test Drive Review 2013 Polaris RANGER XP 900 SxS / UTV Test Drive Review
Polaris recently invited ATVriders.com out to beautiful Great Falls, Montana to test to all-new 2013 Polaris RANGER XP 900 SxS at Bull Run Guest Ranch. Despite it's similar look to the Polaris RANGER 800 the 2013 Polaris RANGER XP 900 SxS is all-new from the ground up.

2012 KYMCO Maxxer 450i Sport Utility ATV Test Ride Review
The want for an all in one ATV has seemed to grow throughout the years. Riders want a quad they can work on and play on. KYMCO has introduced the 2012 Maxxier 450i ATV that is tough enough to do the work of a utility, but sleek and sporty enough to blaze trails with your buddies.

Kawasaki Brute Force 750 ATV & Dual Shot Outdoors Turkey Hunting
For this hunting article, we met up with Charger Wiley at Dual Shot Outdoors for what I hoped to be a successful hunt for a nice gobbler. West Virginia spring turkey season was already a few days old when we were offered the incredible opportunity to join in on this hunt.

2013 John Deere Gator RSX 850i SxS / UTV Test Drive Review
The John Deere Gator utility vehicle family has been known for their incredible durability as a top work horse for farming and construction, but you know what they say about all work and no play, and the folks at John Deere seem to agree with that philosophy and have introduced a new member to the Gator family in the way of the 2013 John Deere RSX850i SxS / UTV.

2013 Yamaha Grizzly 700 & Rhino SxS Tactical Black Review
For 2013, Yamaha announced in June the Special Edition Tactical Black Grizzly 700 EFI EPS Utility ATV and Rhino 700 FI SxS, which feature an all new matte black body and cast aluminum wheels. These new Special Edition models were specifically released with the outdoor shooting enthusiast in mind, so Yamaha invented the media to the Gunsite Academy in Prescott, AZ.

2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000 SxS / UTV Test Drive Review
Just over two years ago, Can-Am entered the SxS market with the Commander 800 and 1000 SxS / UTV, which is a great all-round SxS, but for 2013, Can-Am has raised the bar in performance with the release of the high performance 2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000R and X RS SxS / UTV models.

2011 Honda Big Red 700 4x4 MUV / SxS Test Drive Review
2011 Honda Big Red 700 4x4 MUV / SxS Test Drive Review
While many side-by-sides are built for recreation and performance, the Honda Big Red SxS / UTV is marketed as a Multi-Use Vehicle. Honda is known or their reliability and quality machines which makes the Honda Big Red ideal for farm and construction work.

2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 ATV Special Editon Review
2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 ATV Special Editon Review
ATVriders.com recently had to opportunity to test the 2013 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 ATV Special Edition Utility ATV at the Hatfield McCoy Trail system located in West Virginia with Kawasaki. The Hatfield McCoy trail system is the primer ATV trail system with over 600 miles of trails.

2013 Polaris RZR 570 Trail Limited Edition Test Drive Review
2013 Polaris RZR 570 Trail Limited Edition Test Drive Review
ATVriders.com recently attended the 2013 Polaris ATV & SxS / UTV model intro in Great Falls, Montana at Bull Run Guest Ranch. There we got to spend sometime in the 2013 Polaris RZR 570 Trail Limited Edition SxS / UTV and truely test out the machine with beatiful scenery.

DragonFire Racing's 2013 John Deere Gator RSX 850i SxS / UTV
DragonFire Racing's 2013 John Deere Gator RSX 850i SxS / UTV
Over seven months ago, ATVriders.com released a leaked Internet photo of John Deere’s unreleased Gator RSX 850i SxS / UTV , which was modified by Dragon Fire Racing. Fortunately, on a trip out to Arizona, we visited Dragon Fire Racing and discovered the RSX 850i being prepared to ship out.

2013 Yamaha Raptor 700 & 700r ATV Test Ride Review
2013 Yamaha Raptor 700 & 700r ATV Test Ride Review
Yamaha is known for their extensive Sport ATV lineup. The Yamaha Raptor 700 sport ATV has been the number one selling sport ATV on the market for years, and its large displacement engine, smooth comfortable ride. For model Year 2013 Yamaha offers two versions the Raptor 700 & 700R Sport ATV.

Beau Baron's TurnKey UTV Polaris RZR XP 900 Race Review
Beau Baron's TurnKey UTV Polaris RZR XP 900 Race Review
After just missing out on the WORCS SxS / UTV championship when I was pushed into a Joshua Tree at Racetown 395 by a lapped racer and which nearly totaled the Polaris RZR XP 900. Beau Baron requested help from TurnKey UTV to bring his Polaris RZR XP 900 back to life.

2011 John Deere Gator 825i XUV / SxS Long Term Drive Review
2011 John Deere Gator 825i XUV / SxS Long Term Drive Review
John Deere has the long-standing reputation of providing quality, durable products that are built to last and get the job done. With quality in mind, John Deere Gator released their 2011 John Deere Gator 825i XUV / SxS. We put the 2011 John Deere Gator 825i XUV / SxS to test on the farm in Marlyand.

National Guard / Coastal Racing Polaris RZR XP 900 UTV Race Test
National Guard/Coastal Racing Polaris RZR XP 900 UTV Race Test
On a resent trip out west, ATVriders.com web developer & contributor Jeff M. Vanasdal was asked to get behind the wheel of Scott Kiger’s Coastal Racing / Polaris RZR XP 900 SxS for his first ever WORCS event! This article tells the story of racing a SxS in the WORCS Racing Series first hand.

2012 KYMCO MXU 500I 4x4 IRS Utility ATV Test Ride Review
2012 KYMCO UXV 500i UTV / SxS Test Drive Review
Just about every major off-road manufacturer now has a Side-by-Side vehicle with an average sticker price of $11,000.00+, which puts them out of the budget range for many potential buyers, but Kymco has solved that problem by producing 2012 KYMCO UXV 500i SxS / UTV.

2012 Yamaha YFZ450 Sport ATV Test Ride / Review

2012 Yamaha YFZ450 Sport ATV Test Ride / Review

With the economic downturn in 2008, Yamaha came up with a solution to the problem and help out their loyal consumers by re-introducing the original Yamaha YFZ450 sport ATV to their 2012 line up, with a few changes to help keep costs down for the customer.

2012 Polaris RZR XP 4 900 SxS / UTV Test Drive Review 2012 Polaris RZR XP 4 900 SxS / UTV Test Drive Review
In January 2010, Polaris announced the first four seat high performance SxS with the release of the 2011 RZR 4 800 Polaris, and now just two years later, they have raised the bar once again with the release of the all-new 2012 Polaris RZR XP 4 900, and the “Liquid Silver” Limited Edition XP 4 900 model.

Black Bear Hunting with a Can-Am Commander 1000 XT SxS / UTV
We met up with former Pro GNCC ATV Racer, Brandon Sturdivant in the West Virginia Mountains to go black bear hunting. We brought along our Can-Am Commander 1000 XT to help in the hunt.

2011 Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 SxS / UTV Test Ride Review
2012 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 HO SxS / UTV Test Ride Review
In the competitive market of Side-by-Sides, manufacturers are going all out to best one another by continuously improving on their products and adding new features, but occasionally a new unit comes out that is a completely different animal from all the rest, with the 2012 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 SxS / UTV

2012 KYMCO MXU 500I 4x4 IRS Utility ATV Test Ride Review 2012 KYMCO MXU 500I 4x4 IRS Utility ATV Test Ride Review
The growing genre of sport utility ATV’s has many manufacturers putting out various models & versions of these vehicles in order to broaden their consumer base Kymco has filled a void for the budget minded consumer, who is looking for quality at an affordable price with the Kymco MXU 500I Utility ATV.

2011 Can-Am Commander 1000 XT SxS / UTV Test Ride Review 2012 CanAm Commander 1000 Limited SxS / UTV Test Ride Review
The competitive world of the SxS / UTV market has been increasingly growing & sending manufacturers into a frenzy with upgrades and more power in order to be top dog. Can-Am has already raised the bar and set a new standard with its release of the 2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited

2011 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE & YFZ450R SE ATV Glamis Ride 2011 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE & YFZ450R SE ATV Glamis Ride
Annually, Yamaha releases Special Edition sport ATV models, and for 2011, they released a Raptor 700R SE in June, followed by the YFZ450R SE in November, and once again, these Yamaha Special Edition models are well worth the wait with a great mix of styling and additional accessories.

2011 Yamaha Raptor 125 Sport ATV Test Ride Review 2011 Yamaha Raptor 125 Sport ATV Test Ride Review
Yamaha is known for putting out “first in its class” machines, and trying to fulfill the needs of its loyal customers . Based on the Yamaha’s Raptor 250 design, the 2012 Yamaha Raptor 125 ATV was designed to fill a void in the youth and entry level sport quad genre that had previously been left to the Taiwan and Chinese manufacturers.

2010 Yamaha YFZ450R SE & Raptor 700R SE ATV Ride Review 2010 Yamaha YFZ450R SE & Raptor 700R SE ATV Ride Review
Yamaha kicked off 2010 with their annual Special Edition Sport ATV ride at the Imperial Sand Dunes in California, which has become one of the most anticipated ride events of the year for those lucky enough to attend. There we had a chance to test ride the 2010 Yamaha YFZ450R & Raptor 700R SE

 


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