Yamaha continues its push into uncharted UTV territory with the 2016 Wolverine R-Spec EPS. This rugged side-by-side represents the next generation of offroad recreational and work vehicles. The factory has been building such vehicles for a while now, and some of the features show that it is paying attention to customer feedback, and advances by its not inconsiderable competition in this sector. While the name “Wolverine” does imply a certain tenacity, I wonder what the next generation will be called – I’m still waiting for a really mean name, such as the “Tyson” or “Honey Badger.”
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Polaris Industries ramps up the pressure on its competition with the 2015 Scrambler XP 1000. Aptly nicknamed, the ’White Lightning’ is a pure, go-fast machine that shuns most of the features common on hunting and work ATVs, and focuses instead on tire-blistering and adrenaline-pumping performance.
Test-rider opinions can vary, as each tester views the ride through the his unique lens, but one thing that they seem to all agree upon is that this is not a beginner-level ATV. The available power and speed is more than enough to get a ’newbie’ in trouble (quick, fast and in a hurry!) and it should be left to those with the requisite experience and reflexes.
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The Honda Pioneer 500 is a rugged and strong side by side wrapped in an affordable package. Priced at only $8,499, the Honda Pioneer 500 is powered by a longitudinally-mounted 475 cc, liquid cooled single cylinder four-stroke engine which is mated on an electric shift, five speed transmission with reverse. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the Pioneer 500 features a heavy-duty receiver-style hitch and is capable to tow up to 1000-pounds.
For enhanced off road abilities, the front differential features an open design which makes steering easier and more precise, even in four-wheel drive. You also get an independent rear suspension (IRS), an all new rear carrier design, TraxLok 4WD and a set of grippy tires.
Once on board you will be welcomed by a comfortable bench-style seat, individual backrests and seatbelts for both rider and passenger.
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The new 2015 Polaris Ranger 570 EPS won’t disappoint you when it comes to reliability and performances. In its off road adventures, the utility vehicle is backed up by a 567 cc, 4-stroke single cylinder engine with a displacement of 567 cc. The engine is mated on an automatic transmission and can deal with a payload capacity of 1,000 Lb (453.6 Kg).
For enhanced agility the Polaris Ranger 570 EPS is equipped with an Electronic Power Steering System and features a long travel suspension thanks to the front MacPherson Struts and the rear dual A-arms.
It is also worthy of being mentioned that the Polaris Ranger 570 EPS rides 25 X 8-12; 489 front and 25 X 11-12; 489 rear tires wrapped around cast aluminum wheels.
The Polaris Ranger 570 EPS can be yours for no less than $11,499.
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