2023 2WD & Two UP ATV BUYER’S GUIDE - Dirt Wheels Magazine (2024)

Here’s a buyers guide of 2WD and Two up ATV’s available for 2023. You will find offerings from the top brands and some for under $5000.

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CONTACTS:

Apex: www.apexatv.com

Arctic Cat: https://arcticcat.txtsv.com

Argo: www.argoxtv.com

Can-Am: https://can-am.brp.com

CFMoto: https://cfmotousa.com

Hisun: www.hisunmotors.com

Honda: https://powersports.honda.com

Kawasaki: www.kawasaki.com

Kymco: https://kymcousa.com

Kayo: www.ridekayo.com

Polaris: www.polaris.com

Suzuki: https: //suzukicycles.com

Tracker Off-Road: www.trackeroffroad.com

Yamaha: www.yamahamotorsports.com

ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 300

The Alterra 300 is a nice step up from Cat’s 90 and is a small-bore ATV with a capable 270cc Engine:. It’s a mini workhorse. The vehicle can tow up to 500 pounds and carry up to 50 pounds on the (Front) rack and 100 pounds on the (Rear). Dual halogen headlights and taillights also come stock on this ATV.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 270cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.2 gal., Wheelbase: 46”, Length/width/height: 72.6×41.3×45.8”, Ground clearance: 6.5”, Claimed dry weight: 517 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/5”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/5”, Tires: (f/r) 22×7-10/22×10-10, Retail Price: $4,799.

HISUN FORGE 250

The smallest ATV in Hisun’s lineup is the chain-driven Forge 250. It does feature a liquid-cooled Engine: and automatic Transmission: but comes in 2WD. The (Front) rack can carry 44 pounds, while the (Rear) rack can carry 77 pounds. It also comes with a two-year limited warranty.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 229cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 2.9 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 82.5x42x46”, Ground clearance: 8”, Claimed dry weight: 639 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Swingarm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail Price: $4,099.

HONDA FOURTRAX RECON/RECON ES

There are two versions of the Honda’s small-bore ATV, the base Recon and Recon ES. The base Recon offers a 5-speed manual Transmission: with reverse. The ES is Honda’s exclusive Electric Shift Program technology, which features push-button shifting on the handlebar. The carrying capacity of the (Front) rack is 33 pounds, with the (Rear) rack capable of carrying 66 pounds.

Engine type: Air-cooled, OHV 4-stroke, Displacement: 229cc, Transmission: Push-button, 5-speed, auto-clutch w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 2.4 gal., Wheelbase: 44.5”, Length/width/height: 75×40.7×42.1”, Ground clearance: 6”, Claimed wet weight: 437 lb./443 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/5.1”, (Rear) Swingarm/4.9”, Tires: (f/r) 22×7-11/22×10-9, Retail Price: $4,499; $4,749.

HONDA FOURTRAX RANCHER/RANCHER ES

There are two versions of Honda’s 2WD FourTrax Rancher—the base Rancher and Rancher ES. They share the same Engine: as the other six Ranchers. The 5-speed manual is easy to operate and power output from the 420cc Engine: is energetic. Bump up to the five-speed ES model, and you’ll get Honda’s Electric Shift Program. Riders must be 16 years old plus.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 420cc, Transmission: 5-speed auto-clutch w/reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.9 gal., Wheelbase: 50”, Length/width/height: 82.8×47.4×46.2”, Ground clearance: 7.1”, Claimed wet weight: 580 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/6.7”, (Rear) Swingarm/6.7”, Tires: (f/r) 24×8-12/24×10-11, Retail Price: $5,899; $6,199.

KAWASAKI BRUTEFORCE 300

The compact, manual-steering Brute Force 300 is the entry-level ATV in Kawasaki’s full-size lineup. It can tow up to 500 pounds with its 271cc Engine:. It also has a carrying capacity of 44 pounds on its (Front) rack and 66 pounds on the (Rear) rack.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 271cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.2 gal., Wheelbase: 45.9”, Length/width/height: 75.4×42.5×46.1”, Ground clearance: 6.1”, Claimed wet weight: 535.8 lb. Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/5.2”, (Rear) Swingarm/5.6”, Tires: (f/r) Maxxis 22×7-10/Maxxis 22×10-10, Retail Price: $4,799.

KAYO BULL 180/STORM 180

Designed for riders 16 years old and older, the Kayo Bull (utility) and Storm (sport) have a low seat height. They offer electric-start, dual headlights, a semi-automatic CVT with reverse, and (unusual for a budget quad) three disc brakes. These 180s sit just about in the middle of Kayo’s utility/sport ATV segment, with two smaller vehicles and one larger. The Bull features (Front) and (Rear) racks.

Engine: Air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 177cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.4; 1.8 gal, Wheelbase: 41.3; 39.3”, Length/width/height: 67.3×38.4×40.5; 60.6×37.9×38.6”, Ground clearance: 6.3; 5.1”, Claimed wet weight: 353; 268.9 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Double A-arm/NA, (Rear) Swingarm/NA, Tires: (f/r) 20×7-10/22×10-10; 20×7-10/19×10-9, Price: $3,299.

KAYO BULL 200

While the Bull 200 is seemingly the biggest in Kayo’s utility lineup, the Bull 180 is 177cc, but the Bull 200 is 176cc. Like the 180, it is loaded—disc brakes, dual headlights, (Front) and (Rear) racks, a CVT with reverse and adjustable shocks. It is for riders 16 years old and older, and it uses the same-size tires as the 180 but is physically a bit larger in dimensions.

Engine: Air-cooled 4-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 176cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 2.4 gal, Wheelbase: 44”, Length/width/height: 70×37.5×41.3”, Ground clearance: 6.9”, Claimed wet weight: 397 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Double A-arm/NA, (Rear) Swingarm/NA, Tires: (f/r) 23×7-10/22×10-10, Price: $3,699.

KYMCO MXU 270/270i EURO

Kymco has added a Euro model to the MXU 270 lineup, with both models for riders 14 years old and older. Dual halogen (Front) headlights, electric start, a CVT with reverse, and (Front) and (Rear) steel-tube cargo racks (although no carrying capacities are listed in the specs) are all standard. If work is what needs to get done, the MXU 270 can tow up to 650 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, Displacement: 270cc Transmission: CVT w/ reverse Final drive: Shaft Fuel capacity: 3.3 gal./3.43 gal. Wheelbase: 46.1”/45.7” Length/width/height71.2×40.5×43.3”/74.4/42.1/46.2” Ground clearance: 9.8”/9.2” Claimed dry weight: 485 lb./524.7 lb. Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/5”, (Rear) Swingarm/5”, Tires: (f/r) 22×7-10/22×10-10, Retail Price: $4,259/$4,699.

KYMCO MXU 150X

Kymco’s MXU 150X is a simple machine designed for riders 12 years old and older. Its 149cc powerplant is mated to an automatic Transmission: with forward, neutral and reverse. The MXU 150X has (Front) and (Rear) cargo racks (again, no carrying capacity is listed), dual headlights with high/low beam and preload-adjustable shocks are standard. The tow capacity is 491 pounds.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 149cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 2.1 gal., Wheelbase: 44.1”, Length/width/height: 66.9×38.6×39.4”, Ground clearance: 5.5”, Claimed dry weight: 348.3 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Single A-arm/3.5”, (Rear) Swingarm/3.5”, Tires: (f/r) 21×7-10/22×10-10, Retail Price: $3,299.

POLARIS PHOENIX 200

The Phoenix 200 is designed for riders 14 years old and older but offers parents an adjustable speed limiter. The Phoenix has an automatic Transmission: with 2WD and has a top speed of 38 mph, which can be worked up to as the rider gains experience. Polaris is also including one color-matched youth helmet and safety whip flag.

Engine type: Air-cooled, OHV, 4-stroke, Displacement: 196cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 2.5 gal., Wheelbase: 45”, Length/width/height: 65x42x42”, Ground clearance: 5.7”, Claimed dry weight: 420 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/7”, (Rear) Swingarm/6.5”, Tires (f/r): 21×7-10/20×10-9, Retail Price: $4,499.

TRACKER OFF-ROAD 300

Tracker Off-Road’s 300 is the entry-level ATV in the company’s lineup. Powered by a carbureted liquid-cooled 270cc Engine: and an automatic CVT with 2WD, this ATV has a (Front) rack capacity of 50 pounds, while the (Rear) rack can carry 100 pounds. The tow rating is 500 pounds. There is a camo version available for an additional $400.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 270cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.2 gal., Wheelbase: 46.4”, Length/width/height: 73.6×41.4×45.8”, Ground clearance: 6.5”, Claimed dry weight: 517 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/5”, (Rear) Swingarm/5”, Tires: (f/r) Kenda Pathfinder 22×7-10/ Kenda Pathfinder 22×10-10, Retail Price: $4,599.

ARCTIC CAT 600 TRV EPS/ 600 TRV XT/600 TRV LTD

Arctic Cat expanded its two-up TRV to three models. All have the 45-horsepower powerplant, 300 pounds of carrying capacity on the racks, as well as a (Front) bumper and tow hooks. The XT adds aluminum wheels and a premium (Front) bumper. The LTD gets that, plus bigger tires, additional Ground clearance:, and over-molded (Front) and (Rear) racks. The LTD also gets a 3500-pound Warn winch.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 600cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.7 gal., Wheelbase: 58”, Length/width/height: 95.7×48.8×50.1”/91.1×48.8/51.1” (LTD), Ground clearance: 11.3”/12.25” (LTD), Claimed dry weight: 853.1/836.1/897.5 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/8.75”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/8.75”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12; 26×9-14/26×11-14 (LTD), Retail Price: $10,499/$10,999/$11,699.

ARGO XRT 570/570 LE

The two XRTs are now the only 570s in the Argo lineup. They come with a 3000-pound winch, hitch (1,225 pounds towing capacity) and Engine: braking. With the LE you get Tri-Mode Speed Sensing Electronic Power Steering (TMSS EPS). Select steering assistance based on speed or choose no, minimum or maximum assist. The LE has a brush guard and eyebrow lights.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 561.4cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.2 gal., Wheelbase: 57.1”, Length/width/height: 89.8×48.4×55.9”, Ground clearance: 12.6”, Claimed wet weight: 987.7 lb./1,010 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/8.7”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.4”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12; 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail Price: $9,599; $11,299.

ARGO XPLORER XRT 1000 LE

The XRT 1000 LE is Argo’s biggest ATV and is the flagship of its ATV lineup, thanks to a big-bore Engine: and tons of amenities. Features include Engine: braking, 2WD/4WD with a (Front) differential lock, Tri-Mode Speed Sensing Electronic Power Steering, 3000-pound winch, (Front) bumper, eyebrow lights, handguards and aluminum wheels inside Maxxis tires.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke twin, Displacement: 997cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 6.1 gal., Wheelbase: 57.5”, Length/width/height: 92.1×49.4×49.8”, Ground clearance: 9.8”, Claimed wet weight: 1,007.6 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/8.7”, (Rear) Independent double A-arm/10.4”, Tires: (f/r) 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail Price: $12,999.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 450/570/DPS 450/570

Can-Am has four 500-class two-up models with the 38-horsepower, single-cylinder 450 and 48-horsepower, V-twin 570. Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering versions in both Engine: sizes also have a heavy-duty (Front) bumper. Passengers have multi-position hand grips and raised floorboards. All tow 1300 pounds and carry a combined 360 pounds on the racks.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke/V-twin (570), Displacement: 427cc; 570cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59”, Length/width/height: 91x46x52.5”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 744; 764 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/8.8”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail Price: $7,899/$8,699/$8,899/$9,699.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 6X6 DPS 450

This mid-size 6×6 is designed to carry a fellow worker and a lot of gear or equipment to help. The 38-horsepower Rotax 427cc Engine: has power to tow 1650 pounds. It has an extra-low low gear and Engine: braking. The (Rear) rack with cargo extenders can hold 350 pounds, while the (Front) holds 120 pounds. There are multi-position passenger hand grips, as well as raised floorboards.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, single, 4-stroke, Displacement: 427cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 90”, Length/width/height: 118x46x57”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 1000 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.0”, (Rear) Double torsional trailing arm independent/8.8”, Tires: (f/r) Carlisle ACT 26×8-12/ Carlisle ACT 26×10-12, Retail Price: $10,999.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX XT 570

The Outlander Max XT adds amenities to the Max 48-horsepower 570 models. Topping the list is Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering. Other highlights are a 3500-pound winch, heavy-duty bumpers, handlebar wind deflectors, convertible rack system and 12-inch cast-aluminum wheels. For storage, there is a 2.9-gallon water-resistant (Rear) compartment.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 570cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59.0”, Length/width/height: 91x46x52.5”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 764 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.0”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm, independent/8.8”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail Price: $10,549.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 6X6 DPS 650

When you jump up to the 650 sixty-two ponies, this 650 is one of just two 650s in Can-Am’s 2023 ATV line. With the horsepower comes carrying capacity. Just 100 pounds on the (Front) rack but an impressive 700 pounds in the dual-level cargo box. The Transmission: has an extra-low gear to allow 1650 pounds of towing capacity. It has a security system and a central skid plate.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 649.6cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 90”, Length/width/height: 124.8×48.5×55.3”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 1,100 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Double torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) ITP Terracross 26×8-14/ ITP Terracross 26×10-14, Retail Price: $15,099.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX DPS 850

This Max DPS went from a 650 to the 78-horsepower 850 for 2023. Along with selectable 2WD/4WD with Visco-Lok QE auto-locking (Front) differential comes Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) and a convertible rack system, mudguards and DSS. The (Front) rack holds 100 pounds, the (Rear) rack 200 pounds, and it has a tow rating of 1650 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 854cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59”, Length/width/height: 94x48x53”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 869 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched Dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) ITP Terracross 26×8-14/ITP Terracross 26×10-14, Retail Price: $12,599.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 6X6 XT 1000

The 82-horsepower Max 6×6 XT 1000 comes with intelligent Throttle Control, extra-low low gear and Engine: braking. It sports selectable 4WD/6WD with a Visco-Lok QE (Front) differential. A central skid plate, multi-position passenger hand grips and a 700-pound-capacity dual-level cargo box are standard. Carry 100 pounds on the (Front) rack and tow 1650 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 90”, Length/width/height: 124.8×48.5×55.3”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 1170 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Double torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail Price: $17,599.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX XT 850/1000R

Can-Am dropped the 650 Max XT but left the 91-horsepower 1000R and 78-horsepower 850. Both have heavy-duty bumpers and 3500-pound winches. They also get intelligent Throttle Control with riding modes, Can-Am’s security system and handlebar wind deflectors. The Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo version is available on the 850 for a $100 upcharge.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 854cc; 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59”, Length/width/height: 94x48x53”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 869; 954 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front)Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) ITP Terracross 26×8-14/ITP Terracross 26×10-14, Retail Price: $13,699; $14,999.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX XT-P 850/1000R

Max XT-P models are the king of Can-Am ATVs. Features include 78-horsepower 850 and 91-horsepower 1000R engines, Fox 1.5 Podium QS3 shocks, Tri-Mode DPS, a 3500-pound winch, 14-inch beadlock wheels, heavy-duty bumpers and tapered aluminum handlebar with full handguards. Protection includes mudguards and multi-position passenger hand grips.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 854cc; 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59”, Length/width/height: 94x48x53”, Ground clearance: .11”, Claimed dry weight: 869; 954 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) ITP Terracross 26×8-14/ ITP Terracross 26×10-14, Retail Price: $15,399; $16,699.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX LTD 1000R

The Max Limited 1000R is the Jeep Grand Cherokee of two-up quads. Features are 91-horsepower, Fox 1.5 Podium QS3 shocks, Tri-Mode DPS, intelligent Throttle Control, selectable 2WD/4WD with Visco-4Lok, security system, 3500-pound winch, painted plastics, heavy-duty bumpers, handlebar wind deflectors and multi-position passenger hand grips.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59”, Length/width/height: 94x48x53”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 954 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched Dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27×9-14/Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27×11-14, Retail Price: $16,499.

CFMOTO CFORCE 600 TOURING

CFMoto has two options in touring ATVs, including the 41-horsepower 600. It has electronic power steering, a 3000-pound winch and a 15-percent-tighter turning radius than the previous model. The 600 Touring comes with RideVision high-intensity LED lighting, as well as weather-resistant (Front) and (Rear) cargo compartments. It can tow 1000 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 580cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.6 gal., Wheelbase: 58”, Length/width/height: 88.9×46.4×53.1”, Ground clearance: 10.6”, Claimed wet weight: 915 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) N/A, Retail Price: $6,899.

CFMOTO CFORCE 800 XC

The 800 XC is the other—and biggest—touring model CFMoto offers. Powering the 800 is a 65-horsepower V-twin Engine: that is paired with electronic power steering (EPS) and fully adjustable gas shocks for a smooth ride in most all conditions. Also included are a 3000-pound winch, 12-function digital gauge, and USB and DC power outlets.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 800cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 7.3 gal., Wheelbase: 58”, Length/width/height: 90.5x48x56.7”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed wet weight: 970 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Trailing arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 26×9-14/26×11-14, Retail Price: $8,799.

HISUN TACTIC 550 EPS/750 EPS

The two-up Tactic 550 and 750 share the same chassis and similar features, including four-wheel independent suspension with nitrogen-assist shocks, EPS, 4WD, handguards and a 2500-pound winch. The (Front) rack is rated for 44 pounds, while the (Rear) rack holds 77 pounds. The tow rating is 1200 pounds. These models also offer a two-year limited warranty.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 546cc; 735cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal., Wheelbase: 57”, Length/width/height: 90x47x54.5”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 860 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 25-27×8-12/25-27×10-12, Retail Price: $7,599; $8,899.

HISUN TACTIC 1000

A highlight of the Tactic 1000, the biggest ATV in Hisun’s lineup, is the CVTech Trailbloc clutching. Another highlight is electric power steering, along with 4WD and a locking (Front) differential, machined cast-aluminum wheels, a 3500-pound winch, handguards and 1200-pound tow capacity. The (Front) rack holds up to 44 pounds and the (Rear) rack 77 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.2 gal., Wheelbase: 58.5”, Length/width/height: 98x48x54.5”, Ground clearance: 12”, Claimed wet weight: 1,069 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 27×9-14/27×11-14, Retail Price: $12,499.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 570/570 EPS/570 PREMIUM

All of these machines feature the 44-horsepower ProStar Engine: and On-Demand AWD/2WD. The EPS model comes with Engine: braking, and the Premium model gets that, plus Active Descent Control and automotive-grade paint, graphics and cast-aluminum wheels. The tow rating is 1225 pounds, with the (Front) rack capacity at 90 pounds and (Rear) rack at 180 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 567cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 6.75 gal., Wheelbase: 56”, Length/width/height: 86x48x48”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 731; 743; 766 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) MacPherson strut/8.2”; dual A-arm/8.2” (Premium), (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.5”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12; CST 26×8-14/CST 26×10-14 (Premium), Retail Price: $9,499; $10,499; $11,699.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 6X6 570

The 6×6 570 can be configured for one or two riders, making it extremely versatile. The 44-horsepower Engine: is a worker that enables this vehicle to carry 90 pounds on the (Front) rack and 800 pounds in the (Rear) cargo dump box. Added features include an Engine: braking system with Active Descent Control, EPS, On Demand AWD/2WD, and all-digital gauge.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 567cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 6.75 gal., Wheelbase: 84”, Length/width/height: 116x48x49”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 1,075 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) MacPherson strut/8”.2, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.5”, Tires: (f/r) PXT 26×8/PXT 26×10, Retail Price: $13,499.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850

With the Touring 850, you get 38 more ponies than the 570. You also get additional features. Those include standard Engine: braking with Active Descent Control, multi-select EPS, an integrated passenger seat system and tow rating of 1500 pounds. On Demand AWD/2WD is also standard, and (Front) rack capacity is 120 pounds and (Rear) rack capacity is 240 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 850cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal., Wheelbase: 57”, Length/width/height: 84.3×48.2×48.8”, Ground clearance: 11.25”, Claimed dry weight: 804 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/10.25”, Tires: (f/r) CST 26×8/CST 26×10, Retail Price: $13,599.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING XP 1000 TRAIL

The largest Polaris Touring has the 88-horsepower, 1000cc powerplant. The 1000 Trail includes bumpers, an Engine: braking system with Active Descent Control, a HD 3500-pound winch, electronic power steering, driver handguards, arched dual A-arms, and an impressive carrying capacity of 120 pounds on the (Front) rack and 240 pounds on the (Rear) rack.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 952cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal., Wheelbase: 57”, Length/width/height: 84.3×48.2×48.8”, Ground clearance: 11.25”, Claimed dry weight: 911 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/10.25”, Tires: (f/r) 27×9-14/27×11-14, Retail Price: $15,599.

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