YAMAHA YFZ450R ($8,899)
The YFZ450R is now one of the only track-ready sport
450s available in the ATV market today. The YFZ is a fuel-injected monster with a 449cc, DOHC four-stroke engine
with five titanium valves. The transmission is a five-speed
style with a slipper clutch. The machine is chain-driven
and has long-travel front suspension with 11 inches of
travel in the rear swingarm.
YAMAHA RAPTOR 700/700R ($7,799/$8,299)
The Raptor 700 is a fuel-injected beast of a quad. It’s
well-known in the sand dune and desert circles as being a
major powerhouse. The 700R comes with fully adjustable
piggyback suspension. The starting system is electric and
the five-speed transmission comes with reverse as well.
This is still the most powerful sport ATV on the market.
ARCTIC CAT MUDPRO 700 LIMITED ($11,599)
Arctic Cat’s MudPro 700 is their version of a competition
mud racer. It comes with their H1 695cc four-stroke engine
with electronic fuel injection. A 3000-pound Warn winch,
front and rear heavy-duty bumpers and aluminum beadlock rims come standard. Power steering is also a standard feature, along with a snorkel kit for deep mudding.
KAWASAKI KFX450R (2014 MODEL: $8,299)
Another great sport 450 model that fell off the manufacturing lines is Kawasaki’s KFX450R. This aluminum-framed and fuel-injected racer has been a popular choice
in the racing scene and is still a great machine for the
trails and track today. You can still find a KFX450R at some
dealers near you.
KYMCO MONGOOSE 300 ($3,899)
The Mongoose 300 and MXU 300 share the same 270cc
engine that has an automatic CVT-style transmission with
a reverse gear, but their body and chassis are different.
The Mongoose has 5. 7 inches of front suspension travel on
a dual-A-arm setup with 6. 5 inches of rear-wheel travel. It
was designed for sporty trail riding.
SUZUKI QUADSPORT Z400 (2015 MODEL: $7,149)
The QuadSport Z400 is a very popular sport-type ATV,
and for good reason. Its riding position is comfortable for
riding trails, yet sporty enough to race. The engine has a
great range of power from the bottom to top end. It is fuel-injected and has adjustable suspension for a nice ride. We
hope it jumps back in Suzuki’s lineup next year.