CAN-AM DS 450X MX/XC
(2015 MODEL: $9,799/$9,099)
The sport 450 market keeps losing models, and Can-Am
took theirs off in 2015. You might still be able to find these
in dealers that just never managed to sell. This machine
has a 449cc, fuel-injected, four-stroke engine that sits in
an aluminum frame. There are two models to hunt for—a
track-specific version and a trail machine.
(2014 MODEL: $6,399)
The TRX400X is a renowned ATV that has swept race
podiums and been known as one of the best sport quads
money can buy. The air-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine is strong yet smooth, and the five-speed
transmission has a reverse gear as well. This is a great
trail machine that is full of sporty ATV DNA.
CAN-AM DS 250 ($4,199)
The Can-Am DS 250 is a sporty, 249.4cc, four-stroke,
single-powered machine that is liquid-cooled. There is
no shifting needed with an automatic CVT transmission
with a chain final drive. The front dual-A-arm suspension
utilizes preload-adjustable shocks with 5. 5 inches of travel,
while the rear swingarm provides 6. 7 inches of travel.
HONDA TRX250X ($4,699)
The only Honda sport ATV that still gets attention with
upgrades is the TRX250X. This quad has a 229cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that is paired to a transmission that has Honda’s SportClutch technology. It lets
you shift with or without the clutch. This Honda is one of
the most durable and likable ATVs you could ever ride.
(2014 MODEL: $7,799)
The infamous Honda TRX450R has seen practically no
changes for a decade, but it is one of the best sport quads
ever created. It utilizes a steel frame with a carbureted,
single-cylinder, four-stroke engine. It’s ready to shred trails
or be modified for racing. Honda has stopped building
new ones, so you can only buy 2014 models.
(2014 MODEL: $8,299)
If you are lucky enough to find one of these machines
on a showroom floor, snatch it up quickly. The KFX450R is
a great racing quad that is also designed for trail use with
a reverse gear in the manual transmission. It has an aluminum frame and a fuel-injected engine that is powerful.