KYMCO MONGOOSE 270 ($3,899)
The Mongoose 270 and MXU 270 share the same 270cc
engine that has a CV transmission with a reverse gear.
Their body and chassis are different enough that the
Mongoose is almost 100 pounds lighter! The Mongoose has
5. 7 inches of front suspension travel on a dual-A-arm setup
with 6. 5 inches of rear-wheel travel.
SUZUKI QUADSPORT Z400
(2014 MODEL: $7,149)
When it comes to purchasing a great all-around sport
quad, Suzuki’s QuadSport Z400 is a safe bet. It has an electronically fuel-injected four-stroke engine that is paired
with a fully manual five-speed transmission with a reverse
gear. Dual-A-arm front suspension and a rear swingarm
utilize coil-over reservoir shocks that are adjustable.
YAMAHA YFZ450R ($8,999–$9,299)
The only current racing-inspired 450 is the Yamaha
YFZ450. This ATV is designed to go fast and handle well.
The engine is a fuel-injected, single-cylinder four-stroke
with a 449cc displacement. There is 9. 8 inches of travel out
of the front dual-A-arm suspension and 10 inches of travel
in the rear swingarm. The Special Edition version gets
GYTR parts and a silver-and-green color scheme.
ARCTIC CAT MUDPRO 700/1000 LIMITED ($10,499–
Arctic Cat’s MudPro 700 and 1000 mud specials comes
with their H1 695cc or V2 951cc four-stroke EFI engine. A
3000-pound Warn winch, EPS, front and rear heavy-duty
bumpers and aluminum beadlock rims come standard,
along with a snorkel kit for deep mudding. The 1000 has
a long wheelbase since it shares the 1000 two-up chassis.
ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT ($11,499)
A potent 951cc V-twin engine with EFI powers this big-bore machine. Independent suspension keeps the ride
soft in the front and rear, while hydraulic disc brakes help
slow the 1000 XT down. EPS and aluminum wheels come
standard. The 4x4 system comes with a locking front differential. The 1000 XT EPS shares the Alterra 700’s 52-inch
YAMAHA RAPTOR 700
The Yamaha Raptor has the biggest engine of any current 2WD sport quad on the market. The single-cylinder
engine pumps out a lot of torque, and it is a blast to ride.
You can upgrade to the 700R model, which gives you
better adjustable reservoir-type shocks. If you want the
best Raptor available from Yamaha, the Special Edition
version has a silver-and-blue color scheme with GYTR