KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750i ($8,999–$10,599)
Kawasaki’s big-bore ATV is the Brute Force 750i that
comes in three model choices. You can get the base
model, the electronic power steering model or the EPS
Camo model. All three have a 749cc, EFI, V-twin, four-stroke engine with a CVT. Front and rear independent
suspension with 6. 7 inches of front-wheel travel and 7. 5
inches in the rear.
KYMCO MXU 700i/700i LE EPS ($6,599/$7,899)
Kymco’s biggest-bore ATV is $2000 cheaper for 2017. It
sports a 694cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled four-stroke
engine paired with a CVT transmission that has reverse.
The 4x4 system has diff-lock. The suspension is fully independent. The LE EPS version is $1900 cheaper for 2017,
and it has upgraded wheels and tires, plus a winch.
KYMCO MXU 500i ($5,999)
The basic MXU 500i enjoyed a complete makeover for
2016, and it shares a chassis with the 700i. It is powered
by an EFI, 499cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine developing
36 horsepower and paired with an automatic CV-style
transmission with reverse. The major change for 2017 is a
$1500 price reduction.
KYMCO MXU 450i/450i CAMO/450i LE ($4,999/$5,699)
Kymco’s three versions of the MXU 450i share a 443cc,
liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine with a CVT transmission
that has reverse. Compared to the 500, the 450 is roughly
60cc less, six horsepower less, but is over 100 pounds lighter. They are $1200 cheaper than last year. Dual front disc
brakes and a single rear disc brake handle stopping.
KYMCO MAXXER 450i ($6,999)
The Maxxer 450i is Kymco’s take at a sporty 4x4 ATV,
and they did a great job. The suspension is fully independent in the front and rear with five-way adjustable shocks
with dual-rate springs. The transmission is an automatic
CVT style, and the machine has engine braking for more
control down hills. The 443cc four-stroke engine is fuel
POLARIS SCRAMBLER XP 850/1000 ($9,799/$13,299)
As hard as it is to believe that a 750-pound 4x4 can be a
sport quad, all it takes is a short ride to become a believer.
The XP 1000’s 952cc, liquid-cooled, EFI twin, four-stroke
engine makes 90 horsepower, and the similar 850cc twin
makes 78! Dual-A-arm suspension, adjustable shocks, disc
brakes and EPS come standard on both models.