Seven Under Ten-We take a look at some of the industry’s newest and refreshed ATVs under $10,000
Published on Tue, 05/30/2017 - 8:15am
FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4x4 EPS
Honda’s legendary reliability meets ruggedness and comfort in this model. Powered by 475cc liquid-cooled four-stroke PGM-FI engine, the FourTrax Foreman Rubion has selectable 2WD/4WD, independent rear suspension, disc brakes all around, and electric power steering. Buyers get to choose between two transmission options: a conventional-type ATV gearbox with manual-shift on the fly, and Honda’s automatic dual-clutch transmission with new, smoother shift map and strong steel-gear internals.
Honda North America Inc. - powersports.honda.com MSRP - $8699
2017 ARGO Frontier 6x6 SE
MSRP - $8999
Argo’s ATVs don’t look like anything else and for good reason—with six drive wheels, the new 2017 ARGO Frontier 6x6 SE (special edition) competes with entry level side-by-side ATVs. Offering a full-length skid plate and front and rear bearing extensions, the Frontier is powered by a 700cc EFI air-cooled Kohler Command Pro engine. Coupled with an efficient standard steering transmission, you get great performance in challenging terrain. Ideal for fishing, hunting, family fun and more, the ARGO Frontier 6x6 SE is the only amphibious model on the market.
Argo Industries - argoatv.com
Kodiak 700 EPS
MSRP - $8299
Designed around superior performance, comfort, and value for hard work and utility, Yamaha’s Kodiak 700 EPS is powered by a 708cc engine optimized for smooth power and strong torque. Electronic Power Steering reduces rider fatigue. All Kodiak 700s feature Yamaha’s Ultramatic fully automatic transmission with high, low, reverse, and neutral, providing the industry’s most durable CVT transmission. Four-wheel independent suspension and a compact chassis make the Kodiak 700 ready for fun, but the 1300-pound towing capacity keeps it working hard, too.
Yamaha Motorsports - yamahamotorsports.com
Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS
Powered by a fuel injected 749cc V-twin engine, the Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS features two- and four-wheel drive modes selectable from a convenient handlebar-mounted button. Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) automatically balances torque and power. The front disc brakes and double wishbone independent suspension with 6.7 inches of wheel travel match the Electric Power Steering to reduce operator fatigue. New for 2017 is a choice of Firecracker Red and Metallic Flat Raw Greystone color options, in addition to Super Black.
Kawasaki Motors Corp. - kawasaki.com
BIG BOSS 6x6 570 EPS
While stretching out $10,000 cap just a little, Polaris’ Big Boss 6x6 570 EPS for those wanting a little more utility with outdoor fun. As the only 6x6 built for two-up riders, and offering on-demand all-wheel drive and sporting electric power steering, the Big Boss’ 6x6 567cc DOHC engine and automatic transmission with shaft drive makes for enjoyable outdoor time. The integrated 800-pound capacity, anti-corrosive gas-assisted rear dump box helps get work done.
Polaris Industries Inc. - polaris.com
2017 KingQuad 750AXi Power Steering
Suzuki has taken the “quad” and moved it a step ahead. Ride position is improved with higher handlebars, while electric power steering gives the KingQuad 750AXi light and responsive handling. The fuel-injected DOHC 722cc motor, tuned for low-to-mid range torque, is canted slightly forward for a lower center of gravity, while its dual balancing shafts make it smooth at all RPMs. A CVT-type automatic transmission and torque-sensing limited-slip front differential help put power where needed.
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. - suzukicycles.com
Outlander 570 MAX XT
Billed as the most affordable and well-equipped of the Outlander MAX family, the XT 570 sports the highly popular, value-added XT package, including a Warn winch, front and rear bumpers, and optional premium painted plastics. Powered by a 48 hp, Rotax 570 cc V-Twin, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine, this model’s power steering system features three selectable modes according to the terrain requirements and riding style. Front and rear steel racks offer a 360-pound combined rack capacity. Can-Am’s LinQ quick-attach system enables operators to accessorize to specific needs.
BRP - can-am.brp.com