Sometimes you don’t need—or want—a fancy new pickup truck out in the field. When it’s just you and you alone, only one piece of equipment will get you where you need to be—an All Terrain Vehicle, or ATV.
ATVs are all about getting you from here-to-there quickly, even when the terrain is slippery, rough, rugged, or riding trail smooth. They’re ideal for when you need only a couple of tools with you, but can be put to work around the acreage, too.
But best of all, they bring you to the great outdoors, and take you places where riding them produces a big grin. Even utility ATVs like these are a hoot to operate. Check out some of these outstanding 2019 models.
Outlander XT 650
All 650cc or larger Outlander ATV models feature a recalibrated suspension with front arched A-arms and front sway bar. In back a trailing arm independent suspension provides additional width and travel for improved precision handling, extra comfort, and enhanced control. A refreshed exterior design and a 1650-pound tow rating, deliver immediate benefit to riders, on or off-road. The 650 XT package has a 62-hp Rotax engine, 3,000-pound winch and customizable front and rear racks.
Brute Force 750 series
Designed to get the job done while also having fun recreational capabilities, the Kawasaki Brute Force ATV is equipped with either a 749cc V-twin or a 271cc single-cylinder engine, depending on the model. The Brute Force 750 4x4i models are available with Electric Power Steering (750 4x4i EPS and EPS Camo models) as well as four-wheel drive to help ensure you can conquer the terrain.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
MXU 450i LE Prime
When you need a little more from your ATV, this Prime edition from KYMCO delivers in spades. With premium upgrades like Kaifa gas shocks, exclusive matte black finish, and a revvy 443cc 33hp electronic fuel injected engine, you’ll stand out in any crowd. The Prime package includes a 2500 pound winch, on-demand 2WD/4WD and 4-wheel independent suspension. A full 10.5 inches of ground clearance and automatic continuously variable transmission can get you almost anywhere.
Foreman Rubicon 4X4
Honda’s Foreman Rubicon ATV is the brand’s premium ATV, and as such, focuses on all-day rider comfort. With a dual-clutch automatic transmission, gentle independent rear suspension and electric power steering, the Foreman Rubicon DCT EPS is designed to deliver comfort, quality and the reliability. It tows up to 1300 pounds and the rear-mounted rack has a capacity of 187 pounds to take your tools where you need them.
American Honda Motor Company - Motorcycle Division
Alterra 570 series
The Textron Off Road Alterra 570 ATV lineup introduces three new machines—Alterra 570, 570 EPS and 570 XT—that are all part of the 500cc class that most riders want these days. The Alterra 570’s 10 inches of front and rear suspension travel, 11 inches of ground clearance, and five-position adjustable front and rear springs provide exceptional ride quality, comfort and ergonomics.
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.
Suzuki engineers extensively updated the KingQuad, along with a new body design. Among the changes: re-tuned engine with a bump in peak power, tuning their Quadramatic CVT transmission for smoothness, a thicker main frame that increases towing to 1322 pounds, and an improved rear stabilizer bar. A new dash panel and handlebar-mounted headlight were updated, as well. Several new Suzuki accessories will be available for the KingQuad, including a quick-release plow blade, heavy-duty bumper set and more.
Suzuki Motor of America
A price leader in this showcase, Yamaha’s Kodiak 450 is powered by a 421-cc fuel-injected engine backed by an Ultramatic automatic transmission with a 10-year belt warranty. An on-command 2WD/4WD system and optional electric power steering sure-footed bring off-road capability along for the ride. The Kodiak 450 is available in Red, Green, Fall Beige with Realtree Edge, and a Special Edition Backcountry Blue.
Yamaha Motor Corporation