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Arctic Cat Prowler Xt
Tori Tellem | Writer
Posted June 1, 2007
Photographers: Courtesy the Manufacturers

The annual roundup of ATVs, Bikes, and PWCs

Summer is right around the corner, and we all know that means calling in sick to escape for a long weekend of four-wheeling, two-wheeling, and water-wheeling. We've got a pile of toys here for all of the above. Plus, if you're on the hunt for a utility rig, you'll find that here, too. Just remember sunscreen-lobster skin is a dead giveaway that you didn't actually stay in bed with "bird flu."

Arctic Cat Prowler XT
Quickie: This sporty workhorse has side-by-side seating, a center console, and tons of storage compartments
Engine: 641cc SOHC four-valve four-stroke
Suspension: Double A-arm
Dimensions: 115 inches long, 78 inches tall, and 61 inches wide
Dry Weight: 1,160 pounds
Towing Capacity: 1,500 pounds
MSRP: $9,999More Info: www.arcticcat.com

Can-Am Outlander Max 800 H.O. EFI Limited
Quickie: It's a "luxury" two-seater, but dump the rear seat to ride alone or to pop in a toolbox.
Engine: 800cc SOHC eight-valve four-stroke
Suspension f/r: Double A-arm/Independent
Dimensions: 94 inches long, 45 inches tall, 46 inches wide
Dry Weight: 689 pounds
Towing Capacity: 1,300 pounds
MSRP: $11,599
More Info: www.can-am.brp.com

E-ton Rover Utility Kart
Quickie: There's underhood storage and a utility bed with a tailgate
Engine: 88.4cc four-stroke
Suspension f/r: Double A-arm/Swing-arm
Dimensions: 69.9 inches long, 65.9 inches tall, 40.2 inches wide
Dry Weight: 330.7 pounds
Towing Capacity: N/A
MSRP: $2,799
More Info: www.etonamerica.com

Honda Rancher TRX420FE
Quickie: This utility ATV has been completely redesigned for 2007
Engine: 420cc OHV single-cylinder four-stroke
Suspension f/r: Independent double-wishbone/Swing-arm
Dimensions: 80.9 inches long, 45.1 inches tall, 46.1 inches wide
Dry Weight: 562 pounds
Towing Capacity: 850 pounds
MSRP: $5,499
More Info: www.honda.com

Kawasaki KFX450R
Quickie: This '08 sport ATV has a motocross-based engine and all-aluminum frame
Engine: 449cc DOHC four-valve four-stroke
Suspension f/r: Double A-arm/Swing-arm
Dimensions: 71.1 inches long, 41.9 inches tall, and 46 inches wide
Dry Weight: 364 pounds
MSRP: $7,399
More Info: www.kawasaki.com

Polaris Outlaw 525
Quickie: Polaris and hi-po motorcycle manufacturer KTM have aligned; there's a KTM engine and a new five-speed transmission
Engine: 510cc four-stroke
Suspension f/r: Double A-arm/Independent
Dimensions: 71.5 inches long, 47.5 inches wide, and 45 inches tall
Dry Weight: 395 pounds
MSRP: $7,299
More Info: www.polarisind.com

Suzuki KingQuad 450
Quickie: The sport/ute ATV has a new chassis
Engine: 454cc four-valve four-stroke
Suspension: Double A-arm
Dimensions: 83.5 inches long, 47.6 inches wide, and 48 inches tall
Dry Weight: 606 pounds
MSRP: $6,499
More Info: www.suzuki.com

Yamaha Rhino 660 Sport Edition
Quickie: It has piggyback shocks, one-piece cast-aluminum wheels, and special sport seats
Engine: 660cc SOHC five-valve four-stroke
Suspension: Independent double-wishbone
Dimensions: 113.6 inches long, 54.5 inches wide, and 73 inches tall
MSRP: $11,149
More Info: www.yamaha-motor.com


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