Archive for the ‘ ATV Reviews ’ Category

October 9th, 2012

ATV Test: 2013 Yamaha Raptor 125

Pint-Size Powder Keg From afar it’s easy to classify the Yamaha Raptor 125 as an entry level ATV. After all, it’s a fairly simplistic; air cooled small bore 4-stroke nestled into a chassis that’s very user-friendly to younger, smaller and beginning riders. And if you chose to view it accordingly, we don’t fault you and [...]

May 22nd, 2012

ATV Test: 2012 KTM 525XC

Don’t be confused by all of these designations, the bottom line is the XC quads, like the 525 tested here, live up to their namesake by being slightly narrower for the trails and boasting more linear power spreads for the variety of conditions an off-roader may encounter. Of course, any one of the quartet of ATVs include KTM’s tireless attention to detail- if that doesn’t mean anything to you, read on.

February 27th, 2012

The 2012 Honda Recon 250 is an ATV Catered to our DNA

These days the economy has even the most optimistic among us wondering if things are really improving or whether the media is simply fluffing the proverbial pillows so as to avoid a panic. In either scenario the lust to get outside and explore the trails, traverse streams, and pound rocks couldn’t care less. Chalk it [...]

February 6th, 2012

Review: 2012 Yamaha Raptor 90 – Proof That The Kids Are Alright.

Your ATV Connection editors have taken a long and dirt-laden road to get where we are but don’t let that get you into the reasoning that we don’t remember where we’ve come from.  Small bore 3-wheelers with no suspension and lawnmower-style pull starters were how many of us got our first taste of off-roading.  At [...]

February 2nd, 2012

Review: Can-Am DS 250 – Blazing Trails with the Meat & Potatoes Class

It’s easy to get excited about the latest 1000cc all-wheel-drive mud master or featherweight 450cc race ATV. What’s interesting is that year after year it isn’t the big monster 4x4s or the high-tech race units that make up the bulk of annual sales. Instead it’s the non-flashy middleweight contenders; the affordable automatic transmission-equipped trail quads [...]