Archive for the ‘ ATV_Tech ’ Category

September 16th, 2014

Can-Am Unleashes 121 Horsepower Turbo Can-Am Maverick X ds

Only yesterday we dispelled rumors of a 1200cc Can-Am Maverick for 2015 and today we’re pleased to report that while rumors of the machine’s displacement may be untrue, indeed a 121-hp 1000cc Maverick is about to be unleashed thanks to the added boost of a factory installed turbocharger. BRP adds the industry’s first factory-installed turbocharged [...]

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September 15th, 2014

Ask the Editors: 1200cc Can-Am on the Way?

Dear ATVC: Was at the local dealership and they told me Can-Am is releasing the industry’s first 1200cc in the fall. I also heard that it may have slightly smaller displacement but be turbo or supercharged. Any truth to any of this and why hasn’t any other manufacturer released a stock turbo or supercharged ATV/UTV [...]

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September 11th, 2014

84MPGs in a Made in USA 3-Wheeler? Meet the Elio

Sure they’re quite a bit different from the ones we had in the 1980s, but 3-wheelers are coming back in a big way! Hot on the heels of the announcement of the Polaris Slingshot, we’ve just received word of the Elio; another USA born and bred 3-wheeler with some pretty appealing features and a very [...]

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September 8th, 2014

Ask the Editors: Why Are The Back Tires on Performance Quads So Little?

Dear ATVC: I’ve always wondered why the rear tires on sports quads are so small compared to other ATVs. I always thought it looked kind of ridiculous, especially when the front tires are normal sized. What is the reason for this? Excellent question and indeed, it can look a little disproportionate when compared to the [...]

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September 2nd, 2014

Ask the Editors: Checking My Piston Rings Without X-Ray Vision

Dear ATVC: I’ve got a YFZ450R and I’m a little paranoid about top-end maintenance and don’t want to blow up my engine. I ride pretty hard and race the open class on weekends. Is there any way to tell if my top end (rings specifically) are wearing or worn down without actually tearing into the [...]

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