Author: Jason Giacchino

Cub Cadet Challenger UTV Recall

Challenger models subject to brake failure. Cub Cadet is recalling about 4,000 2016-model Challenger CX500 and CX700 four-wheel drive utility vehicles. A July 7 report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that air in the brake system can cause brake failure, posing a crash hazard to the user or bystander. Consumers should immediately […] More »

  Comments | By - July 11, 2017

Happy 30th Kawasaki Mule

Modern marvel. Humble beginnings. Evolved from a simple napkin sketch to a purpose built two-seat utility vehicle, Kawasaki revolutionized the side x side utility vehicle segment with the introduction of the Mule 1000, 30 years ago. Kawasaki saw a need in the market that was being underserved by the ATV segment, which generated the idea […] More »

  Comments | By - July 11, 2017

Ask The Editors: Why Do ATVs Have Thumb Throttles?

Dear ATVC: I have a question related to the ATV industry. Have ATVs always had thumb throttles? Did the early ATVs have twist grip throttles? I was wondering when thumb throttles came to be and why? dbj216 Believe it or not, the very first ATV to be manufactured using motorcycle controls (unlike earlier ATVs, which […] More »

  Comments | By - July 10, 2017

ATV Industry Facts: Did You Know?

Moving up too quickly. There is legislation in every single state defining legal ages for children to operate an ATV, with specific guidelines for size and power based on age. For most states that works out to where children under the age of 16 cannot drive an ATV unless they have parental supervision. Bonus Fact: […] More »

  Comments | By - July 7, 2017

Video: King Quad Projectile

4×4 missile locked on target. The versatile Suzuki King Quad 4×4 has a lot of uses but this represents the first time we’ve seen one become a torpedo. We had to go to the forests of Russia (we think) to find it, but find it we did.

  Comments | By - July 5, 2017

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