ATV buyers’ guide lists all models on UK market





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Whether you want an ATV (aka quad bike) for checking sheep, putting on slug pellets or simply for a bit of leisure-time pleasure, there is a machine to suit every need. Peter Hill rounds up the latest developments.








can-am atv 
 Can-Am Outlander 400


With an influx of ATVs from China, Taiwan and other Asian sources joining established makes from Japan and North America, there has never been a greater choice of machines for work and play.



In a sense, the use of ATVs in Britain has come full circle: They started off as recreational vehicles in North America before being recognised for their work potential in the UK.


Now the big trend is towards leisure use here, particularly with machines complying with EU quadricycle rules in terms of things like braking and lighting. These ATVs can be ridden on the road by anyone with a full driver’s licence. That’s in contrast to those registered as agricultural vehicles – they can only be driven short distances on tarmac ie from one field gate to the next.








honda atv
 Honda Foreman TRX500FM



While a bog-standard 350-450cc quad will be more than adequate for most farming users, there is a growing diversity of specifications and performance for those who want something a bit more adventurous. If you want exhilarating acceleration, for example, nothing beats a quad with an 800cc or 950cc engine nestling within the space frame.


Lively performance is not the strongest suit of the clutch of diesel-fuelled quads on offer, all bar one of which are built in Britain by enthusiasts of oil-burning engines.


Economy and access to a lower-priced fuel that is readily-available on farms are the main attractions here. But in the case of the Farmrite and Diesel Quads machines, hard-working durability is another factor, as both are built around heavy frames using automotive driveline components, something that can also make it relatively easy to obtain spares.







kawasaki atv
 Kawasaki KVF750-A


The Farmrite duo are unique for employing hydrostatic drive with individual wheel motors the iWork for being propelled by an electric motor. Based on the Odes chassis with the electric-drive installation performed in Europe, this machine would be especially attractive where the noise generated by a compression engine is a factor.



Honda’s Rincon is unusual for using a gearbox and hydraulic torque converter when most quads are motivated by a simple belt-and-pulley continuously variable transmission, which almost always now have engine braking, thank goodness.


The others rely on the skills of the operator handling a manual foot-operated gear change, the exceptions being Honda’s optional thumb-switch operated electric shift, which also is available in an auto-shift version.








quadzilla atv
 Quadzilla 500

Another new development is Yamaha’s electric power steering it gives subtle assistance that helps keep the quad on the straight and narrow while easing the kick-back and extra effort needed when piloting a quad with four-wheel drive engaged.



Last, in case you’re wondering why the Massey Ferguson quads aren’t here, the answer is that MF has withdrawn from the quad bike market, leaving its supplier Arctic Cat to distribute the machines alone.


ATVS GROUPED BY ENGINE SIZE AND FUEL TYPE







KEY – Transmission: CCM – centrifugal clutch, manual gear change CCE – centrifugal clutch, electric gearchange CVT – continuously variable transmission (variator + belts) CVTE – continuously variable transmission (electric motor) HYD – hydrostatic drive TC – torque converter 2wd – two-wheel drive only 4wd – permanent four-wheel drive 2/4wd – selectable two- and four-wheel drive DL – front diff-lock LSD – limited slip front differential n/a = information not available. 



 
















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Make and model


Engine size


Driven wheels


Drive


Ground clearance (mm)


Weight (kg)


List price ex-VAT


Petrol-fuelled 200-350cc


Kawasaki KLF250A


228cc


2wd


5f 1r CCM


190


185


2,995


Honda Fourtrax 250 S


229cc


2wd


5f 1r CCM


150


190


3,170


Honda Fourtrax 250 ES*


229cc


2wd


5f 1r CCE


150


193


3,270


Jianshe Puma250-3A


230cc


2wd


5f 1r CCM


n/a


220


1,702


Jianshe Puma250-5


230cc


2wd


5f 1r CCM


n/a


220


1,787


Yamaha Big Bear 250


230cc


2wd


5f 1r CCM


150


207


3,119


Suzuki LT-F250 Ozark


246cc


2wd


5f 1r CCM


210


188


2,999


Kymco MXU 250 RL


249cc


2wd


1f 1r CVT


n/a


215


2,638


Kymco MXU 300 RL


270cc


2wd


2f 1r CVT


n/a


215


3,148


Apache RLX 320 Utility


280cc


2wd


1f 1r* CVT


n/a


259


2,693


Kawasaki KLF300B


290cc


2wd


5f 1r CCM


195


229


3,495


Kawasaki KLF300C


290cc


4wd


10f 2r CCM


225


263


3,995


Polaris Hawkeye 2×4


299cc


2wd


1f 1r CVT


178


236


3,199


Polaris Hawkeye 4×4


299cc


2/4wd*


1f 1r CVT


203


250


3,999


Quadzilla 320e


300cc


2wd


2f 1r CVT


190


312


2,297


Quadzilla 320e


300cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


190


n/a


2,552


Yamaha Grizzly 350 2wd


348cc


2wd


1f 1r CVT


245


230


3,959


Yamaha Grizzly 350 4wd


348cc


2/4wd


1f 1r CVT


245


243


4,159


Yamaha Grizzly 350 4wd IRS


348cc


2/4wd


1f 1r CVT


245


262


4,789

             

Petrol-fuelled 350-450cc


Odes Workman 400


359cc


4wd


5f 1r CCM


200


260


3,195


Kawasaki KVF360A


362cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


195


274


4,495


Arctic Cat 400 (2wd)


366cc


2wd


2f 1r CVT


254


276


3,535


Arctic Cat 400 (4wd)


366cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


254


292


3,950


Kymco MXU 400 RL


367cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


n/a


279


4,680


Suzuki LT-F400 Eiger


376cc


2/4wd


10f 2r CCM


n/a


246


3,999


Suzuki LT-F400F KingQuad


376cc


2/4wd


10f 2r CCM


235


262


4,799


Suzuki LT-A400F KingQuad


376cc


2/4wd


1f 1r CVT


235


262


4,799


Jianshe Mountain Lion400


387cc


2/4wd


5f 1r CCM


n/a


270


3,149


Can-Am Outlander 400 EFI


400cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


236


285


4,680


Can-Am Outlander 400 EFI XT*


400cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


236


285


5,871


Can-Am Outlander 400 EFI Max*


400cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


236


304


5,446


Honda Fourtrax 420 S


420cc


2wd


5f 1r CCM


165


237


3,970


Honda Fourtrax 420 ES*


420cc


2wd


5f 1r CCE


165


238


4,170


Honda Fourtrax 420 S


420cc


2/4wd


5f 1r CCM


165


256


4,670


Honda Fourtrax 420 ES*


420cc


2/4wd


5f 1r CCE


165


256


4,970


Honda Fourtrax 420 AT*


420cc


2/4wd


5f 1r CCE


231


271


5,370


Yamaha Grizzly 450 IRS


421cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


245


268


5,569


TGB 425 Blade


425cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


305


340


3,655

             

Petrol-fuelled 450-600cc


Suzuki LT-A450X KingQuad Auto


454cc


4wd


2f 1r CVT


260


275


5,399


Polaris Sportsman 450


455cc


2/4wd*


2f 1r CVT


280


316


4,699


Honda Foreman 500 S


475cc


2/4wd


5f 1r CCM


190


270


5,500


Honda Foreman 500 ES*


475cc


2/4wd


5f 1r CCE


190


271


5,700


Arctic Cat 500


493cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


305


325


5,640


Arctic Cat 500 TRV*


493cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


254


355


6,280


Quadzilla 500e


493cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


229


349


2,977


Quadzilla 500e LWB*


493cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


229


357


3,148


Quadzilla 500es


493cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


229


349


3,403


Quadzilla 500es LWB*


493cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


229


357


3,658


Cectek 500 EFI Gladiator


497cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


260


330


5,300


Honda Foreman 500 AT*


499cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


190


273


5,990


Kymco MXU 500 RL


499cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


n/a


300


4,850


Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI


499cc


2/4wd*


2f 1r CVT


286


330


5,299


Polaris Sportsman X2 500 EFI**


499cc


2/4wd*


2f 1r CVT


286


330


5,899


Polaris Sportsman 500 6×6


499cc


4/6wd*


2f 1r CVT


139


406


6,699


Can-Am Outlander 500 EFI XT*


500cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


279


298


6,041


Can-Am Outlander 500 EFI Max XT*


500cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


279


317


6,807


Polaris Sportsman 550 XP


549cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


305


332


5,899


Yamaha Grizzly 550 EPS*


558cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


275


n/a


5,899

             

Petrol-fuelled 600-1000cc


Kawasaki KVF650A


633cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


229


273


5,299


Arctic Cat 650


641cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


305


336


6,820


Arctic Cat 650 TRV *


641cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


254


366


7,100


Can-Am Outlander 650 EFI


650cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


305


304


6,297


Can-Am Outlander 650 EFI XT*


650cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


305


304


7,063


Can-Am Outlander 650 EFI Max*


650cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


305


327


7,063


Honda Rincon 680 AT*


675cc


2/4wd


3f 1r TC


234


272


6,970


Polaris Sportsman 700 EFI


683cc


2/4wd*


2f 1r CVT


286


339


5,999


Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS*


686cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


275


274


6,239


Arctic Cat 700 EFI


695cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


305


335


6,990


Arctic Cat 700 EFI TRV*


695cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


254


367


7,490


Suzuki LT-A750X KingQuad


722cc


4wd


2f 1r CVT


270


273


5,999


Kawasaki KVF750A


749cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


247


275


5,999


Polaris Sportsman 800 EFI


760cc


2/4wd*


2f 1r CVT


286


343


6,299


Polaris Sportsman X2 800 EFI**


760cc


2/4wd*


2f 1r CVT


286


343


6,899


Can-Am Outlander 800R EFI


800cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


305


301


7,233


Can-Am Outlander 800R EFI XT*


800cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


305


301


7,914


Can-Am Outlander 800R EFI Max*


800cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


305


328


7,999


Arctic Cat 1000 Thundercat


950cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


279


n/a


9,200

             

Diesel-fuelled


EcoQuad


442cc


2wd


2f 1r CVT


280


270


3,950


Arctic Cat 700 Diesel TRV*


686cc


2/4wd


2f 1r CVT


254


400


7,250


Farmrite Bulldog 3


722cc


2wd


1f 1r HYD


250


430


poa


Farmrite Bulldog 3


722cc


4wd


1f 1r HYD


250


430


7,975


Farmrite Grafter 3


722cc


2wd


1f 1r HYD


250


430


poa


Farmrite Grafter 3


722cc


4wd


1f 1r HYD


250


430


8,725


Diesel Quads Diablo Mk4 850


854cc


4wd


2f 1r CVT


n/a


380


6,495


Diesel Quads Centra


854cc


4wd


2f 1r CVT


n/a


380


6,495

             

Electric-powered


iWork Electric


4kW


2wd


1f 1r CVTE


n/a


387


6,495


 






Notes: Apache: * With low ratio restrictor on CVT for off-road riding. Arctic Cat: * TRV – long wheelbase, two-seater. CanAm: * XT – heavy-duty front/rear bumpers, hand guards, more aggressive tyres, alluminium wheels Max – long wheelbase with convertible rack/passenger seat. Farmrite: * 1500kg with braked trailer. Honda: * ES – electric manual shift AT – selectable automatic or electric manual shift. Polaris: * with 4wd selected, front drive engages automatically when needed ** X2 convertible to two-seater. Quadzilla: * LWB – long wheelbase, two-seater. Yamaha: * EPS – electronic power steering.

















































































Apache


Apache Quads


(01562 861 607)


Arctic Cat


Arctic Cat UK


(01702 603 364)


Can-Am


BRP Recreational Products


(01202 812 100)


Cectek


FGM Claymore


(01789 490 177)


Diesel


Diesel Quads


(01407 839 393)


Eco


Eco Rider


(01667 459 988)


Farmrite


Farmrite Fabrications


(01751 431 250)


Honda


Honda UK


(01753 590 500)


iWork


Verteci


(0845 2020 088)


Jianshe


 Llexeter


(0871 789 2169)


Kawasaki


Kawasaki Motors


(01628 851 000)


Kymco


Masco


(01743 761 107)


Odes


CMC Distribution


(0870 446 1644)


Polaris


Polaris UK


(01869 246 448)


Quadzilla


Quadzilla Quads


(01507 522 900)


Suzuki


Suzuki GB


(01293 766 000)


TGB


Astro General Corp


(01539 536 655)


Yamaha


Yamaha Motors


(01932 358 000)