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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-25-2009, 02:12 PM
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"All over" spans a wide range of riding conditions and uses.

With a utility ATV, there are some differences in how certain models handle specific terrain. Especially on the extreme ends - are you thinking trails as well as sand? Plan on any deep mud bogging where axle torque and breathing is an issue? How developed of trails - old logging roads, or cross-country where ground clearance is seriously important? At what elevations?

I'm becoming a big fan of fuel injection and power steering, and that certainly narrows the list of choices.

How fast do you want to be able to go? I'm not worried about specific MPH, but do you need to be able to beat your buddy back to camp, or are you out to enjoy the scenery? How much gear are you likely to carry? Ever need to tow?

What size, weight and skill level are you?

The good news is that you are starting with a realistic price point at least! And there are some great financing offers from several of the OEMs right now also, as they start to roll out their 2010's..

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