2011 Entry Level Sport ATV Comparison

March 7, 2011
Ken Hutchison
Ken Hutchison
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The ulcers keep piling on for the warden of the MotoUSA asylum. With the inmates running rampant around the globe, Hutch has opted to get in on the madness more these days than in years past and is back in the saddle again.

2011 Honda TRX250X ATV Comparison
The Yamaha Raptor and Honda TRX250X were pitted against each other in an attempt to find the best entry model.

Right or wrong, many people feel ATVs are easier to learn riding basics thanks to the stability of four wheels. A solid platform allows entry-level riders to practice shifting a manual transmission, braking and body control without having to worry about balance. Getting new or young riders to start riding an ATV or motorcycle and enjoying the outdoors is a life-changing experience that we can all relate to. With that in mind, MotoUSA rounded up two quads that offer different approaches for an introduction to sport ATVs. We spent over a month logging miles in the hills of Oregon, Californian sand dunes and Arizona deserts. During that time a number of different riders provided feedback including women, teens, beginners and full-sized men with plenty of experience.

MCUSA gets down and dirty with Yamaha’s Raptor in our 2011 Yamaha Raptor 250 ATV Comparison Review Video.

We took Big Red through some of Oregon’s trails and discussed its strengths/weaknesses in the 2011 Honda TRX250X ATV Comparison Review Video.

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