November 04, 2010
Got rough roads to travel? The 2008 lineup of ATVs will make them much smoother for you.
Highlights: Dry weight 590 lbs.; 9.8-in. ground clearance; 5-gal. fuel capacity; 176-lb. combined carrying capacity of front and rear cargo racks; 440-lb. towing capacity; MSRP — $5,999
403cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine
V-belt, automatic continuously variable transmission with high/low range sub-transmission
2WD/4WD with locking front differential
Front Suspension: Independent, double A-arm, oil-damped;
Rear Sus-pension: Swingarm, oil-damped
Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes; digital gauges; two outside-mounted headlights, plus a high-mounted headlight on the handlebars; fully enclosed footboard; two watertight, locking storage compartments; front grill guard; winch mount; aluminum skidplates; aggressive off-road tires
Thoughts: A relative newcomer on the market that's already making waves -- for good reasons (Cobra Powersports, 770/375-6645, www.cobrasales.com).