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Take On Any Off-Road Adventure With The Best Quad Bikes Right Now

When you want to experience the excitement of driving fast across any terrain, there’s only one grown-up ride for the job, the quad bike. Also known as the all-terrain vehicle (ATV), they are the ultimate off-road addition to any thrill-seeking collection.

While the best dune buggies offer a special kind of enjoyment, there’s nothing like becoming in-tune with a quad bike and being fully immersed in the natural elements. If you’re interested in purchasing a quality off-road toy, these are the best quad bikes to look at.

2021 Polaris Sportsman 570

Starting from approximately A$9,816

Multi-select electronic power steering
26” Duro Tires
44hp engine

Billed as the smoothest, strongest and most versatile ATV, the new Sportsman 570 is enabled with industry-exclusive technology including GPS navigation and group ride connectivity. The 44 hp engine is powerful enough to allow a 612kg towing capacity, and there’s a combined 122kg of storage capacity.

2021 Polaris Sportsman 570
2021 Polaris Sportsman 570 | Source: Polaris

2022 Yamaha Kodiak 700

Starting from approximately A$10,290

High-performance Ultramatic transmission
686cc Big-Bore Engine Built to Explore
Tows almost 600kg

High-quality off-road capability is contained in a comfortable, ergonomic design. This modern quad bike is perfect for either long all-day rides, running errands around a farm or tackling trail adventures. The tough machine features all-wheel engine braking, both two-wheel or four-wheel drive options and front and rear double-wishbone suspension.

2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700
2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700 | Source: Yamaha

2022 Can-Am Outlander

Starting from approximately A$12,186

Produces a powerful 91hp
Bright 7.6-in wide/4.5-in digital display

The Can-Am Outlander combines power with the best hauling and towing capacity of all ATVs. The Rotax V-Twin engines produce 91-hp, easily able to tack on all tasks and terrains. Other upgrades include fox shocks, locking front diff and a 1587.5kg winch. Even with the industry-leading horsepower, the Can-Am Outlander is remarkably stable meaning riders have the confidence to push the quad bike to its limits.

2021 Can-Am Outlander
2021 Can-Am Outlander | Source: Can-Am

2021 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS

Starting from approximately MSRP $12,185.50

Electronic Power Steering
Front differential lock and selectable drive modes
Generous 9.4 inches of ground clearance

Powered by a fuel-injected 749cc V-twin engine, the Brute Force 750 ATV provides high-level performance for any outdoor adventure. Additionally, it’s a convenient quad bike with almost 110kg of rack capacity, 567kg of towing power and an optional storage box. The independent suspension comprising both front and rear double wishbones also make the Kawasaki a comfortable ride when the terrain gets rough.

2021 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS | Source: Kawasaki

Honda Fourtrax Foreman Rubicon

Starting from approximately A$11,915

Honda’s TraxLok 2WD/4WD system
Front and rear cargo racks
Digital meter display with a maintenance minder

Reliable and simple to maintain, the Honda Fourtrax Foreman Rubicon is one of the toughest quad bikes on the market. Featuring both an auto mode or a manual electronic shift mode as well as either a high or low range gear setting, the ATV is versatile and easy to drive. The 518cc single-cylinder motor comes with a dual-clutch transmission which offers plenty of power and stability suitable for either work or play.

Honda Fourtrax Foreman Rubicon
Honda Fourtrax Foreman Rubicon | Source: Honda

If you’re more interested in enjoying thrills on the water, have a look at the electric surfboards making waves or the Yamaha WaveRunner Jet Ski.

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