The Mudslinger

For those who ride the trail less traveled. Mudslinger adventures cover ATV, UTV, and dirt bike articles, quizzes, ultimate lists, and more.

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Model Overview: 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R Reviews and Specs

by Trail Boss

Review of the 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R

Boasting an impressive pedigree for off-road racing, KTM motorcycles and dirt bikes are an adventure rider’s dream come true, and this rings especially true for the 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R. Sure, it’s slightly smaller than its 1190 predecessor, but make no mistake—bigger doesn’t always mean better.

Types of Four-Wheelers: Which One Is Right For You?

by Trail Boss

The best type of four-wheeler is the one that complements your lifestyle.

So before you reach for your wallet, read up on the four different kinds of ATVs that exist.   

There are four types of ATVs on the market today: some are designed strictly for hunting and hauling, some for off-road racing, while others kick serious butt on some pretty intense terrain. 

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Learn How to Winterize ATVs So Spring Start-Up Is A Cinch

by Rusty G.

You’ll want to start preparing your quad for winter hibernation.

Especially if you live in a part of the U.S. that isn’t giddy about below-freezing temperatures.

The winter months may bring unlimited amounts of hot cocoa and toasty evenings spent by the fire, but they also bring bitterly cold weather that isn’t conducive to outdoor recreation, including riding our four-wheelers. 

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Winter Riding: The Ultimate List of ATV Trails Open All Year

by Rusty G.

List of Off-Road and ATV Trails Open During Winter

There are many great parts of the fall and winter seasons, but you know what’s not one of them? Cabin fever. Cold weather can put a damper on plans and shut us in the house for sometimes days on end. If only there were some places where we could find an escape, where we can feel some adrenaline in addition to the cold. Maybe get some off-road riding in the winter?

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Winter is Coming! Are You and Your Four-Wheeler Prepared?

by Trail Boss

Check out these ATV trail riding tips before you tread any snowy landscapes this year.  

While there are plenty of things I look forward to during the winter months—spiked eggnog, the smell of burning wood, ABC’s Twenty-Five Days of Christmas—winching my four-wheeler out of an icy rut in below-freezing temperatures isn’t one of them. Still, they’re called all-terrain vehicles for a reason, and if you have no intention of exploring the snowy frontier on one, then what’s the point, really? 

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