The Mudslinger

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

Rusty G.

I live to go off the beaten path. Whether it's about ATVs, UTVs, or dirt bikes, I write fun and interesting off-road articles that teach and hopefully inspire you to hit the trail or the track.

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Which ATVs are the Best for Summer Riding Adventures?

by Rusty G.

Summer riding season is almost here. Are you ready?

Before you know it, it’ll be summer and time to show off your ATV's summer body. The trails will be ready for all of the off-roading fun you and your machine can handle.

Articles, ATV and Off-Road, Mudslinger

What’s the Real Difference Between ATVs and UTVs?

by Rusty G.

ATVs and UTVs are off-road vehicle siblings, not twins. 

With so many unique parts of the country to explore, and so few vehicles that can genuinely conquer the great outdoors, your adventures may seem limited. That is, unless you’re riding an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). These babies excel in areas that other off-road vehicles like your truck or dual-sport motorcycle wouldn’t dream of tackling.

But what if you’re looking for something more versatile? Something you can take off-road and use to complete work-related tasks? Enter the Utility Task Vehicle (UTV). Much like its ATV counterpart, UTVs can take on the rough and tumble without skipping a beat and haul heavy loads you wouldn’t dare move on your own. 

Still, what is the actual difference between ATVs and UTVs? Let’s have a look-see, shall we? 

Articles, ATV and Off-Road, Mudslinger

The Best ATV Accessories: Are Yours Warranty-Approved?

by Rusty G.

Create a custom ATV with these custom ATV parts and accessories, and you can’t go wrong.

What better way to forge a connection with your ride than to add your own custom touches to it?

After all, finding the ideal machine is only half the battle; customizing it to meet your riding needs and your personality is the other.

Articles, ATV and Off-Road, Mudslinger

Learning to Ride Dirt Bikes: What You Should Know Before You Hit the Saddle

by Rusty G.

Here’re some short-and-sweet tips to get you started in dirt bike riding.

There are many factors to consider before learning how to ride a dirt bike. For beginners, deciding between motocross racing and trail riding should be first and foremost on your to-do list.

Articles, ATV and Off-Road, Mudslinger, Reviews

Model Overview: 2016 Polaris General 1000 EPS Reviews and Specs

by Rusty G.

It’s a known fact that Polaris side-by-sides don’t mess around, so stick around and see what happens when this reputable company mixes business with pleasure.

While the Polaris Ranger and RZR remain two of the most innovative UTV models on the market, Polaris quickly recognized the need to bridge the gap between work and play so that industrious farmhands could transform into trailblazing off-road enthusiasts without having to switch vehicles. 

Enter the 2016 Polaris General 1000 EPS.  

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