The Mudslinger

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

Trail Boss

I'm here to bring you no-fuss articles and coverage of all things to do with ATVs, UTVs, and motocross bikes. Model reviews, ATV DIYs, and ultimate lists of off-road trails are just a taste of what I bring to the table.

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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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ATV vs. Dirt Bike: Pros and Cons of Both Off-Road Rides

by Trail Boss

What is a dirt bike’s purpose, and what is an ATV’s? 

Answer these questions before you hit the dirt bike or ATV mud trails.  

For those who don’t already know, off-roading is 100% its own sports class, and if you want to get down and dirty the right way, you need an off-roading vehicle that’s up to snuff. But when it’s time to choose the best ride, which factors help us decide between a dirt bike and an ATV?

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Model Overview: 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat 4X Limited Review and Specs

by Trail Boss

Freedom. Adventure. Possibility. What you can expect from an Arctic Cat ATV.

Riding an Arctic quad is a bit like riding in Santa’s sleigh: it’s a magical experience off the beaten path, there’s whimsy at every turn, and passengers are jolly as can be. Yet, while the existence of this supposedly mythical vehicle is still under debate, there’s one whose isn’t: the 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat 4X Limited.  

Model Overview: 2013 Polaris Ranger XP 900 Review and Specs

by Trail Boss

All hail the Ranger XP 900, an off-roading workhorse with some serious grit.

Polaris has been one of the best ATV brands and the cream of the off-roading crop since before some of us were even a glimmer in Ma and Pa’s eye. From the Sportsman to the Outlaw to the Polaris RZR lineup, the 2013 Polaris Ranger XP 900 was simply destined for greatness.

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What is the Best ATV Brand?

by Trail Boss

One thing’s for sure: these top-rated ATV brands are not messing around.

When it comes to notable brands within the powersports industry, I’ll bet all the household names come to mind almost immediately: Harley-Davidson, Indian, Triumph, Suzuki… You get the idea. But, motorcycles make up only a portion of the thrill-seeking machines that many of us have come to love and admire over the years; ATVs are a big part of that category, too. 


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