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: 2018 Polaris RZR 570 Reviews and Specs

by Rusty G.

Review of the 2018 Polaris RZR 570 

What is it about Polaris’s RZR line that has outdoorsmen raving? See for yourself in this review of the Polaris RZR 570.

If you’ve ever ridden a Polaris, I’ll bet your off-roading game has never been better; if you haven’t, the 2018 Polaris RZR 570 can change that. Bolstered by the brand’s acclaimed ProStar engine, optional EPS, and five different driving modes, the RZR 570 is equipped to take you where no sport UTV or side-by-side has gone before. 

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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? 

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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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