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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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.

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2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R Model Overview

by Trail Boss

Review of the 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R

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. Though it’s a bit smaller than its 1190 older brother, it doesn’t skimp on a thing.

Articles, ATV and Off-Road, Mudslinger

Model Overview: 2015 Can-Am Maverick 1000R Turbo X ds Review and Specs

by Trail Boss

Can-Am Maverick Turbo: Think you can handle this kind of horsepower? 

Whether they’re kicking up mud or taking on the dunes, Can-Am has been a fan favorite when it comes to their tough and capable crossover utility vehicles (UTV) lineup. So, when the 2015 Can-Am Maverick 1000R Turbo X ds was introduced, it promised to be an advanced performance machine with power and capability unlike any other on the market.

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Model Overview: 2017 Arctic Cat Alterra TRV 550 Review and Specs

by Trail Boss

A utility-style touring ATV, the 2017 Arctic Cat 550 TRV is a prime choice for outdoor enthusiasts and ranchers alike.

When Arctic Cat introduced touring ATVs, a.k.a. the Alterra lineup, the 4x4 ATV community was in for a real treat—the crème brûlée kind of treat.

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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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