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2018’s best new ATVs for Canadian outdoor adventurers

Backwoods machines

Built to tackle the rigours of the outdoors, these ATVs are tops for bush-bound anglers and hunters



Known for its iconic amphibious vehicles, Argo has entered the traditional ATV market for the first time in its 50-year history. The Xplorer ATVs come in both a one-up model (the XR 500 in three trim levels) and a two-up (the XRT 500, also in three versions). There’s also the powerhouse XRT 1000 LE, boasting a 997cc twin-cylinder engine. All models come with Innova front tires, heavy-duty front and back racks, a 1,300-pound towing capacity and loads of other features. Shown here is the XR 500 LE.

ENGINE: 503cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder with EFI (electronic fuel injection)

TRANSMISSION: CVT (continuously variable transmission)

BRAKING: Hydraulic disc

SUSPENSION: Double A-arm

FUEL CAPACITY: 16 litres

CARGO CAPACITY: 99 pounds front, 165 pounds rear

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Bob Sexton

Bob Sexton

Growing up in Gander, Newfoundland, and Peterborough, Ontario, Outdoor Canada's managing editor Bob Sexton jumped at every chance to wet a line and head afield. After spending half of the 1990s working as a tour guide in Latin America, he completed a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in 2001 and was hired on as Outdoor Canada's assistant editor. Since joining the magazine, he has won two Outdoor Writers of Canada awards, in 2008 and 2011, and contributed to numerous National Magazine Award winning or nominated stories. Sexton is the past president of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors.

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