Arctic Cat 350
The Arctic Cat 350 runs on the same 366cc single overhead-cam engine with 34mm Keihin carburetor as the pricier 366 SE, plus it offers four-wheel drive like the bigger machines. This budget-priced quad even comes with digital gauges, a two-inch receiver for towing and a full-length, heavy-duty skid plate. The rear rack capacity is 150 pounds, with 75 in the front. The 350 is a good backup for light chores and those times when riding two-up isn’t an option.
Learn more: www.arcticcat.com
Modifications & more
Arctic Cat, Kawasaki, KYMCO, Midwest Motorsports, and Yamaha are among the handful of companies that continue to offer light-duty quads, recognizing there are still buyers out there who appreciate the lighter and surprisingly mighty machines with engine displacements under 400cc.
Kawasaki’s classic KVF360 4x4 has dropped the elegant Dark Royal Red and Smoky Blue colour options for Adventure Blue and Woodsman Green, which I prefer. Whatever the colour, this ATV continues to stack up well both on the trail and around camp.
Learn more: www.kawasaki.ca
YAMAHA’s Bruin 350 is back in production and is still a good deal for a quad that’s powered by a 348cc four-stroke engine and comes with on-command two- and four-wheel drive. The chassis is again borrowed from the larger Grizzly models, which gives the 350 a solid stance and plenty of rack capacity.
Learn more: www.yamaha-motor.ca