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The year’s best new ATVs, Part 2: Side-by-sides

Trail blazers, part 2

Need get in and out of the bush? Check out 2016’s sweetest side-by-side rides

This year’s side-by-side ATVs are chock full of innovative features. Also check out 2016’s best new quad bikes.

ARGO

Outfitter 8 x 8

Outfitter 8 x 8

Built to handle commercial use, the new Outfitter 8 x 8 is geared toward hunt-camp operators, lodge owners and big-game guides. Like all Argos, it’s amphibious and boasts generous load capacities, both on land and water, for transporting a whole lot of gear and downed game. The Outfitter comes standard with a 4,500-pound winch to get out of tough spots and a Sure Grip gun rack to ensure the safe transportation of firearms.

ENGINE: 748cc, liquid-cooled, V-twin, Kohler Aegis with EFI

TRANSMISSION: Admiral two-speed triple differential

BRAKING: Hydraulic disc

SUSPENSION: Set by tire pressure

FUEL CAPACITY: 36 litres

CARGO CAPACITY: 1,500 pounds on land, 1,000 on water

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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