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

ARGO: XPLORER

ARGO: XPLORER

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

LEARN MORE: 1-877-274-6288; www.argoatv.com

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