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


Defender XT Cab HD 10

Defender XT Cab HD 10

Since this impressive side-by-side has a fully enclosed cab, complete with a heater kit, there’s no question your trip into the bush will be comfortable. But that certainly doesn’t mean the Defender XT can’t handle the tough stuff, too. Backcountry hunters and anglers will especially appreciate the available heavy-duty bumpers, skid plates and gun boot. And the cargo box has a built-in quick-attach system with integrated anchors and tie-down points, making it both versatile and adaptable.

ENGINE: 976cc, liquid-cooled, V-twin Rotax


BRAKING: Hydraulic disc

SUSPENSION: Double A-arm front, torsional trailing arm at the rear

FUEL CAPACITY: 40 litres

CARGO CAPACITY: 1,000 pounds

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