There are some incredible options for ATVs out there these days that have a whole lot of power and speed, but which ones are the fastest?
The fastest ATVs that you need to ride are the Can-Am Outlander 1000R, the Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 S, and the Honda TRX 700XX. These quads are pretty much evenly matched as far as the fastest ATVs on the market, but they may vary slightly in their horsepower and top speed.
Traditionally, we have always thought of quads as being heavy-duty vehicles that are designed for pulling weight and taking care of some of our manual labor needs. While the newest quads released these days are more than capable of performing their traditional duties, there have been some incredible advances in how fast these All-terrain Vehicles are able to go. This has created a whole new type of hobby within the quad world - ATV racing. Quad manufacturers have a new area of focus to consider when they design their ATVs, as there has been an increasing demand for All-terrain Vehicles that can deliver power and performance - while at the same time pushing the top speed of quads to a new level. Let’s take a closer look at the fastest ATVs that you need to ride by examining our favorite options in more detail.
After years of driving quads for ATV Motocross races, I have had a lot of experience racing All-terrain Vehicles and testing their speed performances. My experience has taught me that the fastest quads on the market are those that are made by the most reputable and respected ATV manufacturers.
Regardless of whether you are hauling a heavy load on the back of your quad or are simply out for a joy ride, driving ATVs is just good old fun. There are few things that compare to the feeling of hitting your favorite trails on your quad as you speed through rough and rugged terrains, which is why ATV manufacturers have been pushing the top speeds of their quads with just about every release.
For some riders, how fast an ATV can go is becoming just as important as how much power it has - and how much strain it can handle. This is encouraged even more with the rise in popularity of ATV Motocross Racing, as quads are being taken out on tracks by competitive riders with the hopes of being the first to the finish line. With ATV Motocross Racing being a mainstream sport, many quad manufacturers are capitalizing on this by rethinking how they design some of their quads and are even creating some of their ATVs specifically for racing and speed.
As far as we are concerned, the faster the better! And with the most recent quads released being the fastest to ever hit the trails, there is plenty to be excited about for riders who love fast ATVs. These days, we have All-terrain Vehicles that are being pushed to hit just under 100 mph and if speed is becoming a new standard for quads, we can expect to get there in the near future.
As of right now, the fastest quads are hovering between 80 to 90 mph, which is quite an accomplishment for a vehicle that was designed to haul around lumber and other heavy materials. However, top speed is not always everything for some riders, as some people value horsepower and acceleration as much as the top speed their quad can go. That’s why you always want to have a closer look at the specs of each quad to find which ATV will deliver on your expectations the best. To understand this better, we are going to dive right into the fastest ATVs that you need to ride.
Can-Am Outlander 1000R
It comes as no surprise that the top of our list is a quad from Can-Am. We have watched this manufacturer deliver on just about every spec a rider could ever dream of and they continue to showcase the quality of their quads by giving us the fastest ATV on the market - the Can-Am Outlander 1000R.
The Can-Am Outlander 1000R is as powerful as it is fast. This All-terrain Vehicle has been a crowd favorite among most quad riders, as it is reliable, consistent, and very fast - with a marked top speed of 91 mph! If you want to hit your favorite trails on your quad at the fastest speed possible, there is really no better choice out there than the Can-Am Outlander 1000R, as 91 mph should be more than enough to get your adrenaline going while leaving the competition eating your dust.
With that being said, 91 mph is the top speed of the Outlander 1000R in ideal conditions and terrains. If you are racing your quad, you are probably not doing so on pavement, but rather a rugged trail, which can affect your overall top speed. You should expect a fluctuation of as much as 10 to 20% on trails that are windy and rough, but you will have no issue staying ahead of the race with the Outlander 1000R regardless.
The Can-Am Outlander 1000R has a 976cc engine capacity - with 91 horsepower and it is liquid-cooled, so you can rest assured that overheating will not be an issue. In addition, it has a snorkel that will keep water damage from occurring when you have to drive through a river crossing and wet terrains. When it comes to the fastest ATV that you need to ride, the Can-Am Outlander 1000R is at the top of everyone’s list.
Polaris Scrambler XP 1000S
The one ATV manufacturer that continues to challenge the speed and performance of Can-Am is Polaris. This American manufacturer has made a name for itself and has solidified a reputation of being one of the best all-around ATV companies in the world. The performance of Polaris’ quads has only been on the rise in recent years, which has resulted in ATVs that are more powerful and faster than ever before.
They proved themselves once again with their latest release of the Polaris Scrambler XP 1000S. This quad is considered to be one of the fastest on the market and surpasses the majority of its competition in a landslide victory. The Polaris Scrambler XP 1000S has recorded an incredible top speed of 83 mph.
However, the truth is that there are one or two ATVs out there that are a mile or two faster than the Scrambler in their top speed. What makes the Polaris Scrambler XP 1000S stand out is not only that it has one of the best top speeds out there, but that it can get you there faster than just about any quad. The reason for this is that this speedy quad has a whopping 89 horsepower - making it one of the fastest ATVs on the market. The main highlight of the Polaris Scrambler XP 1000S is that you will fly from 0 to its top speed of 83 mph extremely quickly - even often faster than the Can-Am Outlander 1000R.
While the top speed of this quad is slightly less than its main competition, this is not necessarily a defeating factor for quad riders that want to go fast, as sometimes it is much more important how quickly you can reach your top speed, as opposed to what you max out on. When it comes to fast ATVs that you need to ride, you really can’t go wrong with the Polaris Scrambler XP 1000S.
An arguable contender that nearly matches Polaris’ speedy ATV is Can-Am’s Renegade X XC 1000R, as this beast of a quad surpasses the Scrambler XP 1000s’ horsepower of 89 with an impressive 91 horsepower. However, it does have a top speed that maxes out at 80 mph, which gives Polaris just a little more edge in this race.
Honda TRX 700XX
Honda is no stranger to the world of ATVs and while they do not always get as much attention as Can-Am and Polaris, they do continue to leave their mark on the ATV industry by pushing these incredible machines to their limit. This manufacturing giant has been releasing powerful and fast quads for decades but when it comes to speed, the best ATV they have delivered is the Honda TRX 700XX.
The TRX 700XX is hands down one of the fastest ATVs ever made and it can compete with just about any quad in a race, as this Honda ATV can reach a maximum speed of up to 86 mph. Riders who purchased the Honda TRX 700XX have given the quad nothing but praise for its performance, reliability, and sheer speed.
This All-terrain Vehicle has a 686cc engine capacity and a horsepower of 56. While the top speed of Honda’s TRX 700XX is very impressive, we do need to take into consideration that its horsepower is lacking compared to some of its competition. This factor does make Honda’s ATV a slightly less attractive contender compared to some of our other top picks, as Polaris and Can-Am will likely be able to surpass the performance of the TRX when it comes to race time.
In addition to speed, this ATV has a sleek design that begs to be driven. Riders that were lucky enough to get their hands on the Honda TRX 700XX stand by their quad to this day, as it has continued to be one of the fastest ATVs out there since its release. If you want to really go fast on a quad, you will find that the TRX 700XX will not disappoint.
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29 years old. I'm from Texas. I've been riding ATV's for the last couple years here in TX. I'm learning a lot about this hobby right along side you.Read More About Author Name