Argo, which has dominated the Extreme Terrain Vehicle (XTV) market for many years with its amphibious line of vehicles, has hit the ATV market with the birth of its Xplorer XR and XRT four-wheelers.
Check out our review of the ARGO LX Amphibious ATV here.
Argo's single rider Xplorer XR and two-up rider Xplorer XRT models come as either standard, EPS, or LE trim levels, and will be available in 500cc or 1,000cc engine sizes. This new line of vehicles is intended to be an affordable option for customers looking for a utility-focused ATV with bit of casual use.
The two models share many components and features including the chassis, suspension, CVT transmission, linked braking system, and similar bodywork. Key differentiators are the engine: a single-cylinder in the 500cc model, and a V-twin for the 1,000cc model. Both have fuel injection, a single overhead cam and liquid-cooling. Power output is claimed to be 39 hp/32 pound-feet for the 500cc engine and 83hp/66 pound-feet for the 1,000cc engine. Electronic power steering is available as an option on the 500 but is standard on the 1000. Heavy-duty steel front and rear racks are found on both platforms as well as a vibration-damped, 2-inch towing receiver with 1,300-pound towing capacity.