5 Off-Roading Tips to Stay in One Piece

Off-roading on ATV’s can be a dangerous thing and tips from riders who have ridden the real trails for years include a variety of different things to keep you safe. Many accidents and crashes on four wheelers and ATV’s happen off road or in places where high or steep trails with hills occur. The things to consider to keep yourself safe are getting the right equipment.

  • Beginners on Trails

Most places that encourage off-roading trails are made by hand and kept up by people who love to off road. They will go through and pick up debris and trees to keep the trails clean and clear so do be considerate and help if you see downed trees or danger hazards such as holes.


If you ask your ATV dealer he can usually tell you where the hot spots are and show you the trails give you general directions on how to get there. Chances are the owner loves to ride on his time off and his staff. The reason is the passion for riding these types of bikes off road. Dirt Bikes are usually run through straight ways but they can take the ATV trails as well if they aren’t too strict.

  •  Five Tips to remember while Off-Roading To Help You Stay in One Piece

1. The Important things to remember- Remember your safety equipment and bungee cords and ties to tow your ATV in, if something goes wrong. If you have two ATVs and ride with a partner you can always tow each other in if one or the other breaks down. Bring a water bottle and bandana for comfort and hydration on hotter days when you ride.

2. Wear helmets and Protective Equipment – It is just safer to be protected if you crash so you get up and walk away with no scratches. Don’t stop on trails if you can help it because most Dirt Bike and ATV trails are built for exciting action with curves, jumps and hills.

3. No Sudden Stopping – A sudden stop on the bottom of a hill can be very dangerous so do not stop unless you are stalled and if you are stalled push out of the way of traffic so you can be safer. On weekends this is a must for riding on trails. Make sure you abide in this rule because you can’t time the other riders behind you, and usually if you are hearing them, it is almost too late to get out of the way. So it is better just to be out of the way. Never use your front brake only when going down hills on your ATV and never use your back brake on a hill going up.

4. Be safe- when Going down hills and be conscious of other riders when passing and always look around corners for safety even though you want to have fun. Most of them go out on the trail as much as they can for practicing jumps and speed and control. Don’t shift your transmission on hills or steep hills. Only use first or second gear on steep hills. Be sure to shift your weight forward when climbing a hill.

5. Be Conscious of Your Surroundings- If you are on unfamiliar trails that you haven’t ridden before, take them slowly at first. This way you can be sure of the trail and pick up speed on hills and fast turns. Always be careful if you are on unmarked rides through the wilderness. Take your first rides through unknown surrounding slowly.

Stop by or call Edge Performance Sports today in Ontario, OR to learn more about safety tips.

Introducing: FourTrax Foreman Rubicon with EPS and DCT Deluxe

The features and benefits for the very new 2015 FourTrax® Foreman® Rubicon™ have absolutely raised the bar. It has been augmented with stunning new styling that includes a brand new chassis that hosts an independent rear suspension (IRS) along with the 500-class Honda feature of advanced automatic dual clutch transmission (DCT).

It is currently being dubbed the “best Rubicon yet” for its ease of handling. This model has a deluxe version as-well-as electric power steering (EPS). Rubicon_2014_03

Many New Features as-well-as New Benefits

Honda remains one of the most legendary 500-class engines designed to deliver a pulling-power along with an easy to operate powerband. An automatic DCT delivers power to the compact size and the simple strength of a manual transmission that contain no belts to slip, break or wear out. The convenience of the automatic transmission wins the day; a push-button automatic control panel via Honda’s Electric Shift Program: ESP®.

Other Advantages of the Dual Clutch Transmission

For the first time, Honda’s new automatic DCT demonstrates the new dual shift-mapping program. This will automatically select between two transmission-shifting modes. One mode is “cruise.”

This mode provides for the most optimum shift-timing which actually depends on the rider’s pattern of throttle operation. If the driver is one with a more aggressive user style, the cruise-mode kicks in – holding the transmission in gear longer before shifting down in order to deliver a more aggressive performance.

The cruise-mode will allow this transmission to shift up sooner, delivering a more ordinary performance while enjoying enhanced fuel efficiency.

Other advantages include:

  • A brand new drive/low sub-transmission delivers selectable gear ranges to match varying driving conditions.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection systems delivering improved throttle responses and smooth power delivery. This also aids with fuel economy.
  • Honda TraxLok 2WD/4WD delivers 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD mode by offering locking front differentials in order to optimize traction.
  • This system also incorporates a speed-override mode. This can be engaged when the front differential is locked – increasing wheel speed that’s needed under severe-conditions such as deep mud-slicks.

New Chassis and Suspension Standards 

Other features include a double-cradle steel frame for increased stiffness and better torsional rigidity. This adds precise handling and very smooth rides. There’s a new independent double-wishbone front suspension. This delivers 7.3 inches of travel.

Discover new independent dual-arm rear suspension designs. These offer a more optimal shock ratio with an increased suspension stroke for 8.5 inches of travel. There are also adjustable spring-preload features. All shocks will allow suspension tuning matching varying loads with different riding conditions.

Other new standards include:

  • A reverse-gear as well as a parking brake - simply pull the lever and engage reverse or push the lever to set the brake.
  • Bigger 190mm hydraulic dual-disc brakes up front and 170mm hydraulic disc brakes behind for dramatic halting power.
  • Dramatic styling for all-steel full-coverage of the front bumper with attractively-integrated mounts for an accessory winch.
  • All-steel front and rear carriers for larger load capacity: 99 pounds up front, 187 pounds in back.
  • Heavy-duty trailer hitch.

A Few of Honda’s New Accessory Features:

  • Outdoor Storage Cover
  • Winch Mount Kit
  • Front A-Arm Guards
  • Windscreen
  • Soft Rack Bag (front)
  • Soft Rack Bag (rear)
  • Fender Bag
  • Heated Grips
  • Plow Blade
  • Plow Push Tube
  • Plow Mount Kit
  • Winch Kit
  • Recoil Starter

 Wait – There’s Even More

Optional mounting and steering setups for the EPS system is only one of many of the details Honda has decided to attend to as a statement of how far out front they intend to go as car makers.

Failing to sample one of these models would be as silly as accidentally missing the Superbowl.

Contact Edge Performance Sports located in Ontario, OR today to learn more!



A Look Inside the Latest 2015 OEM Parts and Accessories

The new 2015 Honda ATV’s are absolutely sizzling in their berths at Ontario, Oregon’s Edge Performance Sports. These babies are made to be driven and driven hard. You’ll be tempted to visit Edge Performance Sports daily –which you are more than welcome to from 9 to 6 Monday through Friday and 9 to 5 on Saturday’s!) to admire the overhead valved, liquid-cooled, 700cc-class Four Trax Rincon and the whole family of new Honda ATV’s available for the taking there now.


With handlebar-mounted shifting provided by its innovative Electronic Shift Program feature, the Rincon’s ready, willing and able to rock the hills and trails of Oregon, Idaho and beyond. The light-weight Rincon has increased ground clearance and an Independent Rear Suspension for a silken ride that delivers amazing traction. While its TraxLok technology allows for the selection of either a two-wheel or four-wheel drive. Experience the Rincon in person by scheduling a test drive at 1625 Oregon Street today.

Another exciting new Honda now appearing at Edge Performance Sports is the 2015 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4 x 4. The Foreman comes in a dazzling array of models:

  • Base
  • ES
  • ES Honda Phantom Camo
  • ES Power Steering
  • ES Power Steering Honda Phantom Camo
  • Honda Phantom Camo
  • Power Steering
  • Power Steering Honda Phantom Camo

If Honda’s not your bag, not to worry. There’s also Kawasaki, Polaris and Suzuki ATV’s to choose from at Edge Performance Sports, east of Route 201. If you are on a budget, no problem because Edge Performance Sports offers a wealth of pre-owned inventory along with financing.

In Fruitland and Cairo, whether it be on the turri Beltline or the far reaches of Ward Lane, folks around Malheur County rely upon the many services that Edge Performance Sports provides to the Treasure Valley. Such as the absolute best service for their favorite machine; whether it be a Motorcycle, ATV or UTV.

Just west of Highway 84, they go to Edge Performance Sports for the outstanding quality and selection for all of their original equipment manufacturer’s parts and accessories.

What’s really splendid is this; Edge Performance Sports is not merely the best place to get outfitted for your off-road adventures –which throngs of uber satisfied customers will attest it is– but it’s also a gathering place for the off-roading ATV and UTV riders of the whole Trease Valley area.

And please remember during all of your exciting ATV adventures to stay on the trails whenever possible. Respect our precious natural resources and wild life.

2015 Polaris Sportsman 570 EFI

All-terrain vehicles (ATV) are purchased by consumers for both recreational and work purposes. If you’re searching for an ATV that can handle either industrial or recreational purposes, you will want to consider the 2015 Polaris Sportsman 570 EFI. With enhanced abilities to accessorize the vehicle, increased rider comfort and an efficient engine, the 2015 Sportsman is an ATV designed to enjoy trails, and can easily help you to complete tasks such as hauling materials or plowing.

Accessories and Storage

The 2015 Polaris Sportsman 570 has 40% more watts than Sportsman models made prior to 2014, so this ATV is now capable of charging more hard working Polaris accessories. In addition, the 2015 model offers a brand new winch and plow integration system. The winch integration allows you to attach a winch in minutes. Prior Sportsman models required a lengthy mechanical process to install it. Polaris also offers this integration for the plow and rake attachment. With a variety of winches, plows, and rakes available the integration feature easily turns your recreational vehicle into a workhorse. In addition to accessories to 2015 polaris sportsman 570 efienhance the vehicles performance, there are a variety of gear bags and storage options designed for the Polaris Sportsman. With plenty of front storage (6.5 gallon capacity) and the option to accessorize with gear bags, the Sportsmen easily fits all of your gear.


Riding trails and off-roading can result in rider discomfort and fatigue. When enjoying your ATV, you don’t want to feel every rock and branch you ride over. The 2015 Sportsman has a narrowed seat and narrowed side panels. This new design increases rider comfort and allows for easier mount and dismounts from the ATV.  The 2015 Polaris Sportsman not only has the independent rear suspension system you have come to expect from Polaris, but also offers eleven inches of ground clearance. This additional ground clearance allows you to access even the toughest terrain you will come across – enabling the ATV to easily clear debris. The All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system on the ATV was also built for efficiency and comfort. The AWD system provides improved traction by engaging as soon as needed and disengaging when it is no longer required. Finally, the power steering available on Sportsman ATVs greatly reduces arm fatigue caused by models without this feature. The power steering requires less effort than models without it. The suspension, ground clearance, AWD, and power steering combined offer you longer riding times without the trail fatigue.


In 2014, the Polaris Sportsman 570 underwent a complete engine update. The engine update increased the efficiency of the engine allowing for a better four wheeling experience. A fuel injected engine allows for longer riding between filling your gas tank, resulting in increased gas savings and more time on the trails. The more efficient engine increases the power of the Sportsman by 20% allowing the ATV to handle both recreational and work purposes. The changes to more efficient power originally made for the 2014 Sportsman models are further enhanced by the efficient winch integration and additional comfort features available on the 2015 model.

Edge Performance Sports in Ontario, Oregon has a wide range of new and used ATVs in stock. The sales team is not only knowledgeable about all the products, but also riders themselves; so, they’ll help you find the best bike or ATV for your riding needs. Edge Performance Sports is an all-encompassing dealer, from purchasing and accessorizing, to servicing your ATV, they have professionals ready and able to help you enjoy and get the most out of your vehicle. They’re located at 1625 N. Oregon Street in Ontario, Oregon.

2015 Honda CRF50F

You will love the power and performance of the 2015 Honda CRF50F. If you are a beginner or buying it for a beginner, they will love riding on this bike. A Honda was the first bike for thousands and it will be a great learning experience on this one.  Honda recommends it for riders aged 13 years and above.

Pick and choose

One reason is the CRF50F’s specs: three-speed transmission with automatic clutch, a smooth bulletproof engine, power that’s easy to control and tough suspension. With the automatic clutch, there’s no clutch lever that learners have to master which speeds up their learning.  And with three gear ratios, all a rider has to do is shift with the foot.

The model is ideal for riders with more experience as well. The adjustable throttle limiter makes it possible to set the power to your skill level. With this limiter, you set the top speed by simply turning a screw. Being able to make the adjustment means that learners and beginners are kept from going too fast too soon and ride at their level. 2015 honda crf50f oregon

Hassle-free, tough engine

The CRF50 has a 49cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that is air-cooled. The reliability of the engine means that you spend more time riding and very little doing repairs and maintenance. Other specifications on the bike’s durable and low-maintenance engine also ensure you are on the move without any hassles. This includes the CD ignition that is maintenance-free, automated cam-chain tension and the keyed ignition that puts you in control of who rides your bike and when they ride it.

Induction is through a 13mm piston-valve carburetor and the bike has a fuel capacity of 0.7 gallons including a reserve of 0.2 gallons. The engine has a 39mm and a stroke of 41.4mm. The compression ratio is 10.0:1 and the valve train is a SOHC with dual valves.

This base trim is targeted at young riders, as well as adults, who want a powerful bike they can easily control with a wheelbase of 36 inches, seat height of 21.6 inches and ground clearance of 5.8 inches. Its curb weight is 110 pounds and this is inclusive of all standard equipment and all required fluid including a tank full of fuel.

Chassis, suspension and brakes

The front suspension is a 3.5-inch travel with inverted telescopic fork and the rear suspension is a 2.8 travel with single shock. It has drum front and rear brakes. Another notable feature of the CRF50 is the rugged steel frame. New riders and their bikes tend to take to number of hits and bumps when learning off-road riding. The bike’s rugged steel frame ensures that they can both take it.

Where to get it

If you are in the areas of Oregon and Idaho, you can set your eyes on the CRF50 and take it out for a trial spin at Edge Performance Sports at 1625 North Oregon St. Ontario, OR 97914. This is right in the heart of the Western Treasure Valley, just a short drive from Boise, Idaho. The dealership is open from Monday to Saturday from 9A.M to 6P.M and is closed on Sundays.

Full service is offered at the dealership that carries an inventory of new and pre-owned ATVs, motorcycles, dirt-bikes, water crafts, side by sides and utility equipment. Customers can also get parts and service. The dealership also lends its support to riding events and riders in the areas of Boise, Emmett, Mountain Home, Caldwell, Nampa and the community of Meridian, Idaho. Apart from sales, the staff at Edge Performance Sports is also enthusiastic riders.

2015 Honda FourTrax Rincon

Honda is on a roll with their powersports products, and the 2015 FourTrax Rincon luxury-class ATV leads the pack in power, technological and styling innovation and comfortable riding.

In addition to a powerful, liquid-cooled 675cc engine, the Rincon features electronic fuel injection, independent front and rear suspension and an automotive-style Honda automatic transmission with a hydraulic torque converter. Toss in front and rear disc brakes, an O2 sensor and a catalytic converter to lower emissions and you’ve got a big, clean package.

New and Familiar Features

  • The big engine includes a new twin-spark plug cylinder heat for fast combustion and a new stator with neodymium magnets increases electrical output to give you more power for running accessories. The Rincon is now available in Honda’s proprietary Phantom Camo paint job in addition to red and olive green.
  • New Maxxis tires are made to last and will easily give you the traction for crossing a pile of logs, tree roots, rocks or some wicked ruts. The TraxLok system, which lets you easily make the switch from two-wheel to four-wheel drive, will give you that max traction when you need it. The two-wheel drive will give you lighter steering on flat ground.
  • The Rincon does retain many familiar Honda features, including the Honda electric shift technology, which allows you to use a handlebar-mounted button to up or down-shift. While not as plush as other ATVs, the Rincon more than makes up for it in the beautiful suspension and handling.

Speaking of Suspension 2015 honda fourtrax rincon

The Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) on the Rincon gives you superior traction thanks to almost constant tire-ground contact. This contact gives you an ultra-smooth ride over any terrain. There’s no getting beat up on the trail with this year’s new dual-plug head and catalytic converter. The automotive-style transmission includes a heavy-duty torque converter, adding to the clean ride.

More on the Engine

The compact, lightweight semi-dry sump design on this Foreman creates a shorter profile from top to bottom. This lowers the engine’s center of gravity so it handles much easier, while increasing ground clearance to 9.2 in.

It’s All About the Transmission

The Rincon has no clutch to wear out and no belts to slip with an auto three-speed transmission which shifts seamlessly and is as dependable as a truck transmission. Unlike belt transmissions that have to be shifted from low to high during a transition to open ground, the Rincon is ready to rip it up anywhere.

The Real Deal on Specs:

  • Engine: OHV semi-dry-sump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Displacement: 675cc
  • Bore & Stroke: 102 mm x 82.6 mm
  • Fuel System: Electronic fuel injection (PGM-FI), 40mm throttle bodies
  • Ignition: Full-transistorized type with electronic advance
  • Starting System: Electric with auxiliary recoil
  • Transmission: Automatic w/hydraulic torque converter, three forward, Reverse, electronic controls
  • Final Drive: Direct front and rear driveshafts w/TraxLok and torque-sensitive front differential
  • Wheel Base: 50.8 in.
  • Seat Height: 36.1 in.
  • Front Suspension: Independent double-wishbone; 6.9 in. travel
  • Rear Suspension: Independent double-wishbone; 8.0 in. travel
  • Front Brake: Dual hydraulic 180 mm disc
  • Rear Brake: Single hydraulic disc
  • Front Tire: 25 x 8-12 radial
  • Rear Tire: 25 x 10-12 radial
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.4 gal. including 1.2-gallon reserve
  • Curb Weight: 657 lbs.


  • The 2015 FourTrax Rincon is recommended for riders 16 years of age and older.
  • Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owner’s manual thoroughly.

For more information on this new breed of ATV, or to schedule a test drive, please contact Edge Performance Sports. We’re a full-service dealership in Ontario, Oregon, just a short drive from Boise, Idaho.

2015 Suzuki TU250X

If you’re looking for a high-tech ride with an old-school, retro look, Suzuki’s entry-level 250cc TU250X is back in the 2015 model lineup after a year’s absence. Originally launched in 2009, the 2015 Suzuki TU250X still features a single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with dual-throttle valve fuel injection and digital ignition.

The retro influence comes from the single round headlight, chromed, spoked wheels and swept-back, low-slung exhaust along the right side, a polished crank side case and a long, old-school duel seat. With a seat height of 30.3 inches, a curb weight of only 326 pounds and twin rear shocks, this motorcycle is a great starter bike.

Suzuki loaded a 3.2-gallon gas tank onto a lightweight tubular steel frame that makes the bike light enough to literally drag into a snug parking spot. The styling of the Metallic Silver and Glass Black paint job (the only one available) gives the illusion of cutouts on the tank.

It’s All About the Ride

  • Whether you’re cruising through town or around a canyon hairpin, the TU has carrying speed through any corner thanks to the consistent brake performance of a single disc brake with dual-piston calipers up front and a drum setup in the rear. It rolls on 18-inch wheels with a 54.1-inch gap between the two. 2015 suzuki tu250x oregon
  • The impressively quiet suspension, with a telescoping front fork and twin rear shocks, easily absorb any bumps in the road. It can be a sweet replacement for your four-wheel ride or big-bore bike on long or short warm-weather commutes.
  • The bike offers a comfortable ride thanks to the no-nonsense, upright position of the handlebars. They keep the weight off your hands while giving you better control and a more relaxing ride.

What Makes it Tick

  • The exhaust system is outfitted with an oxygen sensor feedback system to help reduce exhaust emissions.
  • The 5-speed transmission, with gear ratios suited for many riding conditions, shifts smoothly.
  • The TU will give you nearly 80 mpg, with a range of about 240 miles and can give you a flat out 80 mph on a straightaway.
  • The Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection system features a 32mm throttle body, reducing emissions, while giving the bike good throttle response and power delivery.
  • The PAIR (Pulsed-AIR) system burns away hydrocarbons by injecting fresh air into the exhaust port.

Some More Specs and Features

  • Engine: 249cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder, OHC
  • Fuel System: Suzuki fuel injection
  • Starter: Electric
  • Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
  • Final Drive: Chain, DID520V, 108 links
  • Suspension Front: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
  • Suspension Rear: Swing arm type, coil spring, oil damped
  • Brakes Front: Disc brake
  • Brakes Rear: Drum brake
  • Tires Front: 90/90-18 M/C 51S, tube type
  • Tires Rear: 110/90-18 M/C 61S, tube type
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 3.2 gallons total
  • Ignition: Transistorized electronic ignition
  • Overall Length: 81.5 in (2070 mm)
  • Overall Width: 29.5 in (750 mm)
  • Ground Clearance: 6.5 in (165 mm )

The Bottom Line

The only sour note on this little ride is the bright orange plastic speedometer needle, which gives that part of an otherwise elegant machine a slightly cheesy look. But, if you’re a new rider anticipating the lure and freedom of two wheels and a more active and mobile lifestyle, or if you’re a busy commuter looking for a way out of transit fares or high gas prices, this compact 16-hp machine will take you almost anywhere without breaking the bank.

If you’re interested in checking out or test driving the 2015 Suzuki TU250X, head on over to Edge Performance Sports. We’re located in Ontario, Oregon in the heart of the Western Treasure Valley, a short drive from Boise, Idaho.

2015 Kawasaki KFX 50

Available exclusively in a cool grasshopper green that makes it instantly identifiable in the crowd, the Kawasaki’s kid-friendly 2015 KFX50 is the perfect ATV for beginners and parents who prefer to invest in a bike with a brand name manufactured by a major manufacturer. This fact instantly connects you with a great dealer network should you need parts or service; plus, when it’s time to upgrade and sell it for a bigger, faster bike, your resale value will be more because the next owner will appreciate that it’s a Kawasaki and not some unknown-off-the-cliff brand sold at a swap meet! In most cases with everything in life, you get what you pay for. The Kawasaki is a leading choice for countless bike enthusiasts for a reason.

KFX50 Power

The Kawasaki KFX50 has a single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke engine with a fully-automatic transmission. It’s got a user-friendly electric starter, so if the beginner stalls out halfway down the road, the ATV can be started by the rider easily. In addition, unlike other ATVs in its class, the Kawasaki also comes with a convenient back-up kick starter. Although it may never be used by a 2015 kawasaki kfx oregonsmaller rider, it’s nice to know it’s there and it’s a great training tool an experienced rider can use to show the newbie how it works.

KFX50 Safety

This thoughtful safety device on the Kawasaki is both for the rider’s safety and to reduce a parent’s stress level. The parent simply follows behind the rider and, should the little one suddenly lose control of the quad, the tether can be used. The tether can also be clipped to the young rider’s pants and will automatically activate if the kid accidentally separates from the KFX50. In addition to the tether, it also comes with a screw-type throttle limiter that reduces and limits the amount of thumb-throttle movement the new rider can activate. It automatically keeps the speed below a certain range so the rider doesn’t have to think about the throttle too (among everything else going through the newbie’s young mind!)

KFX50 Size

The Kawasaki quad weighs 240 pounds when it’s full of fuel. Its 55 inches long and 35 inches wide. The seat height is at 25 inches off the ground. The ATV’s single-suspension arms are used on each tire; and, there’s a solid-axle, single-shock-controlled swing arm that’s found in the back. The quad’s three shocks have preload adjusters. The tires are 16 inches tall.

KFX50 Braking System

This rider-friendly ATV has all the brake controls solely on the handlebars; there’s no foot-brake lever to learn or worry about. There are small drum brakes installed up front on the KFX50. There’s also a hydraulic-disc setup in the back.

Even if you’re planning on surprising your youngster with a Kawasaki KFX50 for his/her birthday or for an upcoming holiday, stop by Edge Performance Sports with the youngster and let your little one sit on a few, explore the shop, hear some funny and cool stories from some of their staff and other riders, and even take the ATV for a mini test ride. Located at 1625 N. Oregon Street, this Kawasaki ATV dealer truly does have an edge not only in the Oregon region, but in the industry. They’re well-known (and appreciated) for employing a staff of friendly, approachable, and product-savvy team members. They carry the full line of Kawasaki ATVs and dirt bikes and also an impressive inventory of both new and “almost-gently” used other brand names, including: Honda, Suzuki, KTM, and Polaris.

2015 Suzuki RM85

It will be love at first sight and first turning on of the throttle of the 2015 Suzuki RM85. The model carries on the tradition of racing excellence that the Suzuki RM family has come to be known for.


The power of the 2015 Suzuki RM85 is in the dual-stroke, liquid-cooled, 84.7cc, reed-valve engine with a bore and stroke of 48.0mm by 46.8mm. Durability is assured with SCEM which is short for Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material. It helps to ensure weight reduction and keeps heat transfer effective for top class performance. 2015 suzuki rm85 oregon

It keeps the power smooth no matter the rpm but more so on low to mid-range performance. As is the case with larger models, this model absolutely delivers when it comes to handling for both amateur and professional riders. With its smooth power and superb handling, this is the bike to use to learn how to race and to get over the finishing line first.

Another engine feature is a trademark Keihin PE28 carburetor that keeps throttle response smooth and that keeps maintenance problem-free. There are also the aluminum exhaust valves to match the expansion of the cylinder, a match that enhances sealing. Throttle response and overall tractability are also enhanced with the exhaust valve governor and actuator. The RM85 also comes with a large-capacity radiator that efficiently cools the engine and a digital CDI map that delivers strong engine performance at higher rpms.

Transmission features

Another winning feature of this RM85 is the smooth shift six-speed transmission. This feature is on the transmission comes as an all-out shift mechanism that includes needle bearing and a solid, shift-drum detent spring that is placed on the left side of the shift drum. There is also a shift-pedal tip that is knurled that keeps the grip and shift feel superb.


The RM85 chassis is a tubular steel of frame with a solid, aluminum swing-arm wall that gives a rider leading performance on track more so when taking those corners. The frame was made to deliver more rigidity, straight-line performance and durability. This is the reason for features like large diameter tubing and a large front reinforcement plate.

Another outstanding feature on the RM85 is the inverted front forks. These have been made so that the rider can adjust them to suit their weight, riding style and the level they are at. The forks come with a cartridge damping system with rebound damping that is fully-adjustable as well as 20-way compression damping that is adjustable. There are also fork guards that keep the inner fork tubes protected. With the front forks, riders get more than 275mm of travel.

Shock absorbing

Shock absorption on this ATV is bested with a Showa rear shock absorber with large diameter shock body. It is made with solid valves that enhance bottoming resistance and a plush feel.


When it comes to brakes, this RM85 is built with a dual-piston caliper front brake with a generously proportioned disc and back break disc that gives superior braking performance. There is also the lightweight,  front and back brake hose with a narrow diameter. The front brake hose passes at the back of the fork leg which takes away the need for a brake hose cover which reduces the overall weight of the ATV.

Suzuki Dealer Oregon

If you would like to take a look at the 2015 Suzuki RM85 and perhaps take it out for a trial run, get to Edge Performance Sports. Located on 1625 N Oregon Street, Ontario, Oregon, OR 97914. This is the leading motorcycle and ATV dealership serving Oregon and Idaho.

2015 Kawasaki Brute Force 300

Brute force is usually not a good thing. On the latest Kawasaki ATV though, it is a fitting description of strength and performance. There is no trail that the 2015 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 cannot reliably take on and no chore on the farm that it will not help you to get done.


With its 271cc single-cylinder engine with four strokes, you get lots of power and torque more so at lower rpm levels, thanks to absolute precision with engine tuning. With a 3.2-gallon fuel tank and minimal fuel consumption, you also get an ATV that has substantial power range. Transfer of torque is enabled by CVT with centrifugal clutch. The clutch helps to direct power to the rear wheels.

Even in tricky situations and most challenging trails, you still get very well tuned engine braking thanks to optimized CVT. With 2015 kawasaki brute force 300 oredgonoptimized CVT ratios, you can ride over all kinds of surfaces and always count on having just the amount of engine braking that you need. With this integrated system, functions like slowing down and negotiating down are also made easier.

Triple disc brakes

Maximum braking power is provided for with a trio of disc brakes that are hydraulically activated. There is one for the two front wheels and a third one that is fixed on the back axle. The three 180mm discs are operated using single-piston calipers. They can conveniently be operated through levers that are mounted on the handlebar. Also, the rear brake can be operated using a pedal that is conveniently placed on the foot pedal on the right.

Durability is assured with the heavy-duty steel-tube that also makes the handling easier. A responsive power-plant and very sturdy chassis will make riding not only smooth but also fun. There are also the triple-disc brakes that have great power and a smooth feel at the levers.

Specially developed tires

Add the special Maxxis tires that were developed in conjunction with Kawasaki and you get a perfect balance of grip and durability. The research that was jointly done led to the development of wheels just for this ATV. Together with the chassis, the tires offer the rider balanced handling even on the roughest of terrain. The tires are also quite long lasting. They wear optimally which reduces replacement costs.

Load capacity

Loads will be no problem with the strong front and back racks that can hold up to 44 and 66 pounds of weight respectively. There’s also a front storage compartment that can hold four 16 ounce bottles. With a towing capacity, you can use your 2015 Kawasaki Brute Force to move equipment around a farm.

Another feature you will enjoy on this ATV is digital instrumentation that makes it easy to read and that gives you information at a glance when you are on the go. There is also the DC socket that is placed conveniently on the left side of the handle to put accessories close by. When it comes to seating, you get optimum control even during high speeds or rough riding thanks to the sporty riding position of the seats that are thick and well-cushioned. You also get really good mud protection for the legs with the intelligent bodywork design and floor boards that offer full coverage.

Oregon Kawasaki Dealership

If you are located in the areas of Idaho and Oregon, you can find the 2015 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 at Edge Sports Performance. It is located on 1625 N Oregon Street, Ontario, OR 97014.  In the heart of the western Treasure Valley, this Oregon ATV dealership is a short drive from Boise, Idaho.