A quad bike is a mix of a motorcycle, an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), and a buggy, designed for riding on mud and impassable terrain. Quad bikes are very popular worldwide as off-road vehicles, technical transport for utility workers, rescuers, police, and also as a means of transportation for active recreation and entertainment.
You can use a quad bike for fishing, hunting, or simply exploring the wilderness, desert, or anywhere you please. In this publication, the best quad bike models of 2021 are compiled according to authoritative automotive publications.
1BRP Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R
A powerful sports quad bike with an energy-efficient FOX 2.5 PODIUM suspension and a QRS-X CVT that confidently works with a turbocharged engine. It can be considered the best two-seater sports all-terrain vehicle.
2BRP Can-Am Renegade X MR
The Renegade 1000R X MR quad bike is the most powerful in the RENEGADE lineup. Equipped with the best 91-horsepower Rotax engine with a displacement of 976 cc, liquid cooling. It is one of the best single-seat sports quad bikes.
3BRP Can-Am Outlander 1000 X MR
The OUTLANDER 1000R X MR quad bike is considered the best quad bike for mud. Equipped with 30-inch tires and 3.9 cm ground cleats, the OUTLANDER easily overcomes puddles and mud.
4Polaris Sportsman 1000 High Lifter
The Polaris Sportsman 1000 High Lifter quad bike can be called the best off-road quad bike. Every component is designed for extreme situations in mud. The 952 cc engine, tuned for extended throttle opening periods, performs well in high and low gears designed for mud, with a reduced gear.
The quad bike is equipped with tilting steering control, comfortable off-road seating with a wide range of adjustments. 4-mode electronic speed limiter. The 149 cc engine with electric start allows young drivers to easily hit the road.
6Yamaha Grizzly 700
The versatile Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS quad bike stands out for its high reliability and off-road capability. The economical single-cylinder Grizzly 700 EPS engine with a displacement of 686 cc is equipped with four valves and fuel injection. The cargo weight of 140 kg is placed on two Grizzly 700 EPS racks — 90+50 kg, and a traction effort of 600 kg makes it suitable for agricultural work.
7Cfmoto Cforce 1000 EPS X10
The best two-seater liter-class quad bike on the Russian market, equipped with a 1000 cc engine. The engine works with a CVTech variator and dry clutch. The fuel tank is 30 liters, reinforced reducers, comfortable suspension, LED optics, good ergonomics.
8RM 800 DUO
The quad bike from the “Russian Mechanics” company, a clone of the Chinese Odes Assailant. Powerful four-stroke engine with 800 cc. Good plastic holds up to negative temperatures and collisions with obstacles.
9Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS
A utilitarian Japanese quad bike with independent wheel suspension, adaptive electric power steering. Four-stroke engine, cast aluminum wheels. Good ground clearance — 240 mm.
10Cfmoto Cforce 400l EPS X4
The Cfmoto Cforce 400l EPS X4 quad bike is the most affordable quad bike with electric power steering. Equipped with a 400 cc fuel-injected engine, power of 31 hp with a CVTECH variator. Maximum speed of 95 km/h.