Yamaha Raptor 700 ProjectOur sister site ATV.com is building up and giving away a 2013 Yamaha Raptor 700. The Raptor 700 will be adorned with a host of parts and accessories from Yamaha’s GYTR catalog. As well, it will feature products from OMF Performance, Maxxis, and Pro Taper. To complete the package, the winner of ATV.com’s Yamaha Raptor 700 Project will also take home a complete set of Fly Racing gear.

Want to know exactly what you’re trying to win? ATV.com is documenting the project and giveaway in a series of articles.

The first article is already live and features all the goodies provided by GYTR, including an exhaust, nerf bars, footwells, front grab bar, glide plate, and graphics kit. You can read all about it here.

Click here for your chance to win this awesome package. Good luck!

We thought you’d be interested in this modified Volkswagen Passat.

An inventive Finn turned his Passat into an impressive snow-capable machine. In the video, available after the jump, we see the Passat tearing through the snow like it was nothing.

We suspect this wouldn’t be allowed on your local trails, but it might not be a bad idea to take it to work after a particularly bad winter storm. Just don’t take any corners too sharply…this thing looks a little top heavy.

We found a video recently of snowmobilers scaling a steep reservoir wall and it left the lot of us absolutely stunned.

The video features two snowmobilers in Iceland playing around in a reservoir. The first thing we wondered was how they were going to get out. The walls are high and steep and there doesn’t appear to be a logical exit.

The first shows us the easy way out. The second took a much more difficult approach. We can’t do it justice with mere words, so check out the video below the jump to see for yourselves.

When I see an ATV repair video produced by “Marty’s Motorized Mayhem” you can bet I’m going to watch it.

Unfortunately, Marty has a hole or two in the exhaust can on his Honda four wheeler. This can certainly ruin a day of riding, but Marty wasn’t having any of that. First, he wrapped what looks like tinfoil around the holes for a quick fix so his ride wasn’t spoiled. Later, he offers a more permanent solution with a piece of tin and some wire.

It’s far from pretty and we’re not sure how long it will hold up, but if you don’t have a lot of extra cash lying around for a new exhaust, Marty’s solution could get the job done. Backyard mechanics rule! Check out the video after the jump.

It’s not exactly an ATV, but if you’re looking for an off-road vehicle that can get over just about anything than take a look at the Hexawheel concept.

Designed by Iranian mechanical engineer, Siyamak Rouhi Dehkordi, the three-seat Hexawheel is intended for use on the gnarliest terrain. Setting the Hexawheel apart is the flexible frame, which is united with a six-wheel layout and powered by an all-wheel drive system.

Take a look below the jump for more photos of this very cool concept vehicle.

We love backyard mechanics and their creations. Recently we found some photos of a very cool snowmobile project built by a retiree from the Russian city of Korov.

The machine is powered by an old Yamaha engine and the rest is made up of scrap. The fiberglass seat comes from an old carousel and the gear shift lever appears to some sort of Coca-Cola collectible.

What really sets this machine apart is that it uses a big wheel instead of a track. Check out more photos after the jump.

What happens when you combine a snowmobile and an ATV? The answer, if all goes well, is the ultimate duning machine – the Sand-X T-ATV.

Sand-X built the T-ATV to handle the sand dunes better than any traditional ATV ever could. At first glance, the T-ATV looks very much like a snowmobile with a set of front wheels, but surely there’s more to it than that. The unit features an 800cc 2-stroke Rotax snowmobile engine that offers a claimed 160hp. Sand-X claimes the T-ATV can reach speeds in excess of 110 mph, but that seems a little generous to us.

According to the designer, the T-ATV is faster and safer than any other sand vehicle and offers a range of up to 215 miles between fill-ups. Again, that seems like a lofty claim, but we can’t say it’s not true until we try it.

Of course trying the Sand-X T-ATV might be difficult. Operations are currently based in the Middle East and we haven’t heard anything about one of these units coming to North America.

Check out more photos and a video of the T-ATV in action below the jump.