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  • March 30, 2010 at 11:32 pm #530062 Back to Top REPORT
    trev-d
    Trev D

    Joined: 1/21/2009

    my old Honda Foreman 450 was great but i sold it and bought a Yamaha Rhino 700 EFI and im not looking back it is awesome :D

    i cant believe Polaris has more votes than Yamaha.. every Polaris ive rode ended up getting pulled back :whistle

    March 31, 2010 at 12:10 am #530063 Back to Top REPORT
    redbone169
    REDBONE169

    Age: 45
    Joined: 1/22/2007
    Location: Pennsylvania

    Good question.There are alot of factors on choosing an atv.assuming you are talking about utility and 4×4.
    What are you going to use it for?
    What kind of riding do you want to do?
    How big is your wallet?
    Do you need the biggest engine?
    Here’s my oppinion(you asked)
    I wont tell you what Ive heard,I’ll tell you what I found out.

    Honda.. Awsome machine,Honda has never been the machine with the most power,but it will never let you down.They always seem to be a Jonny come lately on tech.except for their race machines like the 250R and the 400EX and the 450.

    Suzuki..another proven machine.Same reliability as Honda.(I currently have a ’03 Vinson and a ’08 King Quad 750.The only thing I didnt like about the King was the design of the A arms.But I fixed that with some aftermarket A arms.

    Kawasaki..The Brute Force.One heck of a power plant,Tons of power.But it has a weak frame.Suzuki and Kawi were in conjuntion for a while,The Suzuki Twin Peaks was a Kawasaki Prairie,and the KFX 400 was a Suzuki Z-400.The only difference was the plastic.

    Arctic Cat.(Its not just another Suzuki)they used Suzuki engines for a while but that was it.If you want a good machine to work with a Cat is a good one.They are a heavy machine good for plowing dirt and snow and pulling.They are one of the only three who make a 2 passenger model.(not meaning a side by side,but a 2 pass. quad)

    Yamaha…Another great machine.Prolly one of the most popular.They look great and have tons of power but a little top heavy(sorry Ryan)[/color:1gmkmddl]Yamaha race machines are right up there with the likes of KTM.

    Can Am(BRP)3 words OH MY GOODNESS.The 850 Outlander is the meanest,badest,fastest there is.With one of the biggest price tags to go with it.Do you have well over 10K to spend??Can Am has an auto front locker and also offers a 2 passenger model.

    Polaris.No doubt Polaris had alot of troubles.They are prolly the most comforable to ride and have a alot of power.(but they sound like a vacum cleaner) :^O Polaris also has a 2 passenger model.

    Im not going to tell you to buy what I own like some do.They all have their goods and bads,and I dont care what you buy there is always a lemon out there.If you have any questions Pm me. [=}=][/quote:1gmkmddl]

    :p[/quote:1gmkmddl] ;;) :^O [=}=]

    March 31, 2010 at 1:26 am #530064 Back to Top REPORT
    mr-_october
    Mr._October

    Joined: 2/15/2010
    i own a honda rancher 05′. love it.

    my buddy just bought a yamaha grizzly 550 with fuel injection and independent rear suspension. that thing is real nice too.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:43 am #530065 Back to Top REPORT
    blood-bath2006
    Blood Bath2006

    Joined: 10/14/2006

    I’m a honda guy………I’ve had mine for 6 years now, and still don’t wanna trade it in.

    :^O

    Well, okay, would like to trade up, but can’t afford it :^O

    Forgot to add, that I like the fact that when I push the throttle, just a little, my machine will move.

    The polaris I rode, I did that with and all it did was rev the engine a little……then I gave it a little more, then it revved a little higher, then when the belt finally engaged, it jumped forward and just about ran the person in front of me over……([/color:1rrhc46k]we were trying to get closer to a downed moose). Happened with a couple different Polaris machines.

    The only think I didn’t like about the Yamaha was the “park” on the shifter didn’t work. I parked the machine on a tilt trailer and it wouldn’t stay in place. Even when I put the e-brake on, it would still roll.

    Granted these things are just with a few wheelers, and I’m not the “know-all” but I know that I like what I ride better than what my friends ride [=}=][/quote:1rrhc46k]

    That is because people use the high gear when they should be using low gear. If you aren’t going to be going over 10mph for an extended amount of time, you should be using low gear. All of my buddies down here have Polaris, and you can count the number of problems we have had on one hand and still have fingers left over. I’ll put my Polaris against any machine on the market with comparable equipment and smoke them every time, on or off road…..

    March 31, 2010 at 1:58 am #530066 Back to Top REPORT
    chrud
    Chrud

    Joined: 7/12/2004
    I like Yamaha the best. I haven’t had a lot of seat time on one, but the Grizzly 700 will likely be the machine I buy in a year or two. I really like their wide-arch a-arms and differential lock.

    My brother’s Honda Rubicon is a nice ATV. Lacks ground clearance and the straight axle rear end is terrible.

    I did have a fair amount of seat time on a Polaris Sportsman 800 last summer. While it did seem to have pretty good throttle response, the ride was terrible. The shifter on the right side is terrible. Plus, there is only one had brake.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:37 am #530067 Back to Top REPORT
    tessak22
    tessak22

    Joined: 9/10/2009
    Location: Minnesota
    Polaris! Sportsman 800, baby!!!!!

    Here is me and my little man on my 4wheeler…

    March 31, 2010 at 2:44 am #530068 Back to Top REPORT
    wisc-rattlesnake
    Wisc.Rattlesnake

    Joined: 4/18/2007

    Good question.There are alot of factors on choosing an atv.assuming you are talking about utility and 4×4.
    What are you going to use it for?
    What kind of riding do you want to do?
    How big is your wallet?
    Do you need the biggest engine?
    Here’s my oppinion(you asked)
    I wont tell you what Ive heard,I’ll tell you what I found out.

    Honda.. Awsome machine,Honda has never been the machine with the most power,but it will never let you down.They always seem to be a Jonny come lately on tech.except for their race machines like the 250R and the 400EX and the 450.

    Suzuki..another proven machine.Same reliability as Honda.(I currently have a ’03 Vinson and a ’08 King Quad 750.The only thing I didnt like about the King was the design of the A arms.But I fixed that with some aftermarket A arms.

    Kawasaki..The Brute Force.One heck of a power plant,Tons of power.But it has a weak frame.Suzuki and Kawi were in conjuntion for a while,The Suzuki Twin Peaks was a Kawasaki Prairie,and the KFX 400 was a Suzuki Z-400.The only difference was the plastic.

    Arctic Cat.(Its not just another Suzuki)they used Suzuki engines for a while but that was it.If you want a good machine to work with a Cat is a good one.They are a heavy machine good for plowing dirt and snow and pulling.They are one of the only three who make a 2 passenger model.(not meaning a side by side,but a 2 pass. quad)

    Yamaha…Another great machine.Prolly one of the most popular.They look great and have tons of power but a little top heavy(sorry Ryan)[/color:ayoyfem8]Yamaha race machines are right up there with the likes of KTM.

    Can Am(BRP)3 words OH MY GOODNESS.The 850 Outlander is the meanest,badest,fastest there is.With one of the biggest price tags to go with it.Do you have well over 10K to spend??Can Am has an auto front locker and also offers a 2 passenger model.

    Polaris.No doubt Polaris had alot of troubles.They are prolly the most comforable to ride and have a alot of power.(but they sound like a vacum cleaner) :^O Polaris also has a 2 passenger model.

    Im not going to tell you to buy what I own like some do.They all have their goods and bads,and I dont care what you buy there is always a lemon out there.If you have any questions Pm me. [=}=][/quote:ayoyfem8]

    :p[/quote:ayoyfem8] ;;) :^O [=}=][/quote:ayoyfem8]

    :^O :hugs

    March 31, 2010 at 8:09 pm #530069 Back to Top REPORT
    mr-_october
    Mr._October

    Joined: 2/15/2010

    I hear alot that Polaris is junk this and that.After the beatin’ I saw them take in Iraq I’m sold on them. Definately NOT junk.And as an added plus the fasteners are standard,not metric.I had to rebuild one from bare frame after one got wrapped around a phone pole out there. #-o

    I own a 99 Kawi 400 prairie.I think it’s a good machine.But I’d say Honda comes in as my pick. :thumbup[/quote:v4fnoxoi]

    Every Polaris I’ve had the chance to ride is a piece of junk. And for anything automotive, I’d much rather be using the metric system. In fact, I’d like it if the U.S. went to the Metric System, because its much easier to use.[/quote:v4fnoxoi]Nah I’m thinking they’re not.And hopefully we never go to the metric system.[/quote:v4fnoxoi]

    You can tell you don’t work with motorcycles, or in science departments. Its rare I deal with any type of SAE, or “Standard” measurement anymore. #-o[/quote:v4fnoxoi]

    i thought you work in a bank #-o

    March 31, 2010 at 11:40 pm #530070 Back to Top REPORT
    jtater
    JTATER

    Joined: 12/8/2009

    The best u dont have listed. Can Am.

    Hondas are proven, but lack power
    Yammies are good bikes
    Suzuki, eh, so so…
    Arctic cat, just another suzuki.

    I own a kawi brute force 750, never an issue..

    Ive owned polaris’s, never again.[/quote:2xy53s3u]

    I totally agree with everything here!!! I have the Kawaskai Brute 750 as well, awesome bike and a great warranty! I have done some mods to mine, but a great machine. [=}=]

    April 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm #530071 Back to Top REPORT
    stalker
    Stalker

    Joined: 8/17/2007

    The best u dont have listed. Can Am.

    Hondas are proven, but lack power
    Yammies are good bikes
    Suzuki, eh, so so…
    Arctic cat, just another suzuki.

    I own a kawi brute force 750, never an issue..

    Ive owned polaris’s, never again.[/quote:365onxav]

    I totally agree with everything here!!! I have the Kawaskai Brute 750 as well, awesome bike and a great warranty! I have done some mods to mine, but a great machine. [=}=][/quote:365onxav]

    :thumbup had mine out yesterday. love that machine.
    what do u have done to yours?

    April 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm #530072 Back to Top REPORT
    mike25
    mike25

    Joined: 8/21/2008
    suzuki in my opinion…i have beat the living **** out of my quad…wrecked it, dogged it, many near-flips etc…and she still runs like a champ…just purchased a new suzuki kingwuad 450 about a month ago, and let me tell you it had better stance, and ride height + power than all the others…honda/polaris/kawasaki etc.
    April 1, 2010 at 3:57 pm #530073 Back to Top REPORT
    mike25
    mike25

    Joined: 8/21/2008
    Thanks for all the info. I beleive I will go and start looking at Honda and Yamaha line. My dad has a Yamaha and it has done really well ovwer the years, but I do like the honda also. I let you guys know what I get. Thanks :thumbup

    if your considering a yamaha, look at the suzuki line…a bit cheaper, much better deals right now, and a bit better on the feature side..i picked my new 450 up for about 5500 brand new. idependant rear suspension, full disc brakes, and differential lock with 4wd. the brakes is where the difference was in the yamaha.

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