My play toy is a modded TRX450R. I’ve always been partial to Hondas. If I were in the market for a new 4×4 though, I’d buy a Can-Am. My dad has an Outlander. BRP brings dominating power and forward thinking to the table and reliability is outstanding. It’s hard to tell the Rotax from a Honda engine at idle. Just as smooth as can be. The inboard mounted brakes are also an idea that’s long overdue. I’ve rode them all and my money is on BRP.
I have had real good luck with my Arctic Cat 500. It is 4 years old and I am pushing 2000 miles on it. I use it for hunting, plowing and trail riding. It will go anywhere I want it and it is a beast in the woods, I have never had it stuck. It is very reliable also. My next pick would have to be Honda.
OK, I’m the first to vote for Suzuki because that’s what my FIL bought for me to go hunting with in Maui. He has the Honda 4-Trax which I’ve ridden. The Suzuki (I think it’s a King Quad) has more shifting options and the reverse is a little easier to engage. Other than the small problem of having a hard time shifting out of 1st sometimes, I have no complaints.