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Old 08-20-2006, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to buy a 4x4 / 2x4 ATV. I have owned Honda's all my life. What about Polaris and Kawasaki or Yamaha? I want something that will hold up. Not break down the first day. I'm looking for 500cc nothing more or less. Just a 4x4 that can be switched from 2 to 4 wheel drive. No GPS but independent suspension a must. Any help would be great.
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Old 08-20-2006, 11:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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have you thought about an can am (brp)outlander 400, or 500efi that will be out this winter for 07. all of the outlanders have independent and most power for their class and all come with a factory 3 year warranty. Or you could spring for the 5 yr extended warranty. push button 4x4 with the visco locker in the front.
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the suzuki's are the best so far.
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Old 08-21-2006, 11:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. I looked at the Kawasaki 660 Brute force today. There frames look cheaply made. Lots of sloppy welds. I also looked at the Sportsmanís 500 EFI. I like it a lot but it's a Polaris. I don't know much about them. They come with lots of extras. And I stopped by the Honda dealer. Seen the Foreman 500 and the Rubicon. Don't know. Over priced a little for me. Also they donít have independent suspension and EFI, which I like a lot. So next stop will be CAM AM. Then Suzuki on Friday.
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the push button 4x4 with the visco locker in the front on the can am is very nice if i had the need and cash for a 4x4 it would be can am
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Old 08-31-2006, 04:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Don't go w/ polaris or kawasaki, they are the two worst brands of Utility atvs. We have a honda rubicon and a honda rincon and our tenant has a Polaris Sportsman 500, has broken down 5x more than our honda. I think the yamaha's are decent, don't know about bombardier. I can tell you though you can't go wrong with the honda rincon!!! It is a 680cc, and the rubicon is 500, but the rubicon doesn't have independent rear suspension, and you can tell the difference.
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Old 08-31-2006, 04:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you want a workhorse dont overloof the arctic cat , it has a killer chassis, in a 400, 500, and new 700 its like the same chassis and massive clearance....IRS..diffrential lock 2/4wd...600lbs

For a speedy agile Utility? I think the 700 efi KingQuad is pretty nimble... and fast, haven raced one yet..

Now used, thats a different story, Im a modder and I would like to have an older prairie 700 twin.. you can punch em to 900, and they SCREAM...ive ridden and raced agaisnt them in drags and they are nice... and i would like the straight rear axle for sliding...

yeah i hear alot of bad about the brute force chassis...

Im turned off to the size of the outlander looks heavier...

Honda, Zuk AC and a few other draw the line at 600 lbs or around there.... i just couldnt own anything heavier and bigger.... so I dont want a CanAm 800 or whatever, even though they look fast...


maybe the renegade?..looks \bada$$ and lighter...


But It seems a waste not to get at least 650 or 700.....JMO

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I forgot about the arctic cat, it is also a very nice brand of 4x4 :D
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I have a Prairie 700 and I love it. But if I was buying one right now I'd get the Grizzly 700.
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Buy a Rincon 680. Can't beat Honda reliability!!
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i got to ride one of the new 680 rincon from honda, amazing, and this is coming from someone who has riden polaris, suzuki and stuff, not only do you get the reliability of a honda, but this quad does freaken reverse wheelies in four wheel drive! talk about a rush!
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Well I bought an 06' Foreman 4x4 S. I love it so far. Thanks for the help
I bought it for 5795.00 out the door with a 1 year and 4 month warrenty for free and a street legal horn.
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Old 09-13-2006, 04:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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my dad just bought an 06 outlander 800 efi. i havent ridden a 500 but the 800 motor RUNS. its very comfortable very smooth, and almost feels bulletproof. he picked up a demo with a brand new motor for about 6000
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my dad just bought an 06 outlander 800 efi. i havent ridden a 500 but the 800 motor RUNS. its very comfortable very smooth, and almost feels bulletproof. he picked up a demo with a brand new motor for about 6000
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the new 500 outty runs very well, its will catch the sportsman 700 in 700-800 ft and pass it. same goes for it with the arctic cat 650 and the grizz 660. in my opinion the lil 500 is the ultimate trail quad. you can stil run OVER 60 still plenty of power down low especially for a 500. in the new can am video they lined the 500 outty and the 680 honda up for a 300 ft drag and the outty won by a bike over the honda. i know you all are skeptical about those ads, but if you listen they say all the results were looked over by and independent judge those judges are reps. from honda,polaris, yamaha, suzuki etc. . those videos are as legitament as they get. the new 500 weighs in right about 600lbs . the 650 and 800's in the xt models run right at 700.
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outlander or honda

Make ur Choice!!!
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