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just thought i would give us something fun to talk about anyway this is my top 5 list of the best of the best i am talking performance,reliabilty,ease of use,looks and what ever else you guys think matters.
1 honda 450r
2honda 400ex
3yamaha yfz450
4yamaha banshee
5yamaha raptor

i almost picked the 400ex over the r i know the r is in a diffrent world performance wise but in the 4 years i owned my 400ex you know how much money i spent on fixing it or times i went to start it and no luck (0) natta.i've had the r for about six weeks now and i love it but i wish i had kept my ex out of my previous atvs hands down the best only the r could beat it.
 

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The z should be on that list. I've had 3 out of the 5 you listed plus the z(currently riding the 450r). I never had a yfz or a raptor but I'd pick a z over the banshee and the ex.
 

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great so you like the z but you didnt post your top 5 in your order you liked them
 

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1. Honda 250r - hands down
2. Honda 450r
3. Yamaha YFZ450
4. Honda 400ex
5. Suzki z400

the 250r has been the top sport quad since the 80's up untill this year.
i think the 450r is a better quad then the yfz.
i choose the 400ex above the z400 because i think the z400 is pretty much a pos. anyone who seriously races a z400 in the woods pretty much has to have +1.25 swingarm, and frame guessets. and i also dont like them one bit. people complane about the 450r being tippy, thats a joke compared to a z400. i will not ride my friends kfx for any reason what so ever, i cant stand them. yes, i know a lot of quads have frame problems, but the z400 BY FAR as had them the worst.
 

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1.YFZ450 - Mine has been very reliable, very fast, and very fun.
2.250R - Best MX quad until the YFZ came out.
3.TRX450R - Good all around, just doesn't excite me as much as the YFZ.
4.BANSHEE - What can you say, still king of the drags.
5.Z400, 400EX, RAPTOR, PRED - Couldn't decide on #5.
 

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1) 450r, all around MXer and XCer
2) YFZ450, same performance as the r, just not as comfortable
3) 250r, you can MX it, you can XC it, you can kill a banshee with it.
4) DS650, oh so comfortable, plus there is a trick to make them real real fast.
5) 250ex. wheelie king, i can ride it all day.
 

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1. Cannondale, enough said. Cannibal was great, Speed was better, Blaze was XC ready out of the box, and Moto was MX ready out of the box. I have an ATK now which is the same thing but w/more power and it outpulls it but will be considered together since it's basically a C'Dale. (Have 1 C'Dale and 1 ATK currently, next seasons race quads.)

2. 450R - I liked it but not in demands for what I wanted. Needed more power and a new frame for starters to make me happy. (Had it, sold it.)

3. Gas-Gas Wild450 - Very powerful and sweet machine. Only downfall was the position when you ride on it. Would keep down lap times a lot as well as weight. (Never owned but almost bought one.)

4. YFZ450 - I'll say that I don't like it. I put it 4th b/c I always see broken frames, swingarms, and more parts destroyed and have seen several catch on fire and shoot cams and such out the exhaust during races. Not to mention the feel of it. (Never owned but ridden many times.)

5. TIE: 250R and Z/KFX400's. I've owned a KFX and a 250R and both were great. The R was built to the moon while the KFX more simmed but w/that said, I'd pick either for the spot.
 

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did you honestly pick the raptor as number #5 best quad? please tell me you didnt b/c its prob. last....Id ather have a 250ex or a warrior then that POS ...hell yah..im a 300ex rida now with my 500 posts
 

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My personal opinion, these are simply the best for ME!

If you want me to explain any of these I will be glad to :D

1 - TRX450R

2- YFZ450

3 - 400EX

4 - Z/KFX/DVX 400

5 - 300Ex - Yes, I said it, a Honda 300ex



Peacizzle

-Zack-
 

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#1 250r

#2 450R= out of respect for the 250R BEST ATV EVER MADE

#3 YFZ450

#4 Banshee

#5 400ex
 

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In order of significance (mass produced units by Big 4):
1) 250R - First REAL race quad
2) Banshee - First real fast trail quad
3) Raptor - First real fast 4 stroke trail quad
4) YFZ450 - First real 4 stroke race quad
5) TRX400EX - Maybe one of the all time great trail quads ever produced

In order of engine performance and potential engine performance:
1) Banshee
2) 250R
3) YFZ450
4) TRX450R
5) KFX700 (given that someone knows what they are doing with snowmobile clutches)

In order of showroom performance (current):
1) YFZ450
2) TRX450R
3) Raptor
4) DS650
5) Banshee/Predator

In order of resale:
1) 250R
2) TRX450R
3) YFZ450
4) Raptor
5) Banshee

In order of desirability for me:
1) 250R (was there any doubt? built for MX racing)
2) Banshee (525cc on NOS, stretched)
3) YFZ450 (I got this one covered)
4) Raptor (Turbo, Nitrous, 747cc w/paddles)
5) Grizzly or Rhino (Something to do chores with)

In order of being least subjected to the wife's abuse after the purchase:
1) Rhino
2) Grizzly
3 and beyond) Instantaneous death

Tony
 

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1)trx450r(this was a toss up against the 250r)

2)250r (a true race legend!!!)

3)yfz 450

4)400ex/z 400

5)300ex(right on zack B) )
 

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Originally posted by WhiteZee@Sep 22 2004, 09:20 PM
1. Honda 250r  - hands down
2. Honda 450r
3. Yamaha YFZ450
4. Honda 400ex
5. Suzki z400

the 250r has been the top sport quad since the 80's up untill this year.
i think the 450r is a better quad then the yfz.
i choose the 400ex above the z400 because i think the z400 is pretty much a pos.  anyone who seriously races a z400 in the woods pretty much has to have +1.25 swingarm, and frame guessets. and i also dont like them one bit. people complane about the 450r being tippy, thats a joke compared to a z400.  i will not ride my friends kfx for any reason what so ever, i cant stand them.  yes, i know a lot of quads have frame problems, but the z400 BY FAR as had them the worst.
I have to go with white z on his list... that would be mine as well.....


But as for the Z... i think that its still just as good of quad as the EX.... but it does have a weak frame...... Oh well what ya gonna do.... :mellow:
 

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What are you guys thinking!!!!!!!!!

1. TRX450R
2. TRX250R
3. TRX400ex
4. TRX300ex
5. TRX250ex

That is it. I don't think I miss anything. Oh Ya.



GO HONDA
 

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Hey Rico.....

TRX90

:D
 

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my favorites (not particularly in order)

1.450r
2.quadracer lt500r
3.yfz450
4.banshee
5.400ex
 

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Here before some one else gets it...

1) TRX450R XC
2) TRX450R MX
3) TRX450R TT
4) TRX450R Hill Climb
5) TRX450R Desert Racer


:D








J/J



I would put the EX's in there somewhere after 6......
 

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Originally posted by KillerQuad@Sep 23 2004, 07:10 PM
Here before some one else gets it...

1) TRX450R XC
2) TRX450R MX
3) TRX450R TT
4) TRX450R Hill Climb
5) TRX450R Desert Racer


:D








J/J



I would put the EX's in there somewhere after 6......
Now that's what I'm taking about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


GO HONDA
 
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