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Old 05-24-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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Ok guys I need your input! I just sold my Can Am Outlander 2-Up to try something different. I have two machines in mind.

1) Polaris Sportsman X2 (2-Up with a small bed)

2) Yamaha Rhino

I love riding my ATV's but from what I hear the Side X Sides are fun too. Plus my kids can come along without an issue.


Thoughts??
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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For the mainly 1 person ride, only occasionally 2, I would get an ATV. For the 2 person ride, get the side by side, for sure. They are getting really really popular for a reason. If I were to get one to just mess around with, it probably would be a Razer. The Rhinos have a pretty good rep and would be a good all around machine.
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:41 PM   #3
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I agree. If you ask any dealer, they will probably tell you the side x sides are the fastest growing segment of the ATV/UTV market, but if you are gonna do most of your riding solo, I would stay with the ATV. I'm not the biggest Polaris fan, but if I were gonna dive into something in the category, it would be a Razor. Some of them have a wider (50"+) wheel base than others, and may be too wide for some trails. JMO
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:03 AM   #4
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Came close to getting the Rhino but couldn't let go of the fun of an ATV. I'm not looking at the Arctic Cat 2-Up.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:56 PM   #5
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You might think this sounds crazy, but if your looking for a side by side, look at the john deere gators. They don't go very fast, right around 30-40 mph max, but they hill climb with the best of 'em and you can use it around the house. The first time I took my XUV 850d wheeling I got a loot of funny looks, as well as became the brunt of some jokes. But by the end of the trip I was putting allot other rides to shame, with the diesel I never spin a tire, I just put the pedal on the floor and power up the hill.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:21 PM   #6
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The Razor is only 50 inches wide. From what I have been told, you can take it on all ATV and ORV trails. Other side x sides are wider and can only be operated on ORV trails. Bill
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:10 PM   #7
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The Gator has come a long way Schuie, my in-laws sell quite a few of them, but if you are looking to go trail/orv riding the Gator can't even compare to the ranger/razor. (also) As Polaris as I may be, the addition of can-am for BRP has helped them bridge the gap in a hurry, but Polaris has been the market leader in side by sides for a while

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Old 06-03-2012, 10:36 PM   #8
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I can give my 2 cents, but has you guys know I am POLARIS Guy. So ATV or UTV Polaris is the way I would go. Never rode a side-by-side. But if I was a passenger I would be bored, its like... hey can I drive? But with kids it would be fun to have them with you.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:43 PM   #9
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I can give my 2 cents, but has you guys know I am POLARIS Guy. So ATV or UTV Polaris is the way I would go. Never rode a side-by-side. But if I was a passenger I would be bored, its like... hey can I drive? But with kids it would be fun to have them with you.
About like riding 2-Up on a sled (I would guess). Uh, No Thanks. The only good thing I can think of is that the passenger could pass you a cold "Diet Pepsi" while cruising down the trail.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the input! I couldn't let go of the ATV style of riding...went with another ATV. Bought pretty much the same machine I had before only this one is a year newer, more HSP, and EFI. Got a great buy on it with only 500 miles. The pic shows it in 1-Up mode with the storage box in place, but its a 2-Up.

2008 Can Am 500 efi Max.

Not as many options as my old one but with almost double the HSP from my old machine, that should make up for the fancy wheels and brush guard.

See you out on the trails!

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Old 06-05-2012, 05:48 PM   #11
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Nice machine. I thihn kyou will like the efi. My next one (someday) will be efi for sure. (and power steering to keep up with todd)
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:53 PM   #12
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Thanks Neil! Your right...the difference in just pushing that button is awesome. Not to mention I can ride hot or cold and it will run the same. So much more power too! LOVE IT!

I ordered the fancy brush guard and hand guards like my old one. Now all I need is some fancy wheels!
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:28 PM   #13
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Now I am jealous Pat. I have no fancy brush gaurd or fancy wheel.
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Ahhh you'll have to buy Brand "Y" to keep up with me haa!

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Nice machine. I thihn kyou will like the efi. My next one (someday) will be efi for sure. (and power steering to keep up with todd)
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:58 PM   #15
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How fast will a Grizzly 700 go??
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How fast will a Grizzly 700 go??
Oh about 60-70mph, haven't really pegged it WFO yet, but now that it's broke in maybe I'll have to see how fast it will go...
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:24 AM   #17
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Thats fast!
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