as the title states, these are the two quads I am torn between. I have a 450r for the track and I am looking for a trail bike with good ground clearance and it has to be a Honda. I know I am biased, but I don't think anyone on this board is going to hold that against me So, I like the rincon for the 4x4 obviously, and the mud/splash protection. I like the 700xx because it is faster, (right??) on tight trails and handles better because it is lighter. Is the IRS on the 700 comfy if you are putting along in first gear? I ride fairly fast, but want to be able to ride slower on the occasion that I am riding with the wife. I think I can get away with 2wd on the trails, bc I do not ride deep mud and I like the price of a used 700 over the rincon as well. What do you guys think?