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Im wanting to get a 700 in june but cant decide which i like better ?.I think i like the raptor plactic better but the trx looks more comfortable .I plan on running 23x8x10 fronts and 22x11x8 for that raptor 22x11x10's for the trx700.I found a dealer not far selling new 08 models for 4,099$ and the 08 raptor 700 for 5,000$.basically it all comes down to looks. How does the trx700 look with 22" rear mudlites or similar tires and could i run 22" fronts ?.all i ride is dirt roads real long dirt roads and sometimes pavement(i like to be naughty)
 

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i have a bone stock 700xx n i ride on the main roads sumtimes an its fun blasting by cars on the highway lol.. the tires... i dont no about them but you should find alot of help on here with any questions u have.. give it time u will get more answers
 

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ive been blessed to have both machines my dad has the raptor and i have the 700xx...and i must say they are both very good machines, for speed and power the 700xx blows the raptor out of the water and handleing and comfort i would say goes to the 700xx as well.we bought both new for a smoking deal at the same time $9300 otd both 08 so you really cant gripe about nothing....whatever one you end up with you will enjoy!
 

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onlything with the raptor i could go ahead and buy the tires at the sime time as the 700 but with the trx i would have to wait awhile to get them trx700 having the 11" rims.I like the trx700xx but i can get that picture out my head of it with 12" rims all around :cry:.Yeah i hear the trx700 top end is like 85 mph .All i want to do with each of them is replace the the tires,handle bar.and take the heel guards off i like that look for some reason.
 

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You can run 22" tires all round on the 700xx. If your only doing smooth riding then go for the Raptor. If you want to go for the rough rutted stuff and end up showing ya mates up and dragging them outta the good stuff , then go for the 700xx
Can't quite think why you would run 23" tyres for dirt roads or pavement.
Better going 20" tires. :D
 

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some dirt roads here are pretty thick with soft dirt .Also it rains alot here or when it does it really rains .I like the 23"&22" super grip light look like a mudlight but made from a harder compound rubber like the outlaw and they have .25" of deeper tread .I will try and go to a powersport store and check out each one .the raptor just looks like the seat would hurt your a$$ after a while
 

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onlything with the raptor i could go ahead and buy the tires at the sime time as the 700 but with the trx i would have to wait awhile to get them trx700 having the 11" rims.I like the trx700xx but i can get that picture out my head of it with 12" rims all around :cry:.Yeah i hear the trx700 top end is like 85 mph .All i want to do with each of them is replace the the tires,handle bar.and take the heel guards off i like that look for some reason.
ITP makes a 10" rim for the rear which gives you the option for alot of good tyres.
Sticking with 11" rears you have the option of Kenda Bearklaws , Maxxis Razrs / Razr 2s and a few UTV tires. :D
 

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The I.R.S. on the xx makes it a no-brainer. Who really cares what the plastics look like when your riding and out performing all the others.
 

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I have 23" in the front and 22" or 24" on the back and love it, there's barely any sensation of pushing with that combo. Love the IRS in the woods can basically ride anywhere due to it. As for the Raptor, don't know anything about it so I won't say anything towards but would imagine that it's also a good machine but like Kennyg stated, who cares about the plastic, you're buying the bike for comfort, handling, power and speed.
 

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dont buy a atv based on the looks....if u look in the xx garage these a few pics of xx's with mud lites but for u get the razars there 22x10x11 so they will fit the stock rims...if i were for the xx or raptor get some strong after market rims at the stockers for bouth suck...that being said u can put 10'' rear rims on the xx they just need the right offset...the xx has reliability on it side to and a larger stock gas tank.... hope this helps
 

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Here is the xx with 24x10x11 mudlites. stock fronts. The red one has 23x10x10 mudlites on 10'' ITP rims. The pics. of the black one (mine) where taken with my cell phone. sorry about the poor quality.
 

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Can't decide raptor 700 or 70Oxx

I have a 700xx and my buddy has a raptor 700 . I really like the raptor 700 as well and its a great bike . I almost bought won until i rode the 700xx and really like the Irs and the comfort of the Honda . Going around corners or curves i believe the raptor 700 handles better because of the straight axle but in the rough stuff the 700xx is much more comfortable and the ergonomics are better on the Honda at least for me on long trail rides . I personally would rather have my 700xx because of the type of riding i do but if you were in an area where the riding was different and it wasnt that rough the Raptor 700 would be nice choice too .They both have descent power for stock and either bike can be modded to handle better or have more power . Both the raptor and the honda are corked up in stock form and have a lot more potential . I dont think either choice would be bad and it all depends on what you want . I personally like the Honda because its different and everyone has a raptor but i like them both and would ride either one .
 

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i prefer the honda for all around bike, yesterday my trx was going through mud holes, and climbing hills that straight axle bikes were getting stuck in because of ground clearance.
 

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for speed and power the 700xx blows the raptor out of the water
Thats just too funny, my advice would be to ride both bikes and get the one that feels best to you not on the "beliefs" of others, as said earlier both are very nice bikes and you can't go wrong either way. Good luck
 

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Thats just too funny, my advice would be to ride both bikes and get the one that feels best to you not on the "beliefs" of others, as said earlier both are very nice bikes and you can't go wrong either way. Good luck
Well said, you have to figure out your riding style and what suits you. I picked the XX over the raptor because I wanted the IRS and ground clearence. Both are bad machines!!!(bad in a good way)
 

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Smoked a raptor @ Parker, went by him like he was in reverse!
 

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Im wanting to get a 700 in june but cant decide which i like better ?.I think i like the raptor plactic better but the trx looks more comfortable .I plan on running 23x8x10 fronts and 22x11x8 for that raptor 22x11x10's for the trx700.I found a dealer not far selling new 08 models for 4,099$ and the 08 raptor 700 for 5,000$.basically it all comes down to looks. How does the trx700 look with 22" rear mudlites or similar tires and could i run 22" fronts ?.all i ride is dirt roads real long dirt roads and sometimes pavement(i like to be naughty)
If you plan on putting the bike in mud and the like the XX would be better because of clearance. If you had other plans the Raptor would have more consideration, considering what you posted though... 700XX
 

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probably go with a raptor just so i can through 8" hiper's on the rear and 10" hipers fron though 1000$ for a set of rims.....Ive didnt mean like mud mud .besides 90% of the time i dont like to ride unless the sun is out and the weather's calm etc.so i probably want ever see mud unless i needed a rush .
 
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