Took my new 700xx out to a buddy's farm to let him check it out today. He knows I'm a Honda guy and respects that...he has a 2007 Raptor 700r w/ a gytr pipe/K&N filter. My 700xx is still all stock. He rode mine first and really liked how it handled and thought it had a lot of power. We opened them up a couple of times on pavement and dirt...the 700xx pulled away a little in 3rd and slowly pulled away wide open in 5th. I think the Raptor accelerated quicker on pavement but with his more "used" tires it was a wash in the dirt. All in all...a good afternoon of riding!