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4x4 utv recommendations needed

I am advertising locally to meet other atv riders. Have gotten some good responses from fellow enthusiasts. They have all been utility quad owners though. I can definitely ride with them in some areas, but Colorado has some wicked technical trails. I have been considering a ute for years. Thinking of getting a second quad for more aggressive trails. May go brand new or at least '08 or newer. I have never owned a ute before.

My preliminary research is pushing me towards a Suzuki Kingquad 750.
It seems to have good reviews. Smooth quiet motor, common tranny, easy to use 4x4 and locker and decent power. The bad is stock tires.

Second choice: Yamaha Grizzly 700. Fairly good reviews. Great 4x4 and locker switches, good ergonomics, well built. The bad is low on power, mediocre tranny shifter, and stiff ride

Third choice: Kawasaki Brute Force 750. Tons of power, killer sound. The bad is a stupid locker lever you have to hold. I noticed they all seem to whine a bit while driving. Something about the tranny. Kind of sounds like a turbo, but not cool, more cheap sounding.

Honda Rincon doesn't even make the list do to 100% negative opinions of its weird tranny. Its a shame because I would love to have a reliable Honda for my ute.

Whats your opinions? Who has owned or operated any of the above?


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I have never ridden any of these its all based off youtube clips mainly.


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Over this part of the globe Can-am's are really taking off. They will shit on all you listed for power and ride comfort. They have a visco lock front diff, no need to worry about pulling levers or pushing buttons it does it for you. From 2010 onwards the XT models come standard with a winch and power steering. If buying new they come with the best warranty. They even make a 2 seater model you can take the Mrs and have fun and earn brownie points. Or look at a renegade and have some serious fun.
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I would consider CanAm, but they are way too expensive. Thousands more than the Japs.


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Never had one myself but I've always heard nothing but good things about the KingQuad. If you could find a good deal on a Rincon due to a slipping transmission the problem is simply an oring that causes it to loose pressure. Granted you've got to pull the tranny apart to change most do not know its that simple of a problem and let them go for cheap thinking it needs a new tranny

The Rincon troubles are supposed to be limited to the 03-04 models

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Can Am's have there problems. Look up " Rappey" he did some posts on them. Something about frames. I'll find it .

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I would consider CanAm, but they are way too expensive. Thousands more than the Japs.
Over here the base models are very competitve price wise compared to the japers. Hondas are actually the dearest.
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Can Am's have there problems. Look up " Rappey" he did some posts on them. Something about frames. I'll find it .
I do recall hearing in the past of people cracking frames on the renegades.


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This one really has my attention. Only problem is its white. Not a fan of white. Good price though if its truly an 2011.
http://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/3269006148.html

I tried to go after this one a few days back, but is was sold instantly.
http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3257283281.html


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Big question would be what is your intentions for it?

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