Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
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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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