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Dino09
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« on: July 21, 2017, 08:13:56 PM »

Hi All!
Long time motor-head. Former Motocross and Road Racer-
I am looking to get the kids (and myself) into ATV-ing.
Wow- where to start?
I'm thinking 4wd utility type.
Outlander, Sportsman, Grizzly...

How big do I really need to go?
700cc enough?
850?
1000?

Of course I prefer reliable vs out right performance.
Anyone out there have experience with multiple ATVs that are "in the know"and are willing to help steer me in the right direction?

I'm in Jacksonville FL.
Probably trail riding, sand, some mud but not necessarily crazy deep stuff...

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 09:39:09 PM »

Out of The Ones You Mentioned A Yamaha Grizzly or Koidak Would Be My Top Choice I have A 2007 Grizzly 450 & it's been A Very Reliable Machine Now has 2200 Miles Many of those miles put on Riding In Wv @ Hatfield McCoy Trails,If Your Kids are Older A Great Smaller Size Atv is The Honda Recon especially The ES Model with Electric Shift Ours has been Fantastic
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 04:40:41 PM »

Thanks for your reply.
Years ago I rode a friends Grizzly 660 in Vt. Way better than I thought it would be. It was really good. How does it stack up against the newer machinery like Outlander and Sportsman models?
As a long time Yamaha guy with dirt bikes and street bikes, I can attest to their insane reliability.
Do the Polaris and Can-Am models stack up on your he long run?
Am I giving up a lot in real world performance with a Grizzly?
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2017, 07:23:35 PM »

I Switched To A SxS a Few Years back (Polaris RZR) So Haven't put too much seat time in on My Grizzly (Son Rides it Now) It's going hard to beat something from Yamaha for reliability & parts availability,Look around on The Various Forums including Grizzly Central To Get some Ideas,My Grizzly is Only A 450 But it has decent power & The 700 Grizzly should have plenty of Power for about anyones needs.
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