Best utv for trail riding?

Discussion in 'General UTV Discussion' started by powerman659, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. powerman659

    powerman659 New Member

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    Ok guys, I'm really new to the whole side by side thing. I'v owned four wheelers forever but now all my friends are getting utv's and im needing one now. I'm looking at a 1000cc turbo rzr. most my friends have a rzr or a wildcat but im not sure what one is better. I mainly ride in woods and trails with hills and jumps and going across creeks. What would you say is better and why? I'v looked at prices and i can get a wildcat alot cheaper then an rzr but i'm a polaris fan and leaning more towards that.
     
  2. CSG

    CSG xc racer - UTVUnderground Approved

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    First, just to help your lingo there is no 1000cc RZR turbo. There is a 1000 non turbo and a RZR turbo that is 925cc. How wide are the trails you ride? Personally I would stay away from the Wildcat.
     
  3. powerman659

    powerman659 New Member

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    oh sorry, the ones i was looking at say 1000 turbo, i thought that was the cc. And the trails are wide enough for jeeps for the most part. There is some pretty tight trails though. I did see there is a trails and rock edition though, that might be nice on hills.
     
  4. powerman659

    powerman659 New Member

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    As far as the year of one, I am probably going to get a new one because i'd like to do all my own stuff to it. I normally buy used but it seems like I always start to dig into them and end up having a disaster on my hands. So starting of new would be nice for once.
     
  5. Bruce

    Bruce UNION YES

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    I have no experience with the wildcat. I have had Polaris and still have an XPT. Many friends have gone to Can Am and are happy. Polaris and Can Am are both good machines.

    You get what you pay for most times.
     
  6. Rusty5150

    Rusty5150 UTVUG PHOTOG

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    Polaris RS1 looks pretty rad for trails.


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  7. tatum

    tatum Hans Solo - 2009 UTV Baja 500 & 1000 Winner - UTVU

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    You might want to check out the new Wildcat XX. It should be available soon and is a super nice machine.
     
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  8. powerman659

    powerman659 New Member

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    Is there a release date yet for the XX?
     
  9. ROTAX

    ROTAX CannedHam - La Familia

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    new RS1 looks awesome....
     
  10. sand shark

    sand shark Well-Known Member

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    I saw somewhere they will be at the dealers in March.


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  11. RWTDCT

    RWTDCT Its an RZR Thing - La Familia

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    RS1 looks awesome, I would like to test ride one. The wife might not like it being it's a one seater, she would have to stay home. That might not be a bad thing.:D
     
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  12. Bruce

    Bruce UNION YES

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    You cant go wrong with Rzr or Can am. Avoid unproven wildcats.
     
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  13. technologiq

    technologiq New Member

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    You really need to consider:
    • Budget
    • Type of Riding
    • # of Passengers you want
    • Do you want to make it your own or just leave it stock
    Each model has it's pros and cons. For most people budget is probably the biggest factor in getting a UTV.

    I really like the Yamaha YXZ, RZR Turbos and the X3 Turbos. Just like a car you are going to want to test drive before you spend $15,000 to $25,000+ on one.
     
  14. Jeremy Bratcher

    Jeremy Bratcher New Member

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    I'd consider the RZR 900 XC
     

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