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    Need advice on new quad pick

    Im going to be getting rid of my RZR 4 so I can take my son out to ride on his own machine (quad). He's not learning nothing as a passenger.
    I wont be using it much, primarily at he cabin out by Cold lake a handful of times a year where there is plenty of cutblock riding, muskeg and creeks to cross. My number one priority is reliability, something that isn't going to sink like a tank in the muskeg or fill up with water when crossing creeks. I'm also not wanting to break my back on something with a ****ty suspension.

    i don't want to dump a ton of money either and the most powerful isn't important to me anymore.

    Ive found a non current Grizz 700 (2014), and a Can am 650 xmr (2014) for $2500 more. At the same price of the Can Am I can get in to a 2016 Honda Rubicon with eps and independent suspension.

    Looking for advice please. Which way would you go and why?

    Thanks!



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    Re: Need advice on new quad pick

    In my opinion, I would get the 16 Rubi. I have one and also a Can Am. The rubi is a tougher quad and power steering is nice too. IMO the Hondas are the most reliable also. It wont perform as good as a Can-am in the mud though. If I had to choose 1 quad and 1 quad only to own, it would be a Rubicon. Just my 5 cents worth.

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    Re: Need advice on new quad pick

    Grizzly all the way, Hondas are for the farm

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    Re: Need advice on new quad pick

    Where did all the other responses go? Grizzly was killing it!


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    Re: Need advice on new quad pick

    I've had a Honda foreman, a 700 grizzly and now a 650xmr and I love the xmr but that being said the grizzly was better for a beginner rider it's smaller and handles better and rides beautifully, Hondas do belong on the farm they are reliable but ride rough
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    Re: Need advice on new quad pick

    That's very true about the Honda's ride. When Im hunting I use the Can-am until I shoot the moose then I go get the Honda to pull it in. I've got 7800k on the Can am and 5400 on the Rubicon now. The Honda has been virtually trouble free. I've never owned a grizzly but do know that they are also an exceptional quad also. Im sure your son will like either one.

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    Re: Need advice on new quad pick

    I went from Honda to grizzly, perfect pick for me, I know I'd like canam aswel. 2009 grizzly next to new fully loaded you can snatch for cheap, and they identical to a 2013

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    Re: Need advice on new quad pick

    I would look at a Kymco ....
    "She ain't pretty , she just looks that way...."






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    Need advice on new quad pick

    I've owned all 4 brands. Sold my outlander 1000 and just picked up a 2016 Grizzly camo EPS. Not a single regret. Also have a 2012 Kodiak 450 EPS which is a stellar hunting rig and goes anywhere the big units do.

    In the time I've had my rincon 680, Polaris 850 XP, Kodiak 450, outlander 1000 and now the 2016 Grizz my buddy has been riding the same 2007 700 Griz. It's a solid bike!
    Last edited by sled-fiend; June 19th, 2016 at 11:19 PM.
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    Re: Need advice on new quad pick

    I'm a bit out of the quad loop but does Honda still make the 420? If so i say go with that if you r teaching the kid how to ride u definately don't want him on an xmr or even a Grizzly. Get a smaller quad like the Honda. Absolutely bulletproof, independent suspention snd power steering. Light too. Just a nice smaller quad that even a big guy can ride yet a youger kid could handle it too. Just my 2 cents.

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