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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-15-2014, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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Viking or pioneer?

Thinking of getting a sxs to replace my polaris sportsman 850xp. Ive risen both, but I'm leaning towards the viking. The pioneer seemed a bit cramped for me. Anyone have one of these machines? Main uses will be trail riding, foodplots, and habitat management. Occasional night predator hunting instead of using truck and walking all night. Thanks for any input.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-15-2014, 10:47 AM
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Re: Viking or pioneer?

My vote goes to the Yamaha . The Yamaha Rhino drivetrain has been around a long time and has all the bugs worked out . I own a Kawasaki and have alot of respect for Yamaha .
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My neighbor has one and likes it. He says his is alot louder than my Polaris ranger. I rode in it. Its nice but I can really tell his handles a bit better than mine.
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Jk, tell your neighbor that yamaha has a sound dampening kit for like 50 bucks. The 2015 got them installed from factory I believe. They fit the 14's as well. Everything I've read says its night and day.

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Becareful of the Honda, it has no low range.

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Re: Viking or pioneer?

Honda is all low range. It pulled my buried one ton dump truck outta my garden. Low enough for ya? Either one ya can't go wrong. Honda's drivetrain is also proven. Been around for years. I do all the same things with my 700-4 that you wanna do. Absolutely perfect for those things. The logs I've skidded we're impressive. The convertible seats are great. I'm 6'2" and 225 and am plenty comfortable in back. Be careful of listening to people who don't know what they are talking about.

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It needs a selectable hi and low range like all their quads. I have a '07 foreman.

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Re: Viking or pioneer?

I have 2 Yamaha Rhinos and a Can Am Commander. Love both of the Rhinos and never had any issues with them. I wanted a new one for my personal one this year, and I chose the Can Am as I feel they are the new and improved version of what a rhino was.
Love the Can Am so far. I didn't like the new Yamaha only due to how big it is. It is probably fine if the trails you ride are mostly log roads or wider, just to big for the places I ride.

Not sure about the new Honda. Obviously Honda has been around a long time, but everything they produced in the side x side market was extremely under whelming, and years behind what the others were making. Maybe they stepped it up ?????

I would look close at the Can Am commander before you pull the trigger on a new machine.

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Can am's are junk. Most broken machine on the trails and absolutely worthless for work. Reread original post. My honda will outlive that rat can am twice over.

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I ride with 3 other ones. They had theirs for 2 years. Not a single issue.
As I said, maybe Honda stepped it up, and they certainly needed to. For all the good dirt bikes and ATV;s they built over the years, their previous side x sides were a disgrace to the name. Sounds like they may have a few new versions coming out, and I am glad to see Honda finally getting into the UTV game on a serious note. Time will tell if they hold up. Good luck with your Honda........

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