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I just purchased a Polaris Trail Boss 325 4x2. The machine is an 01 model with less than ten hours it is still new. I have been a 3 wheel rider in the past owned and raced Hondas for severaal years. This is my first quad and I must say it's a ball to ride but it is not as fast as I had hoped and it runs out of power on steep climbs. but the automatic belt drive is really great so far. Guess I will be looking at the Polaris 500 Predator next spring. I like going fast on the back roads and in the woods. A friend has a 700 that I am going to try out but it is huge. Any thoughts on the Polaris?


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I own 2 polaris quads to me i find them to be real comfortable on extinded rides the 1 i use the most is a 300 4x4 and it does great out in the backwoods plenty enough umph on hills for what i use it for.You do have to keep up on the maintenance and as for parts it seems i can never find the one i need and if i do it costs (atleast in my neck of the woods)their service department sucks but all that aside im happy with what i got for what i use them for.Have fun WildFire

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I own a Polaris 700 and while it has some good features, after riding with some Honda owners I think they have a better bike.
Mine is without doubt a powerhouse, and has a great ride, but the weight sometimes is a disadvantage and the high ground clearance makes it a little top heavy.
Just going by the normal indicators mine should be superior, but real world riding hasn't shown me that it works out that way. So far the Hondas have gone everywhere I have and some places I couldn't.
Maybe because I haven't been able to get off trails and into some rock and log climbing I haven't been able to wring mine out enough to take advantage of it's best features, but for the normal riding I am able to do I just don't see it as being better.
Maybe when I get to drag a big Bull Elk out of a canyon on the end of a thousand feet of rope all that power will pay off

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I have a Polaris Magnum 325 that I have had zero problems with. Of course I am kind of a freak about maintenance on just about everything and that is were the Honda's shine. The 4x4 function seems to be superior to the hondas as far as I can tell and they have much better tires from the factory. The 325's are perfect for backcountry stuff due to the light weight. For a farming application I could see using one of the big boys.


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