Not looking to spark any controversy or any arguments.
I was thinking about this all day dont ask why.
Ive heard of guys complain about EFI in the new atvs and how carbs keep it simple. wouldnt want their efi module to go out 80 miles deep in the woods. - My 400ex has a carb
Now what about when a front axle actuator gets jammed or the electronics for it crap out. Now that 2 foot mud bog you had to travel through was a piece of cake in 4 wheel drive is now going to kick your ass. - my 400ex is 2 wheel drive. I wouldnt attempt it in the first place.
Coolant leak in the woods or a broken hose? - my 400ex is air cooled.
Melted and broke that CVT belt because you sucked up water into the CVT case? - My 400ex has a clutch.
whining that your 500 dollar instrument cluster isnt covered under warranty cuz you broke it. - My 400ex has a neutral light.
Got too deep and stuck in mud so out comes the winch. They make a 1500lb capacity winch for my 400ex too. plus it weighs only 8 lbs
Your atv is so heavy it needs power steering and wooopsy it breaks deep in the woods. My 400ex has conventional steering. They also make a steering damper and vibration dampening handlebars for it if it gets too rough.
You rolled your 900lb atv and cant get it over? my 400ex is only 375lbs
your starter crapped out? no pull start? my 400ex doesnt have a pull start either but I can push start mine.
Ive seen alot of people say they like to rough it in the woods. How is driving an ATV that is the equivalant of a Cadillac roughing it? Air Ride??? Really? you need an air suspension??
Ill stick with my trusty 03 400EX. Does it break? Yup, but it never left me stranded. Is it crude and optionless - big 10-4 but I dont care. Its simple and trail fast. add a cooler rack for storage and an atv winch and you can go almost anywhere a 4x4 can go.