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As far as ground clearance goes.....here is a pic of Bill Ballance on his YFZ450....if you know what you are doing you don't need 11 inches of clearance.....In my four years of riding quads I have never had a problem with clearance on my YFZ450 or Raptors :wink:

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it is pointless to argue.

just to let you know, author.

all these people are one sided honda or yamaha fans.

if you want a great trailbike. go for the outlaw.

and if any other atv. go for a hond 400ex or 450r.

thats all.

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Wow, sweet picture. Guess the solid rear axle would be better around corners and lighter as well.

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Your right trailblazer. Guess we all have our own opinions. As stated earlier, it's pretty hard to go wrong with any of the top end quads we have been referring to.

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One thing about the fuel injected units is that you can buy a programer to control the air/fuel mixture. I installed a Doback controller on my Rincon which allowed me to program 5 different parameters. Great when your riding at 8,000 foot elevations like I do in the mountains, then come back down to the coast....

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According to the California Resources Board, the Honda TRX 700 outs 53 HP at the crank. This compares favorably with the Raptor 700 at 46.9, and the mighty KFX700 V Twin at 48.8. I'm sure that HMF will also come out with a nice pipe/ moffler combo with a Doback controller for the TRX 700. I put this combo on my Rincon 680 along with a free flow air filter, and it really worked well.

you also have to keep in mind not all dyno's will produce the same #'s.. a stock bike on this dyno will read 46 and on that dyno it might read 49.. there are alot of different things that affect dyno readings.. altitude, humidity, temp, etc...

and also keep in mind that most bikes run lean from the factory to meet emmisions.. so aftermarket exhaust, filter, jets/controller will make a huge difference in any bike.. more air in and more air out + more gas = more power... also if you don't know if your bike is running lean or rich and easy way to tell is by a plug check.. throw a new plug in and run it for about 30-40 mins pull the plug when still hot and see what color it is around the bottom.. white= lean, black = rich, paper bag brown = right on the money...

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Ok, Time to chime in.

To start, IRS is going to be key to my riding style and trails. Sure I could slow down and work my way through with a straight axle, but I don't wanna slow down. So we can throw the Raptor out the window and focus this thread on whether or not to get the Outlaw 525 IRS or the Honda TRX 700xx. I am currently leaning towards the Outlaw based on price, weight, and a slight ground clearance advantage not to mention the awesome graphics. Then watching videos of people ride both, it appears that it takes a bit more body english to control the TRX. The TRX has a small advantage or not depending on the trail, being a little smaller in width. The Outlaw has the advantage of a couple of years to work out the kinks in the IRS setup and bike package. Outlaw has a bigger gas tank hopefully giving a longer ride. Honda has a good reliability reputation.

These are my opinions, whats your two cents.....

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Of the 2, I would pick the Outlaw. The TRX like you said is big and bulky. It is also a first year machine which usually means some kind of recall will come out and they haven't had time to work out the kinks.

Just for the record, if you know how to place your quad around obstacles you don't need to slow down on the rough spots.

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I am with bot on this one. The Outlaw would be the best choice. They have had some break-in time.

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Just for the record, if you know how to place your quad around obstacles you don't need to slow down on the rough spots.

Oh yeah, ask my skid plate, rims, sprocket and rotar gaurds that! :aargh:

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Of the 2, I would pick the Outlaw. The TRX like you said is big and bulky. It is also a first year machine which usually means some kind of recall will come out and they haven't had time to work out the kinks.

Just for the record, if you know how to place your quad around obstacles you don't need to slow down on the rough spots.

:huh::huh::huh::huh::huh:

im keeping this quote...

wow.

lol

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our dealer jus got a 700xx. it looks mean. the pics on the website doesnt do it justice

but this think is like a fat cat. at a massive 508 pounds its 113 pounds heavier than the outlaw. if your doin any jumps at all, i wouldnt reccomend the 700xx.

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you already know my choice.

its already proven itself in trails and stuff.

its got everything for trails.

outlaw.

and yes bot its funny that you diddnt recommend honda :laugh:

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