I bought this to replace a different brand of 500 that had a chain I got tired of messing with. This has better power and way better suspension with the IRS. It is only 50 pound heavier than my old 500. It starts great with EFI. The V-twin engine has a great stock exhaust sound. The digital speedo and hour meters are nice. It has twice the ground clearance of my old one. The front transaxle lockup works great. It climbs every hill I have tried to climb, so who needs the 800cc version. It is better looking than any other 4X4. After one season of riding nothing broke. I couldn't be happier. It is not as light-feeling as my brother's 450 but it has better power, suspension, gauges, sound and itís EFI.
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Riding an ATV can be dangerous. To ensure your safety proper protective gear should always be worn. Remember to always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Never ride on paved surfaces or public roads. Never carry passengers unless the ATV is specifically engineered to accommodate them. Riding at excessive speeds or engaging in stunt riding is extremely dangerous. Be extremely careful on difficult or unknown terrain. Never ride while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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