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Old 12-24-2012, 02:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After 11 years without a machine, I've decided to get one. I'm looking at a new Yamaha Nytro MTX 162" (non turbo) or a new Polaris 600 Pro RMK 155". I like the dependability of the 4stroke and overall quality of the Yamaha, but the weight concerns me. I'm 6' 245lbs so I should be able to handle the Nytro's weight, but i don't want to get stuck every time I turn around either. With the Polaris, I like the light weight and I would imagine it's easier to maneuver for trail riding compared to the Nytro. But what I remember about some of my buddies Polaris 2 stroke sleds back in the day is that they are always in need of some sort of repair.

Just want some opinions from you guys on what to do. It'll mainly be used in flatland fields and maybe some trails up at the lake with an annual trip out west to the mountains.......thanks
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would certainly go with the 600. The none turbo Yamaha wont have enough power for it's weight to stay above snow very well, and on top of that Yamahas are generally known for their "point and shoot" maneuverability, which might be fine for climbing shoots with a turbo but wont do you much good in the more technical aspect of ridding. Do be advised though the 2013 600 Pro RMK is under a recall for a new bolt on the bottoms of the front shocks. Not a big deal, just take warning.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If I was in the market to buy new, and I was riding where you plan to I would take a good look at the Arctic Cat XF 800. It's plenty powerful, light, and capable both on and off trail. If you really want the longer track you could go with an M 800, but all that track is harder to turn in the woods. Todays crossovers are more capable in the deep stuff than the mountain sleds of a few years ago. The ergonomics of the Cats are also pretty comfortable for a bigger guy.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I second that! And a XF800R is Fast!
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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wow a cross over great idea
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