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03-04-2015 07:48 PM
DogRunner2 I picked up a 15 570 Ranger midsize this past Oct. and I love it.Can haul my saw, gas, cooler, etc. with room to spare. Dogs have somewhere to ride when they get tired and I can drink a beer while I'm cruisin'around the farm.I haven't been on any of the quads since I got it. The 570 is an impressive motor.
03-03-2015 10:20 PM
h22ate I'd rather ride than drive as well but with my little one getting bigger I'd love to cage out a sxs for us ..... That and it would be more comfortable for the whole family. Whenever I do decide to make that move I'll either trade my rubi in on a foot shift foreman or give it to my old man and buy a foreman out right. With the tranny slipping pretty bad with just over 3k miles, it makes me lose quite a bit or trust I'd say with any auto atv tranny....... Can't go wrong with a foot shift.
03-03-2015 08:42 PM
rubiranch I seriously doubt that I will ever own a SxS. I've driven a lot of them and they do nothing for me. I much prefer to ride than drive. That and we have lot of 50" trails out here and that leaves Polaris (I have a hard time ever typing that word ) and AC - neither of which interest me.

The single thing that impressed me the most about the Brute Force is the bottom end torque - that's where I ride. I'm not a racer but love having everything right there right now.
03-03-2015 02:45 PM
h22ate
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Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
This is why i switched lol
Yep, and I wouldnt blame you a bit. I like my rubi, I love the work horse nature of it, I like the foremans alot as well. But chances are my next will be a sxs and Honda doesnt shed a candle light on the rest of the industry in that market.
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competition for Big Red??
LMAO!

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I don't think you can go wrong with a new Grizz.

I switched because the Brute Force 750i for me is the funnest ATV I have ridden.
Its bad when the grizzley is starting to look like a small machine compaired to the rest of the big bore market today. But they've proven their self on the trails I ride time and time again..... But they're also fading out to the next gen of big bores.
My brother-in-law has one and loves it, but hes looking at the terexs now.
03-03-2015 02:01 PM
rubiranch
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This is why i switched lol
I don't think you can go wrong with a new Grizz.

I switched because the Brute Force 750i for me is the funnest ATV I have ridden.
03-03-2015 01:52 PM
rubiranch
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Originally Posted by mac102004 View Post
Too big and wide, too heavy, not enough power.
competition for Big Red??
03-03-2015 01:48 PM
Bryan
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Originally Posted by h22ate View Post
And you're right the price would go up, but how can honda justify a $9k 500 rubi when you can get a 700 grizz for around $7k!!!

By no means am I a yamaha guy but lets face it, thats one of the more reliable machines out there now....
This is why i switched lol
03-03-2015 12:36 PM
h22ate
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The Rubicon was a step in the right direction. Can they come up with a bigger version of it? I mean, I know the price would jump through the roof, but looking at what a Can Am costs, Honda could go up there a bit in price and still compete price-wise IF they had a machine that had the features of a Can Am, with the reliability of a Honda. I know that would be a task as adding power usually decreases reliability, but I think it could be done. Let's face it, over the years Honda has had the reliability aspect pretty down pat.

Of course, part of the problem would be keeping the lineup. If they bumped the Rubicon up to an 800, with the same transmission, IRS, and diff lock, would anyone really buy the 500cc model? Maybe combining the Rincon and Rubicon into a bigger machine and leaving the 500 as a foot shift?

Of course, without seeing sales by model, profit loss on each model, etc it's easy to say what we want, but not so easy for Honda to say "oh, ok, let's make that one even if it kills our most profitable line"
RED Says it all..... With the reinvention of the rubicon for 2015..... is there really a need for it. What Im saying is give the rincon the low range power of a rubi combined with atleast a 5spd hondamatic, and there ya have it.

And you're right the price would go up, but how can honda justify a $9k 500 rubi when you can get a 700 grizz for around $7k!!!

By no means am I a yamaha guy but lets face it, thats one of the more reliable machines out there now....

Also if price were an issue..... the hillbillies I ride with arent seeing it. I see more rzr1000s and maveriks than anything else riding around......
If people want a reliable big bore they're going to pay it..... I know if honda like can-am came out with a 800-1000cc machine for 12k Id be the first in line to grab one.

If it werent for the rancher honda wouldn't be doing nearly as good as they are but their sales still arent anything to fuss over.... they're bad.
When I was growing up it was "un-american" to but any 4wd machine other than a honda around my area...... now my 08 rubicon is the newest honda 4wd out there. Nobody wants a slow machine anymore for pleasure riding..., most want something to spin the tires now and again. I for one work the heck out of my machine (thats why my tranny is crap'n the bed on me, and is about dead) but every once in a while I like to play too.....
03-03-2015 12:05 PM
jeepwm69 The Rubicon was a step in the right direction. Can they come up with a bigger version of it? I mean, I know the price would jump through the roof, but looking at what a Can Am costs, Honda could go up there a bit in price and still compete price-wise IF they had a machine that had the features of a Can Am, with the reliability of a Honda. I know that would be a task as adding power usually decreases reliability, but I think it could be done. Let's face it, over the years Honda has had the reliability aspect pretty down pat.

Of course, part of the problem would be keeping the lineup. If they bumped the Rubicon up to an 800, with the same transmission, IRS, and diff lock, would anyone really buy the 500cc model? Maybe combining the Rincon and Rubicon into a bigger machine and leaving the 500 as a foot shift?

Of course, without seeing sales by model, profit loss on each model, etc it's easy to say what we want, but not so easy for Honda to say "oh, ok, let's make that one even if it kills our most profitable line"
03-03-2015 11:22 AM
h22ate
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Originally Posted by 4MANS4EVER View Post
nice to hear from you and congrats!......maybe you can steer the utility division in the right way and get them to change the plasticy poolaris look of the new hondas
HAHAHA Thats exactly what I told a gal last night haha.

I need to get into their utility division in a bad was. I told my supervisor Id do it on my own time if I have to. Right now Im working on prototype builds in their car shop (inspecting) and was told I dont have the right clearance to get into that division with the powersports...... ****.....

But Im gonna do my best to try and talk to somebody,.... if nothing else just to tell them to check out our community here.

Like I said I may have been gone for a while but the love of Honda is still here........ I talk the ears off of everybody here about their powersports haha...... Its a darn shame that alot of people really dont care, this is just a job to them..... Im only a contractor here and its a dream job to me.....
I just wish their R&D team had as much love for the offroad utilities as we all do. They dont do the type of riding and work with our machines that we do, and whos to say they all ride.....
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