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  1. Magellan

    Is a Hisun 250 suitable for an adult?

    I think a lot of Chinese manufacturers would give you a free UTV if you endorsed their product as "good not great". From what I've heard CFMOTO and Hisun make pretty decent machines. The others have lots of complaints. Even at that dealership support, as you mentioned, seems to be lacking for all Chinese UTV's. I imagine that in a few years, they will establish a better foothold in the U.S., but so far they have not. Also, your kid looks like a Fun Kid to go with his Fun Dad!
  2. Magellan

    Is a Hisun 250 suitable for an adult?

    Hey Fun Dad, thx. That's just the kind of information I needed. Believe it or not, the speed doesn't matter; but maybe it would have trouble hauling me alone up any sort of hill. What do you think of the quality?
  3. Magellan

    hisun strike 250

    Your post makes me feel a lot better about the Hisuns. There are 2 about 200 miles from here I can take a look at and I hope to do so in a week or so.
  4. Hi all. I enjoy meandering down going down narrow trails in forested and desert areas. Jumps, mudding or speed turning are just not my thing so I don't believe I need a very powerful machine - but I am new to all this so what do I know?. Because of space limitations of my cargo trailer and pickup, I'm considering considering 3 machines: 1) Hisun Sector 250 or the Hisun Strike 250, the Trailmaster Challenger 300x and the BMS Sand Spider T350. Because the trails I will go down have ruts, rocks and can be steep, I will need some ground clearance. The Sector has 8" clearance front and back whereas the Strike has only 5.8" clearance in the back. The Trailmaster clearance is 6.3" front and back. The Sand Sniper is 11" as I recall I am wondering what your thoughts are as to whether 5.8, 6.3 or even 8 inches is enough for the uses I intend. Also, do you have any thoughts on how well these machines would do on a moderately steep hill? I'm only 5'7" but weigh close to 200lbs so I am wondering if the 250, 300 or 350 cc motors can propel while I'm riding. The Hisun has favorable reviews by Dirt Wheels Magazine. I couldn't find independent reviews of any on the others so it's hard to judge the reliability or quality of the others. Thanks for your thoughts
  5. Magellan

    hisun strike 250

    Hi all. I enjoy going into a forested area and going down narrow trails. Jumps, mudding or speed turning are just not my thing so I don't need an extremely powerful machine. Because of space limitations of my cargo trailer and pickup, I'm considering So considering 3 machines: 1) Hisun Sector 250 2) Hisun Strike 250 and the Trailmaster Challenger 300x. Because the trails I will go down have ruts, rocks and some steepness, I will need some ground clearance. The Sector has 8" clearance front and back whereas the Strike has only 5.8" clearance in the back. The Trailmaster clearance is 6.3" front and back. I am wondering what your thoughts are as to whether 5.8, 6.3 or even 8 inches is enough for the uses I intend. Also, do you have any thoughts on how well these machines would do on a moderately steep hill? Thanks for your thoughts
  6. Magellan

    Do Adults Use the Hisun 250's?

    Well it's possible I could fit both UTV & car into garage (subdivision won't permit UTV in drive), but my trailer is not big enough for a full or mid-sized UTV. By the way Travis, Hisun 250'sector list for about $4.8k. Not many used ones around.
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    Do Adults Use the Hisun 250's?

    Gotta agree w. you that the Kawasaki is an all around better unit and value. My problem isn't lack of funds to buy one, it's lack of space to store it. My subdivision doesn't allow anything parked outside except 1 car. So that means putting the UTV in the garage and the car outside in this wretched Arizona sun and heat ? or in a cargo trailer I have a cargo trailer but its bed to ceiling height is only 66: - too short for the Mule or any "full" size UTV to fit in unless I remove the roll cage, which might be a pain every time I want to take transport it. So I've been looking at Hisun 250's (both the Sector and the Strike), Trailmaster 300 and BMS Sniper 350. Of all these, I like the Sector the best . However, all 3 are short enough and narrow enough to fit in my 5X10 trailer. Of course, I could buy another trailer; but thought I'd ease into UTVing and see how I like it. Later I can move up in size for the UTV and trailer.
  8. Magellan

    Do Adults Use the Hisun 250's?

    Kale is good for weight? Great, I'll eat lots.
  9. I am brand new to UTVing and never owned one before. As a starter, I'm thinking of buying a Hisun 250 for several reasons. First, it will exist in my existing cargo trailer and also in my garage. Secondly, I'm contemplating just light trail riding on narrow trails so the 250's width would be ideal. I'm only 5'7" but weigh nearly 200lbs (no diet advice please ) so I'm wondering how a 250 would do both for fit and for power. It seems almost everyone who discusses a 250 does in the context of kids. Also,any thoughts of whether a Hisun Scout 250 is any better than a Strike? As I said, I'm not planning on pushing the unit --just want to get out into the woods and desert. Thanks a heap
  10. I am brand new to UTVing and never owned one before. As a starter, I'm thinking of buying a Hisun 250 for several reasons. First, it will exist in my existing cargo trailer and also in my garage. Secondly, I'm contemplating just light trail riding on narrow trails so the 250's width would be ideal. I'm only 5'7" but weigh nearly 200lbs (no diet advice please ?) so I'm wondering how a 250 would do both for fit and for power. It seems almost everyone who discusses a 250 does in the context of kids. Also,any thoughts of whether a Hisun Scout 250 is any better than a Strike? As I said, I'm not planning on pushing the unit --just want to get out into the woods and desert. Thanks a heap
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