Hi everyone, I'll start this off with a TLDR; If you were looking at a 2020+ 2 seater RZR XP1000 premium, Wolverine RMax, Teryx KRX 1000 (base, trail, or special edition), Maverick Sport XMR, Commander XMR, and a Talon X, which would you get and why? Also, If you have any of these what is your favorite and least favorite things about them?
I'm looking at getting a SXS this year, and want some input on this vs that, and to hear the personal experiences of anyone that has or had one of the above models. I normally take my Ford Ranger out trail riding every other month or so but I recently bought property with some friends and we're going to be going out more like every 3-4 weeks at least now. So I'm thinking a SXS will be smarter to use than beating on my daily that often lol. I've had several ATV's over 14 years but never had a SXS. I've been out of the powersports scene for about 6 years now so I'm trying to play catchup on all the new models. I worked for BRP for a few years, I'm pretty familiar with their products but left a few months before the Maverick Sport was released, so I haven't had any hands on experience with the final product or the updated Commander.
I live in Florida, slower trails with lots of trees, sugar sand, and mud/water. I don't need an X3 or RZR pro type power/suspension but I do like the bucket seats and seating position of a pure sport SXS. Defenders are too upright and the seat/pedal position doesn't let me stretch my legs out on 6+ hour rides. I'm not planning on going crazy with mods outside of a hard roof, snorkel(s), extra lights, tires and a fairly basic speaker bar or pods. Snorkel(s) and a roof are my "must have" before I take it out, snorkels for insurance where we ride and roof because I'm a redhead. The other things can come later down the road.
I haven't stopped by any dealers yet but I'll be going to check each model out over the next couple months.
So far the big things that stand out to me on paper for each is:
RZR XP1000-honestly nothing jumps out on this besides it's the lightest weight, but only by 30 lbs
RMax-aesthetically I like it, video reviews are pretty positive. But compared to the others it seems expensive for what you get
KRX-significantly more suspension travel than any of the others and the biggest fuel tank. The trail and special editions seem like a good value for the extras they have. Also the most expensive model on my list
Maverick Sport XMR-besides a roof it comes out of the box with everything I really want, and it has the most ground clearance (tied with the Commander XMR). Tied with the Commander XMR for the best "bang for your buck" imo
Commander XMR-I really like the bedside storage, dump bed, and higher mounted winch. Plus what I said for the Maverick
Talon X-cheapest MSRP, comes standard with a roof, and it has a physical transmission so it should be more reliable than a belt long term and hopefully cheaper to snorkel. BUT it does have the worst ground clearance (eventual tires and possibly a small lift can remedy this) and the smallest gas tank (in my experience Honda ATV's were more fuel efficient than everything else I owned so the smaller tank size may not matter)
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