Coming back after 10 years
Hi all, I'm Ken, I used to own a 2006 Polaris Predator 500 over 10 years ago and I finally feel it's time to get back into the off-roading action! I haven't bought anything yet, though from the looks of things, it seems like mostly ALL manufacturers left the scene aside from Yamaha.
Because of this, I'm here to get some guidance. I'm 5'11" and a husky 230lbs. My Predator was quite fun but it's lack of aftermarket was limited. Not to mention when I road my brothers '06 YFZ450r it seemed a bit on the "non-exciting" side. I always compared my Predator as a Cadillac vs my brothers YFZ as a go-kart. The YFZ had the top end power while mine had the low end pep. Both were great, but now that I gained a few pounds would a 450r (Yamaha YFZ450r, KFX450r, CamAm 450) work? Or would a Raptor 700r, Outlaw 525/KTM be a better pick? Carb vs FI?..
I'm not really interested in buying new but unless the 'tech' and quality is there, I wouldn't be against it.
I do like my low stance / wideness since I live in the desert so we just have a lot of rolling hills and wide trails. So desert riding and sand dunes would be the life of my next unit.
Thanks for all you help!