Hello to all,
We went on a 60 mile trail ride yesterday. There was my wife and I in our 700-4, 4 people in a Razor 800-4, and 3 people in another Razor 800-4. The ride was desert with a mix of deep sand washes, hard packed dirt, rocks, and some really steep hillclimbs.
Power-I had no problem keeping up with the Razors anywhere along the ride. However, keep in mind they had a lot more weight in them than we did.
The speeds were between 5-25 mph the entire trip and we all rode at a casual pace.
Hillclimbs-The Honda amazed everyone (especially me!) climbing hills. There were some hills that were scary long and steep. I would NEVER have
thought they were even possible to climb if I didn't see the Razors go up them first. There was one that the Razors barely made it up and the
Honda had no problem going up it. I don't know if the Razors tried it in High or low but they struggled.
Sand-The Honda was terrible in the sand. The front end pushes so much you can't even steer it. I tried it with differential lock and it didn't seem to
make any difference. I haven't checked my tire pressure yet to see what it was at. While I struggled to keep the Honda straight, the Razors had
no problem. I rode in the back so I could watch them. Their front tires were straight while I struggled with the steering wheel the entire time we
were in the sand.
Suspension-This is where I wished I had bought a Razor. The Honda rode OK, not bad. The Razors were so much better that I couldn't believe it. When
we rode over some small stutter bumps their heads were not even moving, while we were getting tossed around pretty badly. There was
no comparison in the 2. The Razors handled everything much smoother than the Honda. If anyone comes out with aftermarket suspension
for the Honda, I will be first in line to get it.
Overall, I was really pleased with the Honda. Everyone loved the look of it and couldn't believe the price they are selling for. The ride was great and we all had fun. However, if it was a fast trail ride I would never have been able to keep up. Not because of power but because of handling. I know the Polaris is a sport bike and the Honda is more of a utility/trail bike but i was still surprised at the difference in suspension. This is all just my opinion and I hope I don't get anyone angry. I am only trying to share my experience on this ride with everyone.