Comparing Banshee and Raptor...
OK. Well, I'm in the market for a new quad. I used to have a 98 Blaster when I was around 12 but had to sell it when I moved towns, and now my interest in ATV's is growing again. But I lost track of the market over the years and now I'm a bit stuck.
I'm 16 and I'm trying to get this bike with no financial aid from my parents, so at first price was my number one concern. I had almost outgrown my Blaster by the time I sold it, so it would make sense to move up the Banshee by now. Price isn't bad (I'm sure I can find a used one somewhere for cheap) but I've been hearing great things about the Raptor also.
This bike will mainly be used in the dunes or rolling desert hills, so stability is another big priority. From what I've gathered about the Raptor is it's mainly built for speed, and can be a bit tipsy. The Banshee on the other hand seems basically like a beefed up version of the Blaster.
So... What are the prime conditions for each bike? Dunes? Flatlands? I need a bike that has enough power, but not excessive. I've always told myself that there is no such thing as too much power, but I don't wanna go breaking my neck now. I'd really prefer a Yamaha, just because I've had good experiences with them in the past, but if there is another make that you guys think would better suit my needs, I'm open for all suggestions. Thanks for the help.