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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2003, 06:46 AM
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Raptor vs. Rancher

I was wondering which atvwould work better for me. 2002 Yamaha Raptor 660 or a 2001 Honda Rancher 4x4 ES. I am 15 years old, 6'3", and 180 lbs. I live in Conecticut so I need some thing to go in the snow with and also something fast. Normally I would go with the rancher but the raptor's specs and overall look hooked me. I am going to go trail riding,(mud,water,snow,also plain trails in the summer) and riding a little on my street. I anyone has either of these quads or has rode both please give me your feedback on how they would help me. How do both handle my conditions? I wanted to also to ride on frozen lakes and offroad. I will appreciate any info.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2003, 01:44 PM
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Re: Raptor vs. Rancher

The bikes you are speaking of are at totally different ends of the spectrum, i own a race ready raptor and have ridden many ranchers
the raptor is considered to be a exsperienced only machine but i think that if you take time to lean to ride it and "grow" into it you will be fine, i would suggest riding with older veteren riders and listen to what they have to say because it is so easy to get hurt on any machine
If you want 4x4 there are many to chose from and the rancher isnt bad but you will be limited to a 4x4 crowd unless your buddys dont mind waiting up for you, of course you also may be helping them out of the mud that you just cruised through with no problem
If you want to race/jump consider the raptor/predetor/z400/400ex etc. and you will find they all are fine machines for this but if you want to ride a heavy solid machine with 4x4 take your pick
good luck
post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2003, 04:37 PM
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Re: Raptor vs. Rancher

Woa hang on there ! Smokes your talking about 2wheel drive Vs 4 wheel drive, also another 300 extra cc's in that raptor . What is your riding experiance like ? [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]
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