I just bought a kawasaki v force 700 on 03/14/03.If you are not sure about this quad,let me tell you this thing will move. The articles are right when they say a beginner should not buy one, they will get hurt. If you are thinking about getting a new quad and you like speed.This is the one to get. It's fast on take off, top end, comeing out of corners, can pull steep hills without to much trouble. I have rode mine around 22hrs. in the past few days. The only problem I have ran into is the Holeshots are not good in deep mud, other than that its great. If you are not used to a automatic, like me, it takes a little adjusting. I would put up against any other sport quad.