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Re: what model do i need?
When it comes to sport quads (and even vehicles) determining what you need and what you want are very hard choices. As a suggestion, try to rent a few differnt Sport Quads and determine which one you really like - for your unique riding conditions and riding style.
For our family, we picked the Artic Cat 500i. This is a huge utility quad that allows us to pull trailers, plow snow (in the near future) and ride double. For our trails, it's like driving a German Tank down a narrow street. Not a very good machine for zig / zagging around trees and we can't do high jumps with it. But this unit is great for us 90% of the other times.
If we had the extra cash, I'd purchase a nice little 250 Trail Blazer. This 2 stroke unit is light enough to zig / zag around trees, lots of low end power for our low speed / deep mud trails and lots of suspension for the "little" jumps we like doing.
For you, you may think you want a banshee but maybe a Predator, Trail Blazer or a Kawi V-Force 700 will surve your needs / wants better. By renting your top 3-4 units for a weekend, you'll be able to quickly tell which brand is best for you. Depending upon your trails, another brand may surve your needs / wants better.
Hope this helps...