KFX 700 for mountain use
For the last 3 years, I have taken my kids riding in the Colorado rocky mountains. I have a Big Bear 400 4X4, and it will go anywhere. If I see something challenging ahead, I just put it in 4 wheel and go. The problem is that its not fast on the dirt trails and roads I ride with my friends here in Texas.
My friends all have Yamaha Grizzly's, and they are much quicker. I suck in a lot of dust.
I was wondering if I could use a Kawasaki KFX 700 in the rockey mountains with the same success as the Big Bear. I don't do in the snow or super steep trails. I do see mud from time to time where creeks cross the trails.
The KFX 700 is much lighter than the 4X4 ATV's, cost less, and its faster. It has shaft drive and more ground clearance than true sport quads. And for riding around Texas, it should be just fine. My only question is the mountains. Also, are sport quads almost as good in mud as 4X4 ATV? I know they are lighter than their 4X4 counterpart.