Re: Kodiak 4X4 vs Sportsman 400?
That's funny, i was in your same shoes about two months ago. I test drove both bikes and found likes and dislikes on both. Most of the likes went to the polaris. The price was the same. The only real likes I found with the Yamaha was the off the line acceleration and easier handling. Polaris had superior brakes,CLEARANCE, locking 4-wheel drive, composit racks (major+), 5.25gal. tank, did I mention CLEARANCE. The only downfall is the Sportsman 400 does not come with engine braking. ($300 option), Needles to say, I bought the Polaris w/engine braking installed and I am tickled pink. There have been several times when I've climbed rock hills, parked at the top, then climbed back down to help my buddies with Yamahas and Kawasakis get up.
Gearheads do it greasy!