Re: bear tracker vs. recon
well in my opinion Yamaha is making some of the best quads out there. my blaster is an awesome ride, and my banshee is in the year range you stated people were having problems with them...i havent had the first one yet. it runs great and i love them both.
as to your dilema between the 2 fourwheelers, have you rode both of them? ride them both and then get the one that feels the most comfortable. i havent heard much of anything about the bear tracker, but i did read a post on here about someone owning a recon and they seemed really happy with it. what are your planned uses for it? maybe there is something better than those two out there.
if you are maybe wanting something bigger but dont want to spend a bigger dollar, look around for a used fourwheeler. you can usually find a used one that is hardly used and save a ton of money on it. i bought my first fourwheeler brand new, it wasnt what i really wanted but was all i could afford, i wasnt happy with it and sold it off to buy a used one i really wanted. i dont know if i would ever buy a new one again. to much depreciation. hope this helps.
'93 Yamaha Banshee (Trinity Stage IV)
'00 Yamaha Blaster