Re: Banshee,raptor,400ex,ds650,or scrambler400/500 2X4
Tons 'o questions! I had a 400ex, excellent overall bike, but underpowered in the dunes even with jetting, header,silencer, air filter. I now have a Raptor and love it. Dont buy a Polaris if you want to have any fun, period. Way too heavy,slow, and did I mention heavy? My riding buddy has a Banshee, but it's not the ticket for trail riding. I'm 5'10", 190lbs, and fit the Raptor perfect. My only complaint so far is the gap between first and second when climbing hills in the dunes, if you dont have a run at the hill, you have to clutch it quite a bit, but its easy and cheap to fix. The 400ex powerslides awesome, change the rear tires to razors or holeshots and the Raptor will also.Pipe the raptor and the gearing gap is gone. I ride trails more than dunes and have no problems with tippiness or the bike being tall, matter of fact the narrowness is an asset on trails. I played all day at the dunes on Saturday and never even thought of overheating, even going flat out playing roost-tag with the Banshees. Buy a Raptor. My Banshee buddy and I raced a couple of DS650's, and stock for stock, the Raptor and Banshee will beat 'em.