Just finished reading the Dirt Wheels Ultimate Hi perf shoot out. They tested the DS650, Raptor, Banshee, Cannandole 400, and 400EX. They anylized all of them in different aspects, and in my opinion, judged them fairly.
I'm gonna have to laugh at the 400ex beating the banshee in the sand! No way! I've ridden both in the sand and the 'shee is king. I got rid of my 400ex because of it's sand sluggishness. What are these guys using for criteria? It aint power, speed, or hillclimbing ability, now is it?
I didnt mean to offend you, Cleartoy, just read it the other day myself. It facinates me how in one review a bike is tested in sand, and in a shootout its tested in uncommon conditions, that's my only point I guess.