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Will this forum include all the different sport models they come out with, like on the Wildcat forum? That way we have one place to keep up on all things Yamaha.
 

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Glad to be a member. I look forward to Yamaha re-entering the SxS market and can't wait to see what form the Banshee will take. The Wife and I are will be in the market for a new SxS and the Banshee might be the perfect one for us...
 

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Glad to be a member. I look forward to Yamaha re-entering the SxS market and can't wait to see what form the Banshee will take. The Wife and I are will be in the market for a new SxS and the Banshee might be the perfect one for us...
Welcome, will this be your first SxS?
 

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Thank you and, yes this will be our 1st purchase of a SxS. Not new to the sport but just haven't pulled the trigger on one yet. We just rented two this last weekend (2015 RZR 1000 4 seat & 2015 Maverick 1000 turbo) to compare them. :D
And what was your take on how they compare?
 

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And what was your take on how they compare?
Liked them both. If you could combine the two it would be awesome! Both machines were like new with around 1200 miles each.
RZR 1000: Pros- good ergonomics, brakes, liked the hard doors, ride and handling (could out do Mav in the twistys), liked the bed, body looks like it would hold up better. Cons- typical Polaris fit & finish, roll-bar, and flimsy seats.
Maverick 1000 Turbo: Pros- Power w/ select-able power mode (walked away from the RZR), fit & finish, better quality seats, and better roll-bar. Cons- net doors (nets suck when trying to do them up in the dark), lack of any engine braking, ergonomics, the bed was a joke and is very flimsy, belt did not hold up either.

I'm not brand loyal to either manufacturer but were I to buy one today, it'd be the RZR. While I liked the power of the Mav it had too many things I didn't like and the handling of the RZR was so much more inspiring. We put the Mav on it's side and came close several more times while the RZR was way more stable. Both could offer better protection from the mud and they need to have some sort of reverse lighting as well as interior lighting (should be std equip).
 

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Liked them both. If you could combine the two it would be awesome! Both machines were like new with around 1200 miles each.
RZR 1000: Pros- good ergonomics, brakes, liked the hard doors, ride and handling (could out do Mav in the twistys), liked the bed, body looks like it would hold up better. Cons- typical Polaris fit & finish, roll-bar, and flimsy seats.
Maverick 1000 Turbo: Pros- Power w/ select-able power mode (walked away from the RZR), fit & finish, better quality seats, and better roll-bar. Cons- net doors (nets suck when trying to do them up in the dark), lack of any engine braking, ergonomics, the bed was a joke and is very flimsy, belt did not hold up either.

I'm not brand loyal to either manufacturer but were I to buy one today, it'd be the RZR. While I liked the power of the Mav it had too many things I didn't like and the handling of the RZR was so much more inspiring. We put the Mav on it's side and came close several more times while the RZR was way more stable. Both could offer better protection from the mud and they need to have some sort of reverse lighting as well as interior lighting (should be std equip).
You said the belt didn't hold up on the mav? Could you elaborate.
 

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Liked them both. If you could combine the two it would be awesome! Both machines were like new with around 1200 miles each.
RZR 1000: Pros- good ergonomics, brakes, liked the hard doors, ride and handling (could out do Mav in the twistys), liked the bed, body looks like it would hold up better. Cons- typical Polaris fit & finish, roll-bar, and flimsy seats.
Maverick 1000 Turbo: Pros- Power w/ select-able power mode (walked away from the RZR), fit & finish, better quality seats, and better roll-bar. Cons- net doors (nets suck when trying to do them up in the dark), lack of any engine braking, ergonomics, the bed was a joke and is very flimsy, belt did not hold up either.

I'm not brand loyal to either manufacturer but were I to buy one today, it'd be the RZR. While I liked the power of the Mav it had too many things I didn't like and the handling of the RZR was so much more inspiring. We put the Mav on it's side and came close several more times while the RZR was way more stable. Both could offer better protection from the mud and they need to have some sort of reverse lighting as well as interior lighting (should be std equip).
Interesting. I have always hated the Rzr's ergonomics and love that on the Mav. I'm 6'1 and love the comfort
 

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Interesting. I have always hated the Rzr's ergonomics and love that on the Mav. I'm 6'1 and love the comfort
It's not the comfort because the Mav was very comfortable with the way better seats. It's the layout I don't like. Gotta reach way back behind you to get your beverage, then it's a fight to get it out without crushing the container... And what's with the upper center console? It holds three beverages so long as they're empty or not open (fine if you are in the back seat). The whole center console makes me feel like I'm in a Hummer and I didn't like where the gauge was as it was hard to see with hands/arm vying for space. I just feel that the layout of the RZR was better thought out, not afterthoughts. I do like the shifter on the Mav better. Everyone liked the These were the thoughts of everyone that was with us. I'm not trying to bash the Mav, it's definitely the better quality build of the two except for all the flimsy (albeit cool looking) little plastic body parts on the outside...
 

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You said the belt didn't hold up on the mav? Could you elaborate.
We only put about 100 miles on over the weekend in the mountains and then it disintegrated... That's not to say that the previous renters didn't damage the belt but it was operating smoothly on the 1st day then it started lurching upon takeoff then the 3rd day kableewee... Needles to say I will be very happy if the Banshee doesn't have a CVT drive system. On a sled it's not that big of a deal if you blow one as they are easy to change.
 

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To me, the only good thing about the Rzr is the belt is easy to access & change. To each's own.
Don't get me wrong, they were both awesome and we had a great time flogging them. It's just so amazing that they can just waltz over some pretty nasty terrain like its almost flat. Like I said, in the short time we had to compare them those were the general comments. That being said, my buddy said he would buy the Maverick. The nice thing is that there is at least a few choices to be had and with Yamaha stepping in only increases the opportunities available to find one that fits you... with more manufacturers in the market we all win big time!
 

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Don't get me wrong, they were both awesome and we had a great time flogging them. It's just so amazing that they can just waltz over some pretty nasty terrain like its almost flat. Like I said, in the short time we had to compare them those were the general comments. That being said, my buddy said he would buy the Maverick. The nice thing is that there is at least a few choices to be had and with Yamaha stepping in only increases the opportunities available to find one that fits you... with more manufacturers in the market we all win big time!
I agree 100%
 

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Ok I just put a deposit on what ever it's called . It will be my first SBS. I raced Yamaha dirt bike when I was a kid and you just can't beat their reliability ! Still have a plated wr426 that is bullet proof! Can't wait! Exracer2
 
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