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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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550xp vs 700 efi

I currently ride a 2006 Sportsman 700EFI and am thinking about getting new XP. I know the 850 will kill my 700 but how about the 550? I have not decided it I want the 850 or 550. I really do not need more power then the 700 I have but I do not want to go down in power either. Anyone have any comparisons between the 700EFI and new 550XP?

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My Brother has a Arctic Cat 650 V2 and I'm not having any problems keepin' up

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1200bruce, what are the front trunk locks in you signature?

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The 700 is 42 to 45 hp where the 550 is 42 hp. It would be very close I would say the 700 will have the torque advantage but on top end which ever is tuned better would be faster. I would say both machines have to be real close.
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Thanks for the Info DDD. and Mechell now all I have to do is convince the wife I need a new XP and pick one 550 or 850. I am afraid it I get the 550 I will always wonder if I should have went for the 850.

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1200bruce, what are the front trunk locks in you signature?
http://www.parkeryamaha.com/atpfrontcargoboxlocks.aspx
No to hard to replace, change old hooks on to new locking locks and grind off the "hump" on the old hooks to make them fit!

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I tend to look at this way, as long as I can control my right thumb, then it is probably best to go ahead with what ever the top offering is, that way I am not disapointed or regret not getting the bigger motors. Typically its cheaper in the long run too. There is really no way to get 850 power out of the 550, and to get even close you will spend twice what the 850 option would have cost in the first place.

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