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Old 05-14-2012, 03:45 PM
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Difference between a sportsman and XP

Just like the title says, could anybody explain to me the difference betwen a sportsman and a XP? Thanks.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:03 PM
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Same as night and day.

Totally different suspension and hence handling. Totally different engine design xp has EFI (not on the value line, any longer). Those are the major ones. I suggest you find a dealer and have a really close look at them both and test drive them as well.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:06 PM
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The only thing they have in common is the shift lever and knob.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:15 PM
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could anybody explain to me the difference betwen a sportsman and a XP?
Anywhere from $2500-$4000 depending on options

That's why they call them value line and extreme performance respectively. It's like saying what's the difference between Honda and Acura or Toyota and Lexus.

Totally different in terms of options like EBS, ADC, 14" rims stock. XP engine is turned sideways resulting in a more narrow saddle. Not to mention the power differences.
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The only thing they have in common is the shift lever and knob.
Very true.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:29 PM
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EFI on the XP and 800, and carb on the 400/500.
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When did the XP chassis come out?
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:14 AM
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When did the XP chassis come out?
'09, if I'm not mistaken.
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When did the XP chassis come out?
'09, if I'm not mistaken.
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