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With a Yes or No and explanation please give me your thoughts on why you would or would not like to see Polaris make sport quads again. Personally I would love to see the Predator make a come back with a Pro Star 450 motor as well as a big bore Pro Star 700 motor.
 

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NO.

Personally for me when your 86 I've had all the go fast fun many years ago! Now i'm just glad to get up in the morning and still be able to balance on 4 wheels!

You asked.
 
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NO.

Personally for me when your 86 I've had all the go fast fun many years ago! Now i'm just glad to get up in the morning and still be able to balance on 4 wheels!

You asked.
I can see your point at that age. lol Glad to hear you are still getting out enjoying the outdoors from a quad though. I think a lot of the younger guys who use to ride/race the Predator and Outlaw would enjoy it though.
 

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NO.

Personally for me when your 86 I've had all the go fast fun many years ago! Now i'm just glad to get up in the morning and still be able to balance on 4 wheels!

You asked.
You’re 86?? Never would have thought... I think it would be really cool if they brought back some kind of sport quad... lightweight, 2wd, lots of power. I love the scramblers but I think they’re too heavy and big to do any real racing.
 

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You’re 86?? Never would have thought... I think it would be really cool if they brought back some kind of sport quad... lightweight, 2wd, lots of power. I love the scramblers but I think they’re too heavy and big to do any real racing.
I agree, especially now that they are building all of there motors in house. We need new Predator's and Outlaw's.
 

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FPD218, Are you really 86......C'mon you're joking right.....If you are, God bless you. And I thought I was doing well for my age......
 

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LOL!!!! FPD you funny guy!!!
 

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Personally I would love to see a comeback of sport quads from all manufacturers! Even as I get older I still enjoy the power to weight and arguably easier to ride depending on type of terrain obviously . I still enjoy hill shooting on the old banshee . There’s still a lot of things I can do on a sport quad that I wouldn’t dare do on a utility and vise versa. But it’s nice having options wide spread for different uses.
 

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Or just give me a hybrid of some sort . A simple designed big bore utility with 90+hp a manual CLUTCH Transmision and a REAL separate rear and RIGHT FRONT brake lever. Don’t bunch up the footwell making it hard to bail and keep it in the 450-500# range and I’d be one happy man! One can dream I guess. But it’ll never happen .
 

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No, if I were in the market for a sports quad Yamaha gets my money. Either 450 or 700

And from the recent Hatfield McCoy pics FPD218 doesn’t look a day over 70.
 

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All the excitement is in SxS. Only Polaris and CanAm are really updating their ATV's. The japanese brands seem to be just changing colors and graphics.
 

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Or just give me a hybrid of some sort . A simple designed big bore utility with 90+hp a manual CLUTCH Transmision and a REAL separate rear and RIGHT FRONT brake lever. Don’t bunch up the footwell making it hard to bail and keep it in the 450-500# range and I’d be one happy man! One can dream I guess. But it’ll never happen .
That would be a pretty fun ride for sure, but not the same feel as a true sport quad in my opinion.
 

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No, if I were in the market for a sports quad Yamaha gets my money. Either 450 or 700

And from the recent Hatfield McCoy pics FPD218 doesn’t look a day over 70.
But why? When you compare a stock Predator 500 to a stock Raptor 700 they are very equal and in many ways the better was the better option compared to the Raptor. And that was many years ago, imagine what Polaris could do now with the technology they have.
 

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All the excitement is in SxS. Only Polaris and CanAm are really updating their ATV's. The japanese brands seem to be just changing colors and graphics.
That's why I believe it'd take Polaris or Can-Am to release sport quads again for them to make a comeback.
 

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That would be a pretty fun ride for sure, but not the same feel as a true sport quad in my opinion.
I totally agree. But there’s a small niche groups of people like me that would love a machine as described . I bet the guys YouTube channel called “untouchables” would really make use of these as well . You could have a capable 4wd and good power to weight and lots of wheel travel would make a climbing machine! . I know there’s no such thing as a one for all machine but this would be pretty close ! But we all know it’ll never happen.
 

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All that being said though Polaris would probably never be able to compete with the Yamaha yfz or Honda 450r both tried and true on the track and in the woods. If I could buy a new 450 today it would still be Yamaha hands down.
 
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