>I agree...I've had good luck with Polaris sleds... with all the problems
>listed on here with Yami's no wonder they have a 3yr warranty..... JM
>Look at the XC700 and then BUY IT! Trust me this sled is awesome. Buy a sled
>built in the USA with no comprimises. I have tried the Yamaha 700sx and will
>admit I was impressed, but I feel that the only way that it is better than
>the XC700 is the brake. Dont kid yourself that because the Yamaha costs
>more that it must be better built, you would be suprised how many of your
>hard earned bucks are being dumped to exchange your money into yen. With a
>better exchange rate the Yamaha could become more competitive with the
>Polaris, but that won't happen untill more people buy American!
> Ironic Isn't it?
> ORION NH
The XC is a very good sled, good bang for the buck. Price aside
comparing the two sleds side by side (I have driven both)
Low end pull -- This one goes to the Polaris, at least it feels very
strong. SRX is probably the same except it does not feel as fast out
of the hole. The SX is down a notch from it but not that much.
Track -- Unstudded the polaris track has way better bite. With
Studding I hear that the Yami track holds up better vs Camoplast
Vibration - Hands down Yami here. They are silky smooth, very little
vibration and noise. The XC being a twin vibrates a lot which equates
to more trail fatigue.
Handling - Personal pref here, the Yamis have way less darting vs XC
the SRX darts a little due to the agressive skis. Inside ski lift is
present on both SRX and XC but not on the SX. The XC is the tippiest
of the three.
Comfort- Yamis have it here, the XC is probably better for ditch
banging but not as soft on the smaller bumps.
Skis- SRX, XC, SX in this order.
Fit n Finish- Yami is better, more polished looking. ie. XC has old
style switch for handwarmers while the SX SRX have reostat warmers.
There are other little nicities like heated carbs that add a extra
touch of quality to the sled.
Warranty 3 year vs 1
Sound - Big personal pref here but I really like the indy car sound of
a triple vs a twin.
These are just my observations after riding both sleds. For the money
I think the XC600 is a real good deal. My buddy bought one for 5200
and I paid 5800 for my 700SX and they are about the same performance.
So Polaris gets my vote for best performance for the money. Money was
not the issue for me and I choose the SX I had to spend another
300.00 on the plastic skis so it would handle the tight turns better.
Now it corners great and no inside ski lift. But you can't go wrong
with either sled as they are both excellent performers.