Polaris 800XCSP vs 700XCSP vs 600XCSP vs 500XCSP vs 500XC vs 440XCFSP

Polaris 800XCSP vs 700XCSP vs 600XCSP vs 500XCSP vs 500XC vs 440XCFSP

Post by Jeff » Mon, 24 Apr 2000 04:00:00


First of all, thank you to the people that replied to my earlier post about
the Polaris 440 XCF SP.  It sounds like this model would be a little too
underpowered at the top end and I'd be better off getting one of the
"performance" models.

If you didn't see my other post, I'm trying to get a little information now
so I have an idea what 2001 model to get next fall.  I've looked through
previous posts at deja.com and have some info on the models above but I
still think I need a better idea of each models power vs. their fuel
economy.

If anyone knows approximately what any of the above models' top speeds are
and roughly how many miles to the gallon you're getting, could you let me
know?  Also I'd like to know if it's possible to find the hp ratings for
these.  I haven't seen that in the specs I've looked at.

Thanks,
Jeff

 
 
 

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Post by Rob Lyon » Mon, 24 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>First of all, thank you to the people that replied to my earlier post about
>the Polaris 440 XCF SP.  It sounds like this model would be a little too
>underpowered at the top end and I'd be better off getting one of the
>"performance" models.

>If you didn't see my other post, I'm trying to get a little information now
>so I have an idea what 2001 model to get next fall.  I've looked through
>previous posts at deja.com and have some info on the models above but I
>still think I need a better idea of each models power vs. their fuel
>economy.

>If anyone knows approximately what any of the above models' top speeds are
>and roughly how many miles to the gallon you're getting, could you let me
>know?  Also I'd like to know if it's possible to find the hp ratings for
>these.  I haven't seen that in the specs I've looked at.

>Thanks,
>Jeff

Jeff, my 00XC600sp got averaged 15mpg or better and topped out at about 110
on the speedo.  The 500 and 600 engines have VES and will do much better on
gas than the 700 and 800.  But the big bore engines will do better on the
lake.  Pretty much what would be expected....

Rob in Vermont

 
 
 

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Post by Jeff » Tue, 25 Apr 2000 04:00:00

I think that would elliminate the 700 and 800 as likely choices for me.  If
I can get 100mph top speed, I would be perfectly happy.  I'd rather save on
the price and the gas than pay for anything beyond that since I don't expect
to ever go that fast when trail riding.  Do you have an idea how the 500
compares to the 600?

Quote:
> Jeff, my 00XC600sp got averaged 15mpg or better and topped out at about
110
> on the speedo.  The 500 and 600 engines have VES and will do much better
on
> gas than the 700 and 800.  But the big bore engines will do better on the
> lake.  Pretty much what would be expected....

> Rob in Vermont


 
 
 

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Post by Chadek » Tue, 25 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>Do you have an idea how the 500
>compares to the 600?

Anything the 500 can do the 600 can do better!
The 500 is simply a smaller version of the 600. It is an excellent choice for
beginning and very satisfing as an end if you don't feel the need to lead. MPG
as good or just slightly better than the 600. HP is not a consistent measure
when purchasing a sled. (Polaris releases no fiqures but does maintain they
have as much as the next liar) On snow performance is and Polaris delivers!
 
 
 

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Post by Rob Lyon » Tue, 25 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>I think that would elliminate the 700 and 800 as likely choices for me.  If
>I can get 100mph top speed, I would be perfectly happy.  I'd rather save on
>the price and the gas than pay for anything beyond that since I don't expect
>to ever go that fast when trail riding.  Do you have an idea how the 500
>compares to the 600?

I've ridden the 500sp and it is really surprising!!  You just can't believe
its a 500.  Didn't get a chance to try the top-end, but I'm sure it would
do 105+.  Heck, I got my wife's 00XC500 (non-sp) up to 102 on the speedo,
so the SP should do considerably better.  The one thing that I noticed
about the XC500sp is that it didn't run as smoothly at low speed though the
woods as did the XC600sp, and mileage didn't seem to be any better.  That's
the reason my wife and I are both getting 2001 XC600sp's for next winter.
I just feel its the ideal sled, (just my opinion).

Rob in Vermont

Quote:

>> Jeff, my 00XC600sp got averaged 15mpg or better and topped out at about
>110
>> on the speedo.  The 500 and 600 engines have VES and will do much better
>on
>> gas than the 700 and 800.  But the big bore engines will do better on the
>> lake.  Pretty much what would be expected....

>> Rob in Vermont

 
 
 

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Post by Is it winter yet » Tue, 25 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Quote:



>>Do you have an idea how the 500
>>compares to the 600?

> Anything the 500 can do the 600 can do better!

 Yep...for $400 you get a bump in hp.

Quote:
> The 500 is simply a smaller version of the 600. It is an excellent choice for
> beginning and very satisfing as an end if you don't feel the need to lead. MPG
> as good or just slightly better than the 600. HP is not a consistent measure
> when purchasing a sled. (Polaris releases no fiqures but does maintain the
> have as much as the next liar) On snow performance is and Polaris delivers!

 Yeah Polaris does not want to release numbers for HP. Rumor has it that the
500 SP is at about 104hp....600 is what 10 hp more ??
For the person asking the question a 500 may well server him perfect. If he
wants the extra that the 600 provides and has the extra cash, the 600 is as
good as it gets for these model sleds.

Quote:
>> re: On snow performance is and Polaris delivers

 Pretty big statement..........8^)

 -jeff b.

 
 
 

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Post by xcpi.. » Tue, 25 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Hi Jeff
If you are still interested, here are the hp numbers I have seen in
various magazines and dyno tests: 500 105 hp, 600 115 hp, 700 119 hp
and 800 130 hp. For what its worth I have put thousands of miles on
700's the last few years and worked extensively on the 700 carbs and
the BEST BEST mileage I have ever gotten was 14 mpg. The non VES (700-
800) motors will not match the fuel economy of the new 500-600 motors.
My sled amazes other 700 drivers with its mileage and it still is not
as good as Rob's 600.
Terry



Quote:
> First of all, thank you to the people that replied to my earlier post
about
> the Polaris 440 XCF SP.  It sounds like this model would be a little
too
> underpowered at the top end and I'd be better off getting one of the
> "performance" models.

> If you didn't see my other post, I'm trying to get a little
information now
> so I have an idea what 2001 model to get next fall.  I've looked
through
> previous posts at deja.com and have some info on the models above but
I
> still think I need a better idea of each models power vs. their fuel
> economy.

> If anyone knows approximately what any of the above models' top
speeds are
> and roughly how many miles to the gallon you're getting, could you
let me
> know?  Also I'd like to know if it's possible to find the hp ratings
for
> these.  I haven't seen that in the specs I've looked at.

> Thanks,
> Jeff

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Post by Jeff » Tue, 25 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Thanks for all the info everyone.  I think that I will buy a 600 XC SP next
fall.  It's probably faster than I'll ever need but I want to keep the same
machine for 5 or 6 years.  I think it's only slightly more expensive than
the 500 and from what I'm hearing here, it gets similar mileage.

Thanks again,
Jeff

 
 
 

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Post by Bruc » Tue, 25 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Jeff, sorry to jump in so late in the thread.  My 600 was consistently getting
better mileage than a 500 I was riding with. ( 1-2 gallons per tank)  We were
riding fairly aggressively and both of us had stock jetting.  I think the 500
spent more time with the VES open trying to keep the pace.  Also the 500 rider
was about 50 lbs heavier than me.   We switched sleds for a very short time.
My impression was  the 500 felt smoother under lower acceleration but didn't
have near the power at lower speeds such as coming out of a corner.  The 500 is
suprisingly fast though.  I think that motor really needs to rev in order to
produce the power.

I'm glad I got the 600.  I like the looks of the new Edge chassis and wish I
had 13.9" of rear travel the 01's have.  But if Rob can put 6000+ nearly
trouble free miles on his 600, I've got about 4 more seasons for mine before
it's time to for a new one.

You won't be disappointed.

Bruce

Quote:

> Thanks for all the info everyone.  I think that I will buy a 600 XC SP next
> fall.  It's probably faster than I'll ever need but I want to keep the same
> machine for 5 or 6 years.  I think it's only slightly more expensive than
> the 500 and from what I'm hearing here, it gets similar mileage.

> Thanks again,
> Jeff