I agree that the predator is the best bang for the buck, but I asure you mine is gone after I compare the new honda against the yfz. I will make my decision on which I think is better and trade. I love the predator and am not bashing the bike at all. The predator has been the best race bike I have ever owned, and has won me some first place trophys. I know a couple of guys racing the yfz and by the time honda comes out maybe I will know the weak points of the yamaha. I know the predator is a first year production as well as the honda and yamaha will be and it might not get any better for me, but that is a chance I will have to take. For the first three months I did not have one problem out of my predator, but since I have had broke frame on both sides of the gas tank brace, broke radiator bracket, broke airbox out of frame, broke set of plastic, broke chain, footpegs bending but not broke yet, had to have the topend replaced and now my shocks are leaking oil. You probaly think I do alot of racing and no maintance but I do after and before every race and practice. Some of the problems was my fault but most of them just in the bike. I am just tired of putting money into the predator before every race. You might think and say thats part of racing...and it is to a certain extint but enough is enough. I have been spending around 150$ on average before ever race. I just got the new dirt wheels september issue three or four days ago and they had the perfect quote....."
"The yfz is a production race quad. It was built by a company that thrives on competition. Possibly, a large percentage of the buyers might not even end up racing it, but Yamaha wanted to be sure that those that do will not be disappointed. OR GO BROKE TRYING TO.".....
Once again I am not bashing the predator or think that the yfz or the new honda will perform better than the polaris but in all reality polaris is new to the sport quad production and yamaha and honda is not. Polaris has a few problems to work out and I'm sure they will but everybody knows about honda realiabilty.
I am glad that all of the quad based companys is getting compative in sport quad racing. I would like to see more people get into it. Be as popular and see it up there with AMA motocross, AMA superbike and can't leace out nascar.]
Like alot of people have said, Its a great year for quads and I hope it just gets even better.