In my younger years, I used to race ATVs motocross. So I like my workhorse ATVs to be a little sporty and still fun. So far, my fav is the Yamaha Grizzly. That said, I haven't ridden the new Polaris 800 EFI. That sounds like fun.
Chris I never figured you for a racer I have an old honda 250 R I raced it one year and then started chasing the ladies and fell out of it but I still have it. I like the polaris line but want a new suzuki
06 Switchback XT
Mathews Micro Drop Away
Dead Nuts Hunter 5-pin
Carter Solution 3
I have an Arctic Cat 500, was going to get a side by side but I didn't like the ride. I have had 4 back surgeries so I needed something that rode smooth on the trails and after testing out different brands I went with the AC. Since it gets a little warm out here I also wanted one that was water cooled and the 500 was the smallest AC made that was water cooled. I think they all make good quads, each person just has to sit down and figure out what they plan on using it for so they can figure out what they are going to need in a quad and then test ride the ones that fit the list of what they need it for.