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Old 01-06-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
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2009 550 EFI H1 or 2010 450 EFI H1

Which one would you get and why? There is only $100 difference between the two machines at a dealership near me.

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Old 01-06-2011, 06:05 PM   #2
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I'd go for the '09 550. I don't see much difference between the years so I'd go with the larger displacement. Also, I'm biased as I have a '09 550.
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There is an old hot rodders rule of thumb, "No replacement for displacement" Not knowing for sure since i have zero experience with either, I envision easily spending a lot more than a hundred dollars on the 450 just to get close to equal performance to the stock 550H1 which is pretty damn close to the rated HP of the 650H1 because of the EFI
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:02 PM   #4
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I would spend the $100 and get the 550H1 i have a 09 550H1 and it is a great ATV you cant go wrong
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Another vote for the 550H1 EFI!
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Love my 09 550. I've had it for over 2 years now with lots of miles on it, runs great. Regular maintenance and it'll do anything for you.
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I'll have to agree with the general concensus here and say GO FOR THE 550!

The wifey has had one for close to 2 yrs now and 600mls w/o a SINGLE issue or problem.
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Considering both have the same towing rating, hauling rating and everything else, I would go for the 450. Unless you are a speed demon it will do everything the 550 will do but at a slightly lighter probably more efficiant manor. Plus nothing wrong with having a year newer bike.
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Go for the 550. A little extra power never hurt anyone.
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