Join Date: Sep 2018
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We finally made it out for a test ride, here is my initial review.
Having ridden the 500 EFI Alterras already, I was impressed with the power of the 700. Took each family member on a 20 min ride on the paths around the fields at the in-laws for a total of about an hour and a half of ride time. Handling was good, more than enough power, rode the entire time in 4x4 as the fields were wet. With 400lbs of riders, it didnít seem to notice the passenger.
I only locked the differential around a few tight bends just to feel the difference. Ride was very smooth. I took it out on the pavement just to see what it had. At 56mph I let off. My guess is it could have pulled 70 with ease. Iím not taking an atv that fast, suspension was not built for that and the wheel track isnít wide enough. Small adjustments in steering have a dramatic effect on stability at that speed. If I had adjusted the suspension like I had planned, it may have stiffened the ride and handled it a little better. Nevertheless, thatís what street bikes are made for.
I rode on the back while the two older boys ran 3 laps each around the hay field. I have to say, that is about the most comfortable passenger seat if ever sat on. Very thick and plush. It felt very safe and stable with the floorboards and hand grips, even with my 10 year old driving.
Overall, very happy. Thanks for the advice for those who jumped in on the conversation. After the 20 min ride, wife has said she would not mind riding on the back of that at all.
Last edited by Philmo11; 11-19-2018 at 03:22 AM.