Going To The Dark Side…. :)

So after 3 1/2 years of ownership my Sportsman 800 will be picked up by its new owner next Thursday. Was an awesome ATV for me and it was the first Atv I’ve ever owned.

I’m shopping around at two local dealers for its replacement as we speak…. 2015 Can-Am XMR 800. Finally the XMR comes in the G2 chassis which I’m super excited about. Geared 15% Lower this year, Commander Rear Differential, Upgraded Axle Shafts(Holly Beasty Units), and standard shocks instead of the air ride. I think Can-Am finally got it right this year with this chassis so I’m jumping onboard. So far I have had the chance to do some riding with a 2014 Outlander 800 XT and a 2015 Outlander 1000 XMR.

The question begs, when will Polaris come out with a High lifter edition Sportsman 1000? After losing a lot of money in modding my 800 I decided its best just to buy one that is already built and warrantied! I could buy an 850 or 1000 Sportsman, but I don’t have the ambition to do Wheels/Tires, Clutch kit, Axles, Front Diff Fix, Lift, Rad Relocate and Snorkels… It would be way more expensive then the XMR.

Anyone else feel this way?