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Guessing real world would be close to that, but probably will be hearing from some RZR guys contradicting....Lance
 

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Well of course, we all know an 800CC RZR with a top speed of 63 should be able to outrun and 1000cc Commander with a top speed of 73.

I'm sure this video was doctored. :timebomb:
 

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If that is the Purple RZR S, then I was the driver of it. Please notice that I let off the throttle right before the line. A rookie error which I did a few times that night. The stopping distance allowed was (imo) not adequate. Would have had the Commander by about 1 ft if I'd not let up. I did the same thing in the womens finals. <sigh>

Next time... <grin> :)

edit to add---Nick with the 1000 Prowler did beat the Commander in the men's finals. That is a fair race...machine wise.
 

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Hi, and---no, it's stock. I've had it about 5 weeks. I used to ride a 400 Big Bear but had to change as I had my right knee replaced. But anyway, back to topic... what it does come down to is the driver. I've not done any off the line drag racing since 1970(street). :) and, I had the understanding that this event was for fun (I did have a blast), not for a PR stunt for the Commander. So....imo, this vid is not a good example of the Commander's abilities. The 1000 Artic Cat Prowler did beat the Commander. The Prowler was stock as well. :giggle:
 

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Ahhh got it...I can't speak for anyone else, however, in my opinion speed is only one aspect to a vehicle. Whether or not the Commander can beat a Rzr or a Prowler can beat a Commander to me is an non-issue, I am more concerned with being comfortable driving the machine, the fit and finish, reliability, etc. You can have the fastest machine in the world, however, if you don't feel comfortable driving it or can't make it back to camp, it is not all that fun ;)



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Ahhh got it...I can't speak for anyone else, however, in my opinion speed is only one aspect to a vehicle. Whether or not the Commander can beat a Rzr or a Prowler can beat a Commander to me is an non-issue, I am more concerned with being comfortable driving the machine, the fit and finish, reliability, etc. You can have the fastest machine in the world, however, if you don't feel comfortable driving it or can't make it back to camp, it is not all that fun ;)
I'm with you on this DP
I want reliability along with comfort, style (black/yellow are my colors):giggle: & HP been waiting 3 years ...just a month to go....:)
 

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We went up the switch back on Iron Mt. in Marysvale this past weekend, and it was a hoot! My Hubby's rhino was just long traveled. His ride was superior, and that ol'rhino seemed to me to give the best ride. And, if I must say so myself, he is a verrry good driver. I did that ride on my RZR and had a hoot of a good time. The views were breath taking at the top.

So yes, the trails are important. I love'em. About 3 weeks ago I took my RZR on trail 4 to trail 1(at Duck Creek, ut) in the rain and mud through lava rocks...etc... Anyway, it turned out to be a 4hr ride. We (Hubby was shotgun) came back with mud all over us, and my poor rzr had about 2 inches of caked mud on it! It took $8 at Mr. Bubbles to get the mud off.

Now, that is what I call fun. :giggle:
 

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Jo_G,
It was great meeting you guys. Thanks for participating in all of the events, it was a lot of fun.

The rest of you people missed a great event.
 

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reality check

To me top speed is not Important. Whats important for trail riding is getting to the top of a narly technical hill. That takes a lot of controllable torque to keep the wheels hooked up and not spinning.
raced commander 1000 against rzr-s bored out with full exhaust . close at start within 150 feet commander pulled away
 

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In my Review I noticed!

I can say That i Did this same Thing When i was Doing my Reviews for the 2011 Polaris RZR 800 S & 2011 Can am commander XT 1000. I lined them up and I was Surprised With the Results. Obviously the Commander Won Every Time. What surprised me was that the RZR Did hold its own till about 200ft Thats were the Commander's More HP Stepped in. I did Do break & gas Dump When Launching the RZR I think that was the only reason why it held up a Little! All in all the RZR S Has its features. But the New Commander Will be a Huge Player For sure!
 

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I have commander x,wife has rzr s.1st race my x blows her away easy.Wife very competitive wants turbo....ok..I get her MCX turbo..I can't even come close her now,she is fast.Now I want turbo...none available yet.Mean time I got Muzzy,digi tune & wegoIII Have headers on now tuner next week.Ordering cvtech clutch on Monday.Gonna try and bet her.lol Oh by the way we're almost 60 yrs old.Hope I never get too old that I'm content with just comfort & reliability.Ride hard have fun!!!
 
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