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I am really considering the Viking for my first SxS purchase. I would really like all feedback to other opinions. The viking is leading for me but would like any input.
 

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Only you can decide which sxs you need. Do you have any specific requirements? I.e. speed, towing ability? Which dealership is closer to you? Which one is better for service? I have a polaris ranger 800 xp and a yamaha viking. They both ride smooth, they both have great 4wd systems (one is electro mechanical and one is mechanical), (I have stuck both of them to the point that I had to winch out). One is single cylinder, one is v twin. I will say the polaris is more powerful at the bottom end (meaning when I hill climb , the polaris is more responsive when I hit the throttle, but the viking takes more throttle, but will match power with more gas). Now that being said, I don't drive much over 10 mph. I have about 200 acres and 7 miles of roads on hills and fields. I like both both my sxs's. The viking has EPS, the ranger does not. I just bought EPS for the ranger, so that tells you I like power steering (lol).
 

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Just all depends on what you like best, Ive had nothing but Yamahas in the past, never an issue, tried my First new Polaris in 2010, and it was lemon that was never fixed uptil the day i sold it, and put money down on the Viking. Polaris was no help, nor where there local dealers. Many people love theres, me, i cant recommend them to anybody, and never will, Yamaha or nothin for me!!! They've never let me down.
 

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I am really considering the Viking for my first SxS purchase. I would really like all feedback to other opinions. The viking is leading for me but would like any input.
I was in the same situation as you, having never owned a SxS before. I had always ridden on 2 wheels but wanted something that I could put to work on a mini-farm and take out on trails from time to time. Before I made my decision (and I considered every brand available), I read information on all the prevailing discussion forums. I looked for signs of owner satisfaction and dissatisfaction. I understand that the forums may have a high concentration of owners coming for help with a problem and I realize the Viking is too new to have much of a track record but I still read all I could. Next, I visited the dealerships nearest to me to get a feel for the different makes/models, and to drive a few. For me, the combination of the research and the test drives made my decision easy and I didn't second guess at all. I bought an EPS Viking just last month and I'm nearing my 20 hour break-in maintenance. It was a great decision and exactly suits what I was looking for. I enjoy the seating for 3 and the low end torque available from a motor with a proven track record. I like the position of the motor behind the seat/under the bed for ease of maintenance and I like many of the extra touches that include guards around the CV boots to prevent corn stubble from tearing the boots. Now I'm looking forward to some custom touches to further suit my needs.

Good luck with your decision and have fun with the process. Let us know what you decide.
 

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Welcome DMAC!!
 

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I am really considering the Viking for my first SxS purchase. I would really like all feedback to other opinions. The viking is leading for me but would like any input.
. I like the size and comfort of the Viking's cab. The ride is also good in my opinion. And the bed is a nice size, not dinky like a Teryx or Mule 610. The viking is also fast enough to bounce yourself off of the trail and into the trees! And I like the hill decent of the Yamaha cvt. What I don't like about my Viking is vibration at idle, which smooths out with some throttle; and the cvt could be a little quieter. Other sxs that almost got my money where the Honda Pioneer and the Polaris xp900. I liked the Honda's smoothness, quietness and the auto transmission.
The Viking was more fun and more comfy with a bigger bed, IMO. I also like the Polaris a lot, just cost too much coin. And I like the cvt and Yamaha reliability over the Polaris.
 
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