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We where looking at sxs's that could do both work and play. To us, the Viking had the best combo of roomy, comfy cab; big enough bed to haul fire wood; nice and zippy, you know, fun to drive; and Yamaha seems to have a solid reputation for reliability. Plus the price was not too bad. The ones we passed on where Kubota RTV900, all work, not a lot of play. Too slow and it had a tight cab. But it was like a well built tank. Polaris xp 900 almost had us, we liked it a little more than the Viking but I know of too many people that had trouble with Polaris. Plus it was a couple grand more. Kawasaki Mules seem well built, but like the Kubota, tight cab, slow and low ground clearance. The Teryx's bed is just too small. Oh well, these where the ones we narrowed the pack of contenders down to. How about you guys, why did you pick the Viking?
 

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Oh ya, almost went for either a Honda Big Red or a Pioneer. Just did not seem quite as fun:eek:
 

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Always had Yamaha, tried Polaris couple years back, it was a lemon, that nothing was ever done about, sold it, Put money down on the Viking. If the Viking hadnt come along, i would have kept the Ranger, so im glad Yamaha came out with a bigger sxs.
 

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I have always owned Yamaha's. Trail snowmobiles, drag snowmobiles and 4 wheelers. Yamaha spends a ton on R&D and really does an excellent job with the fit and finish. I was all ready to purchase a Rhino, but my dealer said to hold off and see what they are bringing out in the summer of 2013, so I did.
At first I wasn't too excited about the Viking, as a matter of fact I was one of those people bitching about them. Now that I have given it some time, driven it a few miles and put some real tires and rims on it, I love it. My wife and I don't really trail ride other than taking fire roads to restaurants / bars in our area. It is going to be used primarily for hunting, ice fishing and making firewood. I think my Viking looks good (bad ass) and performs well. No complaints here!
 

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Haven't bought yet but I like the off set middle seat in the Viking. The Honda Pioneer has a four-seater where the back two seats fold down though. I can't decide which one is more versatile/useful.
 

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Haven't bought yet but I like the off set middle seat in the Viking. The Honda Pioneer has a four-seater where the back two seats fold down though. I can't decide which one is more versatile/useful.
I looked at the Honda and thought it was nice. I kind of like the way they did the extra seats in the back but if you carry a third person you are very limited to how much you can carry in the bed. I also didn't care for how high you sit in the Honda. The Viking also has better ground clearance. Just a few observations, that's all.

I like Yamaha and they gave me a deal I couldn't pass up.
 

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I am also a member of the Honda pioneer forums as I am in the market as well and the pioneer seems to be the other option worth considering.

I have not yet seen the pioneer in person but the Viking looks much better in person than on the internet. I have compared the ranger xp900 and Viking next to eachother at the dealer... As a result, I am no longer considering the Ranger...
 

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I feel like if I have more than 1 passenger with me I likely won't need to haul that much anyway. Once I have that many passengers it will be more for fun than for work. I know that sometimes having the ability to carry 4 people instead of just three may be nice. I'll have to see which dealer will give me a better price. Maybe I can play them off each other.
 

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I feel like if I have more than 1 passenger with me I likely won't need to haul that much anyway. Once I have that many passengers it will be more for fun than for work. I know that sometimes having the ability to carry 4 people instead of just three may be nice. I'll have to see which dealer will give me a better price. Maybe I can play them off each other.
Good luck with which ever one you decide.
 
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