Best all around ATV??
My neighbor up north has 4 atv's everything but hondas. Every spring at least 2 will not start or run well. Comes over every year wondering what I do to keep my hondas running. Nothing different, except put in seafoam once in a while. Nothing against any other brand, but Honda's are all I have ever owned, with good reason. My machines have never let me down. Most recent one is fuel injected, and absolutely love it as I don't need to hold the choke at all.
I have an Alterra 500. Made by Textron. Around the farm it’s not bad and works for me.
No one running an Arctic Cat.
Esox, it makes you laugh about people owning and getting rid of all these ATV's huh? Well let me put it to you this way, if I had a 60 mile rid through the woods and there was nothing around, i wouldn't trust Polaris. I've owned em, they are not reliable. period. I'll take my honda and bury it in a creek bottom and I know it will work. I'm not scared driving a Honda or Yammy. Keep it local I understand, but Polaris needs to step it up to get my business.
I beat on my equipment, if I can own a Wheeler and it doesn't break down, you better get what I got cause I ride em, I don't baby em. I understand many have machines that they ride out on a lake 5 times a year for the last 10 years...that's not even a challenge for a machine. Any machine will do that, but it you want to haul stuff, pull stuff out, go through a fresh slashing, pull hay wagons, buy something non Polaris or you'll be let down when you need it the most.
Suzuki owns Kawasaki. merged back in 2001-2003. somewhere in there.
i own a can-am now. but I've owned grizzlies and loved them besides it a single piston engine. if it was a V-twin i would still own a grizzly. i do a lot of snow plowing with my quad and felt i needed a twin to take some of the stress off the engine.
I can't really speak about the other brands, but I had a Yamaha 700 Grizzly and absolutely loved it. Always started, ran fantastic, fast and could pull whatever I threw at it. I have always been a Yammi guy. I have had many Yamaha snowmobiles as well. I only sold the 4 wheeler to move to a side by side.