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2 years ago my girl friend and I tried a RZR at the atv jamboree in Richfield Utah and were both impressed and bought our RZR in January 09. The RZR actually handles better with two people to ballance it out IMO.
No more nailing it from a stop and standing straight up..you can't live without that keep the 850.... The Can-Am Max has more snap then the 850 did and we rode 2 up comfortably but I still found myself being a little nervous with my 7 year old daughter on back and definitely never rode hard with her on board even though she wanted to go faster ect I would always take it very easy/slow and avoid larger obstacles.
I'm not an adrenaline junkie, but I like to feel it pull when asked. There are some tight trails here and some open trails with limited access to real 4x4 truck trails. The biggest downfall for me going from ATV to sidexside is that you cant manipulate a rzr like you can an atv.
I need to hear why you like them and what's fun about them. Lots of slop and some deep mud locally, with nice open trials to the north....which means I'd have to travel more to ride. Its just a different world but its a fun one so go get yourself a rzr and have a new kind of fun...
While the RZR is not as nimble as a quad we find it more comfortable to ride all day and don't get the sore shoulders I sometimes got with our quads. The atv is perfect for 1 person to ride and have fun. The atv can be ridden over rough and jagged terrain quite quickly since you can use your weight to minipulate the bike and get your center of gravity where you want it. Now I used to own a 2002 Honda 350 4x4 and it was fun but asking the wife to jump off so I can climb this hill, or jump off so I can pound through this mud hole, or jump off so I can try that jump out... High centering is a common thing while going over sharp pitched hills/mounds/rocks...
Side x sides and ATVs are different but both have their pluses and drawbacks but the side x sides with harnesses and role cages are definitly safer. but once you get used to it you know when you need a run on and when you don't so you can slide your belly across a surface just enough to grab that traction on the other side.
But, the rzr will never compare to the zip you feel in that 850xp. I'm not an adrenaline junkie, but I like to feel it pull when asked. There are some tight trails here and some open trails with limited access to real 4x4 truck trails. LOL..is exaclty why I have switched machines so much the past 2 years...putting off the inevitable,not just becuase I like to buy something new ever 6 months lol..from the 850 to a 2up Max...thinking that would fit the bill..still didn't really so I bought a Sx S.