Ok guys here are the facts. As for the transmission on the rincon, compared to slippy belt machines i have 3 ranges low medium and high and can shift between all three on the fly. As far as the so called locker front end is kinda of a myth. A front end that truely locked would be very difficult to steer. Power steering would be a plus on the rincon, can't figure why that is not an option. As far a the ride goes little rough at low speeds, but greatly improves with speed. I dont need 70hp because the rincon on wieghs a little over 650 lbs not 850 like the 850cc and 1000cc machines. The last time we went riding in the snow i went every where my buddies 850 polaris went. The only difference was me towing him back because of a blown belt (hehehe).