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Hey yall. I have been looking into getting a new atv.While looking at the main name brand makers. I have come to like the Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4X4i and the Honda Rancher 420 AT. theey both are loaded with buttons and nobs. I just can't decide which one is better for me. I love Honda to death but I also like Kawasaki. Please comment if yall have rode either, likes or dislikes on either.
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I think your comparing two different machines in two different price ranges. I personally think the 420 is all you need to have fun or work with and is worth the honda reliability (not saying kawasaki is bad or will brake) just feel that honda is simpler engineering. In the end i would get honda cause its cheaper plus i think its easier/ smaller frame to handle and mess around on. that's just my random opinion =) good luck and let us know what u get
 

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I think the same thing. the honda has its ups and its downs, so does the kawasaki.
 

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Know some people with the bruteforces, they are powerful sound good but the electronics are in a bad place under the seat and have problems with them due to mud and water settleing around them and never getting cleaned out, see them in the shop all the time and very expensive when it comes to rebuilding, the Honda is a great machine, i have a 700 Grizzly mysely great power have not had any problems at all and have about 2000 miles on it and a great ride.
 

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i would go with the Honda. I do not personally own a yamaha grizzly, but i have heard alot of good things about them. when i get another machine next year, it will prob be a grizzly
 

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What do you intend to use it for? The size difference between the 2 seems to me you need to narrow your focus before buying either.
 

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presonaly I love the rancher AT better I like the Idea of choosing what gear I am in or just let it choose for me I do find myself in ESP more than Auto but both are great. Have not rode a 750 brute but bro in law has an 05 650 prarie it has great power and a front locker, its just to big! and I am not much for belts (thats froms owning 3 odyesseys). RIDE RED!
 

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i would go with the Honda. I do not personally own a yamaha grizzly, but i have heard alot of good things about them. when i get another machine next year, it will prob be a grizzly
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OP: It all depends on what you want to do with it. I'm die-hard Kawi when it comes to bikes, and was leaning heavily toward the Kawi when I bought my quad. It was waay more machine than I needed and was priced a lot higher, so I went with the Rancher 420 AT. I'm glad I did and never looked back. The ES option is great for plowing snow and other instances when you want to stay in first (or a low) gear, but when just riding down farm roads on your way to a treestand, the AT is awesome.

Now sport quads on the other hand, I'm not going to buy a Honda until they put FI on them. I will buy a Kawi or maybe Yammi.
 

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I mainly ride trails and do some creek riding and a good bit of mudding. i run over a decent bit of rocks and roots.
 

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If you like to go fast and don't care about the big price diff. then get the brute. I have a 09 750i and there is noway I'd buy a rancher, unless it was for my 12 yr old or my o'lady. Not saying there is anything wrong with a rancher, I think it's a great quad, my buddy has one, I'm just spoiled by the power and ride of the brute. If you get a rancher just get the es 4x4 not the auto, I've read about it and it sound like junk. A 5speed with rev. will be more fun, and if you get a brute having a belt isn't bad, you're alawys in the right gear and if you take care of your shit your belt won't get wet. I've had mine up to the seat in water and never had a problem.
 

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The new rancher AT is actually very nice. It's not the old hondamatic.
 

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Ranchers are slow. I love mine but i wish it had more power as well. Best handling quad ive ever ridden though
 

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check out my Other Quads folder to see my brute
 
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