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Old May 17th, 2013, 03:40 PM
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XP 900 vs maverick

Ok fellas, just sold my rhino and looking to get something more sportier. I've been looking at the XP 900 and the mavericks (Leanimg more toward the rzr). I know I'm on the rzr forum and everyone is partial to rzrs but I'm curious to know what's the good and bad of both maverick and rzr. I can't decide what to go with. I know this is a hard question but just curious what y'all think. I found a similar topic on the maverick forum and everyone was just bashing the XP 900 compared to the maverick. (They were being dicks.....you could tell they were biased) so I'm hoping there's a little more class here. I've never driven a maverick but I have driven an XP and I loved it. Most of my buddies have rzrs. I'm not to familiar with either so I am just curious what y'all think and any advice y'all would have. If I'm gonna spend the money I want to learn as much as I can and get what suits me the best. I do mostly trail riding in the Arkansas ozarks. Thanks in advance.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 04:05 PM
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Re: XP 900 vs maverick

xp 900s are awesome. there hard on belts and clutches if your a hard on your rides. the maverick as ive checked is top heavy more prone to roll over, but more power & faster. both are a great it up to you.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 04:07 PM
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Re: XP 900 vs maverick

Go to the search engine at the top and type in Maverick. You'll find plenty of comparisons (biased and unbiased). I will say that no SxS is harder on belts or has a weaker clutch setup that the Maverick.

I have an Xp and couldn't be happier with it so far. If you can try to drive both on the offload and see which one suits you best. They both have chinks in their armor and some aspects of each are better.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 05:22 PM
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Re: XP 900 vs maverick

Maverick drives like a tank... there suspension is just "ok" ... bit top heavy, their clutching system breaks and problem w/belts... the inside is nice but a biotch to clean after muddy. AND THE WORST THING IMO is they're only 3 wheel drive, their front visco lok system sucks... youtube vids of visco lok can am and you'll see 3WD at its finest.

Maverick good is the engine and HP, it's a beast for sure.

Don't forget to test out the Artic Wildcat X (not standard Wildcat).. seems to be a contender between Maverick and XP now as well.

Good luck... DRIVE ALL 3 and your decision will get easier.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 06:45 PM
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XP 900 vs maverick

We just road the maverick and the rzr XP on the same day and both had a little more than 100 miles on the. The maverick had many rattle and squeaks. Then the feel of the machine had no comparison to the rzr. The rzr is the choice out of them both. Haven't had the chance to try the wildcat. Did like the shifter on the maverick
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Old May 17th, 2013, 06:58 PM
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Re: XP 900 vs maverick

Xp 900 is tried and true. Its a great machine even though I am looking at getting something different. I am just bored with the same old RZR style since 2008. I was going to get a Maverick but the lack of power steering, and slow engage visco is keeping me away for now. The Wildcat X looks like it could be fun.
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Re: XP 900 vs maverick

Yeah, the maverick had some big shoes to fill and Can Am had to go all out. RZR's are still the to of the food chain and Im sure the next RZR will top the maverick with ease. Until now the rzr hasn't had much completion. Go with the tried and true machine. Go with the machine that has a ton more accessories available. Look at the numbers of members on here and on there, it speaks for itself.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 08:40 PM
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Re: XP 900 vs maverick

It's hard to beat a tried and true machine that has been around since 2011 vs a first year CanAm Mav.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 11:23 PM
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XP 900 vs maverick

Rode in my buddy's Mav the other day and she gets up and goes pretty quick. But It didn't seem much more if any more powerful than my xp. I would had brought my xp to his house to race but its at motoalliance right now. I think with my clutch kit ill for sure get him out of the hole. Mid think it will be close he might start to walk away from me. But my Rzr put a way bigger smile on my face when I ride it then when I rode in the Mav. I love the cut and finish BRP does. Can am commander and maverick seats are comfy as hell and I might try to find a lightly used pair for my Rzr. Ill chime in when I finally get to line up against the maverick and commander 1000. Hopefully memorial weekend or the following.
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Re: XP 900 vs maverick

The mav is faster in a drag race smotheir than a xp at slower speeds alot more comphy but the xp can out handle a xp. But a good driver will be a toss up. If your just going to trail ride. The front diff can be a problem but not that bad. Both are hard on belts If you don't care about the handling. I'd get the mav, if you want to haul ass in the dunes and climb get the xp
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Re: XP 900 vs maverick

I was like you and was at first leaning towards the Maverick but then after driving a Commander causer I couldn't find a Maverick, I chose to go with the RZR 900. In stock form The Maverick is a little faster. I chose to add the Polaris stage 2 kit to mine and now mine is faster than a Maverick, Not a lot, but it is. If you are unfamiliar with the stage 2 kit, it just really makes the engine the one that is in the Jagged X HO. I went the Polaris route to keep my warranty. There are many GOOD kits by supporting vendors if you aren't worried about the factory warranty. But even in stock form I do like my RZR over the Maverick cause I have some friends that have them and they are at the shop more that average but that just good be working out the first year bugs in them, not sure. Hope this helps some.
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Re: XP 900 vs maverick

Quote: Originally Posted by Kalop View Post
Maverick drives like a tank... there suspension is just "ok" ... bit top heavy, their clutching system breaks and problem w/belts... the inside is nice but a biotch to clean after muddy. AND THE WORST THING IMO is they're only 3 wheel drive, their front visco lok system sucks... youtube vids of visco lok can am and you'll see 3WD at its finest.

Maverick good is the engine and HP, it's a beast for sure.

Don't forget to test out the Artic Wildcat X (not standard Wildcat).. seems to be a contender between Maverick and XP now as well.

Good luck... DRIVE ALL 3 and your decision will get easier.
I just sold my xp900 and got the mav and no way does it drive like a tank. My mav rides hands down twice as good as my xp did on the same ruff trails, and also my mav don't push in corners like my xp did. Don't get me wrong I loved my xp but wouldn't trade back as of now.
There's different things I like better about both of them, but the rzr is dated for sure. That rzr interior needs updating bad.
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Re: XP 900 vs maverick

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Maverick drives like a tank... there suspension is just "ok" ... bit top heavy, their clutching system breaks and problem w/belts... the inside is nice but a biotch to clean after muddy. AND THE WORST THING IMO is they're only 3 wheel drive, their front visco lok system sucks... youtube vids of visco lok can am and you'll see 3WD at its finest.

Maverick good is the engine and HP, it's a beast for sure.

Don't forget to test out the Artic Wildcat X (not standard Wildcat).. seems to be a contender between Maverick and XP now as well.

Good luck... DRIVE ALL 3 and your decision will get easier.
I just sold my xp900 and got the mav and no way does it drive like a tank. My mav rides hands down twice as good as my xp did on the same ruff trails, and also my mav don't push in corners like my xp did. Don't get me wrong I loved my xp but wouldn't trade back as of now.
There's different things I like better about both of them, but the rzr is dated for sure. That rzr interior needs updating bad.

You have a solid point about the interior. Can am wins hands down on that subject.
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XP 900 vs maverick

I was dead set on a maverick for a while test drove one and loved it. I love can am. Then the jagged x came out and the only reason I got it is because I have the option of four seats. If I was to buy a 2 seater it was hands down for me a maverick. I like the JX some things I'm not thrilled with tout its a good machine that I enjoy.
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Re: XP 900 vs maverick

Thank you all for the advice. I think weekend after this one I'm going to get a chance to drive both a lot up where we do our riding. It'll be a good chance to compare the two for my style of riding. I'll report back what I feel about the two. In the mean time keep the advice and comments coming. This is good stuff.
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