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post #1 of 9 Old May 28th, 2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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570 or 800?

Hey Guys and Gals ....what do you think I should get a 570 or an 800. Will be doing my riding in Ontario Canada on atv and snowmobile trails..some mud some rock but mostly forest trails,logging roads and such..Also would you recommend a tire upgrade and maybe a snorkle for water crossings?
Thanks All will be looking forward to hearing your suggestions...Again
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I just needed to make the same decision, also in Ontario. I live in Toronto, but ride near Apsley.

I had very similar riding requirements to you.

I tested both machines, did lots of research, and ended up going with a 2012 RZR 800.

Couple reasons:
- proven and time tested design
- felt slightly more powerful when I tested it, and while I don't need tons of power, I figure that I was already spending a lot to get into a RZR, I might as well spend an extra grand or do on something more powerful
- more accessory availability in Canada. Shipping from the US is crazy expensive on big atv parts, lot cheaper if you can find stuff here. I like dealing with Royal Distributing for aftermarket stuff, and the seem to have a good selection of rzr 800 parts

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions on pricing.
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get the 570
if you are mainly trail riding

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Re: 570 or 800?

I have done a lot of research on both of these. I have decided to go with a 570 myself due to the type of riding I do, which is mainly trail riding. Really in comparison, the 570 does not lack much from the 800. It has fewer ponies, but can virtually match the 800 to 40mph. If you ride like me, then 40mph is pretty quick for the trails that I ride. The XP transmission is better than the 800 and that is what they used in the 570. So the smaller displacement really is offset by the better transmission, handling and suspension. Overall the 570 is a better machine in my opinion based on the stats. (I have yet to drive either, and really don't plan on driving an 800 to taint my opinions).

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Go 800. You must remember while the 800 only has a few more horsepower, it is a V-twin compared to a single cylinder with the 570. The 800 makes much more torque.
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post #6 of 9 Old May 29th, 2012, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
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Canada Re: 570 or 800?

Thanks everyone for your replys...I think I have to agree about the torque with the 800.. My biggest concern is if I switch to a side by side will I be able to go where the atvs go..The guys I ride with are not real mud boggers or anything but from time to time we encounter some mud and the odd water crossing. This is why I asked about tire upgrades and snorkles. Again Thank you!!!!
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Re: 570 or 800?

Its a parallel twin meaning the cylinders sit like this 00 not like this O\/O. Ive nEver rode the 570 but i like the motor turned side ways like it should be i like the belt cluch is easier to access plus it has a belt drain and the bed panell removal door.
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post #8 of 9 Old May 29th, 2012, 06:55 AM
 
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Re: 570 or 800?

I had to make the same choice. I do mostly trails too and decided on the 570, don't regret it a bit. Handles great and is very easy to service compared to the 8
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Re: 570 or 800?

570 all the way. In our group we have an XP 900. 570, and 800. I would buy the 570 over the 800. It is a much better designed machine.
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