When I went looking for a new sport four wheeler, the first one I took a look at was a Raptor 700r. After sitting on it and getting the race like feel of it, I noticed it was a little on the big side for me and too top heavy for me to slide around and cut up on. I didn't at first want a 450 cuz I didn't think it would come close to the 700r, but when I sat on the 450 QuadRacer, I knew this was the one for me. It had a lower center of gravity, smaller, lighter, and I felt more like a part of the four wheeler. My buddy got the 700 Raptor and I got the Suzuki. As soon as I rode it and really put the hammer down, that thing took off without any hesitation, leaving rooster tails and dust way behind me. After riding I compared it to the Raptor 660 I had ridden prior to getting the Suzuki, it doesn't have any thing on this 450 in my opinion. I love the way it handles and sticks to the ground in the turns. It has awesome low end take off and still turns pretty well in the higher gears. I'll put it this way, I find it hard to believe that a 700 Raptor will beat this thing 1st -3rd gear. I haven't tested it out against the Raptor yet but I'll find out soon. If you want a fast, snappy, fun to ride, balls to the wall acceleration fourwheeler, I would recommend the Suzuki QuadRacer 450r, it's nasty. I'll let ya'll know how it holds up againt the Raptor 700 as soon as I find out.
Upgrades/Accessories: Factory for now, besides some Suzuki Nerfs. Future plans of Yoshi Exhaust system & Power commander.
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