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    Do I get the X4 or the X2?

    I’m trading in my 17’ R-Spec soon, and I can’t find anyone talking about which model (X2 or X4) is better than the other.

    That said, I have had occasions where it would have been nice to have more people along.

    Then again, my R-spec is nice and light and goes anywhere.

    Is it worth the extra cost to go with the X4? Is the maintenance being more difficult a hindrance?

    I’m 50:50 on this. Please, any input would be appreciated.

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    If its just you and 1 other, then get the 2 seat. If you would like more room get the 4 seat. That's all I can offer.
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    It really depends on how much you want/need the extra seats I have a X4 but was originally looking at a X2 R-Spec The 4 seater was a easier sell to the wife because of kids. Still kinda wished coulda got the 2 seater like the R-Spec suspension

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    We were on the fence and it came down to how often " which came down to 2 to 3 times a year" will someone extra actually ride that did not have one already and if they would really be comfortable or have fun riding in the back the whole time. We went with the 2 and haven't regretted it. Having the bigger box has come in way handy
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    Thanks for the answer so far. I usually go riding once a month and it has been brought up that maybe those in the back won’t come as often or have a good time.

    Then again, maybe a couple’s excursion would be a lot of fun? My fiancé and I don’t have children. But we do have friends and it would be fun to have them along.

    That said, the R-Spec has better shocks and a big dumping bed. Anything else I should consider?

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    The X4 can carry quite a lot and ALL your cargo is protected from the weather by the roof:

    https://www.wolverineforums.com/foru...ox-review.html

    The X4 is only 80 lbs heavier than the X2.

    You can add aftermarket shocks or even retrofit X2 shocks to the X4, but you're already paying a price premium........if money's no object you can disregard this.

    Getting to the X4's CVT involves a lot more BUT you'll never have to change the belt and you can probably go 1500-2000 miles before your primary/secondary sheaves need serviced.

    X2 has integrated backup lights, X4 is prewired so you can add them yourself (with OEM harness and relay)

    X2 probably gets better gas mileage because it has less drag and may handle a just a hair better.

    X4's roof is double-shelled and solid vs the X2's single shell design.

    I've had passengers in the back for at least half a day and not one complaint (actually received compliments on how comfortable it was).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MassiveOverkill View Post
    The X4 can carry quite a lot and ALL your cargo is protected from the weather by the roof:

    https://www.wolverineforums.com/foru...ox-review.html

    The X4 is only 80 lbs heavier than the X2.

    You can add aftermarket shocks or even retrofit X2 shocks to the X4, but you're already paying a price premium........if money's no object you can disregard this.

    Getting to the X4's CVT involves a lot more BUT you'll never have to change the belt and you can probably go 1500-2000 miles before your primary/secondary sheaves need serviced.

    X2 has integrated backup lights, X4 is prewired so you can add them yourself (with OEM harness and relay)

    X2 probably gets better gas mileage because it has less drag and may handle a just a hair better.

    X4's roof is double-shelled and solid vs the X2's single shell design.

    I've had passengers in the back for at least half a day and not one complaint (actually received compliments on how comfortable it was).
    These are fantastic points. My only complaint when it came to inviting someone else to go riding was the stipulation that they come alone. That means an angry girlfriend often times haha.

    I sat in an X4’s rear seat and was impressed that it felt so much like the front seat.

    I do like the big roof. What’s the cost of one? The one I’m thinking of getting is an 18’ and it has no roof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greggo View Post
    We were on the fence and it came down to how often " which came down to 2 to 3 times a year" will someone extra actually ride that did not have one already and if they would really be comfortable or have fun riding in the back the whole time. We went with the 2 and haven't regretted it. Having the bigger box has come in way handy
    How has the larger bed been more handy? And did the people in the back have fun riding with you even though they are sitting behind the driver?

    Thanks!

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    Well, you can always ride 2 peeps in an x4, but you can not take 4 peeps in an x2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhupress View Post
    How has the larger bed been more handy? And did the people in the back have fun riding with you even though they are sitting behind the driver?

    Thanks!
    We have dogs and so I had a custom canopy made for the back of our X2. Now our gear stays dry (and dogs too) and we don't have to pack everything so compacted. In addition, this keeps the dust out as well. If you don't buy the Yamaha rear window, you can spend the money on this instead but it is a custom setup so more expensive overall but much more functional too. All the windows zip out or roll up depending on what your weather or adventure dictates.

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