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Yamaha long term reputation for quality and extensive dealer network vs Chinese copy-cat import with spotty dealer support? Honestly I have not been around CF Moto products. I did look at an Odes before buying my Wolverine. The long list of included "accessories" at a discounted price was tempting. I found fit/finish lacking. Everything just appeared to more cheaply made. I've seen where people were very happy with their chinese imports and I've read horror stories about defects and warranty support. Just make sure you proceed with caution and your eyes wide open.
 

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CF Moto is a big seller in Canada. They are supposedly good quality but resale would be the pits here in the US.
I had a couple of Kymco's and they are good quality stuff, even rebranded under the Kawasaki and Arctic Cat names but nobody wants to buy one because of the stigma of the name.

Yamaha's warranty support is not exactly stellar since you can't get parts from them for new rigs. Our last two Yamaha dealers in West KY dropped them recently because of this. We don't even have a Yamaha SXS dealer in this end of the state any more, nearest is in Tennessee.
 

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I've never ridden one, but I haven't heard a lot of bad stuff said about CFMoto. Everything I've heard pretty much comes to the same conclusion: a decent machine for someone on a budget. They aren't on par necessarily with the bigger more established brands, but they aren't complete junk either.
 
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We have a CF Moto dealer up here, you see them as raffle prizes and free with a new truck purchase, but I've never seen one far from a road in the back country.
 
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We have a CF Moto dealer up here, you see them as raffle prizes and free with a new truck purchase, but I've never seen one far from a road in the back country.
Maybe you're just not able to get as far back in as they are....wink wink.
 
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Well nobody in my area has much to say about the CF Moto either. I am worried that I am gonna be disappointed in the acceleration/top speed of the Wolverine R Spec, but I also know it will have excellent fit and finish, along with full skids,bighorns,beadlocks,Warn winch (thrown in on the deal) and a larger bed than the Cf Moto or Razr. The lack of tilt wheel and adjustable seats kinda sux, but the console, well designed airbox/filter setup, and no heat in cab is a massive plus for me. I also like the wolvy a arm design, and my cousin says his sips the fuel which is a huge benefit to me as well. I was quoted a great price on a 2016 Wolverine R Spec SE, winch and mount, with a new 6x10 trailer. Actually the price out the door was about the same as what the local dealer wanted for the standard EPS NON SE edition, WITHOUT the trailer so.........Its makin the deal very hard to resist.
 

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The CF Moto Z800ex top speed, adjustable seats, and acceleration are what keeps me lookin at em. The prices are within 1400 bux of each other, so cost isnt really the deciding factor.
 

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Maybe you're just not able to get as far back in as they are....wink wink.
I guess I'll have to bust out my spotting scope from the mountain top next time :p :p



Nope, none spotted out there! ;)
 

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biggest issue is resale, when you buy it its yours, the Honda, Yamaha, polaris names allways hold there value and they are dependable long lasting machines, if you have no concern on that part, its probably a pretty good machine, what ruined me on the off brand machines was we bought my nephew a Chinese 4 wheeler, people said they was good, it is 6 months old and about done, so if its a off brand I'm not intrested
 

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Not sure you're really comparing apples to apples with this. What worries me most with this off brand stuff is getting replacement parts down the road. Are you even going to be able to get parts 5 years down the road? From who? Its a lot easier now with the internet than before.
 

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Not sure you're really comparing apples to apples with this. What worries me most with this off brand stuff is getting replacement parts down the road. Are you even going to be able to get parts 5 years down the road? From who? Its a lot easier now with the internet than before.
CF Moto has been one of the few Chinese brands that actually have been around for 25 years. But I do understand what you are saying. Is there an 800 Wolverine R Spec in the works with Yamaha?
 

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CF Moto has been one of the few Chinese brands that actually have been around for 25 years. But I do understand what you are saying. Is there an 800 Wolverine R Spec in the works with Yamaha?

There is something and we will know in June. Likely a NE version of the yxZ so a 1000 built for tighter trails.
 

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There is something and we will know in June. Likely a NE version of the yxZ so a 1000 built for tighter trails.
The YXZ doesnt really strike a chord with me. I have a fully built fire breather dirt bike I use to rip the woods and dirt roads with. I am looking for something that can crawl rocks,technical trails,move around trailers on my property, do yard work, plow snow, and not require me to constantly be working on it to keep it going.
 

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Well to give you an honest opinion on a possible alternative go check the teryx. The 2016 got another refresh.
Both my cousins have side by sides. One has a Teryx, the other a new Wolverine owner. No problems reported from the Teryx, after over 2 years of ownership.
 

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Just looked at the new Teryx LE, I am not liking that one. It looks too much like a mule, and my last experience with a Kawi V Twin was that they are extremely powerful, but drink the fuel, prone to getting hot. The Fox podiums on the Teryx only offer 8 inches of travel. 2 inches less than the Wolverine.
 

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Id be a little weary of a CF Moto. They are a chinese company. If they were half the price, sure, go for it. A Force 800EX is pushing 12 grand. You could get a RZR 900 for that much.
 

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my local dealer where i bought my wolverine has started carrying them. they carry polaris, yamaha, kawi also. i stayed with a company that is well known.
 
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