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Let the debate begin. How do you think the Wolverine will compare to the Wildcat Trail?
 

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Yeah no doubt. I don't see the Wolverine taking a lot of sales from RZR, but I could see it cut into the Wildcat market.
 

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It seems to me that the wolverine is more comparable to the wildcat sport and not the trail since the trail is a 50" machine and both the sport and wolverine are 60" machines but none the less it has basically the same suspension travel with higher CG then the trail but the width of the sport so just in that aspect it comes in behind the trail for me just my $0.02
 

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If 50" restriction is a factor, there are few choices, indeed.

It seems to me that the wolverine is more comparable to the wildcat sport and not the trail since the trail is a 50" machine and both the sport and wolverine are 60" machines but none the less it has basically the same suspension travel with higher CG then the trail but the width of the sport so just in that aspect it comes in behind the trail for me just my $0.02
 

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Yeah I will say this if I was goin to spend 13k+ on a 60" machine it would be hands down the sport because the price of the wolverine takes it out of the ball park of a trail or even a 50" rzr and puts it up there with the wildcat sport and the rzr a models but everyone wants to compare the wolverine to the 50" class stuff and that just doesn't make sense to me
 

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The trail cat should be superior in acceleration and torque due to its engine being a twin. The cat should also handle better at high speeds due to its engines placement and lower center of gravity. The cat is also 300 lbs lighter so that would make it a better power to weight ratio. The wolverine will be super smooth and predictable. Can't wait for real world comparisons.
 

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that didn't work with the 800 vs 570 rzr. this machine is gonna fool some people on power and handling

The trail cat should be superior in acceleration and torque due to its engine being a twin. The cat should also handle better at high speeds due to its engines placement and lower center of gravity. Can't wait for real world comparisons.
 

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Well it might be peppy but it still has no suspension travel compared to other 60" machines really makes me wonder if the spec isn't correct and it's actually 50.6" that would make more sense
 

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2" difference in the wolverine and wildcat suspension travel

Well it might be peppy but it still has no suspension travel compared to other 60" machines really makes me wonder if the spec isn't correct and it's actually 50.6" that would make more sense
 

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2" inches can be pretty considerable depending on the application of riding you do and with that the wolverine comes in at 2" less ground clearance as well verses the wildcat sport and when looking at ground clearance 2" is a ton
 

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I have no doubt that it will be a quality built reliable machine but given the fact that I just recently went through the spec sheet comparisons for several months leading up to buying my wildcat trail in November when you put spec sheets side by side wolverine v. WC trail v. WC sport v. Rzr the wolverine lacks in a few departments but I personally don't believe they are all in the same category the wolverine is more of a crossover between utility and recreation so I would never expect it to win out verses the other completion because the other competition isn't not designed with work involved they are designed for sport play sure the wolverine will sell but it won't sell to ppl looking for just a recreational/sport SxS I think the wolverine is cool but IMO yamaha fell short with it they had an oportunity to bring something to the table to be a real competitor in the sport world but they dropped the ball based on the spec sheet and let's be honest that's all we really have to go on so far
 

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After putting thousands of miles on my RZR570 and 05 and 08 Rhino I can tell you guys this Wolverine will perform well. The Trail Cat will need the high end elka shock model to better the Yamaha and it costs a few thousand more plus its a 100% sport model. Check out the video where Yamaha shows the Teryx shock beside the KYB Yamaha shock. I put over 21,000 miles on my 08 Teryx and 2012 Teryx 4 and the travel and shock quality makes it in the utility family. The Wolverine is more sport then utility mostly due to the suspension. It is faster then the Teryx and has more HP and that's more then 57. The Rhino's had 40, the Viking has 47.
 

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Hey Bob, thanks for the info! Where did you see the video and the hp numbers?

After putting thousands of miles on my RZR570 and 05 and 08 Rhino I can tell you guys this Wolverine will perform well. The Trail Cat will need the high end elka shock model to better the Yamaha and it costs a few thousand more plus its a 100% sport model. Check out the video where Yamaha shows the Teryx shock beside the KYB Yamaha shock. I put over 21,000 miles on my 08 Teryx and 2012 Teryx 4 and the travel and shock quality makes it in the utility family. The Wolverine is more sport then utility mostly due to the suspension. It is faster then the Teryx and has more HP and that's more then 57. The Rhino's had 40, the Viking has 47.
 

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After putting thousands of miles on my RZR570 and 05 and 08 Rhino I can tell you guys this Wolverine will perform well. The Trail Cat will need the high end elka shock model to better the Yamaha and it costs a few thousand more plus its a 100% sport model. Check out the video where Yamaha shows the Teryx shock beside the KYB Yamaha shock. I put over 21,000 miles on my 08 Teryx and 2012 Teryx 4 and the travel and shock quality makes it in the utility family. The Wolverine is more sport then utility mostly due to the suspension. It is faster then the Teryx and has more HP and that's more then 57. The Rhino's had 40, the Viking has 47.
There is no doubt the base model trail leaves you wanting more in the shock department but I have a base model trail with 29.5 OL 2's with the shocks cranked up for GC and it rides pretty smooth for the riding I typically do very rarely does my speedo see more than 25 mph so the shocks aren't that big of a factor and I would guess that most ppl looking to buy the wolverine will very rarlely be hitting trails at huge high rates of speed where the shocks will really show up I'm not knocking the wolverine at all but if I was in the market for a SxS there really isn't much to push someone towards the wolverine other then the reliable history of yamaha and it may make 60 hp but so does all it's competition
 
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