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Rhino 450 vs. 700?

Believe it or not, my mother-in-law is going to be looking at a new Rhino, and I was wondering the pro and cons of the 450 vs. the 700. I know one is fuel injected and the other is carb., but from what I hear the top speed is not that far off, due to limiting from the factory. Is this true? What other factors would one consider before a purchase? I see her only needing the 450, but if the 700 is a far better machine, then we would like to hear about it? I have never driven either to know, so I am hoping I can learn afew things here?
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09-04-2009, 06:12 PM
Guy on here that goes by Yamabeast has a 450 Rhino and he loves it. I'd say if you don't need fuel injection and more cc's, save the money and get the 450. I'm just shocked sometimes where Rhino's can go, for their size.
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09-04-2009, 09:35 PM
If you want to run big tires, or go fast up long steep roads, then go with something bigger. Otherwise, I think you will be very happy with the 450. I have no regrets on the purchase of mine. The 450 does have plenty of power to spin the rear around, turn the tires in mud, and have fun out on the avg. trail. They do rev pretty high, you will feel like you are running it too hard, but you will get used to it. The 450s are very easy on fuel. Unless you have a need for speed, the 450 will not let you down.
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09-05-2009, 07:58 AM
I have a 660, but agree with Yamabeast's assessment. I honestly don't do anything with mine I couldn't with a 450. I put a Hunterworks Tri Fire in mine, but never run over 35-40. Honestly, anything over forty feels too fast for me. If at all possible, drive one before making a final decision.

The FI is great for cold starts/warm uo, but my carbed 06 always starts.
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I have a 660, but agree with Yamabeast's assessment. I honestly don't do anything with mine I couldn't with a 450. I put a Hunterworks Tri Fire in mine, but never run over 35-40. Honestly, anything over forty feels too fast for me. If at all possible, drive one before making a final decision.

The FI is great for cold starts/warm uo, but my carbed 06 always starts.

Thanks for all the information you all gave me. I do have a chance, this weekend at the Sportsman's show, to test ride both the 700 and the 450. I am wondering, due to the factory settings, what is the top speed between them? From what I have been told, there is not that huge of speed difference coming out of the factory? Is this true? I know you can have some work done to correct this, but unless it is something I can do myself, I would leave it alone?
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If you are ever gonna pull anything or use it for work I'd buy the 700. More torque is good. Top speed may not change much but acceleration will be much different. You can add a clutch sheeve to the 700 that will increase the top speed. The 450 wont have the power to pull the higher mph.

If you are riding with anyone else that has a significantly larger engine atv/utv you'll regret getting the 450. It will be hard to keep up. It's never fun to always be at the back of the pack. If you ride alone or just put around you'll probably never know the difference.

Does the terrain you ride in limit top speed? If so the 450 will be plenty. If its wide open or sandy you'll want the extra power.

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kinda off subject.....................a local dealer has a 2009 CAMO rhino 700 for $9300
whats everyone think of that price
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kinda off subject.....................a local dealer has a 2009 CAMO rhino 700 for $9300
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That seems like a decent price for a camo rhino...I haven't priced them in a while though. My dealer had a 2008 Kawasaki Teryx for under $8,800 a few months ago. It was the base model: No FI, speedo, or anything like that, but still a hell of deal for a SxS.
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OK, I drove both the Rhino 450 and the 700, and it is very noticable on the difference. The 700 it will be. I have never drive any "SidexSide" before, and after out demo drive yesterday, I LOVED IT!!!! Now only if Iron County trail system will pass the use of them, we will be buying one for sure! At 40, I can still ride an ATV, but I think the Side x Sides are the way to go and I can see them becoming very popular on the trails. Lots of options with them and very fun to drive. YAMAHA did and AWESOME job designing them, that's for sure!!
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If your looking for some good info on the rhinos you can ck this place out. UtilityOffroad.com
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OK, I drove both the Rhino 450 and the 700, and it is very noticable on the difference. The 700 it will be. I have never drive any "SidexSide" before, and after out demo drive yesterday, I LOVED IT!!!! Now only if Iron County trail system will pass the use of them, we will be buying one for sure! At 40, I can still ride an ATV, but I think the Side x Sides are the way to go and I can see them becoming very popular on the trails. Lots of options with them and very fun to drive. YAMAHA did and AWESOME job designing them, that's for sure!!
I have a Rhino 660 as well as a Grizzly 700 and YFM225. My kids range in age from 30 to 45 with grandkids fro 2 to 16 and my Rhino is the hands down favorite; ATV's rarely get used. I will keep them for hunting and I just like them, but I see the SXS growing in popularity.
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10-05-2009, 07:32 AM
On another side note I got my 09 camo for $8900 OTD. I felt I did well when I bought mine. Good luck on the Rhino. I rode both as well but the 450 felt sufficiant and really I am glad I got the 450. I can go anywhere any other stock Rhino can go for $2000 cheaper.
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