How on earth does the 800 Outlander beat the Polaris Sportsman in a shotout and then the Sportsman turns around and beats the outlander the next year in your shootout????
I would like to see more shootouts betweeen quads in real settings like take all the big bores on a mud run and see who can get through what hole.
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If you check, All-Terrain Vehicle Magazine only used a Polaris 800 and an OL 800 in ONE shootout. The shootout which the Outlander 800 easily won did not have the Polaris in it.
When they both were compared under a wide variety of conditions including mud riding the Polaris narrowly beat out the OL essentially on better suspension and in particular, better front end response and handling.
The power of the OL 800 was never challenged. However, we do not compare Big Bores on a narrow band of criteria we like to include as wide a band of issues to be compared as possible.
If it was only about power, the Can Am would win hands down.
Motorhead Mark Lester