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PostSubject: Thundercat   Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:46 am

OK, today i had to stop for parts at our local Arctic Cat dealer. We have a little baby 250 utility that has been giving me problems. While i was there i noticed that he had two of the Thundercat 1000cc quads. Has anyone ever rode one of these? He started it up for me and it was nearly better than sex............. i cant imagine what riding one would be like.

If it wasn't for the $10,000 price tag i would think seriously about buying one just to feel the power between my legs. It was impressive.
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:23 am

Ive driven one, it is a very fast machine. The problem though is actually using the power. When going around corners and giving it wheel spin, you always felt like you were going to tip over, then again most big bore 4x4s are like that.

The one I drove was the 1000cc 1 up machine, it has the longer wheel base
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:13 am

The price is out there, but people still buy them. Very nice looking especially the 1000cc mudpro!!
I read somewhere that the CanAm 800 actually had more power than the thundercat. Who knows, a test drive on both would solve that!
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:22 am

The new 2010 can am 800's got a HP increase, they now do produce more HP than any other stock atv
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:38 pm

My next machine will be the CAN-AM RENEGADE X. Best of both worlds. The 1000cc cats are having problems with torque clutch ,when rode hard. I am sure someone will make an aftermarket one or even a delete kit soon. We will have to wait and see. But for now the renegade x is were its at.


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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:32 pm

Honestly, if you are not a pro time mudder, and more of a trail rider, I would definitely recommend to not even consider the MudPro. The MudPro is geared for tons of low end torque for the mud but no high end. This means you will get crazy acceleration over the normal 1000cc cat, but you will have no high end speed. If I recall, the 700 mudpro top speed is only 40-45.
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:31 pm

At $10,000 for the Thundercat and almost that much for the Can Am i think i'll be riding my Kawie for a while yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:45 am

I here ya impact. for that chunk of change I wonder if they finance for 84 months Laughing ha ha ha
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:39 am

I am waiting for ATV dealers to start offering leasing options like you can get on cars and trucks. At the rate the prices keep going up it's a wonder anyone can afford a new one.

I have talked to a few guys that said that all the power the Outlander produces comes at a price. I have heard that the 800cc model can be a bit unreliable. I talked to a guy that had his motor rebuilt twice by the dealership in the first year and a half he owned it.

Now i don't know the guys, i just ran into them on the trails over the last couple of summers. They might not have taken care of their machines at all, or they might have beat the crap out of them. Or he might have gotten a lemon, hay it happens.

The general census of the Can-Am owners i have talked to seems to be that they love the machines but BRP sacrificed longevity and reliability for horsepower.
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:54 am

The only reason I dont believe they offer leasing programs is because ATVs are much more prone to a wreck and damage compared to a car.
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:56 pm

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I am waiting for ATV dealers to start offering leasing options like you can get on cars and trucks. At the rate the prices keep going up it's a wonder anyone can afford a new one.

I have talked to a few guys that said that all the power the Outlander produces comes at a price. I have heard that the 800cc model can be a bit unreliable. I talked to a guy that had his motor rebuilt twice by the dealership in the first year and a half he owned it.

Now i don't know the guys, i just ran into them on the trails over the last couple of summers. They might not have taken care of their machines at all, or they might have beat the crap out of them. Or he might have gotten a lemon, hay it happens.

The general census of the Can-Am owners i have talked to seems to be that they love the machines but BRP sacrificed longevity and reliability for horsepower.


The engines in the can-ams are Rotax engines. I have never heard anything bad about
a Rotax engine, no mater what it was in. They must not have been taking proper car of them.



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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:20 pm

Only poor thing about a rotary engine is the gas mileage, the 800 rotax gets decent though being such a big machine
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:54 pm

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Only poor thing about a rotary engine is the gas mileage, the 800 rotax gets decent though being such a big machine


The last I knew they were v-twins ! Most people get that confused. Rotax engines are rotary valve, not a full blown Wankel design rotary engine like in the old rx-7.

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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:08 am

Really? The RX8 is a 1.8 rotary as well i know
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:02 pm

Ya the 800 is a V-Twin. No one makes a rotary atv motor..........though it would be cool, they make tons of power. You could buy a 250cc motor and blow away 700's
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:04 pm

Are rotary engines reliable?

I know a 1.3 liter rotary rx 8 is pushing just over 230 HP, pretty impressive I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:39 pm

They have gotten much better, and if more than one company seriously invested in updating and improving them they could be pretty good.

The original ones had a tendency to loose main seals and puke oil out the bottom.
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:38 am

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"With no Kawie what options will we have?........ The Honda 700xx.......too blah, The Can-Am Renegade...........too expensive........The Yamaha Raptor............ too small. I am a big boy and I need big boy toys. At 6'4" I have crammed myself on to 450's.....it does not make for a fun day. Looks like my Kawie will have to last cause I have no plans on replacing it with anything but another Kawie 700 sized machine. damn"


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Thought it was funny because I was just reading up on KFX700's and I saw you on there
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Sun May 09, 2010 8:52 am

Ha, Ya I tend to get around........just don't tell the other forums in my life.......they might get jealous and leave me lol
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PostSubject: Re: Thundercat   Sun May 09, 2010 10:44 am

haha lol
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