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Quad vs dirtbike?!

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by MrAntipop, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Mar 3, 2013 at 9:49 PM
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    Looking at getting a quad or a dirtbike. Anybody who has either please chime in w opinions or reasons as to what made you buy 1 vs the other. Im leaning twards a quad im more of a casual rider i wont be racing or jumping or doing any other crazy shit. I feel like a quads a bit more my style easier to just kinda cruise around on. Give me some feed back please!
     
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    Depends where you plan to ride, what kind of terrain, who with, by yourself or double. I prefer dirt bike jsut because i can fit places way easier, go faster, and launch off shit if i want to. I have some large polaris sportsman quads but those are for leasurly road cruising.
     
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    Im new bulla i dont know what the hell im doing haha but thanks
     
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    Its cool. Most people don't know about the other forums here. Some people might jump all over you for this tho. Everything usually ends up in 2nd gen.
    Lots of people here have lots of cool hobbies. I'm a supermoto guy myself.
     
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    It would be alot of open desert areas as i live in vegas. I feel like w a quad its less easy to it since theres 4 wheels i wont get stuck in ruts or hit a large rock or what not
     
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    Give me some feed back! I like the way bikes look better but not really into falling and eating crap
     
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    you can still eat shit pretty bad on a quad!
    On a bike, you usually fall off on the inside, go over the bars, or just plain get thrown off. On a quad, you usually roll it and it lands on top of you.
     
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    Have you rode either before?
     
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    You're not into falling? Who is? I'm sure not into that either! But I wouldn't be caught dead owning a quad. It's not about the falling, it's about the riding.
     
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    It sounds like a no lol
     
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    If I was you I would try to ride a buddies bike or quad before you plan on buying.
     
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    My view (been riding since i was 4 years old)

    If you plan to ride with other people (Wife, kids, friends Ect) Get a quad I LOVE Dirtbikes but every since i got with my bike i could not stand to ride mine when we went out with her family cause its just not fun to ride slow on a dirtbike. On a quad i can go out and piddle around with them and have fun on a nice slow relaxing ride or go haul ass and have a blast flying by trees and jumping climbing what i feel like... Quad is just the best way to go imo now that i do not race or ride tracks anymore.

    Hope that helps! have a blast with whatever you get
     
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    I use to ride a dirtbike when i was 10 and i rode an auto quad in mexico on my honey moon. I dont need a dirtbike to "feel" like a real man i wanna get what i will enjoy riding and what would be more practical for me. I have a friend who has a dirtbike so if i gOt a quad i could always ride his
     
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    Is maintenance about the same on both?
     
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    bikes are safer, lighter, cheaper, better in every way.

    Don't be a quadtard.
     
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    With the amount of experience you have I would say quad, because you are less likely to hurt yourself as bad. And yes maintanence is about the same.
     
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    Why is it that people w bikes look down on people w quads but people w quads dont do the same to people w bikes?
     
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    I have both - A KX250 2-stroke MXer, and a KFX400 sportquad. Each has strengths & weaknesses. The bike is scary fast, but more of a challenge in soft stuff. The quad is easier to ride casually, but at 400+ pounds, is punishing at speed in rough terrain. But it DOES have reverse, which helps in tight stuff.
     
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    I have a buddy whos selling a raptor 660 02 for 2k. Too much bike for a rookie if i go quad?
     
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