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Just purchased my new viking on Tuesday :cool: installed fold down windshield on Wednesday ready to go do some trails when we get a break in the rain.
 

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I will upload pic soon but purchased the steel blue non eps. Rode it around neighborhood this afternoon and it is nice. Top and windshield are first on my list to buy and then christmas its wheels and tires
Im taking it to royal blue in april to the sand mines to give it a true test. Ill let everyone know how the viking performs.
 

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Just purchased my viking last weekend. Love it. But definitely interested in killing some of the noise this thing puts out soon. ImageUploadedByOff-Road Forums1397367709.950165.jpg ImageUploadedByOff-Road Forums1397367731.293487.jpg


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I will upload pic soon but purchased the steel blue non eps. Rode it around neighborhood this afternoon and it is nice. Top and windshield are first on my list to buy and then christmas its wheels and tires
Im taking it to royal blue in april to the sand mines to give it a true test. Ill let everyone know how the viking performs.
Don't wait till xmas lol get the tires asap
 

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Thanks dascrow, yea this is my first UTV, very excited!! 😄


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Welcome to you both!!!

Charlie, im interested in your thoughts, going from the V-twin Can-am to the 700 single Yamaha Viking.
 

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Well the can am was a great machine, I had no issues what so ever. It of course has all the horsepower you ever needed. The ride on the commander was smooth, I ran 28x12x12 big horns on all 4 corners. Well theres 2 things I did not like about it, 1st was the 4 wheel differential. It took 6 revolutions of the tires to engage, 2nd trying to rock climb the throttle is so sensitive it was very difficult to manuver slow around obstacles. Oh, 1 more the cab was hot to much engine heat. The reason I traded was because I wanted a 3 seater so my girls can come with me. My dad is a huge rhino fan and he has had them for years and ive seen what they can do so it was a no brainer that the viking had everything I wanted. The horsepower difference between the two machines does not bother me because of the style of riding I do rocks, mud, hills and I love the locking diff in the yamahas, so that is the main reasons I traded. Can am is like riding in a roller coaster when u stomp it. Hopefully down the road yamaha will produce something with that type of power. I love my viking and going to have years of fun in it.
 

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Thaks for the reply, Glad you love your Viking, we love ours too, Ive also got a 2011 Can-am Outlander 800 XTP Silver & Black, its an awesome machine, only thing ive done to it is, 12" Black STI HD2 wheels and 26" Orginal Bighorns. have had no issues.

Ive heard that before about the cab heat on the Commanders, you wouldn't be the first to get rid of it for a Viking for that very reason.
 

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Well the can am was a great machine, I had no issues what so ever. It of course has all the horsepower you ever needed. The ride on the commander was smooth, I ran 28x12x12 big horns on all 4 corners. Well theres 2 things I did not like about it, 1st was the 4 wheel differential. It took 6 revolutions of the tires to engage, 2nd trying to rock climb the throttle is so sensitive it was very difficult to manuver slow around obstacles. Oh, 1 more the cab was hot to much engine heat. The reason I traded was because I wanted a 3 seater so my girls can come with me. My dad is a huge rhino fan and he has had them for years and ive seen what they can do so it was a no brainer that the viking had everything I wanted. The horsepower difference between the two machines does not bother me because of the style of riding I do rocks, mud, hills and I love the locking diff in the yamahas, so that is the main reasons I traded. Can am is like riding in a roller coaster when u stomp it. Hopefully down the road yamaha will produce something with that type of power. I love my viking and going to have years of fun in it.
Thanks for sharing the pros and cons! I was wondering how the two compared.
 

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Well the can am was a great machine, I had no issues what so ever. It of course has all the horsepower you ever needed. The ride on the commander was smooth, I ran 28x12x12 big horns on all 4 corners. Well theres 2 things I did not like about it, 1st was the 4 wheel differential. It took 6 revolutions of the tires to engage, 2nd trying to rock climb the throttle is so sensitive it was very difficult to manuver slow around obstacles. Oh, 1 more the cab was hot to much engine heat. The reason I traded was because I wanted a 3 seater so my girls can come with me. My dad is a huge rhino fan and he has had them for years and ive seen what they can do so it was a no brainer that the viking had everything I wanted. The horsepower difference between the two machines does not bother me because of the style of riding I do rocks, mud, hills and I love the locking diff in the yamahas, so that is the main reasons I traded. Can am is like riding in a roller coaster when u stomp it. Hopefully down the road yamaha will produce something with that type of power. I love my viking and going to have years of fun in it.

Great review, thanks for taking the time to enlighten us all. I have some of the same feelings about the Commander/Maverick as far as the 4 wheel drive system works terrible along with a lot of cab heat for sure.
 
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