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I feel faster and racier on the Polaris, but both sleds handle well and provide strong power. The Polaris’ braking is excellent and power comes on instantly. Cat’s seat is more comfortable. Both need taller windshields to be more comfortable by cutting driver wind resistance, which will make you, and the sled, faster. And faster is what we’re imagining we already are, but either of these new sleds will fully get you there!
Sure, you’re paying more for the Cat, but you’re also getting more track, more lug, more capable shocks, more storage, and electric start. Suddenly that $2,200 price difference doesn’t seem all that bad! And for the true weekend warrior who finds him or herself on rutted up trails come Saturday afternoon, it might be worth it.
On the other hand, those who are privileged to ride the often freshly groomed mid-week trails might opt to save a little money because their conditions are so plush.