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Old 12-23-2019, 11:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have friends who own both and I have ridden both. And both sleds are REAL GOOD.

In a drag race or boondocking, the 850 wins easily; not that the 900T is a slouch.

But if you are a high-mile trail rider that sticks to the groomed trails and keeps your sled for year, then the 900T is the better sled for that type of riding.
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Old 12-23-2019, 06:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Have to agree with jdskycaster above. Depends on what trails you are doing and any off trail you do. I have had 1200's, 900 ace, 850, 600R and now the 900T. 900T does not even compare to the 1200. Does not even feel nose heavy. Doo has it right with the G4 now. So balanced also. 1st year for me on the 900T and have 335 miles on mine and I ride almost all twisted trails in northern Wisconsin. No problem for me anyway. I have the 1.5 ice ripper on mine and believe me it goes>>>>>>>
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Yeah, I've read several posts where guys say their new 900 Turbos handle way lighter than their 1200s ever did. It's weird though because they both weigh about the same and the G4 chassis is even more rider forward than the XP/XR chassis so it kinda flies in the face of logic. I can tell you with certainty that my 850 handles much heavier than my XP chassis 800 E-Tec did. Not saying I don't believe you though. I got to take a 2019 Enduro 900 Turbo for a demo ride and it steered relatively light but it was short test ride in light fluffy snow so kinda hard to form a real opinion. I'm still wondering if there's not more going on behind the scenes with the wide body version of the G4 that Doo isn't going out of their way to tell us about cuz yeah it doesn't make sense. But regardless of steering effort the heavier front end is still going to dive off the bumps not to mention it's still going to be an unguided missile in the deeper stuff. But yeah I'll admit hopping off my 850 and right onto the 900T the power seemed great in bone stock trim. They're both awesome sleds the OP just needs to decide which one fits his riding style the best.
Did you ever ride a 1200 though? They are just different in comparison. The 12 motor has to be so much more forward. Also on the G4 they moved the battery to the back. It's so different its not even funny. My 900t is still a heavy pig though, not going in the deep stuff AT ALL with it. Not if I can help it anyway.
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Did you ever ride a 1200 though? They are just different in comparison. The 12 motor has to be so much more forward. Also on the G4 they moved the battery to the back. It's so different its not even funny. My 900t is still a heavy pig though, not going in the deep stuff AT ALL with it. Not if I can help it anyway.
He actually owned one, a 1200 before he bought his 850>>>>>
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He actually owned one, a 1200 before he bought his 850>>>>>
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Hey Team;

Ive got a Cat Turbo and rode the Ace Turbo on an extended test ride. Honestly I loved it. Like others here I'm a groomed trail rider with zero desire to go off trail. The one I rode is the Renegade X model.

The Ace didn't have the power my Cat does but I think it was of a more rounded sled if you will as the longer skid at 137 bridged the bumps better than my 129 Cat. I think the Ace is lighter too but couldn't prove it. I wish they would do a real world weight test.

The seating position on the Turbo is higher and more forward than my Cat too. It gave me the feeling of more confidence not sure why.

So far I've not heard any feedback of problems on the ACE. For a first year intro to a new sled that's great.

I did not ride the 850. That's on the bucket list for this year.

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Good thread. Debating the 600R 900T choice for my next sled. Good imput.
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