they handle great. my dad bought my brother one, but the carbs DO need constant tuning, i found that out with his and other people who have them, they are race sleds. i leaned out the jets and redid the clutching, and you cant let the sled idle for long at all or else the motor loads up and dies, like when you come to a stop you need to keep on the gas. i would honestly look for a 550 fan for your wife.
i bought one last year. i had a 550 EXT Cat, and my 03 pro x 440 is fun too drive. i got up to 80mph last year no problem, very reliable sled, never had an issue with it last year. i spent over 3000 on my cat on one riding season. On gas on the other hand is pretty bad, i get about 80 miles a tank. Yeah she likes the high RPMs, but its really quick out of the hole. my friends have driven it before and it really doenst drive like a fan, other then the fan noise you hear. hope to be a help
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