Ya, this should be interesting to see. The shop that has it thinks the RZR S has better low end. I will find out if that is true tomorrow 8)
:shock: Wow, that would be surprising. Not that the RZR is a slouch, but with the Commander having that much HP, I would expect otherwise. I'm anxious to hear your opinion.carnivore said:The shop that has it thinks the RZR S has better low end.
3 machine lengths in 500 feet is allot to overcome.carnivore said:Well I drove it.
It has fantastic seats and the seating position is real good. It has a glove box you could keep your kids in and the under bed storage is real nice.
I bet you want to hear about the fun stuff now 8) :lol:
I drag raced an RZR S, then I drove the S while they drove the Can Am.
In the first 200 feet the Can Am edged out the RZR by about a half a machine. In about 500 feet or so it was about 3 machine lengths ahead of the RZR S. The Commander has a steady torque to it, no real point where the powerband comes on real fast. I think possibly with some clutching changes it could have a better low end launch, but as it is its not that much quicker than the RZR S. If a person owns an S and was to do some mods like a cam, ECU, fuel controller and some clutching I believe it would beat the stock Commander. I think the RZR has better handling in the corners, the commander feels a bit top heavy, probably due to its much heavier weight and greater height. It definetly feels quite a bit larger than the S does, even though the S is actually a few inches wider.The Commanders rear end tends to kick loose in the corners and when hitting bumps at high speeds in a straight line. There is also a LOT of heat that radiates out of the shifter opening in the console. All in all its a nice machine, and with mods could be wicked, but if you own an RZR I wouldn't sell it to buy one.
FYI, Weight comparsion:the commander feels a bit top heavy, probably due to its much heavier weight and greater height. It definetly feels quite a bit larger than the S does, even though the S is actually a few inches wider.