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47 year old in AZ, new to the off road game. Been test riding units and trying to find a good all around machine for desert trail riding (no dunes) for my 6'4" frame, 36" inseam. Down to 3 options but appreciate any input as I struggle to pull the plug and make a wise decision:

YXZ SS (base model) $19K OTD. Proven machine. I've heard other tall riders say this has the most room. I fit ok. Tight getting in and out. Seats are very reclined which felt awkward at first, but I suppose with a helmet I won't be looking at the sky. Seems to be the most raw and possibly most fun. Surprised the shifting was loud and clunky (even when the dealer drove it).

Honda Talon X- $19,800 OTD. Fit pretty good, seats are super comfy. More upright so I guess knees are more bent. Nice fit and finish, convenience of auto or paddle shifters. Some complaints about the tire/wheel package and running thru air filters.

Kawasaki Teryx KRX- pricing TBD. 2 minute test ride today. Hearing lots of good reviews, but 1st year machine. Definitely the most leg room, at least for the right leg. Easiest to get in and out, by far. Heavy duty suspension and tire package, and it's the heaviest, biggest (and slowest) machine, but I don't mind that part. 70 mph max speed is fine with me. Seats, fit and finish not as nice as Honda. But I seem to look more proportionate in the cabin. First dealer priced was not competitive, $22K OTD. Will be calling other dealers on Tuesday. What do riders not like about this machine?
 

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Krx has awesome room for us larger build guys. It is almost a cross between a x3 and a rzr. The x3 you sit low and back but you can strengthen your legs out. The rzr my knee hit the door even when I had the pro armor doors. I did just order the prp seats for a little more reclining action but for the price of the krx you can get a lot of other things winch roof the normal stuff. The krx is not a speed demon but 90 percent of people on trails that have turbos drive them like their in a mule. They will do 50-60 easy I got to 77 and was like that was good for me. My brother has a x3 that is 400hp and that goes 110 in the dunes but it is also 150k. Any machine you choose will have its plus and minuses but if you don’t have one now any machine is better than what you have. I have had a lot of them over the years and the krx is the first one I did not put 10k in to after the first ride. All the other ones have structural problems that the aftermarket has fixes for that are sold all over different brands but same parts. Just line up the krx up next to a other machine and see how much bigger the parts are axles,arms,bolts frame.as far as power and speed goes any one that has ridden with me has gotten blisters from holding the lap bar. The machine is vary capable but in the dunes it would be ok on hill climbs but the chop and whoops it would do just as good as the others. All of the machines are build to out drive most of our abilities.
 

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go on shock therapy and review you tube videos on the KRX... the only Utv with correct suspension geometry like a trophy truck.. as for the leg room just raise the seat an 1".. the power transfer is very smooth and controllable.. plenty enough to take on just about anything....
You came on the Krx forum that is relatively small compared to rzr or Can am.. go over to one of those forums and ask about the Krx. I bet you won't find any bad reviews because I doubt you will get one from the people on this forum actually own one...
You won't be sorry you went with a KRX great right out of the box.. unless you enjoy wrenching on your machine and spending money on mods or suspension so it don't take your kidneys out or starts having issues that the mfg denies having...
good luck on your decision!
 

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i just went through this myself, debated on a krx or talon R for 2 months. couple points if i may..

1- if you go talon get the R the r has suspension travel numbers the x does not and the ride on the x is much much more harsh.

2- if you get a krx find one with the updated knuckle design. you mentioned first year machine and that was the issue with them. kawi has redesigned the from knuckles. for late model 2020s and the 2021s. alot of krxs around are still original design. i got lucky and got a updated one locally here in Tucson. only one i could find.

3. yxz is shifting the whole ride if thats your cup o tea ok but it gets old imo.

like i said i was trying to decide between talon r and krx. they each had a big 1st year issue i was worried about. the talon has a lot of issues with low gear in sub transmission blowing up. poor design on linkage dont go in all the way sometimes and grinds the dog ears off the gear

the kawi has issues with front knuckles breaking from binding on lower control arm. a few weeks ago redesigned krxs started popping up. sure enough they have new knuckle design and lower control arm design. problem solved. Honda continues to deny an issue or at least address it other then warrantying people which is taking 2 to 3 months in service dept at times. that made my decision for me. i called every dealer in 150 mile radius of Tucson az and found one with new design and snagged it for 19.5 cash otd.

like i said if u go honda get the talon R not x. especially here isn az more suspension and same width as the kawasaki.
 

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Great input guys! I am no mechanic and do not enjoy wrenching. I made a note about the knuckles, thanks. Best price I've gotten on the Talon R spec is $21K OTD.
 

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$22K is way too high. Definitely do some more shopping around.
The KRX is my first non-Polaris machine. I have been amazed at how quickly Kawasaki has been addressing any "first year issues" that have been popping up, and there really haven't been many. With Polaris I know first hand that when something happens, their first response EVERY time is, "We've never seen/heard of that". From what I've read with all the other big brands, it's pretty much the same story. That alone is reason enough to buy the KRX. Aside from that, it seems to me to be the best built rig available in terms of durability and function. It has the best suspension and tire/wheel combo right off the showroom floor. The ability to lock the front differential when need is another big plus to me. The Talon i-4WD system is very suspect if you do any real 4 wheeling. It never really truly locks, and is controlled by the braking system. Not an ideal setup at all.
Plenty of cab room in the KRX, and I've read where real tall guys have modified the seat mount rails to move the seat back even further. I use all the extra room behind the seats for carrying a tool bag, back pack, extra water, ect.
Prices might be a little higher than normal right now because it sounds like the inventory is a little low because of shutdowns due to the so called "pandemic". I've been reading about guys picking them up in the $16-$17k range, so maybe you can get lucky and find one of those deals. Bought mine in December for $19k, and prices have been going down. Even the new 2021 models are being shown at the same MSRP as the 2020's. $20,499. Since you NEVER pay retail, I know you can do better than the $22K you mentioned above.
Good luck, and happy hunting.
 

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Bizarre. I paid 22k with winch, roof, windshield, wiper, skid plate, trailing arm guards AND tax with little competition in Idaho. Seems like you should have better luck down there.
 

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All the dealers are saying the same thing. High demand, low supply. Lowest they will go is $20,499 OTD (includes delivery).
 

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We just bought a white one for my wife about a month ago. Accessories include, Kaw premium top, Kaw hard rear window, Kaw mirrors, SATV flipout windshield and SATV tail gate rail. 17350 otd.
This was the last of the good deals. Popularity/demand has ski rocketed. You should be able to get the 2k rebate until 6/30. Good luck
 

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We just bought a white one for my wife about a month ago. Accessories include, Kaw premium top, Kaw hard rear window, Kaw mirrors, SATV flipout windshield and SATV tail gate rail. 17350 otd.
This was the last of the good deals. Popularity/demand has ski rocketed. You should be able to get the 2k rebate until 6/30. Good luck
That’s a great deal. I got mine for 17499 OTD. The only thing it was equipped with was the skid plates. I’ve added a few things along the way. Is it just me or are kawi accessories ridiculous expensive?
 

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That’s a great deal. I got mine for 17499 OTD. The only thing it was equipped with was the skid plates. I’ve added a few things along the way. Is it just me or are kawi accessories ridiculous expensive?
I honestly don't think they are any more expensive than any others. That said, they are all ridiculously expensive!
 

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I honestly don't think they are any more expensive than any others. That said, they are all ridiculously expensive!
I don’t have any experience with light bars but $600 seems steep lol. In time there will be more aftermarket accessories for our machines. The bumpers are fairly priced
 
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