But the Outlander keeps you clean! I wish my Renegade kept me clean!
I feel Ya,So this is what I have and my boys have the DS250 and DS90X. I have a real hard time riding with them in the woods as the Outty is like riding a huge bull. The shocks are terrible and the machine rolls in corners making me feel like I am rolling over. I didn't adjust the shocks until last weekend and I don't know why and it seems a little better. The engine has plenty of power and I can ride someone on the back. The box on the back does not work for drinks as it is right over the exhaust and heats up pretty badly.
As far as comfort the bike is awesome if I am just slowly driving along. Slowly means putting around the property or 30-40mph on the dunes. I can pick up one of the boys and bring them back to the house to get more fuel with no problem. Cold blooded after starting and I have to take my time hitting the fuel. Key note if you shut it off in gear it is a real pain getting it back to N or P to start. The engine is much hotter on the left side than the right and a person can feel it on 90+ days.
I have been struggling with trading it in for a Renegade 1000X xc but the cost difference is a lot for the difference. I think it is far cheaper for me to just change the shocks at some time add different tires/rims.
That is my take on my Outty and what I have struggled with. My boys 90X is awesome and he hits black diamond trails and leaves us all behind. The DS 250 is ok and my boy likes it. It seems low on power but for a 10 year old works great. My wife is in a Polaris Ace as she hates the thumb throttle and it works great for her. We ride in the woods, trails, desert trails and at the dunes so they all get a real good workout.
Yes, that is true. I was in the same dilemma. I wanted power steering and the Renegade but my 08 had me way too muddy. Glad i chose the 11 Outty XXC. Wish they still made it and in the 1000.Or you can have them both and get a 2011 xxc 800. It's the 2011 Renegade parts with outlander plastic on it. (If you're considering used)