when i read the mags or rags, all you here is light wieght and centralized mass. cat doo and polaris are all selling the slow cross image. but yamaha comes out with the rx-1, it is the opposite of what the others are making. it is not sold as a racer wannabe like the others it is marketed as trail performance, lake runner, groomed trail cruser, and yet it outsells all the others. kinda wierd, i wouldnt buy one of the others because of the fit and finish, if i pay that kind of money for a sled i dont want to see wires hanging or zip tied, i dont want to see the riser blocks. i want a finish product. i dont want the seat made to slide me over the tank. i want to put on a couple hundred miles and be able to stretch a little in the process. if i am paying that money for an 800 it better have more than a pissy 140 hp, that dies at 100mph. the rx1 isnt perfect but at least it has some top end speed, low on stock power but atleast there is a ton of potential in the aftermarket. and the fit and finish is the best buy far, not even comparable. the crappy mags say it is not a rough trail machine, thats what they say about the xcr, and it is the best trail machine i have had. so maybe there is something to the rx-1. just my 2 cents.