Well, I finally broke open the checkbook and bought a sled, a Ski-Doo MXZ 800 RER. I'm a speed freak(driving patrol cars for a living causes this) so I had to go with a big CC engine but before buying mine I hadnt been on anything bigger than a 440 (many years ago). After my break-in chip "popped" and it gave me full throttle, I was amazed at how fast it was. My dad bought an '02 Yamaha Viper 700 and my friend just bought an '02 Polaris 800. (No we're not drug dealers!! hehe) We had an opportunity to swap sleds during a ride last week and both my friend and my dad we amazed at how much faster the MXZ was then theirs. I was happy to hear this since I really didnt do much research before I bought it..Nothing like an impulse buy for $7200 hehe. Anyways, I look forward to riding an Artic Cat around the same CC to see how things match up. As a side note, I will say my dads Viper corners like its on rails compaired to mine but there are never enough corners for him..hehehe WHAT AN AWESOME SPORT!!!