This is my honest opinion of the 2017 700 eps when comparing it to my past ATV's and the prior model Yamaha's that my friends have owned. It's a good machines and don't get me wrong here I have enjoyed riding it, but as far as comparing it to past models. The engine is not as good and the rear break is a major issue. After the trail riding I've done, and the little bit of work I've put it through. I don't believe it's going to hang with the Honda's I've owned. The air intake design is poor and it let dirt and debrie into the intake. This ATV is just OK with me as is. If Yamaha would fix a few minor things this would be the best ATV on the market by far. I have owned all the other brands with the exception of CAN-AM and they all had there flaws. I'm afraid to say from my option the Kodiaks issues just stand out all over the place. I'm gonna hold on to it for a bit, but if Yamaha fails to address the stuff I listed above. I'll probably be going back to the Red Team.