I'm willing to bet its a combination of both, knowing how to ride is important and getting a feel for what they're like, as goes with any other type of vehicle you have to control.I can't find a fault with it after watching the solo ride because the Kodiak 700 handled like a dream, or maybe it's due to the rider's skills. Would have been great to see him brake after coming out of the water, just to see how well the wet brakes work but overall not bad.
That in comparison to the Grizzly would be interesting, just to see/feel how different its going to be. But that comparison might turn out to be pointless.The Kodiak's handling looks amazing when he's going into turns at high speeds, or at least what looks to be high speeds. Great traction too.
I'm sure once more and more of them get into the hands of publications and owners we'll hear little tidbits about the differences between the two, even more so from dealers which i'm sure can provide tremendous value on this.They were both built to perform different tasks; Grizzly 700 for pure performance riding while the Kodiak 700 is built for recreational riding and hauling loads. It would still be fun to ride both and compare but it's ultimately dependent on what you plant to do with your ATV.