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Both the 2016 Grizzly and 2016 Kodiak feature the same basic engine and I think the Grizzly tops out at 85 mph so the same may apply for the Kodiak. The difference is the acceleration speed as the Kodiak will most likely take longer even at full throttle to hit 85mph.
 

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85 mph seems awfully fast for most of the trails that the Kodiak will be traversing. I think I'm more concerned with the acceleration. That is where you will notice the power more so than the top speed.
 

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85 mph seems awfully fast for most of the trails that the Kodiak will be traversing. I think I'm more concerned with the acceleration. That is where you will notice the power more so than the top speed.
I'm with you on that one, for me it's more about how effective it is on the lower end than the top end since for the most of us that's what will matter most with the way we'll be using it.
 

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Well acceleration should be good for a vehicle like this. It should be focused more on low end torque than top speed or horsepower.
 

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The 700 seems to have good low end torque, especially in low range. In high range it seems to be geared a little faster than my Kodiak 450 it replaced, but the 700 has the larger engine to handle the faster speed. I'm still breaking in too.
 

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I just can't imagine going 86 mph on a trail like the ones that I would be expecting to ride with the Kodiak. That's extremely fast. In what context would someone do that unless they found a flat straight away specifically to test out the top speed.
 

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I just can't imagine going 86 mph on a trail like the ones that I would be expecting to ride with the Kodiak. That's extremely fast. In what context would someone do that unless they found a flat straight away specifically to test out the top speed.
Indeed way too fast to be going on the trails but for times when you need to go onto paved/gravel roads, the higher speeds could be useful.
 

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Again, I just don't foresee a circumstance that I would ever be going close to the top speed that comes stock, let alone raising it.
 
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