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#31 mile9c1

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 10:15 PM

I FINALLY got to see a Matryx today, a plain black/white VR1 850, but I couldn't sit on it because it was someone's spring order.  It was parked by a bunch of Axys sleds though, so I could at least make visual comparisons.  The new seating position looks comfortable.  The side panels look roomy, if getting forward is your thing.  The gauge is HUGE.  It's a nice sled.  I'm saving my pennies for a 2022 650.   



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Posted 27 October 2020 - 11:33 PM

Not going to lie I just picked up my snow check doo, but talked to my salesman and I may have a matryx to ride for a day to two this winter. They look tempting if they don't have any major issues this year. 


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Posted 28 October 2020 - 12:02 AM

Impressive sled. If they can keep up the reliability and fuel and oil usage is there they will definitely give do a run for their money in market share with this machine. They still don't have DI but it doesn't seem to be much of a disadvantage.  



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Posted 28 October 2020 - 05:34 AM

The gauge I do feel really outshined what BRP brought to the table. They have had years to produce something new and better and I think it falls short of the Polaris offering. It is great to see them integrating storage solutions into the sled and the overall fit and finish looks fantastic.

The changes made over the axys were enough to get me to try another one. I love ski doos they have always been my first choice however Polaris seems to have listened to just about all of my complaints and addressed them in the matryx. Haven’t been this excited for a new sled in a while. Should be riding mine in the ne t 3 weeks.
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Posted 28 October 2020 - 07:06 AM

I couldn't agree with you more. I absolutely love the 900 T's l've had but l picked my new one up yesterday and l wasn't as excited as I usually am when picking up my new sleds. I'll probably change after l ride it but it just didn't get my juices flowing.

I'd really like to try a VR1 next season just to keep things fresh and see what the competition has to offer. My biggest concern is the Polaris dealer network in my area. I have such a great relationship with my Ski-Doo dealer l really hate to give that up...

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 07:09 AM

Its a cool sled

Gauge is better than BRP , if you're into that kinda thing. Kinda reminds me of somebody putting an expensive stereo in a porsche or ferrari, not sure why you want the distraction but to each their own.

 

That engine sounds just like the last few years of polaris 850 / 800 engines. Lousy. Break in or not, they are pigs on oil and smoke like an SOB. Given the number of years 850 has been out now I suspect they need that kind of cold enrichment for the thing to survive.

 

The Axys front end was certainly better than skidoo's, so its probably not a bad thing that they carried that over.

 

Nice to see that they moved the wide portion of the seat to a more neutral position, similar to Doo's.

 

The whole color option thing is cool again if you're into that kind of thing, outshines doo for sure as far as optionability.

 

Skidoo continues to water down the KYB stuff every year on the XRS line, (cost, and lack of customer understanding as the drivers), The walker evans shocks mass produced for Poo are lousy at best, some of the worst QC i've ever seen.

 

I guess for me i'd rather see same performance / less techy stuff / lower price tag.

 

There will be a 650 matryx riding with us every weekend this year and i'll certainly give it a try.

 

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 07:34 AM

Ride what makes you happy, please stay on your side of the trail while playing with your new gauges my family's safety is counting on it!



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Posted 28 October 2020 - 07:46 AM

Excellent video, I enjoyed it. Nice looking sled, have fun and be safe!
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Posted 28 October 2020 - 07:47 AM

I couldn't agree with you more. I absolutely love the 900 T's l've had but l picked my new one up yesterday and l wasn't as excited as I usually am when picking up my new sleds. I'll probably change after l ride it but it just didn't get my juices flowing.

I'd really like to try a VR1 next season just to keep things fresh and see what the competition has to offer. My biggest concern is the Polaris dealer network in my area. I have such a great relationship with my Ski-Doo dealer l really hate to give that up...

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I get what your saying, but the relationship(s) you develop with your dealer is on you.  If you are good at building relationships and spend the time to get to know the owners/service techs, there is no reason why you can't have a good one with another.  I've had all 4 brands over the last 10 years and developed great relationships with them all, and they all took care of me from a pricing perspective, discounted accessories and when things needed to be fixed.  

 

I had the same feeling when I picked up my second 900T last year, was not overly excited with the exception of the color which I thought has been Doo's best color yet (green).  I like trying new things, always have, its exciting and I can't imagine buying the same sled year after year and sticking to one manufacturer.  That to me is boring...



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Posted 28 October 2020 - 07:53 AM

I can’t wait to hear about the Polaris sleds through the winter. I’m interested to see how they shake out.

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 07:56 AM

Hey snakebite, you're exactly right. I've bought several sleds from the Polaris dealer l'd more than likely go with and had a good relationship with them but only left to switch to Ski-Doo, so l know it wouldn't be any different now. My biggest concern is how their service is these days but the current owner and past owner have been putting forth a valiant effort to get my business back so maybe I have nothing to worry about.

BTW, l had a green turbo last year and absolutely loved the color (and the sled).

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 08:51 AM

If I wanted a two stroke I would look hard at this one. It seems like Polaris listened to what skidoo riders wanted from BRP and never got. 

 

^This is a great summary of my sentiments.

 

The Polaris gauge seems to be everything I hoped the new Ski-Doo gauge would be.

 

Ski-Doo needs to build a wide front (trail width), coupled (with un-coupling ability), tipped rail 146"-ish sled with multiple engine options to compete with the Switchback Assault.  I would be interested to see Polaris's sales figures.  Based on what I see in my area, this Switchback Assault formula seems to be popular.  I am hoping to get some miles on a Matryx Switchback Assault this winter.

 

I agree with the sentiments about the relationship I have with my dealer.  I get it.  Also, I have a lot of LinQ stuff and Ski-Doo apparel and know and like BRP/Ski-Doo's program, but if money was no object, I'd have ^this sled as well.  I know they make LinQ adapter plates for other brands.

 

In my mind, this new Matryx and the new 600 EFI are the most interesting thing going into this season.  That does not diminish how great the E-TECs and the ACEs are.


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Posted 28 October 2020 - 10:27 AM

Almost jumped to the new Polaris VR1 when I spring ordered my 2021 MXZ X 850. The gauge is looks great, the color options beat the hell out of Doo, nice looking sled but the angles are a bit harsher than Doo. What kept me with Doo is the E-Tec engine, the Polaris 850 seems to be holding up well but just isn't as refined as the E-Tec. The pricing wasn't even close between the MXZ X and the VR1 with basically the same options. The marketing by Polaris on the new Matryx was done quite well but in reality, the Matryx is not all that different than the Axys. The suspension and front end are basically the same with a relabel on the shocks, the engine and clutching are the same. Bottomline; the new gauge is primo, the cockpit area was slimmed down more like a Doo and the headlights were upgraded a bit. Seems like it will be a nice sled but not enough real change and too high of a price compared to the Doo.



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Posted 28 October 2020 - 10:41 AM

The sled looks great and I agree that they have checked a lot of boxes that Doo has not.  My concern is that it's really still an Indy/Axys underneath that body work and I have not been impressed their reliability and quality based on first hand experience.  I will be taking a hard look at this sled when I'm in the market to buy next spring though.  I suspect Doo will be coming out with a major update to the G4 in 2022.  I'm expecting something similar to the XP/XS transition. 

 

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 10:56 AM

Put a 4 stoke in that chassis and I’d be interested. I like the look, nothing against Polaris or any other manufacturer but overall Doo gives me what I want in a sled.


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