If your looking for a sled that goes fast in a straight line and your not planning on riding on any rough trails then it is great. I rode one for about three hours and it handles like crap IMO. It pushes bad in the corners and feels really loose, but the power is awesome. Maybe if I set it up for me it would have been better but the shock stroke on the front seems really short. The front shocks bottom out really easy also. I felt like I was fighting the sled when I was in the twisty stuff, but on a straight trail that is smooth nothing will touch it. I feel in stock form it is a great lake sled or nicely groomed trail sled, but if you ride in twisty trails or rough trails this isn't the sled for you. It is nice to squeeze the throttle and just feel the pull though, it hauls the mail in a straight line. Not a bad sled for the first year, needs some work in the suspension department and the stock skis don't cut it but that motor just keeps pulling.RevRiderXcc said:I was wondering if anybody owns a 05 Mach Z. I am wondering what you think of it. I am just looking for a second sled and this is a possibility.
I've got one and I love it! Of course there are always a few annoyances with any first year sled. Truthfully I would hold out until next year when ALL the bugs will be worked out. A couple things to keep in mind: If your looking for a ditch banger or think you can ride this like a REV you'll be very disappointed. I came from a 2001 T-Cat and several older Mach Z's (93, 93, 98, 00) and this is far superior to any of them. I have 800 miles on mine and the power is incredible, the clutching could use some work (too many rpm's), skis need to be changed, and I have yet to figure out the suspension. Overall I would give it a 8.5 out of 10. I do 90% trail riding and 10% lake racing. My father has an 05 RX-1 and as much as I hate to say it, that ride is far better than mine.RevRiderXcc said:I was wondering if anybody owns a 05 Mach Z. I am wondering what you think of it. I am just looking for a second sled and this is a possibility.
I know its the machine ive always wanted ,but, have to have somethingfreakshow12 said:well there is going to be a 1000 gade soon so that might be a possibility for ya. I love mine and with some suspension setup it does everything my 03 800x does. it is a bit easier to bottom it out but as for twisties its awesome.