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    Quickness difference 2008 FX HO vs SHO

    not counting top speed, how much faster is a FX SHO vs FX HO in pulling out of turns or from a dead stop to say 60 mph. I'm not a top speed freak, but I love the pull you from your seat torque & power..I don't think i'll be dissapointed in the FX HO, but just curious how much more powerful the FX SHO might be...


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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeterzx225 View Post
    not counting top speed, how much faster is a FX SHO vs FX HO in pulling out of turns or from a dead stop to say 60 mph. I'm not a top speed freak, but I love the pull you from your seat torque & power..I don't think i'll be dissapointed in the FX HO, but just curious how much more powerfulthe FX SHO might be...
    0-30 the SHO does it in about 1.8-2.0 secs where the HO is probably around 2.7-3.0 secs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeterzx225 View Post
    not counting top speed, how much faster is a FX SHO vs FX HO in pulling out of turns or from a dead stop to say 60 mph. I'm not a top speed freak, but I love the pull you from your seat torque & power..I don't think i'll be dissapointed in the FX HO, but just curious how much more powerful the FX SHO might be...

    good bit of difference in those two ski's, if u can go with the SHO/FZR/FZS and the latter two if you like the bouy courses if you go with the HO still a solid craft but u will be looking for more power not too far down the line

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    I can tell you this, when my supercharger hose blows off I can tell immediately! The thing is a dog! lol

    Not really a fair comparison though. Compression is lower on the SHO motor to allow for the boost.

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    the power difference is like night and day all across the RPM band

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    I know he didn't ask but isn't the direct offset to the speed gain felt in fuel consumption and cruising range?

    SHO is about 75-80 miles for range and HO is about 110-120 each varying based upon conditions and speed.

    Secondly the SHO is itself a cruiser so why wouldn't someone looking at this type of ski value range over 0 - 60 speed? Especially now that the FZR/FZS skis it would seem the SHO is irrelevant and FTL.

    Either go range with FXHO / cruiser or go speed with FZR/FZS.


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    Just go the SHO!
    • If you want economy for the long distance stay under 35mph (no boost). Easy to do with the cruiser assist.
    • You'll have the power when you need it (just pull that little stick on the rhs).
    • Get a dealer to demo both. Then ride both side by side on the same day and conditions. See for yourself.
    • Then stick on a grate, prop, air intake, remove the ribbon and a change of undies.
    Hope this helps.
    PS Like you, acceleration is preferred over top speed although my project suggests differently.

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