I've own a Mav and have driven the X. The X seems to be a fine machine. Better clutch, better shocks, and more HP than the '12 wildcat. It definitly handles the rough stuff very well. I gotta admit better than the Mav, but the Mav definitly is more resopnsive in the throtle, and as far as I was concerned, the fit and finish and the ergonomics of the Mav are superior. That was just my opinion after a short, and very limited test drive of the X. I think either way you won't go wrong.