Terrova vs. PowerDrive V2 and Riptide ST vs. Riptide SP
The freshwater Terrova and PowerDrive V2, as well as their saltwater counterparts, the Riptide ST and SP, are generally our best-selling trolling motors. But they look a lot alike at first glance - yet have significant price discrepancies - so a lot of customers ask what are the key differences? Essentially, there are five key differences we highlight here in this simple chart.
If you’re trying to decide between the two, there are really two primary considerations: Do you want to use a foot pedal along with a remote, and do you tend to do a lot of stowing and deploying. If the answer is yes to either of these, then the Minn Kota Terrova and Riptide ST really make the most sense. Only these motors allow you to use a foot pedal simultaneously with a remote, and also feature an easy-to-use one hand stow and deploy mechanism that will lighten the strain on your back during a long day of fishing.
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