11.1.2013 – Friday
Side by Side ATV’s are fast becoming popular. Dad and I have been long time users of four wheelers, namely of Honda ATVs. I consider the Honda Rubicon 500 to have the best transmission ever put in an ATV. This particular transmission is called a “Hondamatic” – which is marketing speak for a computer controlled hydromechanical transmission. If you’ve driven the Rubicon you know it’s like nothing else. You can stealthily lug right along to 30mph or apply generous throttle and launch to 30mph. It’s also the smoothest transmission I’ve ever used bar none. No one on Earth will ever lodge a reasonable argument for a belt CVT being on the same level of quality and refinement as the Hondamatic.
So that is my standard. Super smooth. Seamless power delivery. Quiet. Dependable.
This was our first SxS at the cabin:
It was a 2004 Polaris Ranger 500…
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