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worst of the 500 class

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I read on one website that all of the top manufactures where asked to submit their best ATV in the 500 class for a shoot out. Honda's entry was their Rubicon. The results were has follows:

1. Was the Suzuki's 450 King Quad
2. CanAM 500
3. Polaris 500
5. Yamaha's 450 Grizzly
6. Artic Cat's 500
7. Honda' Rubicon

The what they said about the honda was "As for our last-place finisher, the Honda, there are several things that make the machine feel really dated, despite the GPS display next to the instrumentation.

The engine is smooth and without a hiccup, and it gets high scores in the areas of stability and handling thanks to flat cornering.

While it handles well in most trail conditions, the suspension and brakes are badly in need of an update, regardless of how many Rubicons are sold. It would also benefit from a driveline upgrade to a locking differential to pull it through what its bottom-of-the-class ground clearance cannot.

Contributing Editor Jerrod Kelley said it best: “A rider will have to weigh this quad’s minuses (rough, small, slow, boring) vs. its pluses (name, reliability and tranny).â€
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yeah i live in the small town the only local dealer is a paloris figured they could handle boring out the cylinder been there two months when to get it to day and the piston wouldnt fit in the cylinder said the piston was defected ill make the hour drive to the honda shop next time all my family has Honda was riding long time ago my brother on a 650 and body on a grizzly 700 we had to turn around cuz the grizzly couldn't fit between trees
i got mine cuz it was offerd to me, wanted a bigger honda and a guy i served with in Iraq was getting devorse and needed the money (he hated seeing it go) so i took it off his hands. loved it it is a happy middle. not to much weight and plenty of power
Some were small things but that would irritate me to be tinkering around at camp or having to do minor repairs after every ride.
i usually have to, but i think of what i would have to fix on any other brand. only a hond can take the abuse i put it threw. thats why i own one :happy
and if your at honda fest, you will see what a honda can go threw
i have rode with a 450 grizzley. there fast and have irs.
the worse part about the newer machines is the price tags. it makes me wanna baby them.
I dont know what that is. giver **** or go home lol no matter what the price tag is.
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