AC 500 Manual!! End of story! :thumbsup:[/b]
Excuse me. I thought I was dreaming that I was reading a Honda add. Soooo, I guess you're recommending a Honda? Things a little slow down at the Honda dealership?AC line up in the 500cc range is the 500 man or 500 auto which runs the same powerplant as the Suzuki Vinson. Great machine with IRS, liquid cooled, same basic chassis as the H1 and 700efi by AC also. It has a locker for rough holes or if you just need it for whatever reason.
Can Am I believe now has a 500cc efi V-twin but this is just what I think I heard and could be WAY off! I also think I have heard of a 450?
Honda has several in the 500cc range. Starting with the 07 Rancher, I know its not 500cc but its a 420cc ish machine with EFI and liquid cooling, it has 4wd optional, no locker, straight rear axle (SRA) and drum brakes in the rear. Some dont like drum brakes but I have to say the 1996 Fourtrax I have is STILL on the stock brake pads front and back and its all drums. But it doesnt ever see much water or mud. Honda also has two true 500cc class machines in the Rubicon and Foreman. Rubicon is 499cc (I think) and liquid cooled true auto transmission with ES (thumb shift) as an option also. Foreman is 475cc with ES shift or manual foot shift and its air/oil cooled. Both of these have disc brakes up front, and drum in the back with SRA both. They are basically the identical chassis with different engine/ transmissions. If I was to buy a atv for farm use it would be another Foreman. That thing is tough and with the SRA its better suited for towing trailers and such even though my H1 will pull more the Foreman didnt squat so bad trying to pull the same. If you see the Rubicon and Foreman side by side you cannot tell a difference from just the body. Rubicon is higher priced. none of the Hondas have a locker, only the Rincon has IRS but isnt really suited to work or mud its a very capable trail machine that can do alittle of the others. Hondas designs seem behind the times since they dont have but one with IRS and 2 EFI machines but they are targeting a much larger market than mud riders they are going after the people that use them to work or leisure trail riding. They aren't #1 for making the biggest strongest monster, just the most little machines. I have owned 3 Hondas a 1996 Fourtrax 300 2wd, a 2005 Rancher 2wd manual shift, and a 2006 Foreman ES 4x4.[/b]