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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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What does everybody think---will Honda ever build an ATV with a CVT transmission? Just about every review that I've read concerning honda's quads say the same things. They all love Honda's reliability, build quality, and reputation. But, they say that Honda has went "a different way" versus the other manufacturers with their atv's because of remaining stubborn with the gear tranny versus a CVT transmission. Most reviewers want the CVT for sport and recreational riding. Will Honda ever build one?
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they arent as reliable as gear driven drives but yamaha has a very reliable belt driven system. i actually would rather have belt drive over mashing gears just because its so much smoother. but i doubt honda goes to it anytime soon....although it makes sense to do so. it would be lots more reliable then the hondamatic and rincons' tranny's. i had bad luck with a rincon. $1500 fix to replace 8 o rings. no thanks! i'll keep my gear driven tranny's
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I like the simplicity of a cvt, but Id rather have gear on gear tranny over the two.

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I would much rather have a cvt belt then gears especially for automatic. The cvt belts are easy to seal from water. I doubt Honda will ever make one. Honda is so far beyond in the utility quad world its not even funny.

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I don't think Honda is really into the sport utility quad market to be honest. Most of their utility quads are more oriented towards work versus recreational riding. You're probably right..I don't think they'll ever come out with a CVT quad.
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I agree cvts are easy to seal, as long as the housing is vented properly, you can seal up the two covers and itll be dry, dont know about burnin them up, never had a cvt.

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after owning all different atvs, the yamaha ultramatic is superior to all. it can be setup easily for running bigger tires or whatever. you here of very few clutch or belt failures. a new belt only cost 150.00, what does it cost for your gear driven trannies. the 700 grizzly is truely one of the best for anything you want to do.
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after owning all different atvs, the yamaha ultramatic is superior to all. it can be setup easily for running bigger tires or whatever. you here of very few clutch or belt failures. a new belt only cost 150.00, what does it cost for your gear driven trannies. the 700 grizzly is truely one of the best for anything you want to do.
I agree with ya the yamaha is the best cvt. Ive only rode one cvt'd machine, a popo 400 or something, it was ok, but if I bought a cvt tranny, it would be a Grizzly 450 or bigger.

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Honda already uses CVT transmissions in cars and on scooters. I think fading market share will eventually lead to Honda using CVT transmissions in their utility ATVs.

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