Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Wisconsin
Liked: 19 times
I appreciate the post by "Manny", but something tells me he has not been on a long ride in a P1000. Even with the "heat shield" that they put on the 2018 P1000's the cab is nearly intolerable. The "heat shield" isn't much more than a piece of fireproof cardboard. The seats and your legs don't get warm, they get hot. I know some creative guys have come up with their own solutions which usually involve a fan and a few large intakes/exhausts ducts. However when you spend 18K on a high end machine, I don't think you should have to be creative genius to make the machine rideable. I'm tired of stuffing towels around the seats, and holding my door open in an attempt to get relief from the excess heat. I can't accept the statement that it's unavoidable. Let's call a spade a spade, it's poor engineering which I just didn't expect from Honda. I've owned Honda machines, motorcycles, three wheelers, ATV's, and now the P1000, for 40 years, and this is the first one that I have been dissatisfied with there engineering.
Just as an aside, when you start adding those extras like a winch, then you need to add a second battery with the proper wiring etc. Another weak engineering point about the machine. When you order a machine with a winch, I would think they would advise you that you need an additional battery arrangement if you don't want to drain the battery to the point of the machine being inoperable. Of course I found this out the hard way.
Sorry for being a little bitter, but I just expected so much more from Honda. I still think Honda makes mostly superior equipment - just not the P1000.