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Old 02-05-2019, 01:17 AM
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If in the wrong forum please move. I am going to purchase a UTV for hunting. I have to be able to carry 3 men with gear (approximately 900 lbs.) up a 35 degree (not percent) logging road a mile up a mountain. I am interested in a Yamaha Viking and a Honda Pioneer 1000. Would the Viking have enough power to get the job done? Does the Honda Pioneer 1000 have decent engine braking? Does the Pioneer have climbing issues like the 700 does? Please no other models suggested because no other models I know of have true downhill engine braking. Thanks for your input.
 
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:23 AM
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Arctic cat has engine braking and so does can am.. i know the arctic cat one works well and from reading online can ams is pretty darn good as well
 
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:23 AM
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Arctic Cat is now owned by Textron and from what I read they no longer have down hill engine braking. Can Am also doesn't have down hill engine braking and that came right from the dealers mouth. You have to flutter the gas pedal to keep the RPM's up to make the engine braking work while going down hill. Yamaha has true 4 wheel continual engine braking. From what I have read Honda uses a sensor in the brake pedal to shift to a lower gear and provide engine braking that way.
 
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:15 AM
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A lot of dealers don't know squat about their product. Arctic cat used a one wnay bearing for engine braking. Very effective I usually just tap the brakes to bring the rpm down and it holds from their. And from what I have read can am their engine braking is almost to much.
best thing to do is go to the dealers and ask to take out their demo and judge for yourself...
 
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:20 PM
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There is no more Arctic cat. They are now Textron. I am not interested in them anyhow. I am only interested in the Viking or the Pioneer. And I am concerned with power. The Cam Am and Trexton in a three seater doesn't have anymore power than the Viking and costs more. So there are both out.
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:16 AM
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Catch up on the news they are bringing the arctic cat name back... announced a month or 2 ago.... everyone has their favorites and all that matters in the end is having fun and coming home safe.. personally I'm a cat and can am fan and would not and did not look at the others when I purchased.
 
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by rmhz1979 View Post
There is no more Arctic cat. They are now Textron. I am not interested in them anyhow. I am only interested in the Viking or the Pioneer. And I am concerned with power. The Cam Am and Trexton in a three seater doesn't have anymore power than the Viking and costs more. So there are both out.
Perhaps your question would have been better served in the forums for those specific models. Otherwise you WILL get info that you did not want.
 
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:10 PM
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Perhaps your question would have been better served in the forums for those specific models. Otherwise you WILL get info that you did not want.
Then he'd most likely get one answer in one forum and a different answer in the other.
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:41 AM
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Put similar questions in both Honda and Yamaha forums and got zero responses. Either no one owns these models or they don't hill climb with them....
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:30 AM
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that may be part of the reason.. In my area their are very few of those machines out their riding.. I honestly cant say the last time i seen one out and about.. even the dealers do not keep stock on them maby 1 unit as they are just not huge sellers and both these dealers have been around for 30 plus years and know what they are talking about. Honda relied to long on their name instead of keeping up with the times i have seen even their atv's are not as capable as other brands.. Yam makes a quality machine but i just see their atv's out their not alot of sxs
 

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