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Bigger and taller than i expected espec compared to the rhino 660 ive ridden. The cab felt slightly small to me but im 6 3" so may not bother others. Unfortunately, the test drive area was the dealerships parking lot so could not get a feel but noise seemed low at slow pace but got moderately loud when accelerating. One question i have, when he backed off the throttle after quickly accelerating, the tranny dropped pretty hard from 2 nd to 1 st. Are the upshifts and downshifts generally very pronounced? Im used to cars and cvt,s where u dont feel this. Maybe you get used to it but i didnt love that part. Wish it had turf mode too. Last, i noticed the part about the fenders not being wide enough and water mud coming up. My property access is a cattle ranch in florida so lots of rain, wet pasture mixed with cow ****. The fender protection is of importance to me. I,rode a friends 660 rhino today and noticed,the fender flares on his are large and appear screwed on at factory. They work well, maybe honda will do,same?

Overall, really liked it but cant spend 11-12k without more testing, riding aroumd a parking lot doesnt cut it for,me. Wish i could find someone in orlando,area with one.
 

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It has aggressive engine braking. Id say after 50 hours, the upshifts smooth out. But if your using the" sport shift map", they are still a pretty good clunk.

The non turf friendly rear diff will tear up your property. Its will also wear your tires a bit faster.

At 6'7" and just shy of 300lbs. I still fit in there just as well if not better than the competition.

It's an awesome machine. You'll get use to the engine braking and start using it in your driving. And as it breaks in upshifts and the lever gets smoother.

You would never want to take it on a golf course tho. :)
 

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Ok Moose, I really missed something in my very limited time with my machine and manual.. 'Sport Shift Map'. Is this selectable or automatic based on wheel configuration (2WD/4WD/Locked)? Is it throttle based? I saw you mention 2 different maps before but it flew over my head like a quail.
 

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Ok Moose, I really missed something in my very limited time with my machine and manual.. 'Sport Shift Map'. Is this selectable or automatic based on wheel configuration (2WD/4WD/Locked)? Is it throttle based? I saw you mention 2 different maps before but it flew over my head like a quail.
There is a regular and sport mode. It senses driver input (throttle). Delays shift to increase RPM in sport mode. Does the opposite in cruising mode to gain mpg.

No switch of any kind and not dependent on what drive mode the shifters are in.
 

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Like moose said once I got about 70 miles on my rig i couldnt feel the shift up and the shift down does go a lil smoother. If you are cruising in say 3rd gear around 22 mph and stomp it it gives you a nice head jerk when it down shifts but other than that smooth riding and acceleration on my rig. The engine braking does get aggressive if your on a trail on and off the throttle alot but if your just basic cruising thats how I stop just let off the throttle and wait for it to stop
 
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