All-terrain vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions have become far more prevalent today than they ever were. This can be attributed to the ease with which automatic transmission all-terrain vehicles can traverse particularly difficult terrain as well as the advent of the constant velocity transmission and its application in all-terrain vehicles. These transmissions completely do away with the gears within a transmission, significantly lightening the vehicle and simplifying its construction.
Honda Automatic ATVs
Among Honda's sport ATVs, the most notable automatic transmission model is the TRX450R, in both electric and kick-start versions. Honda's utility ATVs offer many more automatic options to help increase the four-wheel-drive capability of the machines. The Fortrax Rincon and Foreman Rubicon join the Honda Fortrax Rancher AT in having automatic transmissions.
Yamaha Automatic ATVs
Yamaha is perhaps the industry leader in providing automatic transmission ATVs to the market. Every Grizzly model ATV from the 125cc youth ATV all the way up to the top-of-the-line Grizzly 700 fuel-injected model are equipped with automatic transmissions. Yamaha's sport ATVs are not so equipped. The only available automatic transmission for Yamaha's sport ATV lineup is the Wolverine 450 4x4.
Polaris Automatic ATVs
Polaris ATVs are widely regarded as being the most stylish ATVs available. Specializing in utility ATVs, Polaris offers almost all of their models with automatic transmissions as an option or as standard equipment. In particular, the larger models, such as the Sportsman 850 EPS model, and even the Trail Blazer 330 entry level ATV, come equipped with automatic transmissions.
Suzuki Automatic ATVs
Eighteen of Suzuki's King Quad utility ATVs come standard with automatic transmissions, including 400cc engine and larger ATVs, with just four models held back with manual transmissions, all 400cc or lower. Suzuki's line of children's utility ATVs also include automatic transmissions, but the sport ATV line includes only the smaller 50cc and 90cc children's versions in its automatic transmission lineup.
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