Engine heat is a horsepower-killer.
The guys at CV Products have a variety
of ways to monitor and keep temps
down. Silicone radiator hoses and a fuel
blanket are a couple of the big ones.
The small sticker on the cylinder is a
good way to read temperatures.
The goal of this build was to construct
a high-horsepower racer that wasn’t
hard to hang on to. The guys at CV
Products succeeded. We think any top
pro quad could use this package and
have great results.
Honda performed great everywhere.
You could wander between gears and
always have power to spare. It rolls
through the corners and rockets out of
them. Top speed with the 38-tooth
sprocket is about 80 mph, and it gets
there in a hurry. The transmission
shifts smoothly, even though we didn’t
need to do much gear-changing.
Around our test loop we could keep it
in second or third for the tight stuff and
look for fourth for the open trails.
The Fox-equipped Houser front
end was flawless too. We deliberate-
ly looked for roots and rocks to hit to
see how well the quad could take it.
Rocks turned into marshmallows and
square-edge bumps turned flat. The
DWT tires helped it turn or stop on a
dime. We don’t think we could have
picked a better selection of handle-
bars, seat or footpegs. And, the quad
felt like it was built just for our riding
We do see why some top racers still
prefer to use the Honda platform to
compete on. And after riding this
machine, we can see why so many of
them riding other brands turn to CV
Products to help their own program.
No matter if you are a factory racer, a
fast trail rider trying to beat your buddies or a normal guy who wants the
best performance out of your sport
quad, give CV Products a call at (800)
448-1223—they can help. Also, visit
The CV Products Honda performed
as well as any factory GNCC quad
we have tested, and it should. You
see, the top Pro classes are limited to
450cc, so it’s almost impossible to get
a 450 to go as fast as a 500. Plus, if you
do, it won’t be nearly as reliable. On
the good side, most of the amateur
and age-group classes have no
engine limits, and a big bore usually
has huge torque gains that makes the
engine more rideable.
The CV Products Honda is super
easy to ride, never tires you out and
runs as smooth as a top. Our test ride
took place in the woods around
Durhamtown Plantation in Georgia.
Some areas are tight and rough,
while some are tacky and fast. The