Honda Odyssey and Honda Pilot

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Is it a Family Van or a Screaming Off Road

Well, BOTH! These when most people the terms Honda Odyssey or Pilot, they think something very different thoughts it might have up 10, 20, or 30 years ago. Now a days, the Odyssey is a popular van produced by automotive; however, the original Odyssey was not a minivan.

In the past, the and Pilot were popular off dune buggy type made by Honda.

Honda Van

The Honda Odyssey was first in 1977 as a 250cc off road ATV that was different than any machine at the time. The Odyssey was produced with a 250cc 2 air cooled, pull start mated to a CVT transmission that provide seamless automatic into higher and lower This type of transmission is similar in operation to the CVT’s on snowmobiles.

Notoriously hard to pull an aftermarket electric start was offered in addition to many accessories for this popular off buggy. Even today, popularity still remains loyal fans, and you would be at the number of parts that you can find for these old machines. The 250 was produced from 1977 to

The author of this article has and owned one of these old Honda 250s. I remember the first that I drove one years ago at the It was a blast to drive. The engine was not a powerhouse, but it had decent power.


buddies and I were driving the beach looking for ways to air. At one point, I spotted sand drifted up against a log or and proceeded to head straight for it at throttle. I launched off and was soaring the air.

Lots of fun until the Honda nose dived into the and began to flip end over I wasn’t hurt but the roll on the Odyssey was bent. Thankfully it had a cage! The old Honda Odysseys a lot of fun, but later in life I had one, the lack of a rear got really old after a short Every time you hit a bump or the Odyssey would violently by bouncing around.

It was like a bucking bronco. Fun in some (especially if you’re younger), but the you get, the less appealing sort of ride is to you (and lower back)! Fortunately, realized that the lack of a in back and a poorly designed suspension were not good points. Read on below to see answer to the shortcomings of the Honda 250.

Even with all it’s the Odyssey 250 was still a great for Honda.

Honda FL250

it was so popular, Honda made major revisions and released a version of the Odyssey in 1985. It was the and it came equipped with a powerful 350cc 2 … electric start, reverse, and a frame design. The Honda FL350 also came full suspension front and that was a far cry from the minimal suspension and total lack of suspension on the FL250.

The Honda 350 was a big step in the right direction, but is also had some issues. like the FL250, the FL350 had the air engine mounted right the seat. This was a terrible in terms of engine cooling. A air cooled 2 … engine behind the seat meant overheating was a constant concern.

In fact, when it was first the 1985 Honda Odyssey 350 did problems with overheating. As a Honda later issued a cylinder head to try to minimize the issue. This helped but the location of an air cooled engine the seat was still a weak of the early Honda Odysseys. The tried to address this by producing liquid cooled heads to try to keep these cooler.

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Even so, the Honda 350 was only sold for 1 year it was discontinued.

Honda Odyssey

Once again, Honda from their experiences on the and they released a new machine as the Pilot FL400. This new was vastly improved over versions of the Honda Odyssey. The still sat behind the seat, but it’s air cooled predecessors, the now had a liquid cooled that deal with the earlier of overheating. Not only did the new engine address the overheating problem, but the 400 was also more powerful.

This newer kart with many additional on top of the FL350 improvements. The Pilot was further and had a more refined and look than either the Odyssey 250 or 350 models.

Honda FL400

The Honda Pilot was of speeds around 60mph! A sophisticated suspension helped up the bumps for better control and a more comfortable ride. the Honda Pilot FL400 was not and it was only sold for the 1989 and model years.

After Honda dropped these of vehicles and they have not anything like them It’s too bad, because off road buggies were fun to drive! These buggies have a strong following of behind them. They are and fun off road vehicles that ATV fun with the safety of a full cage and seat belt. though they are now discontinued, live on with those who enjoy these fun vehicles.

It is still possible to find Pilots for sale used, and you can still find parts for and repair to help keep great machines running for to come. So, the next time you the term Honda Odyssey, minivan AND off road machine!

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