This is what worries me about buying a P500. 95% of my riding is on public trails that often utilize old railroad grades which are long, flat, and straight. Keeping a pace of 40-50 m.p.h. is not uncommon, and I'm not sure if the P500 would be to terribly slow? If you ask me, the Pioneer 700 and 500 should swap drive trains. The 700's 3-speed auto was originally developed for a sport/utility market in the Rincon. The P500's driveline was sourced from the Foreman ATV line, which has historically been Honda's low end grunt workhorse for years. In my opinion...the 500/5-speed manual belongs in the 700's chassis...the 700/3-speed auto belongs in the 500's chassis.