The Honda Foreman Rubicon and Rancher have long been rider favorites for work and play and the 2015 models are better than ever. (See a video here.) With new features spanning multiple model trim packages, Honda has made certain to provide a wide variety of choices whether your definition of a good time means hauling a buck back to the truck or spreading seeds as the sun’s first rays stretch across the field.
Superior engineering instills confidence to tackle the rough trails, while the Rubicon’s independent rear suspension (IRS) provides day-long ride comfort and excellent traction on uneven ground. Honda opted for a double-wishbone design to not only maintain rear wheel alignment but to also keep optimal contact with the ground even as things get rough or uneven.
The Foreman Rubicon features a 500-class engine; tough, proven, and efficient. Two transmission choices—a tough conventional ATV gearbox (the only manual shift IRS on the market) and revolutionary automatic dual-clutch transmission (DCT)—let you choose exactly how you want to get down the trail.
The Honda FourTrax Rancher Automatic DCT with IRS is a reminder that the benefits of the independent rear suspension platform and revolutionary DCT automatic aren’t limited to a single model. In fact versatility is the core of the Rancher’s rugged 420cc philosophy; with multiple options and packages perfect for any budget and need.
Then there’s Honda’s optional Electronic Power Steering (EPS), that translates to less terrain kickback, less rider fatigue and a whole lot more time in the saddle.
On the Foreman Rubicon models, factor in full front differential lock to seek out traction when nature’s at its worst, beefed up towing capacity, a sturdy full-coverage front bumper ready for an accessory winch and virtually maintenance-free shaft drive and you have the makings of off-road supremacy for work, play and just about every adventure in between.
Check out the official Honda website for more information on the company’s complete Powersports line. (powersports.honda.com)