Honda’s 2015 ATV Lineup
The latest introduction of models from Honda gives you more choices than ever on new and returning ATVs.
“In addition to the most popular selling, straight-axle, swingarm-equipped Rancher and Foreman ATVs, our Rubicon family of ATVs is now also equipped with independent rear suspension (IRS) to suit a wider range of riders,” says Lee Edmunds, Honda. “The new generation Rancher Automatic DCT also has IRS for 2015, plus other new features shared throughout the Rancher and Foreman lines. We now have a complete line of IRS-equipped ATVs and a complete line of swingarm/axle ATVs to fit whatever need our customers have.”
FourTrax Foreman Rubicon Series
The new Rubicon models incorporate features that can work and play hard. The new dual-shock IRS system combines increased suspension travel and chassis-tuning capabilities for superb handling and comfort. Beneath the new, aggressive look, the beauty runs deep.
The long list of new features includes:
- Longer-travel suspension in the front and rear with spring reload adjustability
- Increased ground clearance
- New rear disc brake
- Higher-wattage headlights
- Improved handlebar grip design
- Maxxis tires with a more aggressive tread pattern for improved traction
- Roomier ergonomics plus a thick, plush seat
- Redesigned electric power steering (EPS) for reduced steering effort and less kickback
- Full front differential lock
- Speed override function for increased wheel speed in severe conditions
- Increased towing and hauling capabilities
- New steel rack with flat plates for easy packing
- Full-coverage front bumper featuring integrated mounts for an accessory winch
Packing a powerful 500-class engine, the Rubicon comes with two transmission options: a five-speed manual gearbox or a five-speed automatic dual clutch transmission (DCT). The DCT model incorporates a new drive/low-range sub transmission that lowers the final drive gear ratio for added versatility. The Rubicon is available with or without EPS. Price: TBD.
FourTrax Rancher Series
For 2015, the Rancher Automatic DCT incorporates IRS, and there’s 2.2 more inches of suspension travel at both ends, plus a new chassis, more ground clearance, larger front disc brakes, a larger rear carrier with flat plates for packing and tie-downs, and it’s available with an improved EPS system.
The Rancher DCT is powered by a rugged 420-cc engine and features a five-speed automatic DCT with improved shift program and shaft drive. Brighter headlights, increased electrical output, more fuel capacity, and a new digital meter package are a few features that will add even more value to the line. Price: TBD.
The rest of the Rancher series with swingarm rear suspension systems also return for 2015, now equipped with Honda’s new, easy-actuation reverse lever. Driveline options include two-wheel- and four-wheel-drive models, manual transmissions, electric shift program, and automatic DCT. Prices start at $5,199.