The features and benefits for the very new 2015 FourTrax® Foreman® Rubicon™ have absolutely raised the bar. It has been augmented with stunning new styling that includes a brand new chassis that hosts an independent rear suspension (IRS) along with the 500-class Honda feature of advanced automatic dual clutch transmission (DCT).
Many New Features as-well-as New Benefits
Honda remains one of the most legendary 500-class engines designed to deliver a pulling-power along with an easy to operate powerband. An automatic DCT delivers power to the compact size and the simple strength of a manual transmission that contain no belts to slip, break or wear out. The convenience of the automatic transmission wins the day; a push-button automatic control panel via Honda’s Electric Shift Program: ESP®.
Other Advantages of the Dual Clutch Transmission
For the first time, Honda’s new automatic DCT demonstrates the new dual shift-mapping program. This will automatically select between two transmission-shifting modes. One mode is “cruise.”
This mode provides for the most optimum shift-timing which actually depends on the rider’s pattern of throttle operation. If the driver is one with a more aggressive user style, the cruise-mode kicks in – holding the transmission in gear longer before shifting down in order to deliver a more aggressive performance.
The cruise-mode will allow this transmission to shift up sooner, delivering a more ordinary performance while enjoying enhanced fuel efficiency.
Other advantages include:
- A brand new drive/low sub-transmission delivers selectable gear ranges to match varying driving conditions.
- Programmed Fuel Injection systems delivering improved throttle responses and smooth power delivery. This also aids with fuel economy.
- Honda TraxLok 2WD/4WD delivers 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD mode by offering locking front differentials in order to optimize traction.
- This system also incorporates a speed-override mode. This can be engaged when the front differential is locked – increasing wheel speed that’s needed under severe-conditions such as deep mud-slicks.
New Chassis and Suspension Standards
Other features include a double-cradle steel frame for increased stiffness and better torsional rigidity. This adds precise handling and very smooth rides. There’s a new independent double-wishbone front suspension. This delivers 7.3 inches of travel.
Discover new independent dual-arm rear suspension designs. These offer a more optimal shock ratio with an increased suspension stroke for 8.5 inches of travel. There are also adjustable spring-preload features. All shocks will allow suspension tuning matching varying loads with different riding conditions.
Other new standards include:
- A reverse-gear as well as a parking brake – simply pull the lever and engage reverse or push the lever to set the brake.
- Bigger 190mm hydraulic dual-disc brakes up front and 170mm hydraulic disc brakes behind for dramatic halting power.
- Dramatic styling for all-steel full-coverage of the front bumper with attractively-integrated mounts for an accessory winch.
- All-steel front and rear carriers for larger load capacity: 99 pounds up front, 187 pounds in back.
- Heavy-duty trailer hitch.
A Few of Honda’s New Accessory Features:
- Outdoor Storage Cover
- Winch Mount Kit
- Front A-Arm Guards
- Soft Rack Bag (front)
- Soft Rack Bag (rear)
- Fender Bag
- Heated Grips
- Plow Blade
- Plow Push Tube
- Plow Mount Kit
- Winch Kit
- Recoil Starter
Wait – There’s Even More
Optional mounting and steering setups for the EPS system is only one of many of the details Honda has decided to attend to as a statement of how far out front they intend to go as car makers.
Failing to sample one of these models would be as silly as accidentally missing the Superbowl.
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