November 03, 2010
Honda Big Red
Released last fall, the Honda Big Red utility terrain vehicle is powered by a 675cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine with electronic fuel injection. Honda's automotive-style automatic transmission shifts electronically for easy driving. To help maneuver over varying terrain, three forward gears and reverse and three drive modes: two-wheel, four-wheel and four-wheel drive with an all-wheel differential lock.
Independent double wishbone front and rear suspensions cushion the ride. For hauling gear, the rear steel tilt bed has a 500-pound capacity. It also has a 2-inch automotive type receiver and a 1,200-pound tow rating. The Big Red features an in-cab glove box and a dash storage area. The driver and passenger sit on rubber-mounted bucket seats with adjustable backs. A waterproof accessory socket sits between the seats. For peace of mind on the hunt, it has a 7.9-gallon fuel tank with 1.5-gallon reserve.
If you are riding the Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon GPScape, there's no need to tote a GPS to find your hunting grounds. The Rubicon already has one integrated into the instrument pod. The weatherproof GPS system features mode and way point buttons that allows riders to select and store up to 100 locations. So if you're out scouting hunting locations, mapping a spot is as easy as pushing a button.
Honda's Electric Power Steering system and pre-load adjustable shocks provide light and consistent steering at all speeds and it acts as a steering damper, reducing kickback through the handlebars. Returning features on the Rubicon include two- and four-wheel drive modes, Honda's exclusive Electric Shift Program for push-button shifting, a carburetor heater for cold-weather starting and a 499cc four-stroke engine.
Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon GPScape
Water-resistant storage is integrated into the body, front and rear racks, with a combined capacity of 199 pounds.
Contact: Honda; (310) 783-2000; www.powersports.honda.com