The 2015 Honda FourTrax Rancher ATV line has come along way over the past few years. Honda has made improvements in transmission, electronics and comfort to set this ATV apart from the rest of the midsize pack. The new styling and color options are also worth noting. I am focusing this discussion on the top of the line Rancher model, the 2015 Honda FourTrax Rancher 4×4 Automatic DCT IRS EPS. Honda has 9 different models available in the Rancher lineup with options ranging from a solid rear axle, independent rear suspension, both manual and automatic transmissions and power steering. The top model comes loaded with all of Honda’s latest features and technologies and at a price anyone can afford.
So… What’s your thoughts on the new Rancher? As an owner of a midsize ATV I honestly like the design of the new Rancher. Although it doesn’t have Diff-Lock like Yamaha offers in the Grizzly 450 line, Honda has definitely made improvements to their midsize offering and deserves a look if you are in the market for a new midsize ATV. The following is an excerpt from the Honda website and the specs for the 2015 Honda FourTrax Rancher 4×4 Automatic DCT IRS EPS . Check out the full FourTrax Rancher lineup and Honda’s other models Here!
Need an ATV that works hard? Want one that’s fun to ride? How about one that offers a wide range of features? Then you need a Honda Rancher. Because we build a whole range of Rancher models, it’s easy to pick one with the exact mix of features you want and need.
Our 420cc Rancher lineup is better than ever for 2015. You can get two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive. Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) or a swingarm configuration. Standard manual ATV transmission, our exclusive Electric Shift Program, or Honda’s revolutionary Automatic Dual Clutch Transmission. Electric Power Steering? Our four-wheel-drive models offer that. No matter which Rancher you choose, you’ll always get the value, quality and dependability of a Honda.
Other improvements and updates for 2015 include an easy-to-use reverse lever, and new color choices that are sure to be a big hit including our Honda Phantom Camo®.
|Engine Type||420cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected OHV wet-sump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore And Stroke||86.5mm x 71.5mm|
|Induction||Keihin® 33mm throttle-body fuel-injection system|
|Ignition||Full-transistorized type with electronic advance|
|Starter||Electric with optional auxiliary recoil|
|Transmission||Automatic DCT with Reverse|
|Driveline||Direct front and rear driveshafts|
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
|Front Suspension||Independent double-wishbone; 7.28 inches travel|
|Rear Suspension||Independent dual-arm; 8.46 inches travel|
|Front Brake||190mm Dual hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||170mm Hydraulic disc|
|Front Tire||24 x 8-12|
|Rear Tire||24 x 10-11|
|Seat Height||34.9 inches|
|Ground Clearance||9.2 inches|
|Curb Weight||686 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)|
|Fuel Capacity||3.9 gallons, including 1.3-gallon reserve|
|Turning Radius||11.5 feet|
|Emissions||Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions standards|
|Available Colors||Red, Orange, Honda Phantom Camo®|
|Note||No operator under age 16. Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owners manual thoroughly.|
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
|One Year||Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan|