2014 HONDA ATVs!
The first wave of Honda’s 2014 ATVs includes
the new Rincon 700 4x4, Rubicon 500 4x4 and
Rubicon 500 4x4 with power steering, eight Rancher
420s (i.e., power steering and non-power steering
Rancher 420 AT 4x4s, power steering and non-power steering versions of the Rancher 420ES 4x4
and Rancher 420 4x4, the 2WD Rancher 420 and
the button-shift, five-speed Rancher 420ES), the 2WD
Recon 250 ES and the foot-shift 2WD Recon 250. All
the 2013 sport utility models but the Foreman 500 4x4 and
Foreman 500 4x4 with power steering were included in the 2014
early-model introduction, and most are available in new colors, but no
all-new models have been unveiled so far. Prices haven’t been announced
for any of the 2014s yet; see page 26
for news of Honda’s all-new,
two-seat Pioneer 700 4x4 UTV.
Honda’s flagship 4x4 ATV, the fuel-injected,
single-cylinder, OHV, four-valve Rincon 700,
returns for 2014 in a new coffee shade of
beige. It’s also available in olive and red. Power
steering still isn’t available on Honda’s top-of-the-line IRS sport utility quad.
For 2014, the fuel-injected, OHV, two-valve Rancher
420AT is available in red, white and olive. Eight 420
models are available, so you can choose a Rancher
with automatic transmission, button- or foot-shift
manual transmission, independent rear suspension
or solid-axle swingarm rear suspension.
The light, great-handling Recon 250 is
one of the original sport utility quads.
You can get the 2014 Recon in red or
olive with a button-shift or foot-shift five-speed with automatic clutch.
The Rubicon 500 returns with its pushrod,
four-valve, 499cc single and sophisticated
hydrostatic automatic transmission with
manual shift mode. White bodywork is
new for 2014, and you can also choose
olive or red. A carbureted engine and
solid-axle swingarm suspension make the
Rubicon an unusual combination of high-tech and simplicity.