Honda

Test Ride - Pioneer Family

Upgrades and New Features From Honda
Written By: 
John Arens
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Not since Little House on the Prairie have we been so fond of a Pioneer family. The Pioneer 500, 700, and 1000 all have their unique uses but they share one very important feature; they’re all infused with a healthy dose of Honda DNA. Each is outstanding in their own way and recently we had an opportunity to ride all three and try out new features.

Honda Announces 2017 ATV Models

First unveiling of year includes Rancher, Rincon, Recon, TRX250X
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May 5, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif.Honda's initial announcement of the 2017 powersports model year involved a number of ATV products, including the highly popular Rancher lineup, the large-displacement Rincon, the versatile Recon and the sporty TRX250X. For 2017, several of these models are refreshed with new color options."ATVs remain an important product category for us, so we're pleased to kick off the 2017 powersports model year by announcing the Rancher, Rincon, Recon and TRX250X," said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications at American Honda. "With these great 2017 models, we expect to maintain our position as the number-one ATV manufacturer."

New Model Test - Going Big

Honda Introduces the Pioneer 1000
Written By: 
John Arens
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Every move at Honda is calculated. That’s why when they call their new Pioneer 1000 “the most important new Honda in 15 years,” they mean every word of it, and they’ve put everything they know about design, engineering, and manufacturing into it. And their resources are considerable.

Ride Report - The Honda Fourtrax Foreman Rubicon

The All Day, Every Day ATV
Written By: 
John Arens
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You never really get to fully learn a machine until you can test it on your own home turf. For us that means plenty of play riding in the woods, but also many days on the job whether it is pulling a roller across a large yard, towing a wagonload of firewood, or even dragging a log from the woods. We can pretty much guarantee when there is a tough job to do, we’ll always pick the red machine with the wing on the side, and for us that is the Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4x4.

Honda Ride & Review - Sierra Club

A Mountain Ride on Honda's Best 2015 Fourtrax Rancher
Written By: 
John Arens
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Since the introduction of Honda’s original Rancher 350 over 15 years ago, top-of-the-line ATVs have ballooned up in both displacement and physical size to a point where a machine like the original Rancher would be considered an “introductory” machine. In fact, the biggest machines on the market can be a handful even for highly experienced riders, and for almost every type of riding situation, we prefer something that is easier to control and much more forgiving on the trail.

Honda Announces 2016 Pioneer 1000

Brand-new model to round out 2016 Pioneer multipurpose SxS lineup
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Honda today announced the addition of two brand-new full-size side-by-side models—the groundbreaking Pioneer 1000 and Pioneer 1000-5—to its 2016 lineup. With class-leading displacement and payload, a 6-speed fully automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) and a full list of features and options, the flagship Pioneer 1000 promises to raise the bar in terms of power, performance and capability in both work and recreation applications.

Back Home on a Honda - The 2015 Honda Fourtrax Foreman Rubicon

Feels like the First Time
Written By: 
John Arens
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I was less than 100 yards into the RockHouse loop of the world famous Hatfield-McCoy system and I already knew it was going to be a great day. Light overnight rain had erased any dust and a few low areas of the trail even held small pools of water to splash through. Early fall in the mountains of West Virginia meant the leaves were just beginning to turn, but the temperature was also cool and it was a perfect day for riding. Today I would be testing Honda’s new FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4x4. In every way I felt right at home.

American Honda Includes Powersports, Power Equipment Dealers in Environmental Leadership Program

Voluntary program encourages recycling, reduced use of energy and water
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 TORRANCE, Calif., May 12, 2015 – Building on the success of the Honda Environmental Leadership Program through its automobile dealers’ reduced environmental footprint, American Honda today announced the voluntary program’s expansion to include its powersports dealers, as well as power-equipment dealers, marine dealers and engine distributors. 

American Honda Names Chuck Boderman VP, Motorcycle Division

Robert Gurga to serve as Senior Advisor ahead of August retirement
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TORRANCE, Calif., April 1, 2015 – American Honda announced today that Chuck Boderman has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Motorcycle Division. Outgoing Motorcycle Division Vice President Robert Gurga will serve as a Senior Advisor ahead of his August retirement.“I’m excited to assume this new role with American Honda,” Boderman said. “It’s an exhilarating time for the powersports industry, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to build on Bob’s accomplishments as we work toward future growth at Honda.”

Honda’s First 2016 Model Announcement Features IRS Equipped ATVs

America’s No. 1 ATV Choice Enters New Model Year With Unrivaled Selection
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TORRANCE, Calif. (March 17, 2015) – In Honda’s first powersports announcement of the new model year, America’s top-selling ATV manufacturer revealed a number of exciting and full-featured ATVs for 2016. With a proven record of quality and reliability, Honda ATVs have consistently been the top choice among U.S. customers to fulfill their recreational and utility needs. The Foreman Rubicon, FourTrax Rincon and Rancher models with Independent Rear Suspension have enjoyed remarkable success, and those ATV models return in Honda’s lineup with new color options. At the same time, Honda’s swingarm-equipped lineup, which has set durability, quality and reliability standards for both heavy-duty work and recreation, continues to offer an unsurpassed selection. Honda also remains the only manufacturer to offer the superior beltless technology of an Automatic DCT transmission on an ATV. The 2016 Honda ATV lineup offers the most diversity to date, along with an array of Honda Genuine Accessories.

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