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First Ride and Review! The 2015 Honda Pioneer 500

Trail Legal, Fun Sized, Honda Quality
Written By: 
John Arens

Less than a year ago at the introduction of their innovative Pioneer 700 and 700-4 Side x Side, Honda promised they were on the gas and there would be several more models to come.  For a company that protects their secrets as if they are grandmothers jewels it was a stunning statement that definitely grabbed our attention.  Today Honda delivered on the first part of that promise with the release of a second new Side x Side, the 2015 Pioneer 500, and it’s every bit as unique as the first.

First Ride - The 2014 Fourtrax Rancher

One of Honda's Best
Written By: 
John Arens

One of the best-selling models in the Honda lineup is their beloved Rancher 420.  It’s not the most powerful or the fastest Honda ATV, but it is, without a doubt, one of their best.  It simply does everything well.  So well in fact, we’ve even named it as ATV of the Year a couple times, and with the recent major changes Honda bestowed on the 2014 FourTrax Rancher, it has an excellent shot of claiming that title once again. 

2014 American Honda Contingency Program

Torrance, CA: American Honda announces the continuation of the Red Riders Rewards program for 2014, with more than $5 million in earnings available to racers. The Red Rider Rewards program will provide Honda owners with opportunities to earn payouts at more than 1500 races in 2014 across the United States, including motocross, off-road events, dirt track, ATV and road racing.

First Ride - Impact Players

Honda Finds Its Focus with Two Rookies
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Every brand has a loyal following, much like sports teams.  Even the hard luck Chicago Cubs, who haven’t won a World Series in more than a century, enjoy a rabid fan base.  Despite supposed curses from goats and other unlikely prospects, they gleefully root for their team as if they were on a rollercoaster at Mardi-Gras, all the while hoping their famous circle-C logo will adorn the top of a World Series Ring.

More New Off-Road Models Expand the 2014 Honda Lineup
July 9, 2013 - Torrance, CA: Excitement continues to build as American Honda introduces more new 2014 models for off-road enthusiasts. This ongoing infusion of innovative engineering highlights the commitment Honda is making to consumers, as more new models bring ever-higher capabilities across the board.“For this 2014 model announcement, Honda is continuing its push to bring new and diverse machines to market while also delivering great value,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “Here we’re unveiling a new generation of our hugely popular FourTrax Rancher and FourTrax Foreman lines of ATVs with completely new frames, suspension, styling and more for elevated levels of performance. We’re also introducing two versions of the all-new CRF125F that features an electric-start engine along with two different wheel sizes to replace the CRF80 and CRF100F. The CRF125F offers an increase in engine displacement and a friendly, easy-to-use powerband, but also aggressive new styling and a brand-new chassis with upgraded front and rear suspension for optimum performance. 

Modern Day Pioneers

Honda Goes All-In with their New Pioneer 700 Side-x-Side
Written By: 
John Arens

“We’re in with both feet, and we’re in it to stay.”  Honda’s Bill Savino left no doubt about the company’s position at a meeting before the official start of production of their new four-seat Side x Side, the Pioneer 700-4.  Not only did Honda open up about the innovative 700-4, but they were quick to share inside information about the recently announced two-seat version of the Pioneer 700 as well.  For a company that usually guards secrets like it was their grandmother’s jewels it was an unusually candid conversation.

More All-New Models Join the 2014 Honda Lineup
The exciting 2014 model year continues as American Honda introduces four brand-new models that clearly demonstrate the incredibly wide reach of Honda engineering; this is the kind of innovation Honda enthusiasts have come to expect over the years. In addition to these all-new models, this announcement also includes a number of successful and favorite returning models."This is really a fun time for Honda fans, as we unveil these four incredibly cool all-new machines for 2014 that reach out to entirely different segments of the market," said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. "This introduction serves as a perfect example of what 2014 is going to be like for Honda, as we continue to bring diverse and completely new concepts to riders, no matter what kind of machines they might favor.

The Honda Pioneer 700-4

A first Look at the New Honda
Written By: 
John Arens

The details are still a little sketchy but one thing is clear; Honda intends to take a big swipe at Polaris, Arctic Cat, Can-Am, and Kawasaki with the newest and most advanced Side x Side they’ve ever built, the all-new Pioneer 700-4.  The new Pioneer is meant for more than life on the prairie, and one look shows that Honda is serious about Side x Sides.  It’s been a long time coming, but the Pioneer 700-4 looks to break new ground for Honda and make tracks where they’ve never been before.  

Honda Announces Brand-New 2014 Models
Torrance, CA: With this press release, American Honda completes its lineup of 2013 models and begins a series of announcements that will give riders a look at some of the exciting new Honda models coming for 2014. The 2014 model year promises to be every bit as exciting as the 2013 season, as Honda continues to work at expanding the market through the introduction of innovative concepts in motorcycles, ATVs and Side-by-Sides.“Today we’re announcing the release of the final model for 2013, but we are really excited to give everyone an early look at some incredible new machines for 2014,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “We introduced a number of terrific new bikes in 2013, and now we’re carrying that momentum forward with even more innovative models that cast a fresh take on riding. These new models are not only exciting in concept, attention-grabbing in looks and fun to ride, but they will bring great value for the money.  

Honda of South Carolina to Produce Side-by-Sides
Torrance, CA: American Honda today announced that production of Honda side-by-side MUVs will transfer in 2013 from Honda de Mexico S.A. de C.V. (HDM) to Honda of South Carolina Mfg., Inc. (HSC) in Timmonsville, SC. Honda currently markets the Big Red side-by-side in the U.S.These changes are part of a global Honda strategy tied to future growth forecast in the side-by-side segment. Current plans call for the completion of side-by-side production at HDM in 2013, with production to begin at HSC in the summer of 2013 to meet the needs of U.S. customers and for export to global markets.


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