Honda Powersports has announced their 2018 side-by-side and ATV lineup. It sees the Pioneer 1000 and 700 returning, as well as the FourTrax Foreman Rubicon and Rincon.
The Pioneer 1000 got a big update for 2017, so sees little change for 2018. It has a 999cc twin and is the only side-by-side on the market with a dual-clutch transmission. The gearbox can be operated manually, or run through its six-speeds automatically. There’s even a sport mode available.
The four-wheel drive system offers two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive with differential lock, and a mode that is designed to save your lawn. Limited edition trims come with a traction control system that also has hill-start assist and brake force distribution.
Five-seat models quickly convert the rear seats to a cargo bed, and all but the LE have a self-leveling rear suspension. The LE has upgraded Fox shocks instead.
The Pioneer 700 has a 675cc liquid-cooled single cylinder and a conventional automatic. It comes in two and four-seat configurations, with the four-seat model offering a fold-down rear seat. Electric power steering and a manual shift mode are available on Deluxe trim models.
On the ATV side, the Rubicon and Rincon are also returning.
Honda says that the FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 EPS is the only ATV to come with a manual-shift transmission and an independent rear suspension. The other models in the family offer a dual-clutch transmission.
Finally, The FourTrax Rincon offers Honda’s biggest ATV engine, a 675 cc liquid-cooled single. The engine is longitudinally mounted to give a more direct link to the rear axle. The premium Rincon also offers independent rear suspension and a three-speed automatic.
The 2018 Honda side-by-sides arrive at Honda Powersports dealers this fall, with the ATV models arriving late this summer.
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