The famous ATV comes with significant updates and it is now better than ever. Famous for its excellent performance, but also form impressive comfort, the 2020 Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 comes with loads of novelties. The first thing you can notice is a new styling, which includes new color options, new grille design, wheels etc. Moreover, this update brings improvements in many other aspects. For example, there is a new, bigger and more powerful engine, as well as new front and rear racks, new utility boxes, reverse system and many more. There is no doubt that the famous ATV will continue one of the absolute leaders in the class.
2020 Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 Powertrain
As we’ve just mentioned, the FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 comes with big updates and one of them is a new 518cc engine. The new engine is bigger and more powerful, which ensures more power. Other than that, you may count on a typical layout, which means a longitudinally mounted engine, which is the best mounting layout in terms of power transfer and center of gravity. Also, you may count on neodymium-magnet stator design, the powerful alternator produces a sufficient amount of electricity. In practice, this means there is plenty of power to run all the accessories that come with the legendary ATV.
Once again, you may count on a choice between two transmission options. Super-smooth and fast-shifting dual-clutch transmission, which sends power to either two or all wheels. Of course, we are talking about the well-known TraxLok® 2WD/4WD system that offers easy switches between modes, which include 2WD and 4WD modes. One of the novelties we should mention, there is a new electric reverse, which comes with models with DCT.
Design, Chassis and Suspension
In terms of the suspension design, things are pretty familiar. At the front end, you may count on an independent suspension. There is an independent double-wishbone, with max travel of 7.28 inches. On the other end, you may count on an independent dual-arm suspension, with 8.46 inches of travel. When it comes to brakes, you may count 190mm hydraulic discs and 170mm hydraulic discs on rear wheels. Also, the inboard disc brakes on the rear axle reduce unsprung weight and offer improved ground clearance. Wider front driveshaft guards are also an important novelty, which adds even more coverage to the Rubicon’s front axles and outboard CV joints.
2020 Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 Comfort and Convenience
The 2020 Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 is a highly-capable machine but another reason why it stands out from the crowd is a superior level of comfort and convenience. As we already mentioned, it comes with independent rear suspension, while another feature that ensures excellent comfort is a well-designed seat, which ensures excellent riding experience for hours. Speaking of riding experience, we should also mention a nice digital instrument cluster, which shows all the necessary information but also has a maintenance reminder.
When it comes to convenience, you may count on new front and rear racks, which have more capacity than before. The front rack is good for about 99 pounds, while the rear rack can deal with 189 pounds. Also, there is a new small front utility box, which is perfect cargo storage for small items, such as keys, smartphones, tablet etc.
2020 Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 Pricing and Warranty
The 2020 Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 features a starting price of 8.700 dollars. It comes in various color options, such as Red, Honda Phantom Camo, Matte Molasses Brown and Matte Green Metallic. You may count on a one-year transferable limited warranty, but you can get extender coverage with Honda Protection Plan too.