Efficient, durable engine design
Powerful liquid-cooled 475 cc engine is longitudinally mounted, allowing direct driveshaft alignment to both front and rear wheels for maximum drivetrain efficiency. Liquid cooling provides consistent engine operating temperature in extreme conditions for maximum power output and long engine life. Overhead-valve design provides compact engine dimensions for improved ground clearance while maintaining a broad, easy-to-use powerband. Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven counter-balancer reduce vibration.
Easy and efficient
Convenient electric starting, with an automatic internal-decompression system, gets you going quickly and easily. Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system improves power delivery and throttle response, and increases fuel efficiency for extended range.
The Honda automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) has it all, including low range and a new smoother shift map this year. DCT provides the compact size and strength of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic transmission (plus no belts to slip, break or burn out). It features a dual-shift mapping program that automatically selects between two transmission shifting modes – either Cruise or Sport- for optimum shift timing depending on the rider’s pattern of throttle operation. During aggressive use, the Sport mode kicks in and holds the transmission in gear longer before shifting to deliver more aggressive performance. During more relaxed operation, the Cruise mode allows the transmission to shift up sooner for more casual performance and enhanced fuel efficiency. In addition to the fully automatic mode, the DCT transmission also allows riders to employ the exclusive Honda Electric Shift
Program (ESP) for easy shifts with the touch of handlebar-mounted buttons.
Dual-range sub transmission allows you to easily select between high and low range via a conveniently placed lever. The 5-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission will operate fully within either range, ensuring that you can always select the correct ratio for the conditions. One-handed reverse shift mechanism allows you to select reverse without ever taking your hand from the handlebars. Super heavy-duty automatic clutch with low-rpm engagement for excellent drivability and towing capacity.
Super-heavy-duty automatic clutch with low-rpm engagement for excellent drivability and towing capacity.
Tackle any terrain
2WD/4WD system offers three drive modes: 2WD; 4WD with torque-sensing front differential; and 4WD with locked front differential to optimize traction. The system also features a Speed Override mode that can be engaged when the front differential is locked to allow increased wheel speed under severe conditions, such as deep mud.
Quiet operation, long-lasting performance
A sub-chamber in the air cleaner reduces resonant noise for quieter operation. Stainless-steel exhaust system includes a USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler designed for quiet operation without servicing for long-lasting performance.
High output 470 watt alternator has extra capacity to help power electrical accessories and to keep personal electronics charged.
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Engine & Drivetrain
Liquid-cooled longitudinally mounted single-cylinder 4-stroke
Bore & Stroke
92 mm x 71.5 mm
OHV, 2 valves
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fully automatic, five-speed, Dual-Clutch Transmission with Selectable Electric Shift (ESP) plus Dual-range sub-transmission and reverse
2WD/4WD; direct front and rear driveshafts with switchable 2WD/4WD and torque-sensing/locking front differential
Chassis & Suspension
Independent double-wishbone with adjustable hydraulic shocks; 185 mm (7.3 in.) travel
Independent dual arm with adjustable hydraulic shocks; 215 mm (8.5 in.) travel
Front: 25 x 8 - 12 Rear: 25 x 10 - 12
Front: dual 190 mm hydraulic discs Rear: 170 mm hydraulic disc
2,147 mm (84.5 in.)
1,205 mm (47.4 in.)
239 mm (9.4 in.)
909 mm (35.8 in.)
1,292 mm (50.9 in.)
327 kg (721 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas - ready to ride
14.7 litres, including 4.9-litre reserve