Rugged OHV liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 420 cc longitudinally mounted engine allows direct driveshaft alignment to both front and rear wheels for maximum drivetrain efficiency.
Improved ground clearance
Overhead-valve design provides compact engine dimensions for improved ground clearance while maintaining a broad, easy-to-use powerband.
Stainless-steel exhaust system includes a USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler designed for quiet operation without servicing for long-lasting performance. Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven counter-balancer reduce vibration.
Easy start, fuel efficient
Convenient electric starting, with an automatic internal-decompression system, gets you going quickly. Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system improves power.
Super-heavy-duty automatic clutch with low-rpm engagement provides excellent drivability and towing capacity.
Handy 4WD/2WD selector lever, mounted on the left-front panel engages 4WD when needed for the tough stuff and 2WD when conditions allow.
“Automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (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). DCT 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 Honda’s exclusive Electric Shift Program (ESP) for easy shifts with the touch of handlebar-mounted buttons.
Powerful AC generator has ample capacity with 450 watts of output.