Tough, agile and reliable, the 2013 Honda Big Red is ready to tackle anything you throw at it. At the heart of this reliable workhorse lies a strong 675 cc, liquid cooled, OHV, single cylinder, four stroke engine which sends its power to the ground through an automotive-style transmission with hydraulic torque converter. It is also worthy of being mentioned that there are three drive modes available namely 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD with all-wheel differential lock.
To help you go over any type of terrain with ease, Honda equipped its Big Red MUV with specially designed 25 x 10-12 Maxxis Big Horn front and rear tires. You also get a set of capable suspensions which include front and rear independent double-wishbone configurations (5.9-inch of wheel travel up front and 7.1-inch of wheel travel out back with adjustable preload).
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Sure, there are lots of MUVs on the trails today. But there’s only one Honda Big Red, and nothing’s tougher. When you take a closer look at the features Big Red offers and how Big Red’s built, you’ll see that it’s your best bet in the side-by-side market.
First of all, Big Red offers a proven Honda engine, automotive-style Honda Automatic Transmission with hydraulic torque converter, and independent suspension on all four wheels. In addition, Big Red sets the standard when it comes to rider safety with a specially designed brake system, Occupant Protection Structure, and double-latching side doors. A bench seat is wide and comfortable, while a generous cargo bed, plenty of towing capacity, high-traction Maxxis Big Horn tires and much, much more all come together to help you tackle tough jobs or tough terrain.
Everywhere you look, there’s another feature that sets Honda’s Big Red apart. Of course the 675cc liquid-cooled engine, Honda Automatic Transmission, 2WD/4WD drivetrain and independent suspension all around are great places to start. But how about all the safety features, or the increased capacity this year, or the upgraded driver and passenger accommodations, or . . . well, you’re beginning to get the picture. Just click on some of the highlights shown here.
Occupant Protection Structure
We built Big Red’s stout Occupant Protection Structure around the rider and passenger, and positioned the seats so you’re well protected. Built out of sturdy, large diameter tubing, Big Red’s Occupant Protection Structure includes such details as integrated handholds, recessed top tubes and a more spacious structure to enhance protection. In addition, Big Red’s Occupant Protection Structure meets OSHA’s 1928.53 rollover protection standard.
Big Red’s roll-up side nets (standard equipment) make cleaning and maintenance easier. But remember to attach them fully before you get going.
You’d think all seatbelts are alike, but that’s hardly the case. And once again, Big Red’s attention to detail sets this MUV apart. We use automotive-style three-point belts with an Emergency Locking Retractor mechanism to help keep you and your passenger safe and secure.
Contoured Bench Seat
Big Red’s two-passenger contoured bench seat provides lots of room and allows easy entry and exit.
Doors with Double Latch Mechanism
Big Red’s rugged, composite doors feature an automotive style double latching system securing you and your passengers in while keeping what nature throws at you out.
Independent Double-Wishbone Front Suspension
Front independent double-wishbone suspension contributes to Big Red’s all-day riding comfort.
675cc Liquid-Cooled Engine with Fuel Injection
Honda is famous for our engines, and we gave Big Red one of our best. It’s a liquid-cooled four-stroke single-cylinder with tons of torque. Fuel injection means it starts right up, even on cold days or at high altitude, and also helps give you more range on a tankful of gas.
Honda Automatic Transmission
Quite simply, this is the best automatic transmission available in any MUV. Big claim? Sure, but check out these features: A stout, heavy-duty torque converter instead of a system of pulleys and belts, three hydraulic clutches, and positive engine braking.
Four-Wheel Disc Brakes
Naturally, we gave Big Red the best brakes in the business: hydraulic discs on all four wheels. A patented scraper system helps prevent debris buildup between caliper and rim, and best of all the balanced, automotive design features two separate braking circuits, which helps ensure front and rear braking even if one brake line is damaged.
Maxxis Big Horn Tires
Big Red wears specially designed 25 x 10-12 Maxxis Big Horn front and rear tires with increased sidewall strength and an aggressive tread pattern for excellent traction.
Adjustable Preload Rear Shocks
In addition to a fully independent rear suspension, the rear shocks feature preload adjustability to better handle Big Red’s increased load capabilities.
1,000 lb. Cargo Bed Capacity
MUVs are built to haul stuff, and Big Red is ready to get to work. The bed capacity is 1,000 pounds. And Big Red uses a steel tilt bed with a composite liner and a heavy-duty hydraulic assist that makes operation easy.
1,500 lb. Towing Capacity
Big Red has a heavy-duty two-inch receiver-style hitch and the towing capacity is 1,500 lbs.
|Engine Type||675cc liquid-cooled OHV single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore And Stroke||102mm x 82.6mm|
|Induction||Electronic fuel injection (PGM-FI), 40mm throttle body|
|Ignition||Full-transistorized type with electronic advance|
|Transmission||Automotive-style with hydraulic torque converter; three forward gears and Reverse; three drive modes: 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD with all-wheel differential lock|
|Driveline||Direct front and rear driveshafts|
|Front Suspension||Independent double-wishbone; 5.9-inch travel|
|Rear Suspension||Independent double-wishbone; 7.1-inch travel with adjustable preload|
|Front Brake||200mm hydraulic disc with 51.1mm caliper|
|Rear Brake||200mm hydraulic disc with 30.3mm caliper|
|Front Tires||Maxxis Big Horn 25 x 10-12 bias|
|Rear Tires||Maxxis Big Horn 25 x 10-12 bias|
|Bed Length Inside||33.0 inches|
|Bed Width Inside||53.0 inches|
|Bed Capacity||1,000 lbs.|
|Towing Capacity||1,500 lbs.|
|Ground Clearance||10.3 inches|
|Ground Clearance||10.3 inches|
|Turning Radius||13.8 feet|
|Curb Weight||1,433 lbs. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)|
|Maximum Weight Capacity||1,690 lbs. (Includes weight of cargo, occupants, accessories, and trailer tongue load)|
|GVWR||3,124 lbs. (maximum) Gross Vehicle Weight Recommended|
|Fuel Capacity||7.9 Gallons, including 1.5-gallon reserve|
|Note||Recommended for Drivers 16 years of age and older. Honda recommends that all MUV drivers read the owner’s manual thoroughly. Occupant protection structure now meets the requirements of OSHA 1928.53 Rollover Protection Standard.|
|Available Colors||Red, Olive, Natural Gear™ Camo|