2013 Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon

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The Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon is a strong and practical ATV developed to tackle any type if terrain with poise.

At the heart of the Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon lies a 499cc, liquid-cooled, OHV dry-sump, longitudinally mounted, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that offers a tremendous amount of torque being able to deal effortless with anything you’ll throw at it.

The engine is mated on the innovative Hondamatic continuously variable, automatic transmission that is perfectly suited for the needs of a rugged ATV.

To offer a hassle free riding experience, Honda equipped its FourTrax Foreman Rubicon with an Electric Power Steering system that features sophisticated torque sensors to offer the perfect amount of extra assist.

You also get a pretty sporty suspension setup that consists of front independent double-wishbone suspensions paired with a rear Swingarm with dual shock absorbers.

The Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon is offered with a starting price of $7,999.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon.

Overview

Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon

Some smart guys aren’t very strong. And some strong guys aren’t exactly brain surgeons. Then there are those who break out of the stereotypes. And in the world of ATVs, that’s the Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon. Its engine is a real powerhouse that delivers tons of torque. But the longitudinal layout and exclusive Hondamatic transmission makes smart use of that power and makes sure it all gets applied to the job at hand. From the tightest mountain trails to the wide-open desert, the Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon has what it takes, and you’ll never have to work overtime at the controls.

Honda’s Electric Power Steering features sophisticated torque sensors that measure how much force you’re applying and then tailor how much extra assist you need.

When you’re riding the best ATV on the planet, only the best accessories will do—Honda Genuine Accessories. These accessories are designed specifically for your Honda vehicle and feature the same quality and durability you’ve come to expect from Honda.

There’s no other automatic like it on any ATV. Even Hondas. You get an almost infinite choice of gear “ratios” thanks to its continuously variable design.

The Hondamatic unit at the heart of the Rubicon is a unique, continuously variable automatic transmission that does the shifting for you—or, at your option, lets you choose powertrain ratios with the flick of a thumb. The Rubicon’s torque-tuned engine spins a sophisticated variable-ratio hydraulic pump, delivering power to the wheels in a seamless rush that’ll have you wondering how—or why—you ever rode without it. Just one more example of how Honda’s human engineering gives you just what you want—exactly the way you want it.

TraxLok

Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon

TraxLok is a shift system that lets you select either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Two-wheel drive gives you lighter steering on flat ground, while four-wheel drive maximizes traction when you need it. Choosing between them couldn’t be easier, and you get the best of both worlds.

Electric Shift Program (ESP)

Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon

Upshifting or downshifting is easy and fast—just push one of two handlebar-mounted buttons. ESP is a huge advantage when riding in heavy boots or if your boots are covered in mud or snow because you don’t have to fuss with a conventional left-foot ATV shift lever.

Triple Headlights

Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon

The Rubicon features three headlights, two mounted on the front fenders and one on the handlebar. The 45-watt handlebar light moves with the bar to illuminate the area you choose. All three use multi-reflector lenses for superior light distribution.

Accessory Power Outlet

Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon

The Rubicon comes with a 12-volt accessory outlet as standard equipment. That makes it easy to run or recharge your electronics (cell-phone charger, GPS, etc.) out in the woods or on the jobsite. An optional rear-mounted outlet is also available as a Honda Genuine Accessory.

Front Adjustable Suspension

Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon

Adjustable dual shocks allow you to optimize suspension performance for various load conditions.

Semi-Dry-Sump Engine Design

Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon

Compact and lighter-weight, the Rubicon’s overhead-valve, semi-dry sump design creates an engine that’s shorter from top to bottom. That returns two big benefits: it enhances handling by lowering the engine’s center of gravity, and it also increases ground clearance.

Rear Adjustable Suspension

Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon

Adjustable dual shocks allow you to optimize suspension performance for various load conditions.

Towing Capacity

Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon

Got a tough job to tackle? No problem—the Rubicon is up to the task. With a generous 850-pound towing capacity and rack capacity of 66 pounds up front and 133 pounds in the rear, the Rubicon is ready to double as a pack mule when you need to carry a load. (Hitch ball shown sold separately.)

Specifications

Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon
Engine Type499cc liquid-cooled OHV dry-sump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke92mm x 75mm
Induction36mm constant velocity carburetor
IgnitionCD with electronic advance
StarterElectric with auxiliary recoil
Available ColorsAutomatic
TransmissionFully automatic hydromechanical, continuously variable with electronic controls
DrivelineDirect front and rear driveshafts with TraxLok® and torque-sensitive front differential
Front SuspensionIndependent double-wishbone; 6.7 inches travel
Rear SuspensionSwingarm with dual shock absorbers; 6.7 inches travel
Front Brakes180mm front discs with single-piston calipers
Rear BrakesSealed mechanical drum
Front Tires25 x 8-12
Front Tires25 x 10-12
Length83 inches
Width46.8 inches
Height46.4 inches
Wheelbase50.6 inches
Seat Height33.9 inches
Ground Clearance7.5 inches
Curb Weight640 lbs. (includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity4.0 gallons, including 0.7-gallon reserve
Towing Capacity850 pounds
Model IdTRX500FA
EmissionsMeets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) off-road emissions standards.
Available ColorsRed, Olive, NaturalGear™Camo
NoteNo operator under age 16. Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owner’s manual thoroughly.
MSRP$7,999*

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