2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV Review

2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV Review
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The new 2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV is among those ATV’s which are famous for their power and performance. It is an ideal and perfect mid-size ATV. The Rancher starts with the same proven Honda engine, which is the heard of ATV. The powerful 420cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder design features the latest fuel injection. It is specially engineered to achieve the low-revving power that all ATV riders want. This is one of the most reliable and efficient engines used so far. The latest IRS (Independent Rear Suspension) is being used for better handling and outstanding ride. The new swingarm/ solid-axle is being used for those riders who want to tow a lot. The standard manual ATV transmission with excellent Electric Shift Program or Honda’s revolutionary Automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) are also available. It depends on the rider whether he wants two-wheel of four-wheel drive. The Honda Rancher is all about innovative with outstanding performance. It is recommended for the rider of 16 years of age or older. The Honda brand recommends that all the quad bike riders must take a proper training course and read their owner’s manual thoroughly. The detailed review of new 2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV with its price and specifications is given below.

2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV – Features and Price

2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV

Engine Features

The new 2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV features the powerful 420cc engine, which ensures to deliver the massive amount of power and acceleration. This engine is compact and light having the overhead-valve, semi-dry-sump design, which creates the engine much shorter from top to bottom. This creative design not only enhances the handling by lowering the engine’s center of gravity but it also provides better ground clearance. This rancher has an in-tank fuel pump for cooler pump operation and to ensure the longer pump life. The new 2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV has the ability to start at the crisp performance under any condition. This is only possible due to the use of Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) containing the throttle bodies of 34 mm having 12-hole Denso injector and an oxygen sensor. This sensor allows the fuel mapping to adjust instantly according to any riding conditions. This ATV not only ensures the trouble-free operation in the cold but at different altitudes as well. It also reduces the emissions and enhances the fuel efficiency. The crankshaft has been oriented from front to back in the chassis and side-by-side engine. It helps in the smooth and straight flow of power to the wheels without having any unnecessary right-angle detours, the same feature is also in 2017 Honda FourTrax Rancher. This also reduces the powertrain friction. The new 2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV features the fully Automatic DCT transmission offering the strong internals, fast shifts and excellent control with true compression-braking capability in the steep terrain.

2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV

Chassis Features

The new 2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV features the stylish, compact and lightweight chassis. It features an attractive color combination and amazing overall design. The plush seat with open rider triangle i.e. bar, seat and pegs provide the best comfortable seating position. The superior ergonomics is one of the key features of Honda Rancher. The clean and efficient, low-maintenance shaft drive is the perfect choice for this Honda ATV. The rider should not worry about the lubrication or adjustment out on the trail, instead, it keeps the ATV cleaner like in 2018 Honda FourTrax Recon. The Rancher IRS models feature the disc brakes, which ensure an excellent braking performance. The rear swingarm features the solid-axle design for ultimate strength and rigidity. When there is the need to tow the heavy load, the swingarm eliminates the rear suspension squat as the load is placed on the axle itself and not on the rear shock. The Rancher Automatic DCT have an IRS (Independent Rear Suspension) containing the wheel travel of 8 inches and ground clearance of 9 inches. This ensures the constant tire contact with the ground for better traction plus it ensures an ultra-smooth ride over all kinds of surfaces. There is the Honda Phantom Camo option available, which helps this Honda quad bike to adjust in the wide range of environments.

Other Features

The new 2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV features the latest EPS (Electric Power Steering), which reduces the bump steer and lessens steering effort over the rough and tough surfaces. The rock-solid system allows the rider to choose either 2WD or 4WD instantly i.e. rider can either choose the lighter steering or maximizing available traction. The reverse lever is very simple and easy to use. The new digital instruments provide all the information. The rider can have a view of fuel level, speed, clock and water temperature as well. Thanks to the Honda’s exclusive Electric Shift Program (ESP), a rider can easily shift with the help of push-button. The rider has to just push one button to upshift and one button to the downshift.

2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV – Price

The new 2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV is available for just $5,349 only.

2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV

2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV – Technical Specifications

Engine

Engine Type 420 cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, OHV wet-sump, longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke 86.5 mm x 71.5 mm
Induction Keihin® 34 mm throttle-body fuel-injection system
Starter Electric with an optional auxiliary recoil
Compression Ratio 9.9:1

Drive Train

Clutch Automatic
Transmission Five-speed with the Reverse
Driveline Direct rear driveshaft

2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV Specs

Chassis / Suspension / Brakes

Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone, 6.69 inches travel
Rear Suspension Swingarm with single shock, 6.69 inches travel
Front Brake 190 mm Dual hydraulic disc
Rear Brake 160 mm Sealed mechanical drum
Front Tire 24 x 8-12
Rear Tire 24 x 10-11

2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV Specs

Dimensions

Length 82.8 inches
Width 47.4 inches
Height 46.2 inches
Wheelbase 49.9 inches
Seat Height 33.7 inches
Ground Clearance 7.2 inches
Curb Weight 573 pounds
Fuel Capacity 3.9 gallons, including 1.3-gallon reserve
Turning Radius 9.2 feet

2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV Specs

Other

Model ID TRX420TM1
Emissions It meets the current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and an EPA off-road emissions standards
Available Colors Red, Olive
Note No operator under age 16. Honda brand recommends that all the quad bike riders must take a proper training course and read their owner’s manual thoroughly.

Factory Warranty Information

One Year Transferable limited warranty with an extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan

2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV

Conclusion

This article is about the review of 2018 Honda FourTrax Rancher Utility ATV, which is recently launched by one of the Best Quad Bike Brand in the World. It features the powerful engine delivering the massive amount of acceleration and speed. The rider can easily start the engine with just of a press of the button. The chassis is compact and light in weight and its latest seat design gives the comfortable riding position. The tires and wheels ensure that rider achieves the supreme grip.

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