2017 Honda Foreman 500 vs Rubicon – ATV Comparison Review | Whats the Difference?

– Which ATV is Better? Compare 2017 TRX500 Rubicon vs Foreman 4×4 500 cc Four Wheeler Specs / HP & TQ / Towing + More! –

Today, we’re going to do a 500 cc ATV comparison between the 2017 Honda Foreman & 2017 Honda Rubicon to see what the differences are between them. I get asked on a daily basis “What is the difference between a TRX500 Foreman & Rubicon?” They technically share the same “Foreman” name so they should be very similar, right? Nope… Honda does make it rather confusing though since you have the model “Honda FourTrax Foreman 500” and then the “Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 500” and then you have multiple variations of each with different transmission options, steering options etc.


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Honda did tackle the Foreman & Rubicon 500 model lineup for 2017 though and discontinued a few models to make the model lineup easier to understand and also hopefully make it easier for you to decide which model you want based on the features that are available.

Here are the TRX500 Foreman and Rubicon models that Honda discontinued and will NOT be making a return for 2017:

  • Foreman ES 500 – TRX500FE1 (Electric Shift)
  • Foreman 500 EPS – TRX500FM2 (Manual / Foot-Shift + Electric Power Steering)
  • Rubicon 500 4×4 – TRX500FM5 (Manual / Foot-Shift)
  • Rubicon 500 Deluxe EPS 4×4 – TRX500FM7 (Manual / Foot-Shift + Electric Power Steering Deluxe)

This will cover the main differences between the 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman and then I’ll do a separate comparison review for both models breaking down each of the variations for the Foreman and Rubicon separately.

Looking for a comparison review of last year’s 2016 Foreman vs Rubicon? Check out my detailed review on the 2016 models by Clicking Here.


Helpful ATV Model Lineup Info / Links:


2016 Honda Rubicon 500 Deluxe ATV Review / Specs - TRX500 Horsepower & Torque Performance Numbers

Honda Rubicon 500 Deluxe

2016 Honda Foreman 500 ATV Review / Specs - TRX500 Horsepower & Torque Performance Numbers

Honda Foreman 500

Aside from their engine displacement, 475 cc, they share very few of the same details. Those that are the same and that are different will be covered below. It is a pretty lengthy post and I apologize for that but hopefully you can stay with me without getting bored as I will touch on each and every detail about these two 2017 Honda 500 cc class ATVs.

2016 Honda Foreman vs Rubicon ATV Review / Specs - TRX500 Horsepower & Torque Performance Numbers

Rubicon Frame (Top) / Foreman Frame (Bottom)

Rear Suspension Options / Differences: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

This is one of, if not, the biggest difference between the 2017 Rubicon 500 and 2017 Foreman 500. The age-old question of which is better IRS versus straight-axle is still debated all over the internet and in all reality there isn’t one that is “better” per say than the next. It all depends on what you’re using the ATV to do. There is no denying that the IRS will offer a smoother ride but you have some drawbacks to going that route as well. Which is better? Only you can answer that question…

The Rubicon and Foreman both have adjustable spring pre-load on all shocks which lets you fine-tune the suspension settings to match varying loads and riding conditions.

  • Rubicon
    Independent Rear Suspension / IRS: This is a first for the Rubicon as of last year. The Rubicon now features Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) which returns two big benefits: First, it helps ensure constant tire contact with the ground for superior traction; second, it gives you an ultra-smooth ride over rough terrain, so you don’t get beat up on the trail.

2016 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 IRS Deluxe ATV Review / Specs - TRX500 Horsepower & Torque Performance Numbers

  • Foreman
    Straight / Solid Rear Axle: The Foreman has a swingarm with it’s solid rear axle that provides superior capability for towing and hauling. Its long suspension stroke and plush seat let you tackle your favorite trail or the toughest chores in comfort all day long.

2016 Honda TRX500 Foreman ATV Review / Specs - TRX 500 4x4 Horsepower & Torque Performance Numbers


Ground Clearance / Suspension Travel: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

Rubicon / Winner

  • Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone: 7.28 inches travel
  • Rear Suspension Independent dual-arm: 8.46 inches travel
  • Ground Clearance: 9.4 inches

2016 Honda Rubicon 500 IRS ATV Review / Specs - TRX500 Horsepower & Torque Performance Numbers

Foreman

  • Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone: 7.28 inches travel
  • Rear Suspension Swingarm with single shock: 7.28 inches travel
  • Ground Clearance: 7.5 inches

Transmission Options / Differences: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

This is the next big thing to compare between the 2017 Foreman vs 2017 Rubicon as they both offer very different transmission options and that can make or break which model will best suit your needs and or wants.

Rubicon

  • Manual / Foot Shift: This is an option you never had on the Rubicon up until last year. Now, you can get the 2016 Rubicon with a true manual / foot shift transmission (semi-automatic clutch means no clutch lever). Honda is the only manufacturer to offer a true manual transmission with IRS.
  • – DCT / Automatic (Dual-Clutch Transmission): Honda originally brought this new DCT transmission out on the Rancher and has now added it to the Rubicon. It would take a 100-page essay to go over all the details and inner-workings about the DCT transmission. It’s light-years ahead of and better than the standard CVT belt-driven transmission that you find on Polaris, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Arctic Cat, etc. Strong internals, fast shifts, excellent control, true compression-braking capability in steep terrain and an automatic program that upshifts and downshifts while you concentrate on riding- the Honda automatic dual-clutch transmission has it all, including a low range transmission. Say goodbye to the old days of the slow conventional automatic transmission that don’t know exactly when or whether to upshift or downshift etc. The Automatic DCT provides the compact size and strength of a manual transmission (no belts to slip, break or burn out) with the convenience of an automatic transmission, while giving the rider the option of push-button manual control via Honda’s Electric Shift Program (ESP). The 2016 Rubicon Automatic DCT features a new dual shift-mapping program that automatically selects between two transmission shifting modes – either Cruise or Sport mode – 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 casual operation, the Cruise mode allows the transmission to shift up sooner for more casual performance and enhanced fuel efficiency.

2016 Honda Rubicon 500 ATV Review / Specs - TRX500 Horsepower & Torque Performance Numbers

2016 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 DCT ATV Review / Specs - TRX500 Horsepower & Torque Performance Numbers

  • (* Only available with the DCT Rubicon) Dual Range Drive / Low Shifter:
    Like a full-sized four-wheel-drive truck, Rubicon DCT models feature a drive/low range in its gearbox, so you can choose the perfect gear for crawling over technical terrain, pulling heavy loads or cruising on smoother trails.

Foreman

  • – Manual / Foot Shift: This is an option that has been available on the Foreman since day one. It is still as popular today as it was 10-15+ years ago as some people don’t want to deal with added electronics. The manual / foot shift transmission has a semi-automatic clutch which means no clutch lever.
  • – ES / Electric Shift: The ESP (Electric Shift Program) has been around for well over a decade now and Honda has truly perfected it over the years. Upshifting and downshifting has never been easier thanks to the ES system, you get the ease of an automatic with the strength of a conventional transmission. To shift up or down all you have to do is push one of two handlebar-mounted buttons. Since there’s no foot-shift lever, ES is also a bonus when riding in heavy or mud / snow-covered boots. The ES feature is also nice should you have any ankle or leg problems to where a standard manual / foot shift transmission would be difficult to operate.

2016 Honda ES ATV Review / Specs - TRX500 Horsepower & Torque Performance Numbers


Horsepower: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

Rubicon

  • 27 Horsepower

Foreman / Winner

  • 28.7 Horsepower

The 2017 Foreman 500 does make more horsepower than the Rubicon but that doesn’t paint the whole picture so-to-say as you have to count in weight differences and gearing etc. I did a very in-depth 2017 Honda ATV Horsepower Review here that compares the entire 2016 Honda ATV model lineup and their HP rating as well as comparing their power-to-weight ratio.

2016 Honda TRX500 Foreman Rubicon ATV Horsepower & Torque Performance Numbers

2016 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 ATV Skid Plates / Guards - TRX500 Review of Specs

Rubicon 500 without Skid Plates


Towing Capacity / Weight: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

Rubicon / Winner

  • The Rubicon has a towing capacity rated at 1,300 pounds.

Foreman

  • The Foreman has a towing capacity rated at 850 pounds.
2016 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 ATV Skid Plates / Guards - TRX500 Review of Specs

Rubicon 500 with Skid Plates


Front & Rear Rack Capacity / Weight: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

Rubicon / Winner

  • Front Rack: 99 pounds
  • Rear Rack: 187 pounds

2016 Honda Rubicon Deluxe DCT / EPS ATV Review of Specs - TRX500FA7

Foreman

  • Front Rack: 88 pounds
  • Rear Rack: 176 pounds

2016 Honda Foreman 500 ATV Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

 


Headlights / Lighting: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

The difference in lighting between the 2017 Foreman vs Rubicon are listed below. Both have three headlights and the two mounted on the fenders are the same between both models but that is where the similarities end.

Rubicon

  • The Rubicon has a lantern style 50 watt assist light that is mounted up on the handlebars. The 50-watt handlebar light moves with the bar to illuminate the area you choose and runs independently of the fender-mounted headlights so you can turn it on when you need it, and off when you don’t.
  • The other two headlights on the Rubicon mounted on the fenders are rated at 35 watts. All three use multi-reflector lenses for superior light distribution.

2017 Honda Rubicon 500 ATV Review / Specs - FourTrax TRX500 Utility 4x4 Four Wheeler - TRX 500 HP & TQ

 

Foreman

  • The Foreman has a 45-watt independent assist light that runs independently of the headlights so you can turn it on when you need it, and turn it off when you don’t as well.
  • The other two headlights on the Foreman mounted on the fenders are rated at 35 watts. All three use multi-reflector lenses for superior light distribution.

Electric Power Steering (EPS): 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

Rubicon / Foreman

  • The Foreman and the Rubicon both have EPS as an option for 2017 and they both share the same EPS mechanism as well. Well, technically you don’t have EPS as an option if you go with the 2017 Rubicon TRX500FM6 (Manual / Foot Shift) as it only comes with EPS for 2017. Honda dropped the Rubicon with the Manual / Foot Shift (TRX500FM5) for 2017. You can find out more about the Honda ATV models that Honda discontinued by Clicking Here. Honda’s EPS is both speed- and torque-sensitive, Honda’s Electric Power Steering (EPS) technology excels at reducing steering effort and kickback through the handlebar. It’s a big help when riding in ruts, over rocks or on long side hills. A specially engineered mounting system for the EPS unit increases strength and rigidity. Honda first introduced EPS back in 2007 on the Foreman 500 and it’s been a huge hit ever since then! Since its introduction in 2007, Honda has spread it out to every model in the 4×4 ATV lineup except for the Rincon 680. The price has increased but it’s still very competitive when comparing to other ATV manufacturers.

2016 Honda Foreman Rubicon EPS 500 ATV Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating


TraxLok / 4WD: 2017 Foreman vs Rubicon

2016 Foreman Rubicon 500 Diff Lock 4x4 - ATV Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

Rubicon / Foreman

  • The Rubicon and Foreman both share the TraxLok feature with locking differential. Honda’s TraxLok® 2WD/4WD system offers 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD mode with locking front differential to optimize traction. TraxLok also incorporates a Speed Override mode that can be engaged when the front differential is locked, allowing increased wheel speed under severe conditions such as deep mud.

Electronic Differential Lock: 2017 Foreman vs Rubicon

Rubicon / Foreman

  • The Foreman and the Rubicon share the same differential lock setup. When you’re in 4WD mode, and you need to get the power to both front wheels, you can just flip the switch on the electronic differential lock to maximize available traction. The gauge / meter display will tell you when the diff lock is fully engaged.

2016 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 ATV Diff Lock 4x4 - Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

Let’s go a little more in depth with how advanced the 4×4 modes are on the 2017 Foreman 500 & 2017 Rubicon 500. TraxLok utilizes a magnetic switching mechanism called an Electromagnetic Mechanical Clutch Unit (EMCU). This system actuates a mechanical roller clutch located on the driveshaft near the front differential. This two-way mechanical roller clutch incorporates a series of hardened-steel rollers that lock up in a mere six degrees of rotation, which makes for a smooth, virtually instantaneous response while either accelerating or decelerating on flat ground or on an incline.

In addition, the system also operates when Reverse gear is engaged. To promote smooth operation, the TraxLok system engages only when the speed differential between the front and rear wheels is less than six mph. Once engaged, the system remains engaged on downhills to deliver true 4WD braking.

2016 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 ATV Driveshaft / Differential Transmission - Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

The new-generation FourTrax Foreman & Rubicon 4×4 ATVs feature a brand-new TraxLok system, one that incorporates the option of a fully locking front differential. As before, riders can enjoy the option of an easily selectable 2WD or 4WD mode. However, the 2017 Foreman has the capability to operate in a third mode: a fully locked front differential when in 4WD that gets the power to both wheels for use in challenging terrain to maximize available traction, whether it’s swampy, rocky, sandy or uneven ground. This option is very easy for the rider to engage; after pressing the 4WD selector button on the right-side handlebar, just rotate the differential lock switch and it’s set to go. An indicator light on the instrument display shows when the differential lock is engaged.

In addition, the Foreman & Rubicon feature a Speed Override mode that can be engaged when the front differential is locked, which allows increased wheel speed under severe conditions such as deep mud. When riding in the front differential lock mode, speeds in normal usage are limited to 20 mph. However, when encountering conditions such as deep mud that slows the ATV while the wheels spin, pushing and holding the Speed Override button allows momentary higher wheel speeds for extra pulling power – quite a benefit when the going gets tough.

Without a doubt, Honda’s TraxLok 2WD/4WD system adds a significant degree of versatility and utility to 4×4 Honda ATVs, qualities that continue to draw riders to the brand. And these new additions to TraxLok-mode operation in the FourTrax Foreman & Rubicon 4×4 reflect Honda’s commitment to developing ongoing advances in ATV technologies that benefit riders in real-world conditions.


Liquid Cooling: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

Rubicon / Foreman

  • The Foreman and the Rubicon also share the same cooling system. Honda without a doubt builds some of the toughest and most reliable engines on the planet and it’s because of innovations like liquid-cooling. Honda’s time-tested Honda engine is liquid-cooled to provide more consistent operating temperatures and more power than a comparable air-cooled motor. This adds up to better performance and longer engine life.

 Semi-Dry-Sump Engine Design: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman 

Rubicon / Foreman

  • The Rubicon and Foreman both share a semi-dry-sump engine design. Helping to create a more compact and lighter overall weight, the Foreman’s overhead-valve, semi-dry-sump design creates an engine that’s not only shorter from top to bottom, but one that enhances handling by lowering the center of gravity and increasing ground clearance.

ACG Output: Rubicon vs Foreman

AC Generator Output:

Rubicon – Winner

  • Rubicon 574 watts

Foreman

  • Foreman 481 watts

The Foreman and the Rubicon both share the same accessory outlet. Thanks to the neodymium-magnet stator design, the powerful ACG produces a sufficient amount of electricity, so you can run more Honda Genuine Accessories.


Fuel Injection: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

Rubicon / Foreman

  • The Foreman and the Rubicon both share the same fuel injection setup. Since Honda is now incorporating an oxygen sensor into the system, the Rubicon & Foreman both deliver better fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The ECU instantly adjusts the fuel injection mapping to match riding conditions for maximum fuel efficiency. The result: more time on the trail and more money in your pocket.

Rear Brakes: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

Rubicon

  • The Rubicon makes use of an inboard 170mm hydraulic rear disk brake

Foreman

  • The Foreman has a sealed 160mm mechanical rear drum brake

Front Brakes: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

Rubicon / Foreman

  • The Rubicon and Foreman both share dual hydraulic 190mm disc brakes up front.

Digital Display Meter: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

2016 Honda Foreman 500 ATV Gauges / Meter - Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

Rubicon / Foreman

  • The Foreman and Rubicon both share the same digital gauge / meter display. In addition to the basics, their instrument panel offers a Maintenance Minder system that signals when it’s time for service. Other functions include trip odometer, hour meter, gear position-indicator, fuel gauge, clock, and 2WD/4WD.

2016 Honda Rubicon 500 Gauges / Meter - ATV Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating


Seat Comfort: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

Rubicon (Winner) / Foreman

  • This is one part of the comparison where there is a clear winner and one is leaps and bounds better than the other. The seat on the Rubicon is not only longer and wider compared to the Foreman but substantially more comfortable. Keep in mind though, this one is pure “opinion” based as you can’t go off a spec sheet as to which seat is better than the other. The 2017 Honda Rubicon’s seat features thicker foam and a seat cover with a “gripper” texture. That gives a “gripper” texture seat cover that it one of the best seats Honda has ever put on any of their ATVs over the last 30+ years. Throw a leg over both the 2016 Foreman and Rubicon, I’m confident you’ll 100% agree and see where I’m coming from when comparing the two four wheelers.
2016 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 ATV Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

Honda Rubicon Seat


Tires: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

Rubicon / Winner

The Rubicon and Foreman both share the same tire sizes but that’s where the similarities end. The Rubicon comes stock with a more aggressive tread pattern Maxxis tire for added traction in all conditions whether it be mud, sand, rocky terrain, etc.

Rubicon Tires / Sizes:

  • Maxxis MU25
  • Front: 25×8-12
  • Rear: 25×10-12

Foreman Tires / Sizes:

  • Maxxis M975
  • Front: 25×8-12
  • Rear: 25×10-12

On ATVs, tires actually work as part of the suspension system, as they absorb smaller trail impacts. When designing the new Rubicons, Honda engineers worked closely with Maxxis tire technicians to develop a special tire that would be compliant without sacrificing handling or precise steering. “We experimented a lot with the actual plies of the tire to make it work well,” Stevens reveals. “We went through several different tire iterations before we got the right one.”

2016 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 IRS ATV Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

Honda Rubicon IRS Suspension

Of course this tire development didn’t occur in a vacuum; at the same time, Honda was tuning suspension settings and frame rigidity to ensure that all of the components worked with the tires in a complementary fashion while still meeting Honda’s rigid strength criteria. It’s a balancing act that results in a refined, cohesive package.


 

2016 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 ATV Wheels & Tires - Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

Honda Rubicon Tires / Deluxe Wheels

Wheels: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

Rubicon / Foreman

The Foreman and Rubicon for 2017 both share the same 12″ steel wheels in a black finish. The Rubicon used to have aluminum wheels versus steel but Honda pulled that option back in 2011.

However, you have the option of going with the Deluxe model Rubicon for 2017 that comes with the aluminum wheels pictured below. Hopefully one day we’ll see wheels like this as a standard across the ATV model lineup instead of the steel counterpart. It would of course add to the price tag and not every customer cares about the way a wheel looks to be able to justify the added cost.

2016 Honda Rubicon 500 ATV Wheels & Tires - Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

Honda Rubicon Tires / Deluxe Wheels


Maintenance / Service Schedule: 2017 Rubicon vs Foreman

Rubicon / Foreman

  • New one-piece tank / side cover allows easy access (no tools required) for maintenance.
2016 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 ATV Plastics - Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

Honda Foreman & Rubicon Tank Shelter / Plastics

The Foreman and the Rubicon both also share the same maintenance schedule / intervals:

  • First service recommended at 20 hours / 100 miles / one month – Whichever comes first.
  • Normal service recommended at 100 hours / 600 miles / once a year – Whichever comes first.


 

2016 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 ATV Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

Another small but very nice addition to the Foreman and Rubicon both as well as all of the entire Honda ATV model lineup – an easier reverse! Not that the reverse was difficult to use prior to now but I have had countless customers state how much they despise the old reverse actuation process. Gone are the days of the old school red button with an “R” on it and now all you have is the mini lever to pull pictured above.

2016 Honda Foreman 500 ATV Frame / Engine - Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

2017 Honda Foreman 500 Frame / Engine

2016 Honda Rubicon 500 ATV Frame / Engine - Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

2017 Honda Rubicon 500 Frame / Engine

In 2016 you also have one more option when deciding on which Rubicon is right for you should you decide to buy the Rubicon over the Foreman. The available Deluxe models offer cast aluminum wheels with polished highlights, red-painted suspension components and decals. The wheels not only add a little more style versus the steel wheels, they also shave unsprung weight due to them being lighter. The Deluxe package on the Rubicon does come at an added cost but if it helps with the blow to the wallet, you also have a limited color scheme that you won’t see everywhere since they only come in white or black.

  • Want a 500 cc Honda ATV with a Straight Axle? The Foreman 500 is your only option.
  • Want a 500 cc Honda ATV with IRS? The Rubicon 500 is your only option.
  • Want a 500 cc Honda ATV with a Fully Automatic DCT Transmission? The Rubicon 500 is your only option.
  • Want a 500 cc Honda ATV with a Manual / Foot Shift Transmission? The Foreman and Rubicon 500 both have this as an option.
  • Want a 500 cc Honda ATV with an Electric Shift / ES Transmission? The Foreman 500 is available with the ES transmission and the DCT Rubicon has the option to flip a button and use the Electric Shift mode or the Fully Automatic mode.
  • Want a 500 cc Honda ATV with Electric Power Steering / EPS? The Foreman and Rubicon 500 both have EPS as an available option.

Neither the 2017 Rubicon or 2017 Foreman is better than the other per say. Each of them have different specs that set them apart so that way you have plenty of options when shopping for the best ATV that’ll do the job you need it to do. Whether you’re using the ATV as a work-horse on the farm or just recreational use to hit the trails and mud pits on the weekends with your friends, you’ll be able to get the job done with both but one may be better for you when compared to the next person. I hope this was helpful in explaining the differences between the Honda Foreman and Rubicon 500 ATVs.

Which is your favorite Honda ATV for 2017 – the Foreman 500 or Rubicon 500?

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2017 Honda Foreman & Rubicon 500 ATV Pictures / Photo Gallery


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2017 Honda Rubicon 500 Frame / Engine

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2017 Honda Rubicon 500 Frame / Engine


  • PeterS

    On tires section – the Foreman use Maxxis M975 only on front wheels. There are Maxxis M978 on rear wheels.

    • Ahh, good eye! Thanks for catching my error. I try to minimize them as much as I can but sometimes I do slip up. Thanks for not being rude about it too, for some reason some people love to be hateful etc towards me when they do catch a slip up of mine haha.

  • PeterS

    Regarding the tires:
    – I didn’t find any info about the Rancher tires type on Your website. May be it’s interesting for someone.
    – can you get some info about these tires? I’m interesting in how many plies they have, what’s their weight, …
    Thanks.

  • Samantha

    Thank you for such a great post. I am buying my first ATV to work on the farm as well as go riding and this is exactly what I needed.

    • That’s awesome! Always nice to hear when the information helps people as it can be quite the task breaking down the nitty-gritty spec differences between the Foreman VS Rubicon.

      You’re more than welcome, thanks for taking the time to post up and say “thank you” too – it’s greatly appreciated…

  • Ryan mcfarlane

    This is going to be my first brand new purchase. These specs definitely helped me . Definitely going with the Rubicon. Thanks for all of this .

  • mike

    Thanks for such an informative post.That is the best one I have seen.Those were the two machines I was trying to decide between. My 1991 Honda 4-tracs is still running great,but its time for a upgrade. I’ve decided to get the rubicon,manual shift with eps. What do you think about the skid plates and boot guards that come on them?

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