Sneak Peek | New 2018 Honda Side by Side UTV & ATV Announcements / Model Release Dates

– 2018 Side by Side UTV & ATV Model Lineup Announcement Schedule –

Who’s ready for some 2018 SxS / Side by Side / UTV (and every other one of the 1,000 names for them haha) and ATV News from Honda? I am and I’m ready to let the cat out of the bag on some new 2018 motorcycle model news from Honda as well as updated models and of course returning models! I’m sorry for the guys that saw my announcement on Facebook about this post coming and that I was going to have it posted yesterday, ran into a slight delay.

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Here’s the timeline on when I’ll be posting official updates from Honda regarding their 2018 ATV & SxS models:

Honda has stated that they plan to expand their Side by Side UTV market over the next 3 years and if you pair that up with the fact that they are sinking a $45,000,000 investment into their new plant in South Carolina – Honda isn’t fooling around and plans to bring the heat like they have the last couple of years stealing more and more of the Side by Side market  share month after month. Personally, I can’t wait to be able to let the cat out of the bag on some of the 2018 models. Check out some of my past patent document blog posts and trademark filings etc from Honda and you’ll see why I’m excited when you hear out of Honda’s mouth that they still plan on expanding the current Side by Side model lineup…

Could we see the TRX450R Sport ATV return for 2018? How about an all-new 2018 Rincon 1000 DCT? That would be awesome!

As always, I’m interested to see what you guys think and what’s floating around in your head as I’d rather it be a discussion among all of us enthusiasts instead of just me rambling on etc. What model are you most looking forward to for 2018? What model Side by Side or ATV would you like to see Honda throw some upgrades and changes at? I know I don’t even have to ask this one but who is looking forward to seeing what Honda may bring to the Sport Side by Side UTV market in 2018 and beyond?


  • Steve043

    Trx450r please !

    • Ohhhhh yes! I like your thinking and am on the same page haha! It’d be awesome to see a 65+ horsepower 2018 Honda TRX450R released to go clean house with the competition…

      • Jim

        Any idea which day of April Honda will announce the new side by sides?

        • Jim,

          Sadly at this time I can’t say the exact date. Once we get about a week out from the announcement, I’ll be able to spread the word and I’ll update this page as well as post it on my Facebook, Twitter etc.

          • Jim

            Are we getting close? Any updates?

          • Yup yup, very very close 😉

            Instead of months away we’re down to the weeks… Weeks feel like months right about now though lol but then again I am the most impatient person in the world.

            Not only am I involved with this but personally I’m awaiting Honda to release certain fine details that haven’t been let out of the bag yet on the 2017 Civic Type R. I’ve had a deposit on one and the wait while Honda drags their feet on the car side of things just like they do with Powersports side is making me prematurely go bald paired with long sleepless nights haha. I just wish I had inside access to Honda cars like I do with Honda Powersports but noooo 🙁 haha.

            Sometimes it can take me hours to finalize a blog post and get it online here with editing it all etc so if you’d like updates the instant they happen they are always posted on my Facebook and Twitter accounts first. The direct links are near the top of the page under “follow me” if you’d like to check them out. Sorry I can’t say much more at this very minute but hopefully the little bit of info from this and the original “sneak peek” post are of some help.

  • Rick

    How about a bigger cc Rincon with a five or six speed transmission.

    • Ohhhhh yes, a 2018 Rincon 1000 with a 6-speed DCT transmission would be awesome!

  • Jon Jon Giles

    Don’t even kid about that 1000cc Rincon. I would wait in line and go in debt for one. I REALLY hope this is the year they have a new or updated quad at the top of their line up with more power and a better transmission

    • Haha ohhhh yeah, I know a lot of people with the same mindset and are ready to plop their money down if Honda released a Rincon 1000 DCT for 2018. It’s beyond time for it to happen as the Rincon hasn’t been updated in over a decade and it used to be Honda’s flagship ATV model but that isn’t the case any longer as the Rubicon is the top dog. It doesn’t make the most horsepower as the Rincon still has that but every other aspect the Rubicon blows the Rincon out of the water.

      • Jon Jon Giles

        Truth be told, it wouldn’t even have to be a 1000 for me to buy one. Just give us anything new anywhere from a new 700 up to a 1000 but with everything the Rubicon has. A new, way more powerful engine, a real transmission and not that 3 speed junk on the rincon, diff lock, IRS, power steering, etc… Whatever the amount of CC’s, as long as it’s something updated at the top of Hondas lineup, and has all the necessary features, I’ll buy it ASAP!

  • Mike

    Please be true that this gets announced in April. Kevin, I don’t doubt your info, I’ve just been disappointed many times when Honda delays these announcements. I’m hoping Honda is really putting their best foot forward this time and not just testing the waters.

    • There’s no doubt at all that the announcement will take place in April 😉 . What will be released or announced this go-around I can’t say exactly at this time but we’re going to have some happy campers haha. Not too much longer until I can say more and it’s driving me crazy…

      • Jim

        Thanks for the info! I’ll be looking forward to a sport side by side announcement and hope to not be dissapointed!

  • foxracing16

    So when is this happening….i am about to buy a machine and i want to keep honda as an option, but a release date would be nice…

    • I can’t say much at this moment when it comes to specifics because there has been a slight “delay”… I can say that I will be posting information within the next 3 weeks though 😉

  • Nebah

    Just wondering do u work at a Honda Shop??, we r in Canada looking at two 700-2 to buy, and seeing what the price is where u r??

    Feel free to email for more info

  • Donald McZilkey

    Any updates on this. The post says an announcement would be made in April. Its now May 4th.

    • I posted an update on Facebook about the April delay and that it was being pushed back a couple of weeks and got my head bit off so I haven’t really posted too much about the matter and was just going to release the information when I’m allowed to. Thankfully, that day is here – May 9th. I will have more information posted within hours…

  • Shelli

    It’s May 9th!!!!!!!! I’m ready for the 2017 sxs release. Excited!!!!!! When will we know ?

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