2020 Honda ATV Model Lineup Announcement with BIG NEW CHANGES! | Rubicon 520, Foreman, Rancher, Rincon + More…

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– NEW 2020 Honda Rubicon 520, Foreman 520 Changes + Rancher 420, Recon 250, TRX250X & TRX90X Sport Models + More… –

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Not only were we just blessed with new 2020 TALON 1000 model lineup changes AND 2020 Pioneer 1000 model lineup changes that I covered here but we’re also getting some new changes thrown at the 2020 Honda ATV model lineup! Aside from wishing Honda threw a bit more horsepower at all of the 2020 ATV models from the Rancher to the Foreman and Rubicon, I think they hit the nail on the head with the changes that were made and it shows they are listening to feedback from both customers and dealers. With ditching the old-school reverse that’s been tweaked a couple of times but was still very cumbersome, I’m sure a lot of people are going to be pumped about this – especially if your’e someone that uses reverse a lot. Personally, it’s never bothered me and is second-nature but I go through the process on a daily basis so it has been programmed into my head after all these years. I could ramble on some more about my opinions on the other tweaks but I’ll svae you guys from that and we’ll get to the juicy stuff.

During Power Lab 2019, Honda’s powersports dealer experiential event held south of Dallas at TexPlex Park, Honda unveiled its 2020 ATV lineup, which includes important updates to the FourTrax Foreman, Foreman Rubicon and Rancher multipurpose models. Additional multipurpose models making a return are the Recon and Rincon, while the TRX250X and TRX90X sport models also return for 2020.


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Made in Timmonsville, South Carolina, Honda’s ATV lineup is the industry’s most popular, offering models that are ready for hard work and serious play, and that are so user-friendly that riders won’t want to climb off. For 2020, the Foreman, Rubicon and Rancher all get an improved reverse lever, making the process of changing directions easier than ever. In addition, all three now come with racks that readily accept Honda’s new Pro-Connect line of modular cargo accessories. And significantly, the Foreman and Rubicon both get larger engines for increased power.

“Honda’s history in the ATV market is unmatched, thanks in part to a consistently strong lineup of capable, versatile models,” said Chris Cox, American Honda’s Manager of Experiential Marketing/Public Relations. “For 2020, we’re excited to offer significant improvements to our three most important models, which now perform better than ever.”

2020 Honda Rubicon 520

For 2020, Honda’s extremely popular, do-it-all 500-class FourTrax Foreman Rubicon benefits from more of the very qualities that have long made this model such a popular choice with customers. All Rubicon models still come standard with Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) for exceptional traction and comfort, and they now get a 43cc displacement increase to 518cc, adding power where it’s used most, in the low- and middle-rpm ranges. On non-manual models, engaging the reverse gear is now a simple operation accomplished electronically via a single lever that fits a wide range of hand sizes and can be operated easily and quickly, without the need to engage neutral. Four Rubicon models are offered, three of which come with a high-tech Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), and those three now feature manual-shift override capability so that riders can command gear changes at will, even in automatic mode—enabling use of engine braking for situations like corner entry and descents. (Automatic mode takes over again a few seconds after manual inputs.) The Rubicon models’ front and rear cargo racks now have expanded planar surfaces for more carrying options, and they integrate with Honda’s new Pro-Connect line of modular accessories. Off-road-legal in all 50 states, all Rubicon models get a new front grill, as well as an updated 50-watt LED assist headlight and a 1.9-liter front utility box that can be accessed from the rider cockpit when stopped.

  • 2020 Rubicon 520 Changes:
    • New larger displacement 518cc engine (a 43cc displacement increase) with updated mapping provides stronger power and torque where it’s used most—in the low end and midrange—for quicker acceleration, better ascending and improved hauling and towing.
    • An all-new reverse-gear actuation mechanism for DCT equipped Foreman Rubicon models makes shifting to reverse a one-lever, fully electronic operation that is quicker, simpler and easier for all hand sizes. This simplified process is particularly helpful for work such as plowing snow, when constant shifting between forward and reverse is required.
    • For DCT models, all-new manual-override capability allows the driver to manually change gears even when in automatic mode. (The transmission reverts back to fully automatic mode after a few seconds.) This provides a new level of control, making it possible to downshift on corner entry or upshift on descents, for example.
    • A new shift map for DCT equipped Foreman Rubicon models monitors engine rpm in real time during shifting, not just prior to the shift, to deliver smoother transitions from gear to gear.
    • A 1.9-liter utility box with weatherproof cover is added to the front deck. Designed to keep sundries like phone, map and camera within easy access from the riding position (when stopped), this new storage compartment complements the utility box that is placed within easy reach on the left front fender.
    • Newly engineered front and rear cargo racks provide more area and accept new Honda Pro Connect accessories for smooth integration.
    • All-new line of Pro Connect accessories designed for precise fit, simple attachment with quick-connection latch system, and integrated function.
    • New guards extend the full length of the lower suspension arms for full coverage of the driveshaft and outboard CV joints.
    • For California models, a new evaporative emissions device complies with Green Sticker requirements for year-round off-road use at public riding areas.
    • Newly redesigned front bumper and grill further emphasizes the Foreman Rubicon’s aggressive stance.
  • 2020 Rubicon Colors:
    • FourTrax Foreman Rubicon DCT EPS Deluxe: Honda Phantom Camo, Matte Green Metallic
    • FourTrax Foreman Rubicon DCT EPS: Red, Olive
    • FourTrax Foreman Rubicon DCT: Red, Olive
    • FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 EPS: Honda Phantom Camo, Red, Matte Molasses Brown
  • 2020 Rubicon Models / Prices: Starting at $8,699
  • 2020 Rubicon Release Date: Summer 2019
  • 2020 Rubicon Changes: Yes, shown above

2020 Honda Foreman 520

The real workhorse in Honda’s multipurpose ATV lineup, the FourTrax Foreman 4×4 is ready to tackle any job—now more than ever thanks to a displacement increase to 518cc that delivers stronger acceleration and improved towing performance. All three Foreman models have swingarm rear suspension that keeps weight low and provides a great, unsprung platform for a tow hitch. For 2020, they have the same new assist light, front utility box, and front and rear Pro-Connect-compatible racks as the Rubicon, and the flagship Foreman 4×4 ES EPS gets the new, simpler reverse lever, which is particularly welcome for jobs like plowing that involve frequent transitions between forward and reverse motion.

Honda mixed it up this year with 2020 Foreman 520 model variations and bringing some back from the dead so-to-say that have been previously discontinued. Example; The 2020 Foreman 4×4 EPS manual-shift model (TRX520FM2).

  • 2020 Foreman 520 Changes:
    • New larger displacement 518cc engine (a 43cc displacement increase) with updated mapping provides stronger power and torque where it’s used most—in the low end and midrange—for quicker acceleration, better ascending and improved hauling and towing.
    • An all-new reverse-gear actuation mechanism for Electric Shift-equipped Foreman models makes shifting to reverse a one-lever, fully electric operation that is quicker, simpler and easier for all hand sizes. This simplified process is particularly helpful for work such as plowing snow, when constant shifting between forward and reverse is required.
    • A new shift map for Electric Shift-equipped Foreman models monitors engine rpm in real time during shifting, not just prior to the shift, to deliver smoother transitions from gear to gear.
    • An updated, 50-watt LED  assist light operates independently of the headlights for additional illumination when needed, but with the ability to be switched off, for example to prevent reflection off of front cargo.
    • A 1.9 liter utility box with weatherproof cover is added to the front deck. Designed to keep sundries like phone, map and camera within easy access from the riding position (when stopped), this new storage compartment complements the utility box that is placed within easy reach on the left front fender.
    • Newly engineered front and rear cargo racks provide more area and accept new Honda Pro Connect accessories for smooth integration.
    • All-new line of Pro Connect accessories designed for precise fit, simple attachment with quick-connection latch system, and integrated function.
    • New guards extend the full length of the lower suspension arms for full coverage of the driveshaft and outboard CV joints.
    • For California models, a new evaporative emissions device complies with Green Sticker requirements for year-round off-road use at public riding areas.
    • A new Reactor Blue color joins Honda Phantom Camo®, Red and Olive.
  • 2020 Foreman Colors:
    • FourTrax Foreman 4×4 ES EPS: Honda Phantom Camo, Red, Reactor Blue
    • FourTrax Foreman 4X4 EPS: Honda Phantom Camo, Red, Olive
    • FourTrax Foreman 4×4: Honda Phantom Camo, Red, Olive
  • 2020 Foreman Prices: Starting at $7,399:
    • FourTrax Foreman 4×4 ES EPS Price / MSRP: $8,349
    • FourTrax Foreman 4X4 EPS Price / MSRP: $8,099 (Phantom Camo $8,599)
    • FourTrax Foreman 4×4 Price / MSRP: $7,399 (Phantom Camo $7,899)
  • 2020 Foreman Release Date: Summer 2019
  • 2020 Foreman Changes: Yes, shown above

2020 Honda Rancher 420

No ATV is offered in more variations than Honda’s FourTrax Rancher, and no ATV has been sold in greater numbers. With no fewer than eight different models offering myriad combinations of transmission (automatic DCT, Electric Shift ProgramTM and manual), rear suspension (swingarm and independent dual arm) and steering types—plus two- and four-wheel drive—the 420cc Rancher family packs maneuverability and muscle into a tough ATV that is ready for any activity. All Ranchers receive the new Pro-Connect-compatible racks and front utility box, and the two automatic transmission types (DCT and ESP) get the improved reverse lever and manual-override capability.

Honda mixed it up this year with 2020 Rancher model variations and bringing some back from the dead so-to-say that have been previously discontinued. Example; The 2020 Rancher ES 2×4 (TRX420TE1) makes a return as does the 2020 Rancher 4×4 EPS manual-shift model (TRX420FM2).

Honda is skimping on available 2020 Rancher 420 pictures at this time. I’ll have more up shortly.

  • 2020 Rancher 420 Changes:
    • An all-new reverse-gear actuation mechanism for Electric Shift-equipped Rancher models makes shifting to reverse a one-lever, fully electronic operation that is quicker, simpler and easier for all hand sizes. This simplified process is particularly helpful for work such as plowing snow, when constant shifting between forward and reverse is required.
    • For DCT models, all-new manual-override capability allows the driver to manually change gears even when in automatic mode. (The transmission reverts back to fully automatic mode after a few seconds.) This provides a new level of control, making it possible to downshift on corner entry or upshift on descents, for example.
    • A new shift map for DCT- and Electric Shifting-equipped Ranchers monitors engine rpm in real time during shifting, not just prior to the shift, to deliver smoother transitions from gear to gear.
    • A 1.9-liter utility box with weatherproof cover is added to the front deck. Designed to keep sundries like phone, map and camera within easy access from the riding position (when stopped), this new storage compartment complements the utility box that is placed within easy reach on the left front fender.
    • Newly engineered front and rear cargo racks provide more area and accept new Honda Pro Connect accessories for smooth integration.
    • All-new line of Pro Connect accessories designed for precise fit, simple attachment with quick-connection latch system, and integrated function.
    • New guards extend the full length of the lower suspension arms for full coverage of the driveshaft and outboard CV joints.
    • For California models, a new evaporative emissions device complies with Green Sticker requirements for year-round off-road use at public riding areas.
  • 2020 Rancher Colors
    • FourTrax Rancher 4×4 AT IRS EPS: Honda Phantom Camo, Red, Moose Brown
    • FourTrax Rancher 4×4 AT IRS: Red, Olive
    • FourTrax Rancher 4×4 AT EPS: Honda Phantom Camo, Red, Active Yellow
    • FourTrax Rancher 4×4 EPS: Honda Phantom Camo, Red, Olive
    • FourTrax Rancher 4×4 ES: Honda Phantom Camo, Red, Olive
    • FourTrax Rancher 4×4: Honda Phantom Camo, Red, Olive
    • FourTrax Rancher ES: Red, Olive
    • FourTrax Rancher: Red, Olive
  • 2020 Rancher Prices: Starting at $5,499
    • FourTrax Rancher 4×4 AT IRS EPS Price / MSRP: $8,199 (Phantom Camo $8,699)
    • FourTrax Rancher 4×4 AT IRS Price / MSRP: $7,499
    • FourTrax Rancher 4×4 AT EPS Price / MSRP: $7,699 (Phantom Camo $8,199)
    • FourTrax Rancher 4×4 EPS Price / MSRP: $7,199 (Phantom Camo $7,699)
    • FourTrax Rancher 4×4 ES Price / MSRP: $6,799 (Phantom Camo $7,299)
    • FourTrax Rancher 4×4 Price / MSRP: $6,499 (Phantom Camo $6,899)
    • FourTrax Rancher ES Price / MSRP: $5,799
    • FourTrax Rancher: $5,499
  • 2020 Rancher Release Date: Summer 2019
  • 2020 Rancher Changes: Yes, shown above

2020 Honda Rincon 680

Powered by a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 675cc single-cylinder engine, the FourTrax Rincon is Honda’s largest-displacement ATV. Noted for the plush ride delivered by its Independent Rear Suspension, the Rincon is also capable of hard work. The engine is mounted longitudinally to align the crankshaft with the vehicle’s direction of travel for more direct connection with the rear axle, and an automatic three-speed transmission with hydraulic torque converter is standard.

  • 2020 Rincon Colors: Honda Phantom Camo, Red
  • 2020 Rincon Price / MSRP: TBA
  • 2020 Rincon Release Date: Summer 2019
  • 2020 Rincon Changes: None

2020 Honda Recon 250

Even Honda’s smallest multi-purpose ATV is up to the big jobs. The air-cooled, overhead-valve 229cc engine brings legendary reliability and user-friendly power delivery. Combine that with a lightweight and supremely nimble chassis and you’ve got a great-handling, fun, hardworking, machine. Transmission options include manual foot shifting or Honda’s ESP handlebar-mounted push-button gear selector.

  • 2020 Recon Colors: Red, Olive
  • 2020 Recon Price / MSRP: TBA
  • 2020 Recon Release Date: Summer 2019
  • 2020 Recon Changes: None

2020 Honda TRX250X 

When enjoyment is on the agenda, sign up Honda’s friendly, fun TRX250X and see where the trail leads. This popular sport model’s longitudinally mounted, air-cooled overhead-valve 229cc engine helps to keep vehicle weight low for nimble handling, and the SportClutch™ boasts the best of both worlds—anti-stall technology but with manual-override capability. Independent double-wishbone front suspension and a rear swingarm keep things smooth during spirited riding.

  • 2020 TRX250X Colors: Red, Metallic Blue
  • 2020 TRX250X Price / MSRP: TBA
  • 2020 TRX250X Release Date: Summer 2019
  • 2020 TRX250X Changes: None

2020 Honda TRX90X 

The ideal choice for getting young riders started on a lifetime appreciation of the great outdoors, Honda’s dependable, fun TRX90X sport ATV is great for learning riding skills while having a ball. The 86cc single-overhead-cam engine possesses enough torque to keep up with the bigger ATVs on family rides yet has Honda’s trademark user-friendly power delivery. Best of all, Honda quality means the TRX90X can bring multiple generations of new riders into the sport.

  • 2020 TRX90X Colors: Red, Olive, White
  • 2020 TRX90X Price / MSRP: TBA
  • 2020 TRX90X Release Date: Fall 2019
  • 2020 TRX90X Changes: None

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