Honda Announces First Wave of 2017 Models Hot
Honda Announces 2017 ATV Models
Rancher, Rincon, Recon, and TRX250X are first to be released.
Honda has announced its first 2017 models, and there is nothing really new...so far. There are a few color changes, but no new ATV models or real changes to speak of. Below is the breakdown of the 2017 models that have been announced, and the basic information on them. We will continue to watch to see what Honda is going to announces. We have a feeling there is something new on its way so stay tuned.
Honda's initial announcement of the 2017 powersports model year involves a number of ATV products, including the highly popular Rancher lineup, the large-displacement Rincon, the versatile Recon and the sporty TRX250X. For 2017, several of these models are refreshed with new color options.
“ATVs remain an important product category for us, so we’re pleased to kick off the 2017 powersports model year by announcing the Rancher, Rincon, Recon and TRX250X,” said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications at American Honda. “With these great 2017 models, we expect to maintain our position as the number-one ATV manufacturer.”
With incredible versatility and value, the Rancher has been a strong performer since its 2000 introduction, helping it to become the best-selling ATV in Honda’s history. The current version is the best ever, enabling customers to choose between Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) or swingarm, Automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) or standard gearbox, Electric Power Steering (EPS) and standard, and 4x4 or two-wheel drive. No matter what the options, Ranchers are renowned for their durability, and they’re equally capable at the jobsite and on the trail. For 2017, two new colors have been added—Black for the 4x4 Automatic IRS EPS and Shale Blue for the 4x4 Automatic EPS.
- Rancher, Rancher 4x4 Automatic DCT IRS: Red, Olive
- Rancher 4x4 Automatic DCT IRS EPS: Black, Honda Phantom Camo®
- Rancher 4x4, Rancher 4x4 ES: Red, Olive, Honda Phantom Camo
- Rancher 4x4 Automatic DCT EPS: Shale Blue, Red, Olive, Honda Phantom Camo
- Base Price: $5,299
- Availability: June 2016
For customers who prefer larger ATVs, the Rincon is the biggest model in Honda’s lineup, with a powerful 675cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected four-stroke engine and premium long-travel suspension, giving it unmatched comfort and ride quality. Since its 2003 introduction, this top-of-the-line model has been an ATV industry trailblazer, currently with fully Independent Rear Suspension (IRS), radial tires and an automotive-style, beltless three-speed automatic transmission that can also be shifted manually. For 2017, the Rincon is available in a new Black color option, in addition to Red and Honda Phantom Camo.
- Colors: Black, Red, Honda Phantom Camo
- Base Price: $9,299
- Availability: June 2016
Proving that good things sometimes come in small packages, Honda’s nimble Recon can work circles around many larger utility ATVs. The model’s light weight and small footprint make it easy to maneuver through tight situations, and the longitudinal, 250-class engine still has plenty of power and torque for getting the job done or making it through challenging terrain. Electric start and Rincon-like styling are both standard. The Recon is available in two configurations: one with Electric Shift Program technology (ESP) and one with a manual-shift transmission.
- Colors: Red, Green
- Base Price: $4,049
- Availability: July 2016
Introduced in 1987, the TRX250X remains a big hit with sport riders, who appreciate its wide powerband, high fun factor and legendary Honda reliability. New riders love Honda’s exclusive SportClutch, which allows them to learn clutch control without having to worry about stalling. At the same time, long-travel suspension means the TRX250X is appropriate for advanced riders as well. For 2017, the standard white version gets a new silver wheel color.
- TRX250X: White
- TRX250XD: Special Edition Red/White
- Base Price: $4,699
- Availability: May 2016