twin engine and DCT
remain the same for the 2018 model
year, along with the suspension and
handling systems. The LE models also
come with impressive Fox QS3 shocks.
You can get the Honda Pioneer 1000
in multiple colors, including red, olive,
Honda Phantom Camo, metallic blue,
Active Yellow and matte gray metallic.
The 1000 starts at $14,499.
The Pioneer 700 remains in
Honda’s UTV lineup for 2018. The
mid-size UTV is offered in two- and
four-seat versions with a 675cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine with
an automatic transmission. You can
purchase the machine in a Deluxe
model that has electronic power
steering, painted plastics, aluminum
wheels and a manual shifting model
with paddle-shifting capabilities.
Color options include Pearl
Erange, Honda Phantom Camo,
matte gray metallic, red and
olive. The 700 starts at $10,599.
Honda’s Four Trax lineup
holds machines for any
job or recreational
Rubicon is Honda’s
ATV with multiple
available. You can go
all out with their Deluxe
model that has independent
rear suspension, a 4x4 system
with a locking front differential, an
automatic DCT transmission with
button shifters, electronic power
steering and adjustable suspension.
Color options are red, olive, orange,
Honda Phantom Camo and matte gray
metallic all starting at $8,599.
The long-lasting Honda FourTrax
Rincon remains at the top rung of the
company’s ATV ladder. The machine
didn’t get any special treatment for
2018, but it doesn’t need it, either. It
carries a 675cc engine in its frame,
independent rear suspension and a
three-speed automatic transmission.
Red and Honda Phantom Camo are
the only colors available for the Rincon,
and it starts at $9399.
The Four Trax Recon is Honda’s
smallest workhorse ATV, sporting a
229cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke
engine. The suspension is
preload-adjustable with a solid
rear axle, and it only comes in
two-wheel drive. The price tag
starts at $4099—a great value
for a machine that is extremely
durable. The Recon ES has
an electronic button-shifting
setup with its manual/automatic
transmission. You can purchase
the Recon in olive or Vapor White.
Honda’s last remaining sport
quad is the TRX250X. Wherever
you like to ride, you are bound to
see one of these machines pop up
on the trails. They are very durable
and even easier to operate. The
250X has a manual transmission that
comes with their patented SportClutch
system that won’t allow the machine to
stall. This TRX is the perfect stepping
stone to bigger ATVs, yet is one that
you will want to keep in your arsenal.
The 250X starts at $4749 and comes
in red and Active Yellow, which is new
Honda put out word that the rest
of their 2018 model lineup is yet to be
released. We hope to see a 1000cc
or turbo-inducted sport UTV that can
compete with the Polaris XP Turbo
and Can-Am Maverick X3. We still hold
out hope that the aluminum-framed
and fuel-injected Honda TRX450R will
one day be released. We can dream,
right? Go to www.dirtwheelsmag.com
to learn more about Honda’s ATVs and
The Pioneer 700 and
700-4 are offered with a
Dual Clutch Transmission and electronic paddle-shifting capabilities,
along with a fully automatic edition.
The Honda TRX250X
ditched the white color
scheme from 2017 and
turned the entry-level sport
quad Active Yellow for 2018.