Honda introduces 2013 Big Red MUV and sport ATV lineup
Honda has released its 2013 side-by-side and sport ATV lineup, with three TRX models and the Big Red MUV.
The Big Red features a 675cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine. The side-by-side’s handling, feel and ride come from multiple patents and numerous automotive-based technology features. It has excellent load-carrying and towing capacities, sophisticated suspension, a comfortable bench seat and a Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) that meets OSHA requirements, according to Honda. The Big Red MUV will be available in August for $11,699-$12,299.
Honda’s mid-sized TRX250X with a torquey powerplant and a SportClutch, among other features, will be available this fall at a price to be determined. The TRX400X features a 397cc RFVC, or Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber, engine with a five-speed transmission plus reverse and electric starting. It will also be available in the fall at a price that has not been announced. Honda’s TRX450R, which has amassed victories in the Baja 1000, doesn’t yet have a release date or an MSRP.
“This new release once again demonstrates the broad capabilities of Honda’s ATV and MUV product line,” Honda powersports press manager Bill Savino said. “These four machines — the TRX450R, TRX400X, TRX250X and Big Red — all hit distinctly different segments of the off-road market, yet each is outstanding in its class and they all remain extremely popular.”