Six Rancher models available for 2017
Honda has announced that the venerable Rancher family is returning for 2017 with a six-model lineup.
The beauty of the Honda Rancher lineup is that there is something for just about any ATV rider looking for a middleweight machine.
“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 4×4 or two-wheel drive,” Honda says in a release.
Each Rancher model is powered by a 420cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine and is backed by a one-year transferable limited warranty. IRS models boast 9.2 inches of ground clearance along with 7.28 inches of front suspension travel and 8.46 inches in the rear. Swingarm models offer up 7.2 inches of ground clearance and 6.69 inches of front and rear suspension travel. Curb weight varies from 573 pounds to 686 pounds, depending on model.
While the models retain the same specs as they did in 2016, Honda did add two new colors for 2017; black for the 4×4 Automatic IRS EPS and Shale Blue for the 4×4 Automatic EPS.
Prices start at $5,299 and you’ll start seeing them in Honda ATV dealerships starting in June.
2017 Honda Rancher Models
|Rancher||Rancher 4×4||Rancher 4×4 ES||Rancher Automatic DCT EPS||Rancher Automatic DCT IRS||Rancher Automatic DCT IRS EPS|
|Electronic Power Steering||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Electric Shift Program||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic DCT Transmission||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Solid Rear Axle||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Independent Rear Suspension||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
2017 Honda Rancher Colors
- Rancher, Rancher 4×4 Automatic DCT IRS: Red, Olive
- Rancher 4×4 Automatic DCT IRS EPS: Black, Honda Phantom Camo
- Rancher 4×4, Rancher 4×4 ES: Red, Olive, Honda Phantom Camo
- Rancher 4×4 Automatic DCT EPS: Shale Blue, Red, Olive, Honda Phantom Camo
2017 Honda Rancher 4×4 Specs
|Engine Type||420cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected OHV wet-sump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore And Stroke||86.5mm x 71.5mm|
|Induction||Keihin® 34mm throttle-body fuel-injection system|
|Starter||Electric with optional auxiliary recoil|
|Transmission||Five-speed with Reverse|
|Driveline||Direct rear driveshaft|
|Front Suspension||Independent double-wishbone; 6.69 inches travel|
|Rear Suspension||Swingarm with single shock; 6.69 inches travel|
|Front Brake||190mm Dual hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||160mm Sealed mechanical drum|
|Front Tire||24 x 8-12|
|Rear Tire||24 x 10-11|
|Seat Height||33.7 inches|
|Ground Clearance||7.2 inches|
|Curb Weight||573 pounds (includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)|
|Fuel Capacity||3.9 gallons, including 1.3-gallon reserve|
|Turning Radius||9.2 feet|
|Emissions||Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions standards|
|Available Colors||Red, Olive|
|Note||No operator under age 16. Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owners manual thoroughly.|