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 4x4 DCT IRS EPS

2017 Honda Rancher 4×4 DCT IRS EPS

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
TraxLok 2WD/4WD No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electronic Power Steering No No No Yes No Yes
Manual Transmission Yes Yes No No No No
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
Compression Ratio 9.9:1
Clutch Automatic
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
Length 82.8 inches
Width 47.4 inches
Height 46.2 inches
Wheelbase 49.9 inches
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
Model Id TRX420TM1
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.



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