2017 Honda Rancher

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
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 4x4 DCT IRS EPS

2017 Honda Rancher 4×4 DCT IRS EPS

2017 Honda Rancher Models

RancherRancher 4×4Rancher 4×4 ESRancher Automatic DCT EPSRancher Automatic DCT IRSRancher Automatic DCT IRS EPS
TraxLok 2WD/4WDNoYesYesYesYesYes
Electronic Power SteeringNoNoNoYesNoYes
Manual TransmissionYesYesNoNoNoNo
Electric Shift ProgramNoNoYesYesYesYes
Automatic DCT TransmissionNoNoNoYesYesYes
Solid Rear AxleYesYesYesYesNoNo
Independent Rear SuspensionNoNoNoNoYesYes

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 Type420cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected OHV wet-sump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke86.5mm x 71.5mm
InductionKeihin® 34mm throttle-body fuel-injection system
StarterElectric with optional auxiliary recoil
Compression Ratio9.9:1
TransmissionFive-speed with Reverse
DrivelineDirect rear driveshaft
Front SuspensionIndependent double-wishbone; 6.69 inches travel
Rear SuspensionSwingarm with single shock; 6.69 inches travel
Front Brake190mm Dual hydraulic disc
Rear Brake160mm Sealed mechanical drum
Front Tire24 x 8-12
Rear Tire24 x 10-11
Length82.8 inches
Width47.4 inches
Height46.2 inches
Wheelbase49.9 inches
Seat Height33.7 inches
Ground Clearance7.2 inches
Curb Weight573 pounds (includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity3.9 gallons, including 1.3-gallon reserve
Turning Radius9.2 feet
Model IdTRX420TM1
EmissionsMeets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions standards
Available ColorsRed, Olive
NoteNo operator under age 16. Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owners manual thoroughly.
Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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