The New Rubicon: Bigger. Stronger. And Better than Ever.
Big news this year for the Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon lineup. It starts with a new, bigger 518cc engine, and other improvements like new front and rear racks, an easier-to-use reverse system, fresh new styling, handy new utility box, and more. With four models, it’s easy to choose the right mix of features like Honda’s automatic DCT or a manual transmission and power steering. What hasn’t changed? Every Rubicon comes with Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) for a plush ride and all-day comfort, and our dedication to offering a premiere no-compromise work/play ATV.
Important Safety Information: Recommended for riders 16 years of age and older. Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owner’s manual thoroughly.
NEW, BIGGER 518cc ENGINE
Every 2020 Foreman Rubicon model features a new, larger engine with more horsepower and torque for better overall performance. This increased power also gives it better hill-climbing ability. Bottom line: We took our best work-and-play ATV and made it even stronger and tougher!
INBOARD REAR DISC BRAKE
Tucked up inboard and out of harm’s way, the Rubicon’s inboard disc brake reduces unsprung weight and offers improved ground clearance.
NEW ELECTRIC REVERSE
Available on our Automatic DCT models, this single lever is a big improvement when it comes to convenience and ease of operation. It’s especially useful when you have to shift from forward to reverse repeatedly, like when you’re plowing snow.
ELECTRIC POWER STEERING (EPS)
Both speed- and torque-sensitive, Honda's Electric Power Steering (EPS) excels at reducing steering effort and kickback through the handlebar. It's a big help when riding in ruts, over rocks or on long side hills. A specially engineered mounting system for the EPS unit increases strength and rigidity.
Honda’s TraxLok®2WD/4WD system offers 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD mode with locking front differential to optimize traction. TraxLok also incorporates a Speed Override mode that can be engaged when the front differential is locked, allowing increased wheel speed under severe conditions such as deep mud.
TRANSMISSION CHOICES: AUTOMATIC DCT OR MANUAL
Strong internals, smooth shift mapping, excellent control, true compression-braking capability in steep terrain and an automatic program that upshifts and downshifts while you concentrate on riding—the Honda automatic dual-clutch transmission has it all, including a low range transmission—a Honda exclusive in an IRS machine. Or opt for a rugged conventional-type manual ATV gearbox.
Thanks to the neodymium-magnet stator design, the powerful alternator produces sufficient amount of electricity, so you can run more Honda Accessories.
LONGITUDINAL ENGINE LAYOUT
By orienting the crankshaft front to back in the chassis in our ATV and side-by-side engines, we route the flow of power straight to the wheels without any unnecessary right-angle detours, reducing powertrain friction and putting more grunt to the ground.
NEW FRONT/REAR CARGO RACKS
The Rubicon’s racks feature strong, steel construction, but now they include a larger flat area. Better yet, they’re designed to integrate with our new Honda Pro-Connect™ system. You can quickly attach and detach accessories like our cargo boxes, without tools, for added flexibility and convenience.
DUAL-RANGE DRIVE/LOW SHIFTER
Like a full-sized four-wheel-drive truck, Rubicon DCT models feature a drive/low range in its gearbox, so you can choose the perfect gear for crawling over technical terrain, pulling heavy loads or cruising on smoother trails.
Mounted up on the left handlebar, the Rubicon’s parking brake lever is tough, simple and easy to use.
DIGITAL DISPLAY WITH MAINTENANCE MINDER
Digital meter display includes a Maintenance Minder system that signals when it’s time for service. Other functions include trip odometer, hour meter, gear position-indicator, fuel gauge, clock, and 2WD/4WD.
NEW 1.9-LITER FRONT UTILITY BOX
The perfect size for small items you want to access quickly—like a cell phone, GPS, or a spare pair of gloves.
INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION (IRS)
The Rubicon’s Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) returns two big benefits: First, it helps ensure constant tire contact with the ground for superior traction; second, it gives you a smooth ride over rough terrain, so you don’t get beat up on the trail.
Designed to work perfectly with the Rubicon’s Independent Rear Suspension, the Maxxis tires feature an aggressive tread pattern for excellent traction in mud, sand and rocky terrain.
FRONT & REAR PRELOAD ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION
Preload adjustable shocks allow you to optimize suspension performance for various load conditions.
WIDER FRONT DRIVESHAFT GUARDS
Designed to add even more coverage to the Rubicon’s front axles and outboard CV joints, the new guards are another example of how Honda engineers strive to constantly keep improving one of the best ATVs on the planet.
ULTRA COMFORTABLE SEAT
For all-day ride comfort the Rubicon’s seat features thick foam and a seat cover with a grippier texture. It’s one of the best seats we’ve ever engineered for an ATV.
The available Deluxe model offers contrast-cut cast-aluminum wheels, painted bodywork, color-matched suspension and bold graphic decals. It also comes in a sharp new Matte Green Metallic color (or Honda Phantom Camo®) this year.
Our Foreman Rubicon bodywork still gives these ATVs a tough look that’s designed to last, shrugging off the scrapes and dings of the job or the woods. But now they look even better, with new color choices, crisp, bold lines and powerful, all-new graphics that really make a statement.
NEW FRONT GRILLE
One of the reasons the new 2020 Rubicon looks better than ever is the new grille styling.
The Rubicon has sporty, strong steel racks: Front rack capacity is a full 99 pounds, and the rear rack can hold up to a whopping 187 pounds. Multiple tie-down points also make it easier than ever to secure your loads.
Got a tough job to tackle? No problem—the Rubicon is up to the task. With a towing capacity that’s over 1300 pounds, the Rubicon can really pull a load.