The rugged OHV liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 420 cc longitudinally mounted engine allows direct driveshaft alignment to both front and rear wheels for maximum drivetrain efficiency.
Overhead-valve design provides compact engine dimensions for improved ground clearance while maintaining a broad, easy-to-use powerband.
Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven counter-balancer reduce vibration.
Convenient electric starting, with an automatic internal-decompression system, gets you going quickly. Also equipped with a recoil starter as back-up. The recoil will start the ATV even with a completely dead battery. Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system improves power delivery and throttle response, and increases fuel efficiency for extended range.
Super-heavy-duty automatic clutch with low-rpm engagement provides excellent drivability and towing capacity.
Automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) provides the compact size and strength of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic transmission (plus no belts to slip, break or burn out). In addition to the fully automatic mode, the DCT transmission also allows riders to employ Honda’s Electric Shift Program (ESP) for easy shifts with the touch of handlebar-mounted buttons.
The integrated electric reverse shift lever allows you to select reverse without ever taking your hand off the handlebars. Even, you can by-pass Neutral; D to R which is ideal for plowing or tight maneuvering areas.
Handy 4WD/2WD selector lever, mounted on the left-front panel, allows you to engage 4WD when needed for the tough stuff and 2WD when conditions allow.
Powerful alternator has ample capacity with 450 watts of output.