2016 TRX500 Rubicon IRS


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Discount $500
MSRP  $9,299
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Built for fun, Honda's Recreation ATVs and Side-by-Sides are designed to offer comfort and stability on the trails, and the dependability to get you home.

Trail riding, Touring, Cottage/estate chores

2016 TRX500 Rubicon IRS Overview

A perennial best-seller in the competitive 500 cc category, Honda knows a thing or two about what customers want in a mid-sized ATV. Complementing their extensive lineup of models with enclosed axle swingarm rear suspension, Honda has a full line of Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) models. While both groups effectively straddle the line between recreation and utility, the IRS models lean slightly more toward the trail-use end of the spectrum and come equipped with a number of comfort and convenience items aimed squarely at the recreational buyer. In addition to the IRS system with its plush, well-controlled 215 mm of travel, the series also features thicker, broader seats, a roomier riding position, a clever new reverse selection mechanism, innovative high comfort handgrips and aggressive tires. Increased rack and towing capacities, a locking front differential and increased alternator output will be appreciated by recreational and utility riders alike, and the Rubicons bodywork is sure to turn heads on the trail and on the job site. Two different versions of the manual transmission Independent Rear Suspension models are available so riders can select the one best-suited to their budget or taste. The TRX500 Rubicon IRS variant features manual steering and a foot-shifted auto-clutch manual transmission for riders who prefer a more basic machine or for cost conscious fleet buyers. Strong utility capability in a machine that is all-day comfortable out on the trails, the TRX500 Rubicon IRS has you covered.

TRX500 Rubicon IRS Series - comfort and utility


IRS - Independent Rear Suspension- Rear wheels are able to travel up and down through their range of motion independently from each other, allowing them to more accurately follow terrain, improving traction, comfort and control.

Why Buy a Honda?

At Honda, we've built our reputation on superior design and innovation, powerful performance and legendary durability and dependability. It's evident in every product we build.

We never stop looking for ways to improve our ATVs: to maximize power, sharpen handling, minimize weight and optimize fuel efficiency – all with you the rider in mind.

Our goal is to ensure the most rewarding and enjoyable riding experience possible.

The Honda Advantage

Honda Utility and Recreational ATVs include many innovations that make them better performing, safer, more reliable, and of course, more fun to ride.

One of the most significant advantages is knowing that you can continue the joyful experience of owning a Honda product with our support over its lifetime

Honda has an extensive Canada-wide dealership network. We choose our dealers with the same care we put into designing and building our quality products. Honda dealers are here to service and repair your unit as specified by the factory.

Our highly skilled dealers use only Honda Genuine Parts to maintain the original level of Honda quality, and Honda Genuine Accessories allow you to customize your unit to suit your needs.

Whether you own a Honda vehicle, motorcycle, ATV, marine or power equipment product, remember that they are all supported by the same family that built them. Whenever you need us, we are here to ensure you can continue to enjoy any Honda product or service.

The Honda ATV Advantage

At Honda, innovation isn’t just a buzzword. Innovation is the driving force behind every product we engineer. Take a moment to learn about the Honda ATV advantage.

Why Buy a Honda ATV?

When you ride a Honda ATV, you know you’re aboard a machine that has been built without compromise, and backed by more than 30 years of experience. You know you’re riding the best.

Honda Advantage Technologies

Here are just a few examples of the advanced engineering and outside-the-box thinking that have made Honda ATVs the trusted choice of so many Canadian riders. For more than 30 years.

Bigger Isn’t Better

At Honda, we still think an ATV should be small enough to load easily into a pickup truck, and light enough that you ride it, it doesn’t drive you. The lighter the ATV, the faster it can accelerate and the quicker it can stop. A lighter ATV also corners with more precision and stays more composed over bumpy terrain. Lighter weight also means less stress on the engine and chassis components, so durability is improved.

Tough Transmissions

Honda ATVs feature a range of transmissions that are durable, highly resistant to dirt and water damage, and have no drive belts to burn out and replace. Our continuously variable, fully automatic Hondamatic™ transmission (available on the TRX500PG Canadian Trail Edition Rubicon) is the smoothest ATV transmission you'll ever experience. The three-speed Honda Automatic transmission (an automotive-style torque converter) is available on our TRX680F Rincon. And the TRX420PG Canadian Trail Edition uses the quick shifting Honda twin-clutch, five-speed automatic transmission.

Smart Engine Orientation

Longitudinal engine mounting not only improves powertrain efficiency and cuts weight, it also allows more leeway to position the engine precisely where it provides the best machine balance and centre of gravity. The result? Weight is divided more equally over all four wheels, which improves manoeuvrability, cornering, braking, traction... you name it. Today, you’ll find this simply ingenious example of sideways thinking on all Honda’s Utility and Recreation ATVs.

Cleaner Braking

The brakes on an ATV take a beating. Water, ice, dust, mud, rocks and branches, plus pounding over rough terrain, can all interfere with the operation and the lifespan of ATV brake components. That’s why Honda engineers took special care in the design and construction of our powerful front disc brakes. Each brake caliper features a patented built-in scraper system to help keep mud, snow, and debris from building up inside the wheels, giving you consistent brake performance in variable conditions.

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