Features & Benefits
- ESP (Electric Shift
Program) features push-button upshifting and downshifting. The
rider shifts simply and precisely with the press of the upshift or
downshift button mounted on the left handlebar. An onboard
electronic control unit (ECU) monitors information from four
sensors-engine rpm, countershaft speed, shift drum angle, and
shift spindle angle sensors-to control the speed of the electric
shift motor's gear and clutch engagement. Gear engagement speed
varies according to rider style: The transmission shifts more
quickly when riding style turns sporty. A neutral lockout at
speeds greater than 2 mph ensures available engine braking when
descending hills. To ensure smooth shifting, the transmission
cannot be shifted from neutral to first gear or reverse gear at
engine speeds above 3000 rpm. ESP is not battery-dependent,
operating whenever the engine is running. Should the rider ever
need to shift manually, the Rancher ES is also equipped with an
auxiliary shift lever in the tool kit.
- Powerful, rugged OHV
air-cooled 329cc longitudinally mounted engine allows direct
drive-shaft alignment to rear wheels for improved drivetrain
- Unique dry-sump oiling
system place is the oil tank inside the engine cases, lowering
engine height and allowing optimum engine placement for excellent
ground clearance and superb handling.
- Standard oil cooler with
cooling fan assures optimal engine lubrication under difficult
- Closed crankcase vent
system safeguards against engine oil contamination.
- Rugged frame and
suspension provide an exceptional 9.7 inches of ground clearance.
- Multi-function LCD
digital instrumentation is compact, tough and waterproof,
featuring large readouts for gear position, speedometer, odometer,
resettable tripmeter and hourmeter/clock. Instrument housing
includes LED lights for reverse, neutral, and oil temperature
- Waterproof accessory
socket provides 12-volt, 10-amp power with a built-in
- Overhead-valve design
provides compact engine dimensions for improved ground clearance
while maintaining a broad, easy-to-use powerband.
- Internal crankcase
dry-sump oiling system reduces overall engine height and center of
gravity while maintaining ideal mass centralization for optimum
- Integral electric
carburetor-heater system improves driveability and ensures smooth
operation in cold conditions.
- Rubber-cushion engine
mounting and gear-driven counterbalancer reduce vibration.
automatic clutch with a low engagement point for excellent
driveability and towing capability.
- Five-speed transmission
with reverse includes an ultra-low first gear.
- Convenient electric
starter, with auxiliary recoil starter and an automatic internal
- High-flow oil cooler with
cooling fan helps control engine temperatures.
- Stainless steel exhaust
header and muffler for superior corrosion resistance.
- DC CD ignition with
electronic advance for excellent performance and reliability.
- Powerful, 245-watt AC
- Reusable foam air filter.
- Steering mechanism design
features light effort and a tight turning radius of 8.5 feet.
double-wishbone front suspension uses premium shock absorbers to
provide 5.9 inches of suspension travel for a plush, comfortable
- Steel swingarm and single
rear shock absorber provide 5.9 inches of suspension travel for
superb comfort and compliance.
- Tough, large-diameter 24
x 8-12 front, 25 x 11-10 rear tires provide added ground clearance
while maintaining precise handling.
- Triple-sealed front
hydraulic drum brakes and sealed mechanical rear drum.
- Thickly padded seat
provides all-day comfort.
- Standard over-fenders
give excellent mud protection.
- Large cargo racks front
and rear allow payloads of 66 and 133pounds respectively.
- Heavy-duty trailer hitch
with towing capacity of 850 pounds.
- Large, lightweight
plastic fuel tank with 3.4-gallon capacity.
- Fuel gauge is standard
- Snorkel-type air intake
system is specially designed for water crossings.
- Uniquely designed
floorboards, a Honda first, allow the rider's feet to grip the
footrests while keeping mud and debris off of the rider's feet.
- Unique rear-opening
storage compartment allows access when rack is loaded.
- Twin-headlight system
with 30-watt bulbs features multi-reflector lenses for optimal
- USDA-qualified spark
- Tough 12-amp-hour
- Durable, comfortable,
- Keyed ignition switch for
- Triple skid plates.
- Easy-to-use parking
- Top-mounted choke lever
for simple operation.
- Handlebar switches,
controls and warning labels use internationally approved ISO
- Standard tool kit
includes a tire pressure gauge.
- G.V.W.R. is 999 pounds.
- Assembled in Marysville,
- Transferable six-month