Honda updates Rubicon ATV, debuts CB300F sportbike for 2015

Publish Date: 
Jul 15, 2014

TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda’s latest round of 2015 models includes the new CB300F street bike, a revamped Rubicon series and several returning ATV models. All of the models included in the announcement will be available in the fall.

FourTrax Foreman Rubicon Series: The Rubicon line of full-sized ATVs has a new chassis design for 2015, which includes Honda’s new Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) system. The dual shocks have increased suspension travel as well as more fine-tuning capability.

Other new features of the Rubicon series include updated front and rear suspension with spring preload adjustability, increased ground clearance, rear disc brakes, a higher-wattage headlight, new handlebar grips, more aggressive Maxxis tires, roomier ergonomics, a thicker seat and a redesigned electric power steering system.

Some updates are firmly in the “bigger and tougher” category: the Rubicon has a full front differential lock for added traction, a speed override function for increased wheel speed on rough terrain, increased towing and hauling capabilities, a new steel rack with flat plates and a full-coverage front bumper with integrated mounts for a winch.

Prices have not yet been announced for the 2015 Rubicons. There will be two transmission options: five-speed manual or five-speed automatic with a dual clutch transmission (DCT). The DCT model has a new drive/low-range sub-transmission that lowers the final-drive gear ratio. The Rubicon will be available with or without EPS, and a new Deluxe package will include aluminum wheels, decals and painted suspension components.  

FourTrax Foreman Series: With prices beginning at $7,099, the Foreman series returns for 2015. Options include a manual transmission or Honda’s Electric Shift Program (ESP) for push-button shifting. EPS will be an option, as well. The Foreman series will include Honda’s new one-lever engagement system for reverse and the parking brake.

FourTrax Rancher Series: For 2015, the Rancher Automatic DCT will incorporate IRS, and there is more suspension travel in both the front and rear, including 2.2 more inches in the rear. The Automatic DCT will also boast a new chassis with more ground clearance, a redesigned seat, larger front disc brakes and a larger rear carrier with flat plates.

The EPS has been improved, as has the DCT shifting system. Brighter headlights, increased electrical output, more fuel capacity and an updated digital display are other notable features for the 2015 Rancher Automatic DCT.

The remainder of the Rancher series will have 2WD and 4WD options, and shifting choices include manual and automatic DCT. The MSRP range begins at $5,199.

CB300F: Honda’s latest lightweight street bike has a 300-class engine, naked bike styling and a price tag of $3,999. Honda will have plenty of accessories for the CB300F, including a lower and a narrower seat for diminutive riders.

TRX90X: The entry-level ATV with an electric start and an automatic four-speed transmission returns in 2015. The suspension has been refined, and the 2015 TRX90X will retail for $2,999.

From a press release.