Honda Announces Second Wave Of 2009 Models - Dirt Rider Magazine

Torrance, CA: American Honda Motor Company's Powersports Division announced today its second release of 2009 motorcycle, ATV and MUV products. This announcement follows the earlier June release of information regarding Honda's 2009 small-displacement CRF off-road bikes and Ruckus and Metropolitan scooters."Today we're announcing our larger-displacement 2009 Honda off-road motorcycles, our complete line of ATVs and our new MUV, Big Red," said Motorcycle Press Manager Bill Savino. "We're especially excited to introduce our all-new CRF450R that carries a load of innovative technology, the new TRX420AT Rancher with a revolutionary new Honda automatic five-speed transmission, Independent Rear Suspension, Electric Power Steering and more, plus a number of other new ATVs that incorporate Electric Power Steering. In addition, we have our 2009 Big Red Multipurpose Utility Vehicle (MUV), which recently received an enthusiastic welcome from members of the press during its new-model introduction."Additionally, more detailed information on these models and our exciting street and PWC line-up including a companion model to our hugely successful CRF230L, amazing new technology on our CBR sport bikes, and a normally aspirated stablemate to our AquaTrax F-15X will be revealed in October. For more information on these exciting new 2009 models, go to or see your local Honda powersports dealer.Motocross****CRF450R
In the all-new and lighter 2009 CRF450R, a brand-new engine with a Programmed Fuel Injection system (PGM-FI), developed concurrently with an entirely new rolling chassis, work together to deliver 450-class-leading power along with CRF250R-style handling. PGM-FI brings benefits related not only to improved fuel metering but also to the size and placement of vital chassis components. It's an unprecedented blend of power, suspension and handling that together bring a genuine revolution to the premier motocross class. Available in Red. MSRP: $7599.00CRF250R
Innovative design has made Honda's dual-muffler CRF250R a champion on the track as well as a multiple-time repeat-winner in magazine comparison tests. Available in Red. MSRP: $6549.00CRF150R/CRF150R-Expert
The award-winning CRF150R and big-wheel CRF150RB pack genuine high-performance four-stroke power into mini racers. They feature Unicam engines, race-ready suspension and track-designed chassis for truly groundbreaking performance. Available in Red and Black. MSRP:$4299.00/$4549.00Off-Road Motorcycles****CRF450X
In just a short time the CRF450X has grown immensely popular, and for good reason: Having won the grueling and world-renowned Baja 500 and Baja 1000 races multiple times, it has rightfully earned the title King of Baja. Available in Red. MSRP: $7499.00CRF250X
Offering a compelling combination of light weight and tractable power in one of the best-handling packages in the off-road world, the CRF250X sets the standard for 250-class performance. Available in Red. MSRP: $6699.00CRF230F
The electric-start CRF230F is the perfect match for recreational riders discovering the thrill of off-road adventure. Motorcycling magazines the world over have showered compliments on this most accomplished of off-road play bikes. Available in Red. MSRP: $3699.00CRF150F
Big enough to keep experienced adults entertained but small and light to suit beginning riders, nothing beats the electric-start CRF150F for off-road fun. Available in Red. MSRP: $3199.00ATVs****TRX420AT Rancher/ TRX420AT Rancher with Electric Power Steering
The brand-new 2009 TRX420AT offers a host of top-of-the-class features: a powerful liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 420cc longitudinally mounted engine, automatic/ESP five-speed transmission, Electric Power Steering, independent rear suspension, plus Honda's selectable 4WD/2WD TraxLok and rugged torque-sensitive front differential. The new lightweight, automatic transmission offers five-speed auto-shifting or push-button manual shifting with Honda's Electric Shift Program. After the heavy-duty centrifugal clutch engages, two electronically controlled clutches mounted in the gearbox upshift or downshift to provide smooth, lurch-free gear changes. When descending hills in automatic mode, the transmission downshifts, providing excellent engine braking. There's no better choice for reliable and rewarding ATV recreation. Available in Red, Black, Olive and Natural Gear Camouflage. MSRP: $6599.00/$7349.00FourTrax Foreman Rubicon/FourTrax Foreman Rubicon with Electric Power Steering and GPScape
The ever-popular FourTrax Foreman Rubicon now adds Electric Power Steering and pre-load adjustable shocks to its bulging list of technological achievements, which already include a continuously variable Hondamatic transmission, TraxLok 2WD/4WD system, torque-sensitive front differential and sophisticated GPScape navigation. Available in Black, Red, Olive and Natural Gear Camouflage. MSRP: $7499.00/$8349.00FourTrax Rincon/FourTrax Rincon GPScape
A powerful 675cc engine, independent rear suspension, electronic fuel injection, Honda automatic transmission, four-wheel disc brakes and an integrated GPScape navigation system all work together to place the FourTrax Rincon far and away above all competitors. Available in Blue, Red, Olive and Natural Gear Camouflage. MSRP: $7999.00/$8549.00FourTrax Foreman 4x4 ES/FourTrax Foreman 4x4 with Electric Power Steering
You'll enjoy the advantages of Electric Power Steering whether you prefer your FourTrax Foreman 4x4 to be fitted with conventional manual shifting or Honda's easy and convenient Electric Shift Program. Available in Black, Natural Gear Camouflage, Olive and Red. MSRP: $6999.00/$7549.00FourTrax Foreman 4x4 ES/FourTrax Foreman 4x4
With variations that offer either manual shifting or Honda's Electric Shift Program, the Foreman 4x4 enjoys its long standing as a popular riding choice thanks to its powerful longitudinally mounted 475cc engine and easy-to-use TraxLok 2WD/4WD system. Available in Black, Natural Gear Camouflage, Olive and Red. MSRP: $6599.00/$7149.00FourTrax Rancher 4x4 ES/FourTrax Rancher 4x4 ES with Electric Power Steering
Talk about options: For 2009, the Rancher 4x4 ES, featuring Honda's remarkable Electric Shift Program, selectable 4WD/2WD TraxLok, torque-sensitive front differential and fuel injection, is now also available with Honda's Electric Power Steering. Available in White, Red, Olive and Natural Gear Camouflage. MSRP: $5799.00/$6549.00FourTrax Rancher 4x4 /FourTrax Rancher 4x4 with Electric Power Steering
For 2009, the manual-shift Rancher 4x4 is now also available with Honda's Electric Power Steering (EPS), adding to an impressive list of features including selectable 4WD/2WD TraxLok, torque-sensitive front differential and fuel injection. Available in White, Red, Olive and Natural Gear Camouflage. MSRP: $5599.00/$6349.00FourTrax Rancher
Over the years, the ready-and-willing Rancher has proven itself a dependable partner from sunup to sundown, whether the day calls for work or for fun. Available in Black, Red and Olive. MSRP: $4599.00FourTrax Recon ES/FourTrax Recon
Available with a manual gearbox or pushbutton electric shift, the Recon is one rugged midsize ATV that continues to be a best seller thanks to its stylish appearance and get-it-done credentials. Available in White, Red and Olive. MSRP: $3799.00/$3999.00TRX700XX
Expectations in the Sport category of ATVs have climbed to an elevated level with regard to both comfort and high performance thanks to the TRX700XX, which offers double-wishbone Independent Rear Suspension (IRS), unique centered chain-drive system and a fuel-injected 686cc engine making monster torque. Available in Metallic Black, Dark Silver Metallic and Metallic Black/Red. MSRP: $7999.00/$8299.00TRX450R/TRX450ER
Available in manual- and electric-start versions, the mighty TRX450R has won races in virtually every ATV racing arena as well as four victories in the grueling Baja 1000. Available in Red, Black and White/Orange. MSRP: $6999.00/$7349.00TRX400X
Featuring a blend of aggressive styling and high performance, the sporty TRX400X also offers a refined design and thoughtful rider amenities such as Reverse gear and electric starting. Available in Black, Red/Black and Black/White. MSRP: $6149.00TRX300X
A delightful balance of power, weight and agility, plus outstanding value, race-inspired styling and handy convenience features make the TRX300X the ride of choice year after year. Available in Red and White. MSRP: $5049.00TRX250X
The sporty and fun-to-ride TRX250X features Honda's innovative, easy-to-use SportClutch and aggressive race-inspired styling, two of the many features that make it a favorite among beginners as well as long-time riders. Available in Red and White. MSRP: $4099.00TRX90X
With its electric starting, proven SOHC engine, refined suspension and TRX450R-inspired styling, the TRX90X serves as the ideal choice for introducing beginners to the sport of ATV riding. Available in Red and White. MSRP: $2849.00Honda Big Red
With its superior handling, secure feel and comfortable ride, the all-new Big Red is destined to be the Multipurpose Utility Vehicle (MUV) of choice for both utility and recreation. Its multiple patents and numerous automotive-based technology features separate it from all other contenders. Available in Red and Natural Gear Camouflage. MSRP: $11,399.00/$11,899.00.