2017 Honda Rincon 680 ATV Review

The top-dog Rincon 680 makes its return as the 2017 Honda Rincon 680 in Honda’s next ATV line-up. Considered as one of Honda’s fastest models, the automaker is sure to include a series of high-end features to take on its rivals. One of the biggest change includes a new color option – Black along with Phantom Camo and Red.

2017 Honda Rincon 680 front

2017 Honda Rincon 680 – Features

The 2017 Honda Rincon 680 is the 1st ATV to incorporate an independent rear suspension for bringing out a well-controlled wheel travel. This suspension system consists of aluminum components including the forged aluminum knuckles of the double-wishbone design.

Instead of the conventional ball joints and radius arms, the knuckle pivots incorporate lightweight metal bushing. This eliminates the toe-in when the suspension travels through its stroke. This suspension system has a simplistic design which helps in enhancing the overall handling characteristics.

  • Transmission

The Honda Rincon is also the first to employ an automatic transmission system. This gearbox will consist of an ECU (Electronic Control Unit) which monitors and takes data of engine oil temperature, vehicle speed, brake application and throttle opening to determine optimum gear selection.

  • Torque-sensing Differential

One of the greatest innovations in Honda Rincon and Rubicon is the clutch-less differential in the front. The ingenious system automatically delivers power to its wheel that has the most grip. This eliminates all efforts to initiate sudden turns in uneven terrains.

2017 Honda Rincon 680 dashboard

2017 Honda Rincon 680 – Engine

The 2017 Honda Rincon 680 uses a 675cc liquid-cooled OHV single cylinder 4 stroke engine that has a longitudinal mount and semi-dry sump. This engine has a cylinder boring of an oversize 0.25 mm as the single cylinder has a cast sleeve design.

Other details of this engine include:

  • Starter – Electric w/ auxiliary recoil
  • Driveline – Direct front and rear driveshafts
  • Bore and Stroke – 102 mm ×6 mm
  • Ignition – Fully transistorized type with electronic advance
  • Induction – PGM-FI (Programmed Electronic Fuel Injection)’ 40 mm throttle body
  • Fuel Capacity – 4.4 gallons
  • Fuel Economy – 33 mpg (combined)

2017 Honda Rincon 680 rear

2017 Honda Rincon 680Design

This new Rincon 680 wears a refined sporty design with a new set of headlights. The cargo holders (both front and back) are larger and blackened. Changes have also influenced the skid plate which is now more rugged and projects a narrow look in the front portion. Most importantly, the seats are much comfortable and the passage to fuel tank is sleek in design.

Dimensions

The overall dimensions of Honda’s Rincon 680 have been improved and now measures at:

  • Length – 83.2 inches
  • Height – 47.5 inches
  • Width – 46.8 inches
  • Wheelbase – 50.8 inches
  • Ground Clearance – 9.1 inches
  • Curb Weight – 657 lbs

Tires and Brakes

Revisions have been done on the tires and brakes as well. The details include:

  • Front Tire – 25 × 8-12
  • Rear Tire – 25 × 10-12
  • Front Brake – Dual hydraulic; 180 mm disc
  • Rear Brake – Single hydraulic disc

Price and Warranty

The 2017 Honda Rincon 680 comes with a starting price tag of $9,399 and 1 year of factory warranty with Honda Protection Plan.

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