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Engine & Drivetrain
Engine & Drivetrain
Chassis & Suspension
Chassis & Suspension
Additional Features
Additional Features
Engine & Drivetrain
  • Maximum efficiency
    Powerful liquid-cooled 518 cc engine is longitudinally mounted, allowing direct driveshaft alignment to both front and rear wheels for maximum drivetrain efficiency. Liquid cooling provides consistent engine operating temperature in extreme conditions for maximum power output and long engine life. Overhead-valve design provides compact engine dimensions for improved ground clearance while maintaining a broad, easy-to-use powerband. Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven counter-balancer reduce vibration.
  • Electric starter
    Convenient electric starting, with an automatic internal-decompression system, gets you going quickly and easily. Also equipped with a recoil starter as back-up.
  • Increased fuel efficiency
    Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system improves power delivery and throttle response, and increases fuel efficiency for extended range.
  • Dual-Clutch Transmission & New integrated electric reverse shift lever
    The Honda automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) has it all, including low range and a new smoother shift map this year. DCT provides the compact size and strength of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic transmission (plus no belts to slip, break or burn out). It features a dual-shift mapping program that automatically selects between two transmission shifting modes - either Cruise or Sport- for optimum shift timing depending on the rider’s pattern of throttle operation. During aggressive use, the Sport mode kicks in and holds the transmission in gear longer before shifting to deliver more aggressive performance. During more relaxed operation, the Cruise mode allows the transmission to shift up sooner for more casual performance and enhanced fuel efficiency. In addition to the fully automatic mode, the DCT transmission also allows riders to employ the exclusive Honda Electric Shift Program (ESP) for easy shifts with the touch of handlebar-mounted buttons. Dual-range sub transmission allows you to easily select between high and low range via a conveniently placed lever. The 5-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission will operate fully within either range, ensuring that you can always select the correct ratio for the conditions. New integrated electric reverse shift lever allows you to select reverse without ever taking your hand off the handlebars. Even, you can by-pass Neutral; D to R which is ideal for plowing or tigh maneuvering areas. This new system is much easier to use than before with gloves or small hands. Super heavy-duty automatic clutch with low-rpm engagement for excellent drivability and towing capacity.
  • Tackle any terrain
    2WD/4WD system offers three drive modes: 2WD; 4WD with torque-sensing front differential; and 4WD with locked front differential to optimize traction. The system also features a Speed Override mode that can be engaged when the front differential is locked to allow increased wheel speed under severe conditions, such as deep mud.
  • Quiet operation
    A sub-chamber in the air cleaner reduces resonant noise for quieter operation. Stainless-steel exhaust system includes a USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler designed for quiet operation without servicing for long-lasting performance.
  • Powerful performance
    High output 595 watt alternator has extra capacity to help power electrical accessories and to keep personal electronics charged.
Chassis & Suspension
  • Lightweight advantage
    Durable double-cradle steel frame developed with Computer Aided Engineering is sturdy and lightweight for precise handling and a smoother ride.
  • Independent Rear Suspension
    Double A-arm independent front suspension provides 185 mm (7.3 in.) of well-controlled travel, providing a sense of security and control over difficult terrain. Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) design with lower A arm and upper I arm features optimized stiffness for improved handling performance, and an ample 215 mm (8.5 in.) of travel. Durable wrap-around guards protect the rear suspension's lower A arms when rock crawling. Adjustable spring preload on all shocks allows suspension to be tuned to match varying loads and riding conditions.
  • Improved handling & better comfort
    This latest iteration of Honda's proven Electric Power Steering System (EPS) features even lighter steering effort and reduced kickback for enhanced comfort while maintaining a strong feeling of control.
  • Durable comfort
    Aggressively styled Maxxis tires provide excellent comfort and traction. Plastic CV joint boots on the front driveshafts are tough and tear-resistant with sealed steering-knuckle bearings for extended durability.
  • Strong stopping power
    Dual front hydraulic disc brakes with large 190 mm rotors provide strong stopping power. The brake calipers feature a built-in scraper system that removes mud and snow from inside the front wheel to help prevent build-up of debris between caliper and rim for consistent braking performance. Inboard rear disc brake is mounted on the rear driveshaft, reducing unsprung weight and keeping the disc out of harm’s way in rugged conditions.
Additional Features
  • Deluxe features
    The Rubicon DCT Deluxe starts with all the same great features as the DCT IRS EPS, then adds lightweight aluminum wheels, silver-painted shock springs, silver-painted suspension arms.
  • Bold bodywork
    All-steel full-sized front bumper wraps around the headlights, improving protection and adding to the Rubicon's aggressive appearance. The bumper also features an integrated mount for an accessory winch. Bold bodywork offers excellent mud and debris protection.
  • Improved visibility
    Twin-headlight system features 35-watt headlights with focused light distribution for improved visibility after dark. The headlight dimmer switch makes it easy to change between high and low beams to activate the top assist 50-watt light for more illumination when you need it or allowing it to be turned off while carrying a load on the front carrier.
  • Convenient maintenance access
    Clever one-piece tank/side cover design requires no tools for removal, providing quick access for maintenance.
  • Better heat isolation
    The fuel pump derived from Honda automobile technology is mounted in the fuel tank for better heat isolation and increased filter life.
  • Information at a glance
    Full-function instrumentation gives the dash a modern look while providing information at a glance. The display includes speed, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, coolant temperature, clock, gear position indicator, 4WD indicator and even a Maintenance Minder system that notifies when it’s time for service.
  • All-day comfort
    Substantially larger and thicker than the seats found on more utility focused models, the Rubicon's seats provide all-day comfort. Textured seat cover is cooler on hot days and provides a more secure feeling, especially against synthetic riding-gear materials. Half-waffle-style hand grips similar to those found on Honda's off-road motorcycles offer improved comfort while maintaining a secure hold in wet or muddy conditions.
  • New Pro Connect Rack System. Excellent load and towing capacity
    New Pro Connect Rack System for accessories. Mount accessories directly and quickly to the rear or front rack of your Rubicon using easy Pro Connect Rack System (no tools required). Our purpose-built line of Pro Connect accessories keeps your gear in place and more secure wherever you place your items on the rack while maximizing bed storage. Front and rear steel-tube carriers feature large steel plates and additional tie-down points for improved load security. Load capacity for the large front and rear carriers is 45 kg (99 lb.) and 85 kg (187 lb.) respectively. Heavy-duty trailer hitch with 600 kg (1,322 lb.) towing capacity.
Colours
Mat Lichen Green Metallic Rubicon 520 DCT Deluxe
Mat Lichen Green Metallic
2020 Rubicon 520 DCT Deluxe
MSRP starting from $11,599
Close Range Camo Rubicon 520 DCT Deluxe
Close Range Camo
2020 Rubicon 520 DCT Deluxe
MSRP starting from $11,899
Colours
Mat Lichen Green Metallic Rubicon 520 DCT Deluxe
Mat Lichen Green Metallic
2020 Rubicon 520 DCT Deluxe
MSRP starting from $11,599
Specifications
Engine & Drivetrain
Engine Type
Liquid-cooled longitudinally mounted single-cylinder 4-stroke
Displacement
518 cc
Bore & Stroke
96.0 mm x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Valve Train
OHV, 2 valves
Fuel Delivery
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Transmission
Fully automatic, five-speed, Dual-Clutch Transmission with selectable Electric Shift Program (ESP), plus dual-range sub-transmission and reverse
Power Steering
Standard
Final Drive
2WD/4WD; direct front and rear driveshafts with switchable 2WD/4WD and torque-sensing/locking front differential
Front Suspension
Independent Double A-arm with adjustable hydraulic shocks; 185 mm (7.3 in.) travel
Rear Suspension
Independent Dual Arm (lower A-arm, upper I-arm) with adjustable hydraulic shocks; 215 mm (8.5 in.) travel
Tires
Front: 25 x 8 - 12
Rear: 25 x 10 - 12
Brakes
Front: dual 190 mm hydraulic discs
Rear: single 170 mm hydraulic disc
Length
2,147 mm (84.5 in.)
Width
1,205 mm (47.4 in.)
Ground Clearance
239 mm (9.4 in.)
Seat Height
909 mm (35.8 in.)
Wheelbase
1,292 mm (50.9 in.)
Curb Weight
329 kg (725 lb.) including required fluids and full tank of gas - ready to ride
Fuel Capacity
14.7 litres, including 4.9-litre reserve
Colour
Mat Lichen Green Metallic, Close Range Camo 2
Warranty
12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus

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Warranty
Honda Plus Warranty

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Unlimited mileage and freely transferable. Extended coverage available with Honda plus.

24 months (12 months Distributor's Warranty)
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