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Engine & Drivetrain
Engine & Drivetrain
Chassis & Suspension
Chassis & Suspension
Additional Features
Additional Features
Engine & Drivetrain
  • Efficient, durable engine design
    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.
  • Easy and efficient
    Convenient electric starting, with an automatic internal-decompression system, gets you going quickly and easily. Also equipped with a recoil starter as back-up. Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) improves power delivery and throttle response, and increases fuel efficiency for extended range.
  • Advanced transmission with three drive modes
    Rugged five-speed transmission features manual foot shifting with an automatic clutch. One-handed reverse shift mechanism allows you to select reverse without ever taking your hand from the handlebars. Super-heavy-duty automatic clutch with low-rpm engagement for excellent drivability and towing capacity. 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.
  • Long-lasting performance
    Stainless-steel exhaust system includes a USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler designed for quiet operation without servicing for long-lasting performance.
  • Powerful output
    High output 470 watt alternator has extra capacity to help power electrical accessories and to keep personal electronics charged.
Chassis & Suspension
  • Strong and lightweight
    Durable double-cradle steel frame developed with Computer Aided Engineering is sturdy and lightweight for precise handling and a smoother ride.
  • Independent Rear Suspension, excellent handling
    Double-wishbone 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 arms and upper I arms 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.
  • Excellent traction
    Aggressively styled Maxxis tires provide excellent comfort and traction.
  • Durable construction
    Plastic CV joint boots on the front driveshafts are durable and tear-resistant.
  • Extended reliability
    Sealed steering-knuckle bearings for extended durability.
  • Smart mounting
    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.
  • 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.
Additional Features
  • Protective bodywork
    Bold bodywork offers excellent mud and debris protection.
  • Terrific 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.
  • Easy access
    Clever one-piece tank/side cover design requires no tools for removal, providing quick access for maintenance.
  • Automotive technology
    The fuel pump derived from Honda automobile technology is mounted in the fuel tank for better heat isolation and increased filter life.
  • Intuitive display
    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.
  • Built tough
    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.
  • 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
Patriot Red Rubicon 520 IRS EPS
Patriot Red
2020 Rubicon 520 IRS EPS
MSRP starting from $10,399
Mat Molasses Brown Metallic Rubicon 520 IRS EPS
Mat Molasses Brown Metallic
2020 Rubicon 520 IRS EPS
MSRP starting from $10,699
Colours
Patriot Red Rubicon 520 IRS EPS
Patriot Red
2020 Rubicon 520 IRS EPS
MSRP starting from $10,399
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
Five-speed with automatic clutch, reverse and ultra-low first gear
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
1,295 mm (51.0 in.)
Curb Weight
318 kg (700 lb.) including required fluids and full tank of gas - ready to ride
Fuel Capacity
14.7 litres, including 4.9-litre reserve
Colour
Patriot Red, Mat Molasses Brown Metallic
Warranty
12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus

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Warranty
Honda Plus Warranty

Honda has established a brand synonymous with reliability. To learn more about Honda's Distributor warranty or about increased peace-of-mind protection with Honda Plus, visit the Honda Warranty section

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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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