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2009 Honda Big Red MUV

Honda Big Red UTV
Honda's new side x side - Big Red MUV

Available Summer 2008

Early announcement from Honda:
Honda enters the MUV market with a side-by-side machine that leapfrogs the competition to set new standards in utility and recreation. With numerous automotive-based technologies, Big Red features a powerful 675cc OHV liquid-cooled PGM-fuel-injected single-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission with three selectable drive modes plus Reverse, front and rear independent double-wishbone suspension, a roomy cab featuring rubber-mounted bucket seats with adjustable backs, and a specially designed, highly durable, tilting cargo bed. A broad selection of Honda Genuine Accessories will also be offered. Big Red will be available in the Summer of 2008.

Engine Comparison:

675cc OHV liquid-cooled PGM-fuel-injected single-cylinder engine. At least it is fuel injected, but a single-cylinder, 675cc engine is just not enough to play hard in the dunes.


Our Thoughts:

The Honda Big Red MUV is definitely geared towards the utility market. Hopefully Honda has a sport model in the works, because the Big Red is not setup for aggressive riding in the dunes.


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2009 Honda Big Red MUV   2009 Honda Big Red UTV

2011 Honda Big Red MUV 2011 Honda Big Red MUV 2011 Honda Big Red MUV 2011 Honda Big Red MUV

Features:

The first multi-purpose utility vehicle built by Honda-  the 2009 Big Red™. Powered by a 675cc fuel-injected engine that links up with a smooth-shifting automatic transmission, it can accommodate all your off-road utility needs. Front and rear independent double-wishbone suspension for a sure-footed, comfortable ride. Three selectable drive modes, for traction in virtually every situation. Plus, a tough dump bed and a receiver style hitch for all the chores you or your "boss" can dream up.

New for 2011:

  • Cargo bed carrying capacity is increased to 1,000 lbs.
  • Towing capacity is increased to 1,500 lbs.
  • New contoured bench seat allows easier entry and exit, and improved comfort
  • New Maxxis Big Horn tires feature a stronger sidewall and more aggressive pattern for increased traction
  • Front and rear shocks feature revised suspension settings and rear shocks now feature preload adjustability

2011 Honda Big Red MUV Specifications:

Model: MUV700
Engine Type: 675cc liquid-cooled OHV single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 102.0mm x 82.6mm
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Induction: Electronic fuel injection (PGM-FI), 40mm throttle body
Ignition: Full-transistorized type with electronic advance
Starter: Electric
Clutch: Automatic
Transmission: Automotive-style with hydraulic torque converter, three forward gears and Reverse. Three drive modes include 2WD, 4WD and 4WD with all-wheel differential lock.
Driveline: Direct front and rear driveshafts
Suspension Front: Independent double-wishbone; 5.9 inches travel

 

Rear: Independent double-wishbone; 7.1 inches travel

Brakes Front: 200mm hydraulic disc with 51.1mm caliper

 

Rear: 200mm hydraulic disc with 30.3mm caliper

Tires Front: 25 x 10-12

 

Rear: 25 x 10-12

Length: 114.7 inches
Width: 64.0 inches
Height: 76.9 inches
Ground Clearance: 10.3 inches
Wheelbase: 75.7 inches
Turning Radius: 13.8 feet
Fuel Capacity: 7.9 gallons, including 1.5-gallon reserve
Colors: Red, Olive, Natural Gear® Camouflage
Curb Weight*: 1433 pounds
Meets current CARB and EPA off-road emissions standards.

Recommended for Drivers 16 years of age and older.

Links:

Contact Info:


www.Powersports.Honda.com , www.honda.com


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