The Hardest Worker You’ll Ever Hire.
Tough jobs need tough workers. And when it comes to MUVs, nothing’s tougher than Honda’s Big Red. Big Red works the best because it’s built the best. Proof? Just check out these features: Big Red offers a proven Honda engine, automotive-style Honda Automatic Transmission with hydraulic torque converter, and independent suspension on all four wheels. In addition, Honda sets the standards when it comes to rider safety, too. And there are plenty of other refinements too, like Big Red’s even better bench-style seat, generous cargo bed and towing capacity, and Maxxis Big Horn tires and much more. When you’ve got a tough job—or just rugged country to explore—you need an MUV that’s big on features: Honda’s Big Red.
Big On Performance
Big Red’s transmission isn’t just another automatic—Big Red features the Honda automatic, the industry’s only true automotive-style automatic with a heavy-duty torque converter.
Big On Safety
With Big Red, we’ve made a commitment to safety, just what you’d expect from Honda. An innovative balanced braking system that ensures front and rear braking even in the event that one brake line fails, automotive-type three-point Emergency Locking Retractor seatbelts, occupant protection structure, a wide-track chassis design, and much more—it’s all part of Big Red’s overall design.
Big On Capability
Big Red even offers a generous cargo bed with a full 1000-pound capacity. And if that’s not enough, the towing capacity is an even bigger 1500 pounds. Big Red’s ready to work harder than ever!
2012 Big Red Specifications
|Engine Type||675cc liquid-cooled OHV single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore And Stroke||102mm x 82.6mm|
|Induction||Electronic fuel injection (PGM-FI), 40mm throttle body|
|Ignition||Full-transistorized type with electronic advance|
|Transmission||Automotive-style with hydraulic torque converter; three forward gears and Reverse; three drive modes: 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD with all-wheel differential lock|
|Driveline||Direct front and rear driveshafts|
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
|Front Suspension||Independent double-wishbone; 5.9-inch travel|
|Rear Suspension||Independent double-wishbone; 7.1-inch travel with adjustable preload|
|Front Brake||200mm hydraulic disc with 51.1mm caliper|
|Rear Brake||200mm hydraulic disc with 30.3mm caliper|
|Front Tires||Maxxis Big Horn 25 x 10-12 bias|
|Rear Tires||Maxxis Big Horn 25 x 10-12 bias|
|Bed Length Inside||33.0 inches|
|Bed Width Inside||53.0 inches|
|Bed Capacity||1,000 lbs.|
|Towing Capacity||1,500 lbs.|
|Ground Clearance||10.3 inches|
|Turning Radius||13.8 feet|
|Curb Weight||1,433 lbs. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)|
|Maximum Weight Capacity||1,690 lbs. (Includes weight of cargo, occupants, accessories, and trailer tongue load)|
|GVWR||3,124 lbs. (maximum) Gross Vehicle Weight Recommended|
|Fuel Capacity||7.9 Gallons, including 1.5-gallon reserve|
|Note||Recommended for Drivers 16 years of age and older. Honda recommends that all MUV drivers read the owner's manual thoroughly. Occupant protection structure now meets the requirements of OSHA 1928.53 Rollover Protection Standard|
|Available Colors||Red, Olive, Natural Gear™ Camo|
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
|Description||Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan|