Honda unveils 2008 lineup

American Honda Motor Company announced more additions today to its 2008 motorcycle, ATV, scooter PWC products, including a long anticipated side-by-side vehicle, the Big Red.

Honda enters the side-by-side market with a machine that boasts numerous automotive-based technologies. The vehicle 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.

“We are also especially pleased to early announce the 2009 Big Red, Honda’s first entry in the MUV (multi-use vehicle) side-by-side market,” said Honda press manager John Row in a press release. “With the introduction of Big Red, it will soon be clear to our customers that Honda understands their needs better than any other manufacturer in the side-by-side market.”

Other new models for 2008 include the VTX1300 Tourer and CRF230L dual-sport motorcycles; the CRF450R, CRF250R, CRF450X, CRF250X motocross and dirt bikes; the TRX700XX and TRX400EX sport ATVs,; and the AquaTrax F-15X/AquaTrax F-15X with GPScape PWCs. For more information on Honda’s 2008 lineup, read the Sept. 24 edition of Powersports Business.

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