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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Rincon VS Rubicon

Whats the differences between these two ATV's?
I'm know the suspensions are different, but what about motors and transmissions?


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Yes.
Just wondering.
The motors the same design?

Transmissions are different.

Other than that is the rest of the bikes the same?

I have never seen a Rubicon.


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Thanks guys.
I would have to drive for over an hour to get to a Honda dealer.
Not worth that to me.


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I own both and I prefer the Rubicon. First let me say that I do not ride fast so speed is not an issue for me. I ride mostly trails on the weekend and do not plow snow ever (live in Arizona). The Rincon shakes when the engine idles. The foot rests on the Rincon are flimsy, especially on the front edge. The Rubicon that I own has Electronic Power Steering which is nicer. The Rincon has a catalytic converter that sucks power from the engine. the seat on the rubicon is a lot nicer for longer rides. I rode the Paiute trail a few weeks ago and was on each machine for extended periods of time. It it were my money I would get the Rubicon hands down. In fact I am working on selling the Rincon.
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Being this is my first ATV I can only give my experience on a Rincon.
Having ridden older motorcycles I know what vibration is.

So far I'm happy with this Rincon.

I have a neighbor that is a part timer (summer only) that has 2 Rubicons. A 2003 and a 2007.
I will be comparing these to my Rincon once he gets here and gets them out.


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The Rincon has independent rear suspension, liquid cooled 4 valve single cylinder. 3 speed auto with torque converter. Suspension is excellent, and it will fly over rough terrain, or you won’t realize how rough the trail is until you run something else. No low range and kinda high geared, so not a lot of engine hold back below about 12mph, and a gear reduction kit would be good if you wanted to go to huge tires/mud.

Earlier Rubicons were solid rear axle, with a hydrostatic transmission. Excellent for towing and plowing. Single piston 4 valve liquid cooled. Solid rear axle rides rougher but less body roll, doesn’t sag under hitch weight of a trailer.

Newer Rubicons are dual clutch transmission and have independent rear suspension.
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I have an 07 Rincon and 04 Rubicon. The former has IRS, the latter solid rear axle.

Rincon is BY FAR better in the trails. It is not a good work quad at all though.

The Rubi is so-so on the trails (our trails are rocky here), but it is a fantastic work quad.

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