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Honda Big Red MUV Review

Submitted by on December 11, 2011 – 2:01 pmNo Comment

Cosmetically the first thing we noticed as we approached the new unit was the updated single bench seat rather than the former dual bucket seats. Despite the single seat the passenger capacity for the Big Red has not been changed despite commonly associating the wider seat with the ability to seat three people. This seat is made from durable black rubber and dense cushion foam and has an adjustable back rest for additional passenger comfort.

In order to accommodate the new seat Honda’s engineers had to move the location of the parking brake handle. It was formerly located between the two bucket seats and is now on the panel directly below the centre of the bench seat. This parking brake system has been designed to hold the unit in any off-road situation with or without a load on.

With a simulated track built for us we was able to test out this claim. With a full load in the rear dump bed of 1000 pounds (an increase of 500 pounds from the previous generation) we parked the unit on an uphill incline of 35 degrees followed by a decline of 35 degrees. In both situations the parking brake held the unit in place with no movement at all. You were more likely to have the Big Red slide down the hill than having it roll.

Getting into that new seat is now easier thanks to the new roll-up nets on either side of the cab. Quick release clips allow you to roll the nets up and out of the way. Doing this while standing outside the vehicle is uncomplicated and, with the new quick-release clips on the nets, this task from a sitting position is simple as well. This design is an improvement over the last generation where the nets couldn’t be entirely removed without tools and a bit of a hassle. I was also a hassle to have to get in and out the old Big Red with the nets in the way.

Aside from the major cosmetic differences there have been some mechanical changes as well. One thing that remained unchanged was the engine. The 675cc liquid-cooled single cylinder Honda powerplant puts out plenty of power for working or trail-riding.

Attached to this engine is Honda’s automotive-style automatic transmission which offers three forward gears and a single reverse gear. This set-up uses a hydraulic torque converter and an ECM (electronic control module) to monitor engine performance and choose optimum gear position.

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