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understand why the Rubicon remains a top choice with util- ity and sportsmen ATVers who want a multi-use, easy-to-ride versatile 4x4 ATV. Enough Ump for the Trail, or to Haul the Mail Honda equips their Rubicon 4x4 with an extensive array of bells and whistles on- board their digitized speedometer. Engine temp, speedo, odo, gear range, and vari- ous other settings are monitored with a state-of-the-art instrument cluster. Very well thought out floor boards offer good mud and water drainage and superior grip when the going gets wet. DIRT ILLustrated \\\\\\ Vol. 1 + Issue 3 + Page 104 Honda’s longitudinal engine layout, keeps horsepower rob- bing 90 degree angle turns out of the drivetrain, making all that power get transferred directly to the front and rear wheels. The Electric Power Steering (EPS) system on the Rubicon, features a set of so- phisticated torque sensors that measure how much force you’re applying and then directs how much extra assist you need for steering the machine. Simple and effective, this onboard electric steering makes a long days ride in the saddle much less demanding and easier on the arms. Particularly if the going gets rough and techni- cal, or you have to be constantly turning, backing up, or doing lots of maneuvers doing the day. An added benefit is that it makes it much easier, when navigat- ing through rocks, ruts, logs, or even off camber hillsides.