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Honda announces 2011 Big Red MUV

Upon its introduction the Big Red™ Multipurpose Utility Vehicle (MUV) already stood head and shoulders above all other contenders, thanks to its superior handling, secure feel, comfortable ride and its multiple patents and numerous automotive-based technology features. Now Big Red sports changes that allow this great MUV to work even harder while delivering more comfort thanks to its increased load carrying and towing capacity, revised suspension, contoured bench seat that allows easier entry/exit, Maxxis Big Horn tires and a Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) that meets OSHA requirements. Available in Red, Olive and Natural Gear® Camouflage beginning in November 2010.

New for 2011:

  • Cargo bed carrying capacity is increased to 1,000 lbs. 
  • Towing capacity is increased to 1,500 lbs. 
  • New contoured bench seat allows easier entry and exit, and improved comfort 
  • New Maxxis Big Horn tires feature a stronger sidewall and more aggressive pattern for increased traction
  • Front and rear shocks feature revised suspension settings and rear shocks now feature preload adjustability

2011 Honda Big Red MUV Specifications:

Model: MUV700
Engine Type: 675cc liquid-cooled OHV single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 102.0mm x 82.6mm
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Induction: Electronic fuel injection (PGM-FI), 40mm throttle body
Ignition: Full-transistorized type with electronic advance
Starter: Electric
Clutch: Automatic
Transmission: Automotive-style with hydraulic torque converter, three forward gears and Reverse. Three drive modes include 2WD, 4WD and 4WD with all-wheel differential lock.
Driveline: Direct front and rear driveshafts
Suspension Front: Independent double-wishbone; 5.9 inches travel
Rear: Independent double-wishbone; 7.1 inches travel
Brakes Front: 200mm hydraulic disc with 51.1mm caliper
Rear: 200mm hydraulic disc with 30.3mm caliper
Tires Front: 25 x 10-12
Rear: 25 x 10-12
Length: 114.7 inches
Width: 64.0 inches
Height: 76.9 inches
Ground Clearance: 10.3 inches
Wheelbase: 75.7 inches
Turning Radius: 13.8 feet
Fuel Capacity: 7.9 gallons, including 1.5-gallon reserve
Colors: Red, Olive, Natural Gear® Camouflage
Curb Weight*: 1433 pounds
Meets current CARB and EPA off-road emissions standards.

Recommended for Drivers 16 years of age and older.

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