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– 2011 Honda MUV700 Big Red
2011 Honda MUV700 Big Red
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.
There’s a simple reason why Honda’s Big Red can tackle tough jobs that would have other MUVs yelling uncle. Big Red works the best because it’s built the best. Proof? Just check out the features and attention to detail Big Red offers. Proven Honda engine. Automotive-style Honda Automatic Transmission with hydraulic torque converter. Independent suspension, lots of rider safety features, and 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 MUV700 Big Red Features:
The only MUV that’s built like a Honda.
Close your eyes and point to any part of Honda’s Big Red, and you’ll find another feature that puts it way out in front of the competition. Of course the 675cc liquid-cooled engine, Honda Automatic Transmission, 2WD/4WD drivetrain and independent suspension all around are great places to start. But how about all the safety features, or the increased capacity this year, or the upgraded driver and passenger accommodations, or . . . well, you’re beginning to get the picture. Just click on some of the highlights shown here.
Side Nets (New for 2011) – Big Red’s roll-up side nets (standard equipment) make cleaning and maintenance easier. But remember to attach them fully before you get going.
Contoured Bench Seat (New for 2011) – Big Red’s 2-passenger contoured bench seat provides more room and allows easier entry and exit.
Adjustable Preload Rear Shocks (New for 2011) – In addition to a fully independent rear suspension, the rear shocks now feature preload adjustability to better handle Big Red’s increased load capabilities.
1,500 lb. Towing Capacity (New for 2011) – Big Red has a heavy-duty two-inch receiver-style hitch and we’ve increased the towing capacity to 1,500 lbs.
1,000 lb Cargo Bed Capacity (New for 2011) – MUVs are built to haul stuff, and Big Red is ready to get to work. First, we’ve increased the bed capacity to 1,000 pounds. And Big Red uses a steel tilt bed with a composite liner and a heavy-duty hydraulic assist that makes operation easy.
Maxxis Big Horn Tires (New for 2011) – This year Big Red gets new, specially designed 25 x 10-12 front and rear tires with increased sidewall strength and a more aggressive tread pattern. Also new this year are the black wheels on all Big Red models.
Honda Automatic Transmission – Quite simply, this is the best automatic transmission available in any MUV. Big claim? Sure, but check out these features: A stout, heavy-duty hydraulic torque converter (instead of a system of pulleys and belts) and positive engine braking.
Four-Wheel Disc Brakes – Naturally, we gave Big Red the best brakes in the business: hydraulic discs on all four wheels. A patented scraper system helps prevent debris buildup between caliper and rim, and best of all the balanced, automotive design features two separate braking circuits which ensures front and rear braking even if one brake line is damaged.
675cc Liquid-Cooled Engine with Fuel Injection – Honda is famous for our engines, and we gave Big Red one of our best. It’s a liquid-cooled four-stroke single-cylinder with tons of torque. Fuel injection means it starts right up, even on cold days or at high altitude, and also helps give you more range on a tankful of gas.
Doors with Double Latch Mechanism – Big Red’s rugged, composite doors feature an automotive style double latching system securing you and your passengers in while keeping what nature throws at you out.
Independent Double-Wishbone Front Suspension – Front independent double-wishbone suspension contributes to Big Red’s all-day riding comfort.
Occupant Protection Structure – We built Big Red’s stout Occupant Protection Structure around the rider and passenger, and positioned the seats so you’re well protected. Built out of sturdy, large diameter tubing, Big Red’s Occupant Protection Structure includes such details as integrated handholds, recessed top tubes and a more spacious structure to enhance protection. In addition, Big Red’s Occupant Protection Structure even meets OSHA’s 1928.53 rollover protection standard.
Seatbelts – You’d think all seatbelts are alike, but that’s hardly the case. And once again, Big Red’s attention to detail sets this MUV apart. We use automotive-style three-point belts with an Emergency Locking Retractor mechanism to help keep you and your passenger safe and secure.
Big On Performance.
Big Red’s transmission isn’t just another automatic—Big Red features the Honda automatic, the industry’s only true automotive-style automatic with a heavy-duty torque converter.
Big On Capability.
How do you make a great vehicle like Big Red even better? This year we’ve doubled the cargo bed capacity to 1,000 pounds, and bumped up the towing capacity to 1,500 pounds. Big Red’s ready to work harder than ever! Also, new Maxxis Big Horn tires and rear shocks with adjustable preload are standard this year.
Big On Safety.
With Big Red, we’ve made a commitment to safety, just what you’d expect from Honda. An innovative balanced braking system that ensures braking even in the unlikely event that one brake line fails, automotive-type three-point Emergency Locking Retractor seatbelts, occupant protection structure, and a wide-track chassis design.
New for 2011
– Cargo bed carrying capacity is increased to 1000 lbs.
– Towing capacity is increased to 1500 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 preload adjustability.
– The Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) is now certified to meet the requirements of OSHA 1928.53.
Honda Genuine Accessories
– Winch Kit, Auxiliary Battery Box, Auxiliary Lights, Receiver Hitch Plug, Drawbar, Hitch Ball, Wind Deflector, Two-Piece Folding Windscreen, Windscreen, Hard Roof, Fabric Roof, Rear Cab Curtain, Grille Guard, Front Bumper Shield, Rear Bumper, Rock Slider, A-Arm Guards (front/rear), Side Skid Plates, Outdoor Storage Cover, Rear Screen Guard, Storage/Tool Box, Cargo Bag, Bed Mat, Universal Cargo Mount System, Under Hood Storage Box, Digital Meter Kit, Dash Pocket Nets, Glove Box Door, Floor Mat, Horn Kit, Back-up Alarm, Exterior Side Mirrors
2011 Honda MUV700 Big Red – Specifications
American MSRP: $11,699 USD
Canadian MSRP: See Dealer for Details
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
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
Front: Independent double-wishbone; 5.9 inches travel
Rear: Independent double-wishbone; 7.1 inches travel
Front: 200mm hydraulic disc with 51.1mm caliper
Rear: 200mm hydraulic disc with 30.3mm caliper
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
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.
Meets current CARB and EPA off-road emissions standards.
Recommended for Drivers 16 years of age and older.