Throughout the 1960s, Honda was well on their way to becoming a dominant force in the 2-wheel performance motorcycle market with models such as the CB77 Super Hawk, Scrambler CL450, and the Dream CB350 Super Sport and CB750. By 1970, the Japanese manufacturer entered the blossoming compact all-terrain vehicle market that was spearheaded by the Jiger ATV. Honda’s answer to the Jiger was the US90, a 3-wheeled power trike layout that combined the Jiger’s off-road capabilities with Honda’s famous motorcycle engineering and technological know-how. The US90 (later called ATC90) was an instant sales success and supplanted the Jiger as the new ATV sales king until 1982 when rival manufacturer Suzuki introduced the first-ever 4-wheel ATV, the LT125. The Suzuki LT125 went on to reshape the ATV market and its new 4-wheel design laid the groundwork for every other ATV that followed. Honda continued to push the boundaries of high-performance and utility 3-wheel ATVs with the ATC Big Red, but the demand for 4-wheel ATVs was far too loud for Honda to ignore so in 1984, Honda unveiled the TRX 200 FourTrax. The TRX200 paved the way for the FourTrax TRX250 and competition-ready TRX250R which was geared for ATV racing enthusiasts. Two years later, Honda followed up with the industry’s first four-wheel drive ATV, the TRX350 FourTrax 4X4. The 1986 Honda FourTrax 4X4 was a revolutionary landmark in ATV technology and its impact continues to resonate throughout the market today. Even Honda’s current crop of sport ATVs such as the TRX250X and heavy-duty rec/utility ATVs like the FourTrax Rincon, FourTrax Recon, FourTrax Rancher, and FourTrax Foreman Rubicon can trace their lineage back to that original groundbreaking 1986 TRX350 FourTrax 4X4.
Suspension bushings are used to provide a sort of cushioning between two metal objects while allowing only a certain amount of movement. Over time, rubber bushings will wear out. They can shrink, crack, or start to dry rot. This severely decreases (or, in the worst case scenario, completely eliminates) the bushings’ ability to absorb shock energy and vibration, which can lead to steering slop, poor wheel alignment, and other serious drivability issues. ATV bushings are vulnerable to worn bushings from the style of riding and the environments they endure. That’s why we at Race Driven have developed a superior series of heavy duty polyurethane bushings for Honda ATVs. Polyurethane bushings replace the stock OEM rubber bushings supplied by Honda. Polyurethane does not rot or experience the same degradation as rubber; it’s stiffer structure also helps to improve steering feel and accuracy. Race Driven A-arm bushings are made to far exceed typical OEM and OEM-type rubber bushings. Upper and lower A-arm bushings include bearings to maximize the handling performance of your Honda utility ATV. Browse our online inventory and find polyurethane Race Driven bushings for Honda Rincon 680FA and Rincon 650 ATVs.