Area 51 Project - Steve's 2015 Rubicon Project:


Machine Specs:


2015 Honda Rubicon Deluxe

500cc Single Cylinder Liquid Cooled

5 Speed Dual Clutch Automatic & 2 Speed Sub Transmission

Front: Double Wishbone - adjustable hydraulic shocks

Rear: Dual A-arm - adjustable hydraulic Shocks

Electric Power Steering

25" Stock Tires

12" Aluminum Deluxe Package Rims

Disc Brakes Front & Rear

Selectable Locking Front Differential

WARN 3000lb provantage winch.


Project from the Great White North, submitted by Steve Smith, NWT.


This past fall Steve and Kailee picked up a brand new 2015 Honda Rubicon DCT Deluxe. This bike is a liquid cooled, fuel injected 500cc four stroke featuring Honda's newest automatic transmission the 5 speed Dual Clutch DCT gearbox.



The deluxe also features electric power steering, selectable 4wd with selectable front differential lock, Red painted suspension arms and upgraded aluminum wheels with a really good stock 25" tire.









I had a chance to take the Rubicon out for a good rip when I visited Steve in March 2016. The bike is absolutely beautiful, the ride is fantastic, lots of power and the transmission is one of the best I've ridden. Even with stock tires, the bike did great in -20 and deep snow, especially with the diff locked. Its definitely the best 500 class bike on the market, and is also available in IRS with a 5 speed foot shift appealing to a broad market.


Cheers, STEVE

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