Cause they make things that work better and prob costs are cheaper since there is more technoligy in the 450 and 500
I agreeThe Rubi and Foreman look similar but have very different engines and trannies. Its the old auto vs. manual debate.
The 2005/2006 Honda Foreman S/ES is the same thing as the 2005/2006 Honda Rubicon. We all know this: same frame, same body, same suspension, etc. All except for the motor and transmission. So, my question is why doesn't Honda just make ONE Honda Foreman Rubicon that you consumers get in either an automatic, manual, or electric manual versions?? Suzuki does this with the Vinson 500 Automatic or Manual which has disc brakes, dual shocks in rear, liquid cooled, handlebar light, high/low tranny, 2wd/4wd.THen explain to me why there is Rubicon 500's and the Foreman 500 being upgradded from the 450's