2017 Honda Ridgeline By MAD Industries

2017 Honda Ridgeline By MAD Industries - Honda has plenty to be happy about the brand new, second-generation Ridgeline, however the aftermarket scene is constantly prepared to enhance things. That is exactly what's taking place here with MAD Industries' Ridgeline it construct for the 2016 SEMA program. It comes dressed up in a street-ready mindset that consists of huge wheels, low profile tires, a murdered-out color design, and a sport bike in the bed.

2017 Honda Ridgeline By MAD Industries

2017 Honda Ridgeline By MAD Industries


While all those Honda bits are cool, this specific Ridgeline is dressed up with a lot of aftermarket goodies. Let's take a look to see exactly what MAD Industries has actually done.

Under the modifications, the Ridgeline is totally brand-new for 2017, marking the 2nd generation for Honda's unibody pickup. The brand-new Ridgeline is based upon the existing Pilot SUV, however includes a multi-functional freight bed. The Ridgeline may not be the truck hard-core truck folks purchase, however it works terrific for typical customers trying to find higher ability than a crossover or SUV can offer.

Related: 2017 Honda Ridgeline First Impressions

2017 Honda Ridgeline By MAD Industries

The Ridgeline comes with Honda's 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6, six-speed automated transmission. Optional is Honda Honda's ingenious In-Bed Audio system. The bed likewise sports Honda's two-way tailgate.

Interior 2017 Honda Ridgeline By MAD Industries

2017 Honda Ridgeline By MAD Industries
The factory black leather and dash, along with the initial gloss black trim work are all matched by custom-made touches of the Sweet Red paint. The red practically completely matches the factory red stitching on the guiding wheel and the red ambient light ring around the front cup holders, throughout the rest of the cabin.

Outside 2017 Honda Ridgeline By MAD Industries

2017 Honda Ridgeline By MAD Industries

MAD begun with a 2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition covered in Crystal Black Pearl. The red accents likewise match the accents on the wheels and on the Honda Sport bike in the bed. Speaking of wheels, this Ridgeline is using 22-inch Specific niche Alpines custom-made painted in Gloss Black.
A FOCAL Premium Flax Audio System developed by the Source AV Style Group likewise brings an included touch inside the taxi.

Those couple of yet significant modifications, this 2017 Ridgeline looks almost stock. This is something the typical Ridgeline purchaser might do to his truck.

Honda CB500F Sports Bike

2017 Honda Ridgeline By MAD Industries


Much of this develop centers on the bike in the bed. It's a Honda CB500F, the smaller sized sibling to the CB1000R Naked Sport Bike.


Drivetrain 2017 Honda Ridgeline By MAD Industries

All informed, the engine makes 280 horse power and 262 pound-feet of torque.

The engine is mated to a six-speed automated transmission that sends out power to all 4 wheels through Honda's full-time AWD system. This system is basic on the Black Edition, however optional on a number of the lower and mid-range trim levels.

2017 Honda Ridgeline By MAD Industries
The engine comes requirement with Honda's i-VTEC system, which not just variably manages the valve timing, however likewise the valve lift and period. The 60-degree V-6 likewise has four-bolt mains, deep skirts and a high-strength crankshaft.

Like the other Ridgeline ideas, MAD Industries left the 3.5-liter V-6 alone. That's not a bad choice, however, as the all-aluminum V-6 uses a remarkable quantity of tech, effectiveness, and power.

The AWD Ridgeline is EPA-estimated to obtain 18 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 21 mpg integrated. It can likewise tow  haul 1,584 pounds, and 5,000 pounds in the bed-- far less than exactly what that sports bike weights.

Conclusion

The MAD Industries Honda Ridgeline construct is relatively conservative for SEMA, however it starts to reveal the dept consumers can require to personalizing their trucks. The Sweet Red paint discovered inside and out truly sets the truck off, specifically with that matching Honda CB500F bike being in the bed.


This simply goes to reveal that the Ridgeline is a decent truck, even in a section controlled by body-on-frame pickups with sturdy part-time 4WD systems and longitudinally installed engines.