JJamie: A good friend of mine owns the top Honda dealership in Colorado and he has not heard: 1. Of a smaller Honda SideBySide, or 2: Of a new version of the Rincon.
Here in Colorado, the US Forest Service has started to prohibit ALL sidebysides on it's ATV trails. (This includes trails that I do volunteer work on). The reason is simple.... Since SideBySides carry more weight (more than 1 person), they subject the trails to more wear and tear. As you can imagine, this has opened up a lot of controversy, and concern. In most/many areas, there is a 50 inch rule on the ATV trails. However, as we know, a Polaris Razr is under 50" and therefore can ride on trails with a 50" limit. But now, in some areas, the Forest Service, BLM, and other agencies are dropping the 50" rule/limit, and simply saying 'No SideBySides" (no matter how wide they are). SideBySides are nice because two people can share the experience without enduring the cost of 2 ATV's. Likewise, my argument (in favor of 50inch SideBySides) is that one SideBySide that is 50" or less does much less wear and tear to a trail than two ATV's do. So, I am actively supporting and representing SideBySides that meet the 50" width requirement. However, I also realize, firsthand, how damaging many of the larger SideBySides can be. On many of our trails, I have winched people out from trees that they have become stuck between (on larger SideBySides). I have seen other people literally pull 50 inch trail gates/entrances open further, so that they could get a SideBySide on the trail. (When such behavior occurs, they literally seal their fate as a SideBySide owner).
SideBySides are becoming more and more popular. But, likewise, accessability to SideBySides is being limited faster than any other OHV (4WD, ATV, UTV, Dirt Bike). Therefore, before you purchase one of any size, I strongly suggest that you make sure that there are plenty of places (in your area) to ride and enjoy it. Otherwise, you could be purchasing something that would essentially be limiting your access to the outdoors'.
USFS Motorized Trail Maintenance Volunteer