2012 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4x4 ES


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FourTrax Foreman 4x4 ES



Built to work — even harder.

Honda's Foreman family of all-terrain vehicles have always been the machines to count on when you need an ATV that's not afraid to take on the tough jobs. And this year they're better than ever: Stronger, smarter, even harder working, whether it's around the ranch, factory, or your favorite trail.

How can that be? Because in addition to four-wheel drive and Honda's innovative Electric Power Steering, the Foreman line now features Honda's Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI). That means you get more efficient fuel delivery, easier starting in cold conditions, and less maintenance. While we were at it, we gave the Foreman a new look too, with new, aggressively styled bodywork, plusher suspension, and a more comfortable seat.

So tackling those tough jobs just got a whole lot easier if you hire the right Foreman to take charge of your jobsite.

Fuel-Injected Performance

The Foreman's new fuel-injection system means you'll get an ATV that works harder, with better fuel management and plenty of power and torque for those tough jobs.

A whole new look.

The Foreman line's new bodywork gives it a tough new look. But it does more than just look good: It's still designed to last, despite the scrapes and dings of the job or the woods, to help protect you from mud and other debris, and to keep looking good as long as you own your Honda.

Works hard. Rides easy.

The better your new Foreman rides, the shorter your workday will seem. That's why we gave our 2012 Foreman line a plusher suspension, better ergonomics, and a new, softer seat. It all adds up to a Foreman with a more comfortable ride that is looking out for number one—and that's you.

Accessories as tough as the ATVs they're on.

Coming soon: When you're riding the best ATV on the planet, only the best accessories will do—Honda Genuine Accessories. These accessories are designed specifically for your Honda vehicle and feature the same quality and durability you've come to expect from Honda.

  • Semi-Dry-Sump Engine Design: Compact and lighter-weight, the Foreman's overhead-valve, semi-dry sump design creates an engine that's not only shorter from top to bottom, but one that enhances handling by lowering the center of gravity and increasing ground clearance.
  • Longitudinal Engine Layout
  • Fuel Injection: The Foreman's all-new fuel-injection system does more than just deliver crisp, seamless performance and ensure hassle-free operation in cold conditions and varying altitudes. It also improves throttle response and returns better fuel efficiency.
  • Liquid Cooling: Our time-tested Honda engine is liquid-cooled, which provides more consistent operating temperatures and more power than a comparable air-cooled motor. This adds up to better performance and longer engine life.
  • New Styling: The Foreman line's new bodywork gives it a tough, new look. But it does more than just look good: It's still designed to last, despite the scrapes and dings of the job or the woods, and to help protect you from mud and other debris.
  • TraxLok®: Our rock-solid reliable mechanical system lets you choose either 2WD or 4WD, giving you the freedom to choose between lighter steering (in 2WD) and maximizing traction (4WD) when you need it most.
  • More Comfortable Seat: A softer seat and more open rider triangle (Bars/Seat/Pegs) teams up with the new suspension to really treat you right. Superior ergonomics have always been a Honda priority, and your new Foreman is no exception.
  • Revised Suspension: With new, more plush suspension front and rear the Foreman absorbs bumps so you don't have to. That means you can work longer too—without feeling like you have.
  • Electric Shift Program (ESP): Upshifting and downshift has never been this easy: With Honda's exclusive ESP system, you get the ease of an automatic with the strength of a conventional transmission. To shift up or down all you have to do is push one of two handlebar-mounted buttons. Since there's no foot-shift lever, ESP is also a bonus when riding in heavy or mud/snow-covered boots.
  • Engine Type: 475cc liquid-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Bore And Stroke: 92 mm x 71.5 mm
  • Induction: Keihin® 36mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Full-transistorized type with electronic advance
  • Starter: Electric with optional auxiliary recoil
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Drive Train
  • Transmission: ESP® five-speed with Reverse
  • Driveline: Direct front and rear driveshafts with TraxLok® and torque-sensitive front differential
  • Clutch: Automatic
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
  • Front Suspension: Independent double-wishbone; 6.7 in. travel
  • Rear Suspension: Swingarm with single shock; 6.9 in. travel
  • Front Brakes: Dual hydraulic 196mm disc
  • Rear Brakes: Sealed 180mm mechanical drum
  • Front Tires: 25 x 8-12
  • Rear Tires: 25 x 10-12
  • Length: 83.7 in.
  • Width: 47.4 in.
  • Height: 47.1 in.
  • Wheelbase: 50.4 in.
  • Ground Clearance: 7.6 in.
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.0 gal., including 1.2-gal. reserve
  • Seat Height: 34.7 in.
  • Curb Weight: 628 lb. (includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
  • Turning Radius: 10.5 ft.
  • Model Id: TRX500FE
  • Emissions: Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions standards.
  • Available Colors: Red, Olive
Factory Warranty Information
  • One Year: Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Important Safety Information: Recommended for riders 16 years of age and older. Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owner's manual thoroughly.



Engine Type
OHV longitudinally mounted four-stroke
475 cc
Bore x Stroke
92 mm x 71.5 mm
Engine Cooling
Fuel System
Keihin® 36mm throttle body
Starting System
Electric with optional auxiliary recoil


Front Suspension
Independent double-wishbone
Front Travel
6.7 in.
Front Brake Type
Dual hydraulic 196mm disc
Front Tires
25 x 8-12
Rear Travel
6.9 in.
Rear Suspension
Swingarm with single shock
Rear Brake Type
Sealed 180mm mechanical drum
Rear Tires
25 x 10-12


Fuel Capacity
4.0 gal., including 1.2-gal. reserve
Ground Clearance
7.6 in.
Machine Dimensions (LxWxH)
83.7 in. x 47.4 in. x 47.1 in.
50.4 in.

Drive Train

Drive Train
Direct front and rear driveshafts with TraxLok® and torque-sensitive front differential
ESP® five-speed with Reverse


Red, Olive
One year transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.