2021 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4x4
Big, strong, powerful. That’s the foreman.by Sulthoni, on
Honda’s FourTrax Foreman 4x4 does it all. The standard-setter when it comes to work, this model can also be found delivering hours of fun when the workday is finished. Available in three iterations - a standard version, another that adds Electric Power Steering and a third that features both EPS and Electric Shifting - the Foreman is powered by a 518cc engine that delivers strong acceleration and powerful towing muscle thanks to its low- and midrange power. On the electric-shift-equipped model, an easy-to-access and - operate reverse gear makes quick work of any task that requires frequent backing up. The swingarm-style rear suspension is durable, easy to maintain and allows more comfortable towing (the hitch is swingarm-mounted). A convenient rack system gives modular options with Honda Pro-Connect optional accessories, too.
2021 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4x4
POWERFUL 518cc ENGINE
Honda gave the FourTrax Foreman a tough 518cc engine that cranks out plenty of horsepower and torque. That enhances the Foreman’s overall performance, and also gives your Foreman excellent hill-climbing ability.
SEMI-DRY-SUMP ENGINE DESIGN
Compact and light-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.
Available on Honda Electric Shift Program (ESP) model, this single lever is a big improvement when it comes to convenience and ease of operation. It’s especially useful when you have to shift from forward to reverse repeatedly, like when you’re plowing snow.
The rock-solid TraxLok system lets you select either 2WD or 4WD, giving you the freedom to choose between lighter steering (in 2WD) and maximizing available traction (in 4WD) when you need it most.
ELECTRIC SHIFT PROGRAM (ESP)
Upshifting and downshifting has never been this easy: With Honda’s optional ESP system, you get the ease of push-button shifting 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 mud- or snow-covered boots.
The time-tested Honda engine is liquid-cooled to provide more consistent operating temperatures and more power than a comparable air-cooled engine. This adds up to better performance and longer engine life.
WIDE FRONT DRIVESHAFT GUARDS
Designed to add even more coverage to the Foreman’s front axles and outboard CV joints, the driveshaft guards are another example of how Honda engineers sweat the small details to give you one of the best ATVs on the planet.
ELECTRONIC DIFFERENTIAL LOCK
When you’re in 4WD mode and you need to get the power to both front wheels, just flip the switch on the electronic differential lock to maximize available traction. The vehicle display will tell you when the diff lock is fully engaged.
ELECTRIC POWER STEERING (EPS)
Both speed- and torque-sensitive, Honda’s Electric Power Steering (on Foreman EPS models) excels at reducing steering effort and kickback through the handlebar. It’s a big help when riding in ruts, over rocks or on long side hills. A specially engineered mounting system for the EPS unit increases strength and rigidity.
By incorporating an oxygen sensor into the system, the Foreman delivers both better fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The ECU instantly adjusts the fuel injection mapping to match riding conditions for maximum fuel efficiency. The result: more time on the trail and more money in your pocket.
LONGITUDINAL ENGINE LAYOUT
By orienting the engine crankshaft front to back, Honda route the flow of power straight to the wheels without any unnecessary right-angle detours, reducing powertrain friction and putting more grunt to the ground.
The Foreman 4x4 rear swingarm with its solid axle provides superior capability for towing and hauling. Its long suspension stroke and plush seat let you tackle your favorite trail or the toughest chores in comfort all day long.
FRONT AND REAR CARGO RACKS
The Foreman’s racks feature strong, steel construction, and a large flat area. Better yet, they’re designed to integrate with the Honda Pro-Connect™ system. You can quickly attach and detach accessories like the cargo boxes, without tools, for added flexibility and convenience.
EASY SERVICE ACCESS
The Foreman’s body styling is not only aggressive, it’s functional. It features a tank and side covers that come off in one piece and without using any tools. That means quick and easy access to the engine.
1.9 FRONT UTILITY BOX
The perfect size for small items you want to access quickly-like a cell phone, GPS, or a spare pair of gloves.
We’re talking about the Foreman’s third headlight here—the one that turns with the handlebar. With a full 50 watts of power, it’ll reliably light the way no matter where you’re headed.
Your exploring or work doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. Powerful twin headlights offer excellent illumination for the task at hand.
In addition to the basics, the Foreman’s instrument panel offers extra information: a clock, water temperature gauge, the “maintenance minder” system and indicator for the electronic differential lock.
POWERFUL ALTERNATOR OUTPUT
An alternator offering extra output means the Foreman is capable of handling more of your accessory power needs.
SUPERIOR CARGO CAPACITY
With strong, steel cargo racks front and rear, both offering increased flat surface area than earlier models, the Foreman is ready to carry what you need.
The Foreman models’ bodywork still gives these ATVs a tough look that’s designed to last, shrugging off the scrapes and dings of the job or the woods. Crisp lines, powerful graphics and great color choices all ensure your Foreman makes a bold a statement.
A plush seat and open rider triangle (bars/seat/pegs) teams up with the suspension to really treat you right. Superior ergonomics have always been a Honda priority, and the Foreman is no exception. With thick, soft foam, it’s supremely comfortable.
What they say
“Buying your first or next ATV can be confusing but the options as well as the reliability that the Honda name offers is straightforward. The FourTrax Foreman 4x4 is a simple yet feature-filled ATV that is in the middle of the displacement range for Honda’s off-road offerings. This 475cc mill is a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected middleweight giving owners plenty of potential for adventure and light-duty chores.”
- ATV Rider
|Engine Type||518cc liquid-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore and Stroke||96mm x 71.5mm|
|Ignition||Full-transistorized type with electronic advance|
|Starter||Electric with optional auxiliary recoil|
|Transmission||Five-speed with Reverse|
|Driveline||Direct front and rear driveshafts with TraxLok and front differential lock|
|Front Suspension||Independent double-wishbone; 7.28 inches of travel|
|Rear Suspension||Swingarm with single shock; 7.28 inches of travel|
|Front Brakes||Dual hydraulic 190mm disc|
|Rear Brakes||Sealed 160mm mechanical drum|
|Front Tires||25 x 8-12|
|Rear Tires||25 x 10-12|
|Seat Height||34.2 inches|
|Ground Clearance||7.5 inches|
|Curb Weight||636 pounds (includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)|
|Fuel Capacity||3.9 gallons, including 1.3-gallon reserve|
|Turning Radius||10.5 feet|
|Front Rack Capacity||88 pounds|
|Rear Rack Capacity||176 pounds|
|Emissions||Meets current EPA CARB (California) off-road emissions standards|
|Available Colors||Red, Olive, Honda Phantom Camo®|