2018 Honda FOREMAN 4X4
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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.
Suggested Retail Price (SRP) excludes destination charge. Visit powersports.honda.com to view applicable destination charge amount.
Strong work (and play) ethic.
You’re always ready to get up at dawn and won’t stop working until the job is done right. The Honda Foreman is no different. That’s because our engineers work tirelessly to make sure our ATVs can handle a wide variety of tasks and adventures, big, small, tough or fun.
The Foreman has long been Honda’s real workhorse, and plenty of riders find it the perfect size for both work and fun. It’s strong, rugged, famously reliable. Plus, its superior Honda engineering means you get more performance out of this ATV than some of the competition’s bigger and heavier models.
The soul of this go-to tool is its proven fuel injected 500-class engine that delivers plenty of power and fuel efficiency. The strong, refined chassis offers a long suspension stroke for a smooth and nimble ride that’s perfect for rough terrain. The Foreman’s driveline works hard for you by maximizing front-end power transfer and traction. And finally, all of these features are wrapped up in some tough, aggressively styled bodywork and new color choices for 2018. This package really works.
Traction to get you there. The Honda Foreman features a front differential with traction to spare. TraxLok® lets you switch between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive with the push of a button. Need more traction? Completely lock the front differential and drive full power to all four wheels. This comes handy when you’re in rocky, swampy or uneven terrain.
Even its style has a job. Sure the Foreman looks great. But its bodywork does more than just look good. It’s designed to last and protect you from mud and other debris. After that, its job is to keep looking good as long as you own it.
Easy-to-use Reverse Lever. The Foreman sports a reverse lever that’s designed to be rugged, simple, intuitive and easy to use. Getting out of a tight spot on the trail or backing up to load or unload your Foreman is a breeze.
Takes a beating, so you don’t have to. Our Foreman 4x4 models with swingarm rear suspension give you a solid, locked rear axle design so it's strong with less body squat when towing. Add the Foreman’s comfortable saddle and superior ergonomics, and you can feel good all-day tackling your favorite trails or your toughest chores.
- Styling: Our Foreman models’ bodywork gives these ATVs a tough look. But it does more than just look good: it's designed to last, shrugging off the scrapes and dings of the job or the woods. It also helps protect you from mud and other debris.
- Liquid Cooling: Our 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.
- TraxLok: Our 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.
- 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 our electronic differential lock to maximize available traction. The vehicle display will tell you when the diff lock is fully engaged.
- 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.
- Fuel Injection: 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, we 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.
- Comfortable Seat: 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.
- Swingarm Suspension: The Foreman’s 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.
- 35W Headlights: 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.
- Powerful ACG Output: An alternator offering extra output means the Foreman is capable of handling more of your accessory power needs.
- Digital Meter: In addition to the basics, the Foreman’s instrument panel offers extra information: a clock, water temperature gauge, our “maintenance minder” system and indicator for the electronic differential lock.
- 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.
- Superior Carrier Capacity: With strong, steel carriers front and rear, and with both offering increased capacity than earlier models, the Foreman is ready to carry what you need.
- Independent Assist Light: The 45-watt assist light runs independently of the headlights so you can turn it on when you need it, and turn it off when you don’t.
- Easy-to-Use Reverse Lever: Need to get out of a tight spot? The Foreman sports a special reverse lever mechanism that’s designed to be simple to use. Its intuitive design makes it quick and easy to operate.
- Engine Type: 475cc liquid-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
- Bore And Stroke: 92 mm x 71.5 mm
- Induction: Keihin® 36 mm throttle body
- Ignition: Full-transistorized type with electronic advance
- Starter: Electric with optional auxiliary recoil
- Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
- Clutch: Automatic
- Transmission: Five-speed with Reverse
- Driveline: Direct front and rear driveshafts with TraxLok® and front differential lock
- Front Suspension: Independent double-wishbone; 7.28 in. travel
- Rear Suspension: Swingarm with single shock; 7.28 in. travel
- Front Brakes: Dual hydraulic 190 mm disc
- Rear Brakes: Sealed 160 mm mechanical drum
- Front Tires: 25 x 8-12
- Rear Tires: 25 x 10-12
- Length: 82.8 in.
- Width: 47.4 in.
- Height: 48.0 in.
- Wheelbase: 49.9 in.
- Seat Height: 34.2 in.
- Ground Clearance: 7.5 in.
- Curb Weight: 630 lb. (includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
- Fuel Capacity: 3.9 gal., including 1.3-gal. reserve
- Turning Radius: 10.5 ft.
- Model Id: TRX500FM1
- Emissions: Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions standards.
- Available Colors: Red, Olive, Shale Blue
- Note: Recommended for riders 16 years of age and older.
- One Year: Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
- Engine Type
- OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
- Bore x Stroke
- 92 mm x 71.5 mm
- Engine Cooling
- Fuel System
- Keihin® 36 mm throttle body
- Starting System
- Electric with optional auxiliary recoil
- Front Suspension
- Independent double-wishbone
- Front Travel
- 7.28 in.
- Front Brake Type
- Dual hydraulic 190 mm disc
- Front Tires
- 25 x 8-12
- Rear Travel
- 7.28 in.
- Rear Suspension
- Swingarm with single shock
- Rear Brake Type
- Sealed 160 mm mechanical drum
- Rear Tires
- 25 x 10-12
- Dry Weight
- Curb Weight: 630 lb.
- Fuel Capacity
- 3.9 gal., including 1.3-gal. reserve
- Ground Clearance
- 7.5 in.
- Machine Dimensions (LxWxH)
- 82.8 in. x 47.4 in. x 48.0 in.
- 49.9 in.
- Drive Train
- Direct front and rear driveshafts with TraxLok® and front differential lock
- Five-speed with Reverse
- Red, Olive, Shale Blue
- One Year transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.