2009 FourTrax Foreman 4x4 ES/FourTrax Foreman 4x4 with Electric Power Steering - Features & Benefits

Thanks to Honda's Electric Shift Program (ESP®), the FourTrax® Foreman® 4x4 is handier than ever and you can also choose the advantage of Electric Power Steering (EPS).

New for 2009

  • New Black color joins Red, Olive and Natural Gear® Camouflage.

Unique Features

  • Revolutionary Electric Power Steering (EPS) (see Technology Section)
  • SUV styling features flowing fenders with integrated headlights and taillights for a rugged, adventurous look.
  • TraxLok selectable 2WD/4WD system (see Technology Section)
  • Torque-Sensitive Front Differential (see Technology Section)
  • Dual front disc-brake calipers feature a patented built-in scraper system to remove mud and snow from inside the front wheel. This helps to prevent buildup of debris between caliper and rim and ensures consistent braking performance.
  • Brake pads feature thick, long-wear material with improved durability, feel and control. Pads have an internal scraper that gives audible warning when pad life is low.


  • Powerful four-stroke 475cc OHV air-cooled longitudinally mounted engine allows direct driveshaft alignment to both front and rear wheels for improved drivetrain efficiency.
  • The overhead-valve arrangement features angled valves in a hemispherical combustion chamber for straighter intake and exhaust flow for improved engine performance.
  • Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven counterbalancer reduce vibration.
  • Snorkel-type air-intake system is specially designed to resist water intrusion.
  • Integral electric carburetor heater system improves driveability and ensures smooth operation in cold conditions.
  • Closed crankcase vent system safeguards against engine oil contamination.
  • Standard high-flow oil-cooler ensures optimal engine lubrication under difficult operating conditions.
  • USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler is constructed of stainless steel.
  • TraxLok selectable 2WD/4WD system (see Technology Section)
  • Revolutionary Electric Power Steering (EPS) (see Technology Section)
  • Electric Shift Program (ESP) (see Technology Section).
  • Super-heavy-duty automatic clutch for excellent driveability and towing capacity.
  • Convenient five-speed transmission with Reverse.
  • Maintenance-free shaft drive with torque-sensing front differential routes power directly from the longitudinally mounted engine without inefficient directional changes.
  • Convenient electric starter with auxiliary recoil starter features an automatic internal decompression system.
  • Wet-sump engine carries a large 3.2-quart capacity.
  • CD ignition with electronic advance for excellent performance and reliability.
  • Reusable, foam air filter.


  • Rugged frame and suspension provide an exceptional 7.5 inches of ground clearance.
  • Independent double-wishbone front suspension uses KYB shock absorbers to give 6.7 inches of travel.
  • Steel swingarm and dual KYB rear shock absorbers give 6.7 inches of travel.
  • Rugged, large-diameter 25 x 8-12 front, 25 x 10-12 rear tires provide added ground clearance while maintaining precise handling.
  • Dual 180mm front hydraulic disc brakes combine with sealed 180mm mechanical rear drum for excellent stopping capabilities.

Additional Features

  • Water-resistant left-side glove-box compartment.
  • Large cargo racks front and rear allow payloads of 66 and 133 pounds, respectively.
  • Heavy-duty trailer hitch with towing capacity of 850 pounds.
  • Unique rear-opening storage compartment allows access when rack is loaded.
  • Powerful 326-watt AC generator.
  • Triple headlight system with single 45-watt upper light and dual 30-watt lower lights with multi-reflector lenses for optimal light distribution plus a 21-watt stop- and taillight.
  • Multi-function LCD digital meter is compact, tough and waterproof, featuring large readouts for fuel gauge, gear position, speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, hourmeter/ clock and oil-change reminder. Meter housing includes lights for Reverse, Neutral, oil temperature and front differential indicator.
  • Waterproof accessory socket provides 12-volt, 10-amp power with a built-in temperature-type fuse.
  • Uniquely designed floorboards allow the rider's feet to grip the footrests while helping to keep mud and debris away.
  • Standard over-fenders give excellent mud protection.
  • Thickly padded seat provides all-day comfort.
  • Large mud flaps keep dirt and debris off of the rider.
  • Two-piece boot guards help prevent damage to CV-joint boots.
  • Maintenance-free battery.
  • Durable, comfortable, easy-to-use controls.
  • Keyed ignition switch for added security.
  • Triple skidplates.
  • Easy-to-use parking brake.
  • Top-mounted choke lever for simple operation.
  • Handlebar switches, controls and warning labels use easy-to-understand graphic symbols.
  • Standard equipment includes a tire-pressure gauge.
  • Assembled in Timmonsville, South Carolina.
  • Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • When you buy a new Honda Powersports Product, you may be eligible to receive a complimentary one year membership in the Honda Riders Club of America, which includes an exclusive Members-only magazine, rider training benefits, access to the Members-only Clubhouse website and much more. Some limitations apply. For more information on the HRCA, log on to hrca.honda.com.

Available Accessories

  • Flag Kit.
  • Rear Accessory Socket.
  • Front 12-inch Alloy Wheel.
  • Rear 12-inch Alloy Wheel.
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