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.
The FourTrax Foreman 4x4 utilizes a swingarm rear suspension, and this gives riders a solid platform for towing and a comfortable ride as well. This comfort is doubled up by the plush seating and simple ergonomic seating position, making long rides even more enjoyable, and comfort equals confidence. While in the saddle of the Foreman 4x4 you’ll notice the digital dash giving all of the most important information directly in front of you. A dedicated maintenance minder will alert you of potential issues and when those service intervals come up.
One feature that might often get overlooked in the solid single 45-watt light pod mounted to the handlebars. This light will turn with the bars to give you that extra view into the direction of your turn and independent of the twin 35-watt headlights still focused on the trail.
Let’s not forget the TraxLok feature on the FourTrax Foreman as the selection between 2WD and 4WD is just a flip of the switch away. This gives the driver plenty of forward grip by utilizing all four wheels in the sloppy trail systems. This electronic-engagement front differential is also sealed and ready for battle in the toughest conditions.
The FourTrax Foreman 4x4 is just the start of a two-tier platform. The Honda Foreman is also offered in a second package that’s affectionately known as the FourTrax Foreman 4x4 ES EPS and adds Honda’s Electric Shift Program as well as Electric Power Steering. Shifting the gears has never been easier with the ES buttons mounted on the left side of the handlebars. This gives the driver complete control of gear selection. Combine this ES program with the EPS (Electric Power Steering) and you have a vehicle that helps provide even more control on the trail. Electric power steering makes turning the bars much easier in tough trails, and navigating tight, rocky or root-filled trails is as simple as could be. Power steering is something that we all can agree is a must-have option in the ATV world. Pricing for the next step of the Foreman 4x4 is a meager $8,199.
2019 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4x4
- MSRP: Starting at $7,299
- 475cc fuel-injected single
- Swingarm rear suspension
- TraxLok 2WD/4WD management
- 45-watt headlight pod
- 12-volt accessory port
- Electric Shift Program (ESP), Foreman 4x4 ES EPS only
- Electric Power Steering (EPS), Foreman 4x4 ES EPS only
- Reverse gear