2012 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4x4 Unveiled
New engine highlights changes for 2012
Story by ATV.com Staff, Photography by Honda, Feb. 23, 2011
For 2012 Honda’s FourTrax Foreman line of 4x4 ATVs boasts a brand-new engine plus a re-engineered chassis featuring a new single-shock rear-suspension system.
Now equipped with an all-new and sophisticated liquid-cooled 475cc single-cylinder OHV four-stroke engine, the Foreman also features a new fuel injection system with 36mm throttle body for improved throttle response, consistent performance at high altitude, and hassle-free cold-weather starting.
The rear suspension system is lighter than before, thanks to a new design centered around a single shock for increased comfort, precision and work capabilities. Also, Honda says a shorter wheelbase aids handling and helps produce a tighter turning radius.
Completing its 2012 transformation, the FourTrax Foreman 4x4 also features what Honda is calling new rugged and tough looking body work.
Check out our photo gallery to view the newest FourTrax Foreman from just about every angle.
|2012 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4x4 Specs|
|Engine Type:||475cc liquid-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore and Stroke:||92mm x 71.5mm|
|Induction:||Keihin 36mm throttle body|
|Ignition:||Full-transistorized type with electronic advance|
|Starter:||Electric with optional auxiliary recoil|
|Transmission:||ESP five-speed with Reverse|
|Driveline:||Direct front and rear driveshafts with TraxLok and torque-sensitive front differential|
|Suspension:||Front: Independent double-wishbone; 6.7 inches travel|
Rear: Swingarm with single shock; 6.9 inches travel
|Brakes:||Front: Dual hydraulic 196mm disc|
Rear: Sealed 180mm mechanical drum
|Tires:||Front: 25 x 8-12|
Rear: 25 x 10-12
|Length/Width/Height:||83.7 in./47.4 in./47.1 in.|
|Seat Height:||34.7 in.|
|Ground Clearance:||7.6 in.|
|Turning Radius:||10.5 ft.|
|Fuel Capacity:||4.0 gal., including 1.2-gal. reserve|
|Colors:||Red, Olive, Natural Gear Camouflage|