2012 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4×4 Unveiled

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by ATV.com Staff
New engine highlights changes for 2012

For 2012 Honda’s FourTrax Foreman line of 4×4 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.

2012 Honda Foreman

Honda has revamped the FourTrax Foreman for 2012 with a new engine and re-engineered chassis.

Completing its 2012 transformation, the FourTrax Foreman 4×4 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 Foreman
2012 Honda Foreman
2012 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4×4 Specs
Engine Type:475cc liquid-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke:92mm x 71.5mm
Compression Ratio:9.5:1
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.
Wheelbase:50.4 in.
Turning Radius:10.5 ft.
Fuel Capacity:4.0 gal., including 1.2-gal. reserve
Colors:Red, Olive, Natural Gear Camouflage

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