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2017 Honda TRX500 FOREMAN ES EPS

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When it absolutely has to get done right, and right away, there’s one ATV that’s absolutely the right choice: the legendary Honda TRX500 Foreman.
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION

Standard

  • Durable double-cradle steel frame developed with Computer Aided Engineering is both rigid and lightweight for precise handling and a smoother ride.
  • Front and rear suspension both offer 185 mm (7.3 in.) of travel for a plush and controlled ride. Adjustable spring preload on all shocks allows suspension to be tuned to match varying loads and riding conditions.
  • Rear drum brake is located inside the right rear wheel for improved durability and increased ground clearance. Dual front hydraulic disc brakes with large 190 mm rotors provide strong and consistent stopping power.
  • Enclosed-axle swingarm offers optimized stiffness for improved toughness and excellent handling performance.
  • Sealed steering-knuckle bearings improve performance with durable, tear-resistant Plastic CV joint boots.
  • Rubber swingarm pivot bushings provide excellent low-speed ride comfort and increased durability.
  • Generous ground clearance of 191 mm (7.5 in.) allows you to ride over rugged terrain with ease.
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS) reduces steering effort for enhanced manoeuvrability and decreases kickback for improved all-around steering action.
Engine/Drivetrain

Standard

  • Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven counter-balancer reduce vibration.
  • Super-heavy-duty automatic clutch with low-rpm engagement for excellent drivability and towing capacity.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system improves power delivery and throttle response, and increases fuel efficiency for extended range.
  • Powerful liquid-cooled 475 cc four-stroke engine is longitudinally mounted, allowing direct driveshaft alignment to both front and rear wheels for maximum drivetrain efficiency.
  • Overhead-valve design provides compact engine dimensions for improved ground clearance while maintaining a broad, easy-to-use powerband.
  • Convenient electric starting, with an automatic internal-decompression system, gets you going quickly and easily.
  • 2WD/4WD system offers three drive modes: 2WD; 4WD with torque-sensing front differential; and 4WD with locked front differential to optimize traction. The system also features a Speed Override mode that can be engaged when the front differential is locked, which allows increased wheel speed under severe conditions, such as deep mud.
  • Five-speed transmission with ultra-low first gear features Honda's exclusive Electric Shift Program (ESP) for easy shifts with the touch of handlebar-mounted buttons.
  • Powerful AC generator has generous capacity with 481 watts of output.
Transmission

Standard

  • Final Drive : 2WD/4WD; direct front and rear driveshafts with switchable 2WD/4WD and torque-sensing/locking front differential
  • Five-speed transmission with automatic clutch, selectable Electric Shift Program (ESP), reverse and ultra-low first gear
Additional Features

Standard

  • A host of optional accessories allow you to tailor your TRX500 to your needs.
  • Twin-headlight system features 35-watt headlights with focused light distribution for improved visibility after dark. Top assist light operates independently of front headlights so it can be turned off while carrying a load on the front carrier.
  • Full-function instrumentation gives the dash a modern look while providing information at a glance. There’s even a Maintenance Minder system that notifies when it’s time for service.
  • Load capacity for front and rear carriers is 40 kg (88 lbs.) and 80 kg (176 lbs.) respectively. The heavy-duty trailer hitch has a 385 kg (848 lbs.) towing capacity.
  • Durable bodywork provides excellent mud and debris protection.
  • One-piece tank/side cover allows easy access for maintenance with no tools required. The fuel pump derived from Honda automobile technology is mounted in the fuel tank for better heat isolation and increased filter life.
  • Seat padding is both thick and soft for excellent comfort.
  • Full-length synthetic lower skidplate with integrated front brush guard protects against damage from rocks, sticks and other obstacles.
Other Specifications

Standard

  • GROUND CLEARANCE : 190 mm (7.5 in.)
  • WIDTH : 1,205 mm (47.4 in.)
  • Warranty : 12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
  • Length : 2,103 mm (82.8 in.)
  • Seat Height : 869 mm (34.2 in.)
  • Wheelbase : 1,268 mm (49.9 in.)
  • Tires : Front: 25 x 8 - 12 Rear: 25 x 10 - 12
  • Fuel Capacity : 14.7 litres, including 4.9-litre reserve
  • Curb Weight : 294 kg (648 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas - ready to ride
  • Colour : Red, Vapor White
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