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  Honda ATVs
NEW UATV: 2014 Honda FourTrax Rancher 4x4/FourTrax Rancher 4x4 ATV
Robert Boop

The FourTrax® Rancher® 4x4 adds the extra capabilities of 4WD to its brawny liquid-cooled fuel-injected 420cc powerplant. This manual-shift model boasts an impressive list of features, including selectable 2WD/4WD TraxLok® with a torque-sensitive front differential. For 2014 there's an all-new chassis for improved handling and a smoother ride, new suspension front and rear with increased travel and adjustable spring preload, plus a new enclosed-axle swingarm with optimized stiffness for maximum durability and excellent handling performance. Also, the FourTrax Rancher 4x4 is available with the ease and convenience of Honda's new-generation Electric Power Steering (EPS) that delivers lighter steering effort especially at lower speeds, improved steering damping characteristics and more linear steering traits for even more maneuverable handling.

Features/Benefits

Features

- All-new double-cradle steel frame developed with Computer Aided Engineering features increased stiffness (up 20 percent) for even more precise handling and a smoother ride.

- New front and rear suspension systems feature an increase in travel to 6.7 inches for a plush and controlled ride.

- Honda TraxLok 2WD/4WD system offers two drive modes: 2WD and 4WD with TraxLok torque-sensing front differential.

- Optional Electric Power Steering (EPS) system is a next-generation setup that incorporates new ECU mapping for improved linearity in steering response, reduced low-speed steering effort for enhanced maneuverability and decreased kickback traits for improved all-around steering action.

- Heavy-duty trailer hitch with 848-pound towing capacity.

- Redesigned twin-headlight system now features 35-watt headlights with a more focused light distribution pattern for improved visibility after dark.

- Assembled in Timmonsville, South Carolina, using domestically and globally sourced parts.

- Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Engine/Drivetrain

- Rugged OHV liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 420cc longitudinally mounted engine allows direct driveshaft alignment to both front and rear wheels for maximum drivetrain efficiency.

- Overhead-valve design provides compact engine dimensions for excellent ground clearance while maintaining a broad, easy-to-use powerband.

- Super-heavy-duty automatic clutch with a low-rpm engagement point for excellent driveability and towing capability.

- New mapping for the Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system improves power delivery and throttle response, and increases fuel economy for greater range.

- Five-speed transmission with Reverse includes an ultra-low First gear.

- Handy TraxLok 2WD/4WD selector lever, mounted on the left-front panel, allows 4WD when needed for especially tough terrain and 2WD when conditions permit.

- Stainless-steel exhaust system includes a USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler designed for quiet operation without servicing for long-lasting performance.

Chassis/Suspension

- Adjustable spring preload now featured on all shocks to allow suspension tuning to match varying loads and riding conditions.

- New enclosed-axle type swingarm with optimized stiffness for improved toughness and durability, and excellent handling performance.

- New rubber swingarm pivot bushings yield increased low-speed ride comfort and increased durability.

- Rear brake is now located inside the right rear wheel for improved durability and increased ground clearance.

- The new Rancher offers a tighter turning radius of 9.2 feet.

- All-new one-piece tank/side cover allows easy access (no tools required) for maintenance.

- New, aggressively styled bodywork also provides better mud protection.

- Revolutionary Electric Power Steering (EPS)—EPS model only.

- New three-point mounting setup for the EPS system makes the entire steering mechanism more rigid for even more precise steering. 

- Increased AC generator output of 416 watts to allow powering more electrical accessories.

- New Honda Phantom Camo blends into a wide range of field environments, and new Honda application procedures provide better graphic durability and improved resistance to fuel spillage.

- New meter display with added functions like a Maintenance Minder system that notifies when it is time for service.

- New fuel pump is derived from Honda automobile technology. It mounts in the fuel tank for better heat isolation and offers increased filter life.

- New plastic CV joint boots are more durable and tear-resistant.

- New sealed steering knuckle bearings for extended durability.

- Newly optimized rider triangle for added comfort.

- A 20mm (0.8 inch) increase in seat foam thickness and softer seat foam increase rider comfort.

- Dual front hydraulic disc brakes and sealed mechanical rear drum brake for strong stopping power.

- Full-length synthetic lower skidplate with integrated front brush guard.

- Front carrier capacity is 66 pounds and rear is 133 pounds.

 

Model: TRX420FM1 / TRX420FM2
Engine Type: 420cc liquid-cooled OHV wet-sump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 86.5mm x 71.5mm
Induction: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 34mm throttle body
Ignition: Full transistorized with electronic advance
Starter: Electric with optional auxiliary recoil
Clutch: Automatic
Transmission: Five-speed with Reverse
Driveline: Direct front and rear driveshafts
Suspension Front: Independent double-wishbone; 6.7 inches travel
Rear: Swingarm with single shock; 6.7 inches travel
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic discs
Rear: Sealed mechanical drum
Tires Front: 24 x 8-12
Rear: 24 x 10-11
Length: 82.8 inches
Width: 47.4 inches
Height: 46.2 inches
Seat Height: 33.7 inches
Ground Clearance: 7.2 inches
Wheelbase: 49.9 inches
Turning Radius: 9.2 feet
Fuel Capacity: 3.9 gallons, including 1.3-gallon reserve
Colors: Honda Phantom Camo, Olive, Red
Curb Weight*: 608 pounds (TRX420FM1) / 622 pounds (TRX420FM2)

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Composed: 10/16/2013 | Modified: 10/16/2013
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