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– Detailed 2019 FourTrax Foreman 500 ATV Buyer’s Guide: Price, R&D Development, HP & TQ + More! –

2019 Honda Foreman 500 ATV Review / Specs / Changes + Buyer's Guide | TRX500 FourTrax

It’s that time of the year again guys! Time for all of the manufacturers to start releasing their 2019 ATV models and that means it is time to start going over all of the different models from Honda and what sets them apart from each other etc. 

Today, we’re going to break down one of the two FourTrax Foreman TRX500 ATV models that are available for 2019 (not counting the Rubicon 500 models are they are entirely different four-wheelers, even tough they do technically have the “Foreman” nameplate in their model name they’ll be covered separately). This page will be covering the 2019 Foreman 500 Manual-Shift also known as Foot-Shift model (TRX500FM1). Why only one model? That way you can compare the differences between them a little easier instead of just generically comparing the specs between the two of them. It used to be incredibly confusing for most people as you had four different Foreman model variations and then six different model variations of the Foreman Rubicon to choose from. Speaking of the Foreman Rubicon, for the sake of keeping things simple and easy to understand we’re going to call the Foreman Rubicon just “Rubicon” as they are technically two worlds apart from each other when it comes to the nitty-gritty specs. Are you familiar with the differences when comparing the Foreman VS Rubicon? If not, check out my Detailed Rubicon VS Foreman Model Differences Breakdown by Clicking Here. I’ll also have separate review pages for each of the 2019 Rubicon models too so make sure to check those out by clicking over to the 2019 ATV Model Lineup page.

2019 Foreman 500 VS 2018 Foreman 500 Changes? The only changes to the 2019 Foreman 500 when you compare it to last year’s model comes in the way of colors. Honda almost always does red and olive and then they’ll throw a wildcard color in there. Last year it was vapor white and for this year on this specific model we have yellow to replace the outgoing vapor white.

2019 Honda ATV Model Announcement #1 – Click Here

2019 Honda ATV Model Announcement #2 – Click Here

The Foreman 500 is considered Honda’s do-it-all workhorse ATV that recently received a brand new chassis with more suspension travel, electronic diff. lock, adjustable spring preload front and rear plus improved durability. Also upgraded in the last big overhaul was the bodywork, rider comfort, electrical system, headlights; and the engine is also 10% more fuel-efficient than the outgoing model Foreman.

Not planning on using your Foreman as the ultimate workhorse? That’s fine as she is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to hitting the trails and mountains for some recreational fun or even the mud pits for those that are into that type of riding with switchable 2/4wd and a front differential lock that all previous generation Foreman models didn’t have. Each is built with the quality, technology and reliability that only Honda can inject and last for years, providing unstoppable service ­in all conditions – which I’m sure is one of the main reasons why we all love Honda. Is the 2019 Foreman 500 perfect? Nope. Could it be better with some changes thrown at it? Yes. Cough cough disc brakes in the rear (if you’re listening Honda haha) as well as some other slight tweaks but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s still an awesome package.

2019 Honda Foreman 500 ATV Review / Specs - 4x4 Four Wheeler - Horsepower & Performance Rating

Now let’s dive into all of the details on the 2019 Honda FourTrax Foreman 500 4×4… Some of the information below will be missing or marked as TBA as Honda hasn’t made some of the information “official” at this time. I will update this page on those few details once everything has been set in stone so-to-say.

2019 Foreman 500 Performance Numbers:

  • 2019 Foreman 500 ATV Horsepower: 28.7 HP @ 6,250 RPM
  • 2019 Foreman 500 ATV Torque: 28 lb/ft TQ @ 5,000 RPM
  • 2019 Foreman 500 ATV Miles Per Gallon: 33.6 MPG

2019 Foreman 500 Price / MSRP:

  • 2019 Foreman 500 (TRX500FM1): $7,299

2019 Foreman 500 Release Date:

  • You will be able to find the 2019 Foreman 500 model on showroom floor’s in August 2018.

2019 Honda TRX500 Foreman Color Options:

  • TRX500FM1 Foreman: Active Yellow, Red, Olive Green
  • TRX500FE2 Foreman: Zest Orange, Red, Phantom Camo
    • TRX500FM6 Foreman Rubicon EPS: Shale Blue, Red, Olive Green
    • TRX500FA5 Foreman Rubicon DCT: Red, Olive Green
    • TRX500FA6 Foreman Rubicon DCT / EPS: Red, Olive Green
    • TRX500FA7 Foreman Rubicon Deluxe: Matte Gray Metallic (painted plastic), Phantom Camo

* Phantom Camo available for a $500 MSRP / Price increase (except for 2019 Rubicon Deluxe DCT / EPS in Phantom Camo)

2019 Honda TRX500 Foreman Model Lineup Options / Explained + Prices:

  • TRX500FM1 Foreman: 4×4 Manual / Foot-Shift model with straight axle | MSRP / Price – $7,299
  • TRX500FE2 Foreman ES / EPS: 4×4 ES plus EPS model with straight axle (ES = Electric Shift) & (EPS = Electric Power Steering) | MSRP / Price – $8,199
    • TRX500FM6 Foreman Rubicon EPS: 4×4 Manual / Foot-Shift model with EPS and straight axle (EPS = Electric Power Steering) | MSRP / Price – $8,699
    • TRX500FA5 Foreman Rubicon DCT: 4×4 DCT Automatic model with IRS (IRS = Independent Rear Suspension) | MSRP / Price – $8,599
    • TRX500FA6 Foreman Rubicon DCT / EPS: 4×4 DCT Automatic model with EPS and IRS (EPS = Electric Power Steering) & (IRS = Independent Rear Suspension) | MSRP / Price – $9,299
    • TRX500FA7 Foreman Rubicon Deluxe: 4×4 DCT Automatic model with EPS and IRS plus Painted Matte Gray Metallic Plastics or Phantom Camo finish and Painted Red Suspension (EPS = Electric Power Steering) & (IRS = Independent Rear Suspension) | MSRP / Price – $9,799
 Foreman 4×4 (TRX500FM1)Foreman ES / EPS (TRX500FE2)Foreman
Rubicon
4×4 EPS (TRX500FM6)
Foreman
Rubicon
4×4 DCT (TRX500FA5)
Foreman
Rubicon 4×4
DCT / EPS (TRX500FA6)
Foreman
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Independent Rear
Suspension (IRS)
  XXXX
Straight Axle Rear SuspensionXX    
Electronic
Fuel Injection
XXXXXX
Traxlok
2WD/4WD
XXXXXX
Front Differential
Lock
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Electric Shift (ES) X    
Automatic DCT
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Cast Aluminum
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Are you familiar with the different model variations of the 2019 Foreman 500?
If not, here’s a guide that breaks down all of the details:

When it comes to the 2019 Honda Foreman 500, you have couple of model options to choose from depending on what features you would like to have. What kind of features am I referring to? Below, I will cover all of them which are the choice of Manual Shift vs ES (Electric Shift) then ES + EPS (Electric Power Steering). There used to be even more model options on the Foreman to choose from but Honda has cut it down over the last two years to make things easier to understand. For 2019, the Rubicon 500 model lineup gives you more model options / variations to choose from like IRS, DCT or Manual-Shift Transmissions and with or without EPS as well as Deluxe packages.

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Honda Foreman ATV Model ID / Code Key:

  • TRX – Generic prefix for all Honda ATV Sport / Utility 2WD & 4WD models
  • 500 – 500 cc engine
  • F – Four Wheel Drive
  • M – Manual Shift
  • E – Electric Shift – Automatic
  • 1 – No Power Steering / EPS
  • 2 – Power Steering / EPS
  • K – 2019 Model Year
  • EPS – Electric Power Steering
  • ESP – Electric Shift Program (Normally referred to as ES)
  • ES – Electric Shift
  • FourTrax – Honda uses this as a generic model name for all of their utility ATV models in the lineup. Some confuse FourTrax as a certain model from Honda or that it means 4×4 but that is not the case as even 2×4 models use FourTrax.

* All Utility style ATVs (with racks) are automatic in the sense that they don’t have a clutch to use, commonly referred to as having a semi-automatic clutch.

Model EXAMPLE: TRX500FM1K

Now lets put the key above to use…What is a TRX500FM1J? It is a 500 Foreman Manual Shift without EPS and is a 2019 model. TRX = ATV / 500 = 500cc / F = Four Wheel Drive / M = Manual shift / 1 = No EPS / K = 2019.

2019 Honda 500 Foreman Transmission Options:

  • Manual / Foot Shift (No clutch)
  • ES / Electric Shift – Change Gears manually by clicking an Up and Down button on the left handlebar
    • * The only other transmission option in the 500cc ATV class from Honda would be the DCT if you go to the Rubicon 500

2019 Honda 500 Foreman Steering Options:

  • Manual Steering (only available on manual / foot-shift model)
  • EPS / Electric Power Steering (only available on ES / Electric Shift model)

2019 Honda 500 Foreman Rear Suspension Options:

  • The standard Foreman is only available with a SRA / Solid Rear Axle
    • * The only other rear suspension option in the 500cc ATV class from Honda would be the IRS if you go to the Rubicon 500

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2019 Honda Foreman 500 Overview of Features

Frame | Foreman 500

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) was used to redesign the frame and it’s 20% stiffer than the previous model – and 5 pounds lighter. Its rigidity balance has been carefully tuned to reduce harshness and give a smoother ride; the overall result is more precise handling and control plus improved stability.

Front Suspension | Foreman 500

The independent double wishbone design gives a total of 7.28 inches for better front tire traction, steering accuracy and rider comfort. The suspension settings have been revised and spring preload can now be adjusted to suit loads carried.

Rear Suspension | Foreman 500

The solid rear drive shaft axle is now enclosed for greater protection and support of the drive bearings. The rear disc brake has been re-sited inside the right rear wheel, out of harm’s way. Rubber bushings absorb loads between frame and swingarm at the pivot point; they’re bonded to an inner and outer collar so debris cannot intrude. Suspension travel was recently increased and is now set at 7.28 inches to match the front and has preload adjustability too.

2019 Honda Foreman 500 ATV Brakes - Review / Specs - Rancher 420 / Foreman 500 / Rubicon 500 Four Wheeler

TraxLok | Foreman 500

TraxLok allows easy selection on the move of either 2wd or 4wd – 2wd gives lighter steering on flat ground, while 4wd maximizes traction. A differential locker system has been added; at the push of a button the Foreman will go from 2wd to 4wd with the TraxLok differential engaged; rotating the switch locks out the diff. in 4wd mode. An LED indicator light shows diff. lock engagement.

Speed Over Ride | Foreman 500

Speed is limited to 20mph in normal use, but a Speed Over Ride feature is integrated into the starter button. For speeds up to 40mph (and to get the increased wheel speed needed to deal with deep mud) the starter can be pushed and held.

CV Joint Protection | Foreman 500

Plastic CV Joint boots have replaced rubber. The revised inboard and outboard boot guard layout improves protection and the plastic boots themselves have 65% greater puncture resistance and twice the tear strength. Sealed steering knuckle bearings add durability.

Styling | Foreman 500

The Foreman’s new bodywork maintains its ability to protect from mud and flying debris, plus the unique floorboards that allow the rider’s feet to grip the footrests while keeping away mud and debris. The one-piece tank cover and side panels can be removed without tools and give immediate access to the engine, the fuel tank, intake system and electrical components.

Increasing practicality the steel front rack can now carry and extra 22 lbs, at 88 lbs total; the rear rack has been beefed up to haul 176 lbs. The maximum weight capacity is now 551 lbs.

Lighting | Foreman 500

New dual front headlights feature 35/35W bulbs, as opposed to 30/30W giving increased output with light distribution more focused in low and high beam. The assist light now operates independently of the main headlights – it can be off when on low beam, and turns on with high beam. It can also be turned off if the front rack is loaded.

Instruments | Foreman 500

The digital odometer, trip and hour meter are joined by a clock, coolant temperature gauge, ‘maintenance minder’ system (hours and mile/km) and diff. lock indicator.

Electric Power Steering / EPS (Optional) | Foreman 500

The EPS unit now mounts in three places rather than two adding a greater rigidity balance to the steering. It features a revised ECU map that significantly reduces low speed steering effort whether loaded or unloaded. Kickback is also decreased, aiding rider comfort and the steering’s linearity/damping is enhanced.

Electrical system | Foreman 500

The Alternating Current Generator (ACG) has been upgraded 16% from 416W output to 481W, giving an improved margin for running electrical accessories. A wet-type GYZ16 battery has replaced the dry-type YTX14 unit. It features 16Ah capacity and offers improved reliability.

Engine | Foreman 500

A real ATV powerhouse the 475cc liquid-cooled OHV engine is unchanged. Unique to Honda it’s longitudinally mounted and ensures a low center of gravity, plus delivers direct and efficient drive top to the drive shafts. This setup allows for the Foreman 500 to have an 850 lb towing capacity. The fuel injection and air-intake system have been fine-tuned to give even smoother power delivery and throttle feel; a new automotive-spec fuel pump increases durability and is easier to service. It uses a cam lock ring and O-ring to secure it in the tank and its filter now has a 60,000+ mile life.

The 10% increase in fuel economy – with no loss of drivability or power ­– has been achieved by using a ‘leaner’ fuel map for when cruising, and a ‘richer’ map at high engine speed and large throttle openings. An 02 lambda sensor in the exhaust constantly adjusts the fueling, lowering emissions.

  • 2019 Foreman 500 Horsepower: 28.7 HP @ 6,250 RPM
  • 2019 Foreman 500 Torque: 28 lb/ft TQ @ 5,000 RPM
  • 2019 Foreman 500 Miles Per Gallon: 33.6 MPG
  • Recently updated double-cradle steel frame developed with Computer Aided Engineering features increased stiffness (up 20 percent) and reduced weight for even more precise handling and a smoother ride.
  • Front and rear suspension features an increase in travel to 7.3 inches at both ends plus new shocks for a plush and controlled ride.
  • The Foreman’s TraxLok 2WD/4WD system now offers three drive modes: 2WD; 4WD with TraxLok torque-sensing front differential; and a new 4WD mode with locking front differential to optimize traction.
  • This new TraxLok 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.
  • Optional Electric Power Steering (EPS) system 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.
  • Load capacity for both front and rear carriers has been increased to 88 pounds in front, 176 pounds for the rear.
  • Heavy-duty trailer hitch with 848-pound towing capacity.
  • Twin-headlight system has been redesigned and 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.

Foreman Engine / Drivetrain

  • Powerful liquid-cooled 475cc single-cylinder OHV four-stroke engine is longitudinally mounted in the frame allowing direct driveshaft alignment to front and rear wheels for improved drivetrain efficiency.
  • Overhead-valve design creates a compact engine 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.
  • Newly changed mapping for the Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system improves power delivery and throttle response, and increases fuel efficiency for greater range.
  • The Foreman 4×4 ES model features a five-speed transmission with Reverse and an ultra-low first gear, and Honda’s exclusive Electric Shift Program (ESP) for easy shifts with the touch of handlebar-mounted buttons.
  • Stainless-steel exhaust system includes a USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler designed for quiet operation without servicing for long-lasting performance.
  • Automotive-style fuel pump and 60,000+ mile fuel filter

Foreman Chassis / Suspension

2019 Honda Foreman 500 ATV Review / Specs - FourTrax TRX500 Utility 4x4 Four Wheeler - TRX 500 HP & TQ

  • Adjustable spring preload on all shocks allows suspension tuning to match varying loads and riding conditions
  • Recently added enclosed-axle type swingarm with optimized stiffness for improved toughness and durability, and excellent handling performance.
  • Newer rubber swingarm pivot bushings yield increased low-speed ride comfort and increased durability.
  • Rear brake is located inside the right rear wheel for improved durability and increased ground clearance.
  • All-new one-piece tank/side cover allows easy access (no tools required) for maintenance.
  • Aggressively styled bodywork provides improved mud and water protection.
  • Revolutionary Electric Power Steering (EPS)-EPS model only.
  • Newly added 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 481 watts to allow powering more electrical accessories.
  • New Honda Phantom Camo blends into a wide range of field environments, and new Honda application processes provide better graphic durability and improved resistance to fuel spillage.
  • Newly added meter display with added functions like a Maintenance Minder system that notifies when it is time for service.
  • Top assist light now operates independently of front headlights so it can be turned off while carrying a load on the front carrier.
  • Fuel pump is derived from Honda automobile technology. It mounts in the fuel tank for better heat isolation and offers increased filter life.
  • Newly added plastic CV joint boots are more durable and tear-resistant.
  • Newly 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 over previous model.
  • 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.
  • Ground clearance at 7.5 inches.
  • Towing capacity of 850 lbs.
  • Increased ACG output
  • GYZ16 wet-type battery.
  • Swingarm pivot rubber bushings.

2019 Honda Foreman 500 Development

The FourTrax Foreman series of Honda ATVs has carved out an enviable reputation for making life easier-and a good deal more fun. No matter what’s on the to-do list, these hard-working ATVs can help you tackle the big jobs, and they also know how to have plenty of fun when it’s time for that well-earned getaway. Now that reputation grows stronger than ever as the next generation of Foreman models arrive with an all-new chassis, upgraded suspension components, new 2WD/4WD drive system featuring an all-new locking front differential, fresh styling and more.

Machines to Match the Job

The manual-shift FourTrax Foreman 4×4 is the machine of choice for riders who prefer a conventional gearbox, while the FourTrax Foreman 4×4 ES boasts Honda’s renowned Electric Shift Program (ESP) that delivers push-button convenience for upshifts and downshifts. Both versions can be had with the option of a new, updated Electric Power Steering system as well, and both come equipped with a powerful liquid-cooled 500-class engine that’s as durable and reliable as it is strong-just what you’d expect from Honda. Adding to the Foreman’s already impressive versatility, owners can select add-ons from a wide assortment of Honda accessories that increase comfort, work capabilities and convenience.

Better Riding Through CAE

The Foreman 500 features a double-cradle steel frame that wraps around the engine, developed with the use of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) to design and analyze every part of the vehicle, this in-depth analysis allowed the development team to confirm the design of every part before a prototype vehicle was ever built, and then fine-tune the actual mechanicals.

The current Foreman’s chassis offers increased stiffness (up 20 percent over the previous generation Foreman) to accommodate higher operating loads, along with improved compliance for a smoother ride while simultaneously delivering even more precise handling. Honda’s CAE studies also analyzed major masses to achieve the lightest weight possible; as a result, this new frame also yields a five-pound reduction in weight over the previous-generation’s frame.

2019 Honda Foreman 500 ATV Review / Specs - FourTrax TRX500 Utility 4x4 Four Wheeler - TRX 500 HP & TQ

Honda recently went back to an enclosed-axle-type swingarm which further enhances strength and rigidity in the chassis. A sturdy sleeve over the rear axle not only strengthens it but also gives better protection, and it allows the swingarm to support more of the rear-wheel loads-a thoughtful design that adds to driveline durability. To enhance rider comfort, this new swingarm mounts in new rubber swingarm pivot bushings that absorb loads at the swingarm/frame junction. As another plus, since these rubber bushings are bonded to the inner and outer swingarm collars, dirt can’t enter the swingarm pivot area to cause wear-and that increases long-term durability. In addition, this rear-axle design locates the sealed mechanical rear drum brake in a more shielded area inside the right rear wheel for improved protection and more ground clearance-now increased to 7.5 inches. In addition, dual front hydraulic disc brakes add strong stopping power.

This latest chassis also features completely redesigned front and rear suspension components that offer increased travel. These all-new shocks feature brand-new damping characteristics plus an increase to 7.3 inches of travel at each corner for a plush yet well-controlled ride. Adjustable spring preload capabilities front and rear allow quick and easy suspension tuning to match varying loads and riding conditions. Also, new sealed steering knuckle bearings extend durability, and a full-length composite lower skidplate with integrated front brush guard adds protection for the mechanicals.

Recent improvements have also been added to the Foreman models that incorporate Honda’s Electric Power Steering. A new mounting system incorporates three anchoring points for the EPS mechanism and that locates the entire unit more solidly in place. As a result, these models now return even more precise steering than before. This EPS system is a next-generation setup that incorporates new settings for improved linearity in steering response, reduced low-speed steering effort for enhanced maneuverability and decreased kickback traits for improved all-around steering action.

The Foreman Formula for Power

Much of the Foreman’s stellar reputation among ATV riders can be traced to its muscular liquid-cooled 475cc single-cylinder OHV four-stroke engine that has earned proven creds for power and performance since its introduction. The overhead-valve design churns out a broad, easy-to-use powerband from an engine with a shorter cylinder head and notably compact dimensions. Furthermore, this reduced engine height works to lower the machine’s center of gravity (CG) for better handling while also helping to yield excellent ground clearance. Because the engine is mounted longitudinally in the frame (front-to-back in the chassis) it allows direct driveshaft alignment to the front and rear wheels, thereby eliminating unnecessary power-sapping right-angle changes in the flow of power. That means the Foreman enjoys improved drivetrain efficiency compared to designs from other manufacturers with conventional engine mounting.

Recent mapping adjustments for the Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system combined with new oxygen sensor feedback technology improves power delivery and throttle response, while also improving engine emissions and increasing fuel economy for greater range. All models feature super-heavy-duty clutch construction for excellent driveability and towing capability. Elsewhere in the drivetrain, new tougher, plastic CV joint boots add long-term durability thanks to their more puncture- and tear-resistant qualities.

Another first in the Honda ATV lineup, the Foreman incorporates a new 2WD/4WD drive system with the added benefit of a selectable, locking front differential for extra pull when the going gets really tough. As a result, this system now offers three drive modes: 2WD; 4WD with TraxLok torque-sensing front differential; and now a new 4WD mode with locked front differential for maximum traction. This new TraxLok 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.

Sweating the Details

Other changes in the last overhaul include a new fuel pump that is derived from Honda automobile technology, which mounts in the fuel tank for better heat isolation and increased filter life. AC generator output has also been boosted to 481 watts-a 16 percent increase-to allow powering of more electrical accessories. The stainless-steel exhaust system includes a USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler designed for quiet operation without servicing for long-lasting performance.

The aggressively styled bodywork on all the Foreman models also provides more effective mud protection, and now there’s a one-piece tank/side cover that allows easy access (no tools required) for maintenance to the air intake, electrical components, engine, fuel tank and more. Outdoorsmen who prefer an ATV that blends in with the background will love the new Honda Phantom Camo scheme. In addition to its excellent camouflage properties for use in a wide range of field environments, new Honda manufacturing processes also provide better graphic adhesion of the camo scheme, excellent durability and improved resistance to fuel spillage to keep things looking better, longer. Also, load capacity for both front and rear carriers has increased 33 percent to a total of 264 pounds-88 pounds up front and 176 pounds on the rear-to keep the Foreman ready for a hard day’s work.

A newly upgraded meter display for the Foreman line features handy added functions: clock, coolant temperature gauge, a “maintenance minder” system that tracks both hours of run time, plus miles driven and a differential lock indicator. For improved visibility after dark, the twin-headlight system has been redesigned and now features 35-watt headlights with a more focused light distribution pattern. As another thoughtful and practical touch, the top assist light now operates independently of the front headlights; it can be turned off while carrying a load on the front carrier to eliminate reflected light bounce-back. A newly optimized rider triangle promotes added comfort, while a 0.8 inch-increase in seat foam thickness and softer seat foam density add further to rider comfort.

The Foreman is very feature-rich in stock configuration, yet Honda Genuine Accessories offers another 17 accessories that can make life even more pleasant and allow this favorite among ATVs to work even harder and more efficiently.

And in the end, that’s what the Foreman is really all about: This is an efficient, hard-working and versatile machine that gets even better in so many ways for 2014. Thanks to its completely redesigned chassis, new selectable 2WD/4WD drive system featuring a locking front differential, greater load capacity, added drivetrain durability, fresh styling and more, this new Foreman series is the perfect way to lighten the load when work calls, or get far away from it all when it’s time to have some weekend fun.

Honda FourTrax Foreman Expands 4×4 Capabilities

Innovative Honda technology plays a big role in giving Honda ATVs a decisive advantage. Honda’s 2WD/4WD drive system is a prime example of such technology, and the FourTrax Foreman 4×4 models now feature a new, selectable locking front differential with a fully locked mode that provides even more traction in really tough terrain.

The basic TraxLok 2WD/4WD system has long served riders well aboard Honda 4×4 ATVs. TraxLok utilizes a two-way mechanical roller clutch incorporating a series of hardened-steel rollers. These rollers lock up in a mere six degrees of rotation, which makes for a smooth, virtually instantaneous response either accelerating or decelerating on flat ground or on an incline.

In addition, the system also operates when Reverse gear is engaged. To promote smooth operation, the TraxLok system engages only when the speed differential between the front and rear wheels is less than six mph. Once engaged, the system remains engaged on downhills to deliver true 4WD braking.

The FourTrax Foreman 4×4 ATVs feature TraxLok system that incorporates the option of engaging a locked front differential. As before, riders can enjoy the option of an easily selectable 2WD or 4WD mode. However, the Foreman now has the capacity to operate in a third mode: a locked front differential in 4×4 mode that gets power to both front wheels equally, effectively locking them together, for maximum traction in challenging terrain. This option is very easy for the rider to engage; after pressing the 4WD selector button on the right-side handlebar, just rotate the differential lock switch and it’s set to go. An indicator light on the instrument display shows when the differential lock is engaged.

In addition, the Foreman 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. When riding with the front differential locked, speeds in normal usage are limited to 20 mph. However, when encountering conditions such as deep mud that slows the ATV while the wheels spin, pushing and holding the starter button for the Speed Override function allows higher wheel speeds for extra pulling power-quite a benefit when the going gets tough.

Without a doubt, Honda’s TraxLok 2WD/4WD system adds a significant degree of versatility to 4×4 Honda ATVs, and these new additions to the FourTrax Foreman 4×4 TraxLok system reflect Honda’s commitment to advancing Honda ATV technology to benefit riders in real-world conditions.

2019 Foreman 500 Honda Genuine Accessories: Windscreen, Soft Rack Bag (front), Soft Rack Bag (rear), Fender Bag, Outdoor Storage Cover, Heated Grips, Plow Blade, Plow Push Tube, Plow Mount Kit, Winch Kit, Winch Mount Kit, Recoil Starter, Front A-Arm Guards, Aluminum Frame Skidplate, Side Pocket Net, Accessory Sub Harness. Warranty: Because we’re so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine accessories, we’re pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.

Custom 2019 Foreman 500 26" ITP Tires & Black Ops SS316 Wheels - Moose Rear Rack - Kolpin Gun Boot - Warn Winch - A-Arm Guards

ModelFourTrax Foreman 4×4 ES EPS
(TRX500FE2)
FourTrax Foreman 4×4
(TRX500FM1)
Engine Type475cc liquid-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore x Stroke92.0mm x 71.5mm
Compression Ratio9.5:1
InductionProgrammed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 36mm throttle body
IgnitionFull-transistorized w/ electronic advance
TransmissionESP 5-speed + Reverse5-speed + Reverse
Driveline Direct front and rear driveshafts w/ TraxLok and locking front differential
StarterElectric w/ optional auxiliary recoil
ClutchAutomatic
SUSPENSION
FrontIndependent double-wishbone; 7.3 in. travel
RearSwingarm w/ single shock; 7.3 in. travel
BRAKES
FrontDual hydraulic 190mm discs
RearSealed 160mm mechanical drum
TIRES
Front25 x 8-12
Rear25 x 10-12
Length82.8 in.
Width47.4 in.
Height48.0 in.
Seat Height34.2 in.
Ground Clearance7.5 in.
Wheelbase49.9 in.
Turning Radius10.5 ft.
Fuel Capacity3.9 gal.incl. 1.3-gal. reserve
ColorsTBARed, Yellow, Olive Green
Curb Weight*646 lbs.633 lbs.

* Includes all standard equipment, required fluid

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– 2019 Honda FourTrax Foreman RUBICON 500 DCT + IRS ATV Specs / Buyer’s Guide: Model Differences Explained, HP & TQ, Price, Colors + More! –

2019 Honda Rubicon 500 DCT ATV Review / Specs - TRX500FA5 / TRX500FA6 4x4 Four Wheeler - Dual Clutch Transmission Automatic TRX500 FourTrax

It’s time to knock out another one of the 2019 ATV models from Honda and today’s is going to be the: 2019 Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon DCT (model ID: TRX500FA5K). To make things easier, I will be excluding the FourTrax Foreman part of the Rubicon’s model name in this breakdown and just calling it a Rubicon DCT.

If you’re looking for a true fully-automatic transmission in Honda’s 500cc ATV model lineup – this is the cheapest four-wheeler option you have which is the 2019 Honda Rubicon 500 DCT (model ID: TRX500FA5K). Below, I will explain exactly what the model ID means so you can better decipher what Honda’s confusing model ID’s mean. Honda makes multiple different variations of the Rubicon for 2019 even though they did discontinue some of the model options / variations a couple years ago which I break down in detail here. If you don’t “have” to have a fully-automatic transmission, you do have other options from Honda and some other cheaper options as well with some models having a foot-shift transmission or the ES transmission (ES = Electric Shift) that are different from the fully-automatic DCT (DCT = Dual-Clutch Transmission).

2019 Rubicon 500 DCT VS 2018 Rubicon 500 DCT Changes? None.

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– 2019 Honda ATV Announcement / Update #2 – Click Here –

– 2019 Honda ATV Model Lineup – Click Here –

2019 Rubicon 500 DCT Performance Numbers:

  • 2019 Rubicon 500 DCT Horsepower: 27 HP @ 6,250 RPM
  • 2019 Rubicon 500 DCT Torque: 28 lb/ft TQ @ 5,000 RPM
  • 2019 Rubicon 500 DCT ATV Miles Per Gallon: 33.6 MPG

2019 Rubicon 500 Models Power-to-Weight Ratio Numbers / Comparison:

  • Rubicon 500 EPS HP to Weight Ratio: ( 28.7 HP / 690 lb ) = .041 horsepower per pound
  • Rubicon 500 DCT HP to Weight Ratio: ( 27 HP / 703 lb ) = .039 horsepower per pound
  • Rubicon 500 DCT EPS HP to Weight Ratio: ( 27 HP / 719 lb ) = .038 horsepower per pound
  • Rubicon 500 Deluxe DCT EPS HP to Weight Ratio: ( 27 HP / 712 lb ) = .039 horsepower per pound

2019 Honda Rubicon TRX500 ATV Review / Specs - FourTrax 500 Utility 4x4 Four Wheeler - TRX 500 HP & TQ

The four-member (models listed below), 500-class family of premium Foreman Rubicons is packed with powersports-category exclusives. For example, the Rubicon 4×4 EPS is the only ATV offered with a combination of a tough manual-shift transmission and independent rear suspension, and for those who’d rather not do all the shifting themselves, the other three variations come with Honda’s revolutionary DCT gearbox, a durable geared system that has dual ranges and can execute shifts seamlessly. The IRS contributes to an impressively comfortable ride, even when spending long days in the saddle, along with excellent handling over the roughest terrain. The long list of available features includes Electric Power Steering (EPS), and all models can be switched between three drivetrain settings: 2WD, 4WD and 4WD with differential lock. This page will only be breaking down the Rubicon DCT model (TRX500FA5) but below I have listed the other model variations that are available for 2019 so you can check out their pages too:

2019 Honda TRX500 Rubicon Model Lineup Options / Explained + Prices:

  • TRX500FM1 Foreman: 4×4 Manual / Foot-Shift model with straight axle | MSRP / Price – $7,299
  • TRX500FE2 Foreman ES / EPS: 4×4 ES plus EPS model with straight axle (ES = Electric Shift) & (EPS = Electric Power Steering) | MSRP / Price – $8,199
    • TRX500FM6 Foreman Rubicon EPS: 4×4 Manual / Foot-Shift model with EPS and straight axle (EPS = Electric Power Steering) | MSRP / Price – $8,699
    • TRX500FA5 Foreman Rubicon DCT: 4×4 DCT Automatic model with IRS (IRS = Independent Rear Suspension) | MSRP / Price – $8,599
    • TRX500FA6 Foreman Rubicon DCT / EPS: 4×4 DCT Automatic model with EPS and IRS (EPS = Electric Power Steering) & (IRS = Independent Rear Suspension) | MSRP / Price – $9,299
    • TRX500FA7 Foreman Rubicon Deluxe: 4×4 DCT Automatic model with EPS and IRS plus Painted Matte Gray Metallic Plastics or Phantom Camo finish and Painted Red Suspension (EPS = Electric Power Steering) & (IRS = Independent Rear Suspension) | MSRP / Price – $9,799
 Foreman 4×4 (TRX500FM1)Foreman ES / EPS (TRX500FE2)Foreman
Rubicon
4×4 EPS (TRX500FM6)
Foreman
Rubicon
4×4 DCT (TRX500FA5)
Foreman
Rubicon 4×4
DCT / EPS (TRX500FA6)
Foreman
Rubicon 4×4
DCT / EPS Deluxe (TRX500FA7)
Independent Rear
Suspension (IRS)
  XXXX
Straight Axle Rear SuspensionXX    
Electronic
Fuel Injection
XXXXXX
Traxlok
2WD/4WD
XXXXXX
Front Differential
Lock
XXXXXX
Manual
Transmission (foot-shift)
X X   
Electric Shift (ES) X    
Automatic DCT
Transmission
w/ Drive / Low Range
   XXX
Electric
Power Steering (EPS)
 XX XX
Cast Aluminum
Wheels & Red
Suspension
     X


2019 Rubicon 500 Color Options:

  • TRX500FM1 Foreman: Shale Blue, Red, Olive Green
  • TRX500FE2 Foreman: Olive Green, Active Yellow, Red
    • TRX500FM6 Foreman Rubicon EPS: Shale Blue, Red, Olive Green
    • TRX500FA5 Foreman Rubicon DCT: Red, Olive Green
    • TRX500FA6 Foreman Rubicon DCT / EPS: Red, Olive Green
    • TRX500FA7 Foreman Rubicon Deluxe: Matte Gray Metallic (painted plastic), Phantom Camo

* Phantom Camo available on select Rubicon models: $500 MSRP / Price increase (Except on Deluxe models)

2019 Honda Rubicon DCT (TRX500FA5) Features & Benefits:

Rubicon 500 Engine / Drivetrain

  • Legendary Honda 500-class engine is tuned for loads of pulling power along with a broad, easy-to-use powerband.
  • The Automatic DCT provides the compact size and strength of a manual transmission (no belts to slip, break or burn out) with the convenience of an automatic transmission, while giving the rider the option of push-button manual control via Honda’s Electric Shift Program (ESP®).
  • The Automatic DCT features a dual shift-mapping program that automatically selects between two transmission shifting modes—either Cruise or Sport mode—for optimum shift timing depending on the rider’s pattern of throttle operation. During aggressive use, the Sport mode kicks in and holds the transmission in gear longer before shifting to deliver more aggressive performance. During more casual operation, the Cruise mode allows the transmission to shift up sooner for more casual performance and enhanced fuel efficiency.
  • Drive/Low sub transmission offers two selectable gear ranges to match varying riding conditions.
  • Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system yields improved throttle response and smooth power delivery, and aids fuel economy for greater range.
  • Honda TraxLok 2WD/4WD system offers 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD mode with locking front differential to optimize traction.
  • TraxLok system incorporates 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.
  • Increased AC generator over the Foreman with an output of 574 watts to allow you to power more electrical accessories.

2019 Honda Foreman Rubicon DCT ATV Review - Automatic Transmission with Low Gear - Dual Clutch Transmission - TRX500FA5 / TRX500FA6 / TRX500FA7

 

Rubicon 500 Chassis / Suspension

  • Double-cradle steel frame features increased stiffness and better torsional rigidity for precise handling and a smooth ride.
  • Independent double-wishbone front suspension delivers 7.3 inches of travel.
  • Independent dual-arm rear suspension design offers a more optimal shock ratio and increased suspension stroke for 8.5 inches of travel.
  • Adjustable spring preload featured on all shocks to allow suspension tuning to match varying loads and riding conditions.
  • Dual-purpose lever makes it easier than ever to engage Reverse gear as well as setting the parking brake. Simply pull the lever to engage Reverse; push the lever to set the parking brake.
  • Larger 190mm dual hydraulic disc brakes up front and 170mm hydraulic disc brake in back for strong stopping power.
  • Aggressive styling includes an all-steel full-coverage front bumper with integrated mounts for an accessory winch.
  • All-steel front and rear carriers are larger and offer more load capacity: 99 pounds up front, 187 pounds in the rear. Flat plates on carriers facilitate loading and offer multiple tie-down points.
  • Heavy-duty trailer hitch with 1322-pound towing capacity.
  • Seat is thicker than the standard Foreman, softer and sport-grip-textured for increased rider comfort and performance.
  • More open rider triangle ergonomics for all-day comfort.
  • Bold 50-watt top assist light operates independently of front headlights.
  • Electronic digital meter display includes a Maintenance Minder system that signals when it is time for service.
  • Maxxis tires feature a more aggressive tread pattern for improved traction and a new carcass design for improved rider comfort.
  • Available Deluxe model with aluminum wheels, special red-painted suspension components, power steering and decals.
  • Assembled in Timmonsville, South Carolina, using domestically and globally sourced parts.
  • Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

2019 Honda Rubicon DCT IRS ATV Review / Specs - FourTrax 500 Utility 4x4 Four Wheeler - TRX 500 HP & TQ - TRX500FA5 / TRX500FA6


– Video Review of Specs / Rubicon DCT –

(Video above is of a 2017 model as I don’t have a 2019 model to do a video on yet, my 2019 ATV videos will be online soon.)


Choosing the perfect 2019 Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon (Model Options / Variations)

The 2019 Honda Foreman Rubicon is more than just a great ATV model; it’s engineered to provide customers with options that provide exactly what they need and nothing they don’t! When choosing the perfect Foreman Rubicon, the first decision is selecting a transmission type. The five-speed semiautomatic manual gearbox makes the Foreman Rubicon the only IRS ATV on the market available with a standard transmission—an incredible value and great for anyone looking for ultimate gear control. The other option is Honda’s Automatic DCT with Drive/Low, which delivers smooth, seamless power with an added benefit of the ability to switch between full automatic mode and actively selecting gears via Honda’s Electric Shift Program. Both transmission choices are gear-driven, with no belts to slip when wet, or to burn up or break.

Once you have decided on your preferred transmission type, you can narrow your choice further by identifying which steering system—standard or Electric Power Steering (EPS)—best suits their needs. If it’s the former, the search is over, whereas those who want EPS can also consider the Deluxe option, which boasts black machined cast-aluminum wheels with polished highlights (reducing unsprung weight by 7 lbs.) and red front and rear A/I-arms and shock springs.

The choices aren’t finished upon making a final model selection, as there are no fewer than 23 available Honda Genuine and Signature Accessories, including a winch kit, heated grips, rear bumper and soft front and rear storage bags. The possible iterations are nearly limitless, which means the Foreman Rubicon lineup can meet the needs of just about any customer.

Press “Play”

Honda’s ATV models have always been respected for their practical capabilities but Honda wanted to expand its lineup options for customers who use their vehicles for enjoyment when the workday is finished. Performing well in disparate realms is no easy feat, but the 2018 Foreman Rubicon achieves the right balance, in part through the following updates:

2019 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 ATV Diff Lock 4x4 - Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

Independent Rear Suspension

Days with long hours in the saddle are when riders really notice how well an ATV absorbs bumps. The 2018 Foreman Rubicon’s Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) was engineered to increase its recreational riding ability while remaining great for hard work and towing.

With IRS, the rear wheels aren’t as connected to one another and there’s less mass to move up and down when traveling over uneven surfaces, so the suspension reacts willingly to the terrain. This improved compliance means the tires can stay in better contact with the ground and more readily maintain traction. The result is amazing versatility, enabling users to enjoy the outdoors in a variety of ways with all-day ride comfort.

2019 Honda Rubicon DCT IRS ATV Review / Specs - FourTrax 500 Utility 4x4 Four Wheeler - TRX 500 HP & TQ - TRX500FA5 / TRX500FA6

Automatic DCT with Drive/Low

Honda has taken its venerated Automatic DCT gearbox from the Rancher line, scaled it up for the additional torque of a 500-class engine, added a new dual-range Drive/Low shifter, and expanded it as an option to the Rubicon model lineup as an option.

Because Honda’s Automatic DCT has a relatively direct connection between the engine and the drivetrain, it suffers less power loss than systems that incorporate belts. DCT helps maximize low-end power, with the vehicle reacting immediately to throttle input, which makes it great for tight trails and rocky terrain, where having power on demand is extremely useful. Additionally, it’s great for downhill engine braking. As if that weren’t enough, DCT is also a more reliable design, particularly for the high torque loads common with ATV use.

2019 Honda Rubicon 500 ATV Review / Specs - TRX500 Horsepower & Torque Performance Numbers

2019 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 DCT ATV Review / Specs - TRX500 Horsepower & Torque Performance Numbers


Maximum Optimization: Great Parts, Better Sum

When planning the FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 models with Independent Rear Suspension (IRS), ride comfort and handling were front-of-mind for Honda engineers in Ohio, but they knew that just adding IRS wouldn’t be enough. At least as important would be getting the entire package to work efficiently as a well-balanced whole, with matched suspension and engine performance.

Following are a few examples of areas that have been optimized with the Foreman Rubicon line:

Chassis

The development team’s priorities included managing overall size and keeping the center of gravity low, since these attributes lead to good maneuverability and handling in rough terrain, as well as rider comfort on all-day outings. “We wanted a machine that doesn’t move as it goes down the trail because the suspension is doing all the work, but we didn’t want a vehicle that was too large,” explains Eric Stevens (HRA-Ohio), Large Project Leader (LPL) for the Foreman Rubicon.

* Pictures below of the Rubicon frame are using the Rubicon Deluxe. Everything is the same except for the wheels and red suspension.

2019 Honda Rubicon 500 ATV Frame / Engine - Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

2019 Honda TRX500 Rubicon 500 ATV Review / Specs / Horsepower / Torque Performance Rating

Front and rear suspension travel were increased significantly to 7.3 and 8.5 inches, respectively, but engineers stopped short of making sacrifices with vehicle size and/or handling. “We wanted to keep that Honda character,” explains Matt Alexander (HRA-Ohio), the project’s Sub-LPL. “That meant we had to avoid a high center of gravity or a really wide vehicle, so we worked hard to squeeze maximum performance out of every millimeter of suspension travel.”

2019 Honda Rubicon 500 IRS ATV Review / Specs - TRX500 Horsepower & Torque Performance Numbers

To that end, all four shocks are preload-adjustable, and every suspension component was completely redesigned to optimize rigidity and comfort. The all-new double-cradle steel frame was also designed to provide enough torsional stiffness for good performance during aggressive trail riding while still offering plush character for all-day comfort. The front brake rotors are now larger at 190mm, and the single 170mm hydraulic rear disc brake’s integrated, inboard position keeps it out of harm’s way while reducing unsprung weight and increasing ground clearance (now 9.4 inches, a 1.9 inch increase).

Tires

On ATVs, tires actually work as part of the suspension system, as they absorb smaller trail impacts. When designing the new Foreman Rubicons, Honda engineers worked closely with Maxxis tire technicians to develop a special tire that would be compliant without sacrificing handling or precise steering. “We experimented a lot with the actual plies of the tire to make it work well,” Stevens reveals. “We went through several different tire iterations before we got the right one.”

2019 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 IRS ATV Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

Of course this tire development didn’t occur in a vacuum; at the same time, Honda was tuning suspension settings and frame rigidity to ensure that all of the components worked with the tires in a complementary fashion while still meeting Honda’s rigid strength criteria. It’s a balancing act that results in a refined, cohesive package.

Engine / Drivetrain

2019 Honda TRX500 Foreman Rubicon ATV Horsepower & Torque Performance Numbers

As with the chassis, the Foreman Rubicon’s engine is designed to provide maximum performance, as its longitudinal mounting is more efficient than a power-robbing across-the-frame orientation. In addition, the electronic fuel injection has been remapped for optimization, and importantly, the Automatic DCT gearbox is inherently more efficient than a standard CVT design.


2019 Rubicon Engineering Spotlight

The 2018 FourTrax Foreman Rubicon is the best-handling, most comfortable model in the full-size market, but the new IRS is only part of what makes it such a rider-friendly ATV. Here’s a look at some of the features that give all-day comfort to riders at work, on the trail and in the garage:2019 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 ATV Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

Comfortable cockpit

  • The seat is larger and has thicker foam, while a new “gripper”-texture cover prevents things from getting slippery in challenging conditions.
  • A raised handlebar provides a more open ride position, while a new, 2mm larger half-waffle eccentric handgrip design (similar to the popular grip on Honda’s CRF motocrossers) insulates the rider from impacts and vibration. The grips have an optional heated accessory as well, a welcome detail in cool weather.
  • The bodywork is stylish and rugged, and it provides excellent protection from mud.

Rider-friendly trail manners

  • With the Automatic DCT gearbox with a new dual-range Drive/Low shifter, riders can choose between automatic or manual settings. In automatic mode, sensors monitor variables like vehicle speed and the ECU can select from a broad range of shift points. A dual-zone shift map seamlessly and intuitively adjusts to the rider’s style, whether it be mellow or aggressive.
  • With Honda’s electronic TraxLok system, riders can select from 2WD and 4WD, and when in the latter mode, differential lock can be selected as well—great on tough ascents or when riding over rocks or through mud. Engaging it is as simple as flicking a switch with the right thumb. When the front differential is locked, a Speed Override mode can be engaged, allowing increased wheel speed in challenging conditions like deep mud.
  • The Electric Power Steering has an optimized ECU map, resulting in reduced rider fatigue. The system has three mounting points instead of the previous two, increasing rigidity.
  • A lantern-style, handlebar-mounted 50 watt assist light enables riders to direct illumination where they choose, augmenting the two fender-mounted headlights. The light can be turned off when there’s a load on the front rack, to avoid glare reflecting into the rider’s eyes.

2019 Honda Foreman Rubicon EPS 500 ATV Review / Specs / Price / HP & TQ Performance Rating

Easing the workload

  • A new dual-purpose lever simplifies backing up and parking: pull the lever to engage reverse, or push it to set the parking brake.
  • The front and rear racks were both redesigned to increase functionality and versatility, while weight-carrying capacity has been increased (99 lbs. front, 187 rear). Flat steel plates are incorporated into the racks for more surface area to secure loads, and there are multiple tie-down points.
  • The frame has a heavy-duty hitch, and towing capacity has been increased significantly, to 1,322 lbs. Towing heavy loads is simplified by the sub-transmission, which effectively adds an extra five low gears on the Automatic DCT models. Meanwhile, the front bumper wraps around the headlights and has integrated mounts for an accessory winch.
  • A neodymium magnet stator design helps the new, more powerful AC generator to produce more electricity, enabling running of more Honda Genuine Accessories.
  • Optional EPS (Electric Power Steering) is available on the Fourtrax Rubicon 500 too.

2019 Honda ATV Power Steering Review / Specs - Rancher 420 / Foreman 500 / Rubicon 500 Four Wheeler

Easy to live with

  • Programmed Electronic Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) comes standard for the Foreman Rubicon, which boasts great cold-weather starting and improved fuel efficiency.
  • The digital display has a maintenance minder, signaling when it’s time for routine service.
  • The one-piece fuel tank/side cover can be removed without tools, making for easy access and maintenance.
  • As usual, Foreman Rubicon owners can expect to enjoy Honda’s legendary durability, quality and reliability.

2019 Rubicon Development & Testing

When development work for the latest all-new generation FourTrax Foreman Rubicon began at Honda R&D Americas in Marysville, Ohio, engineers’ targets were clear, but it wasn’t until later that they would have the opportunity to see whether they had hit the bull’s-eye. That verification came at Transportation Research Center (TRC), an independent proving ground that sits adjacent to the Honda R&D facility. During the interim, technicians had spent countless hours on the project in the virtual world, performing computer-aided engineering (CAE) and finite-element analysis (FEA) tests to design components and evaluate performance before beginning the prototype phase. Now they finally had their first physical prototype, and they were eager to evaluate real-world performance. “You can simulate a lot, but sometimes you don’t really know how a product is going to be until you get on it,” explains Matt Alexander (HRA-Ohio), Sub-Large Project Leader for these models. “There are times when that first ride serves as confirmation that you got it right, but it’s also possible it might send you back to the drawing board.”

2019 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 ATV Skid Plates / Guards - TRX500 Review of Specs

2019 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 ATV Skid Plates / Guards - TRX500 Review of Specs

The TRC facility comprises a 7.5 mile paved oval, inside of which are a number of varied test courses, including approximately 25 miles of trails through a section of woods. It was in this setting that Alexander and his colleagues tried out the prototype for the first time. In addition to their engineering qualifications, the group’s members all have years of hands-on powersports experience, having grown up riding ATVs, dirt bikes and on-road motorcycles. “It’s a very cool, unique blend of people,” says Eric Stevens (HRA-Ohio) who, as Large Project Leader, oversaw the entire project. “They genuinely understand the segment and the products.”

The group’s common goal is to make ATVs that enthusiasts like them will want to use, and from that very first ride, it was clear to them all that they’d hit their targets for performance, handling and comfort. Alexander recalls the conversation when the riders removed their helmets at a ride break. “Everyone was like, ‘Wow, the comfort on this vehicle is even better than we expected,’ but at the same time, the center of gravity was low and the control was great. It was a really positive first outing.”

Of course there was still plenty of work remaining before production could begin at Honda’s Timmonsville, South Carolina, assembly plant. More advanced prototype iterations needed to be built, and during that process, it’s typical that small modifications to the vehicle necessitate changes elsewhere, which must then be subjected to confirmation testing and ultimately durability testing. “Throughout the development process, you’re always balancing hard criteria like strength and durability with soft criteria—ride position, steering, handling,” Stevens says. “That continues until you finally get a package that’s completely refined, where you’ve satisfied all the objective items and the subjective items too.”

Nonetheless, the auspicious beginning helped that long refinement process to go smoothly, as no major changes to the frame body would be required. “We were really impressed with how well it performed right from that first ride,” Stevens says. “We were very, very happy, because when your first prototype is excellent, it means that the team did a great job.”

ModelFourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 Automatic DCT EPS Deluxe
(TRX500FA7)
FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 Automatic DCT EPS
(TRX500FA6)
FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 Automatic DCT                   (TRX500FA5)FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 EPS
(TRX500FM6)
Engine Type475cc liquid-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke92.0mm x 71.5mm
Compression Ratio9.5:1
InductionProgrammed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 36mm throttle body
IgnitionFull-transistorized w/ electronic advance
StarterElectric w/ optional auxiliary recoil
Clutch Automatic
TransmissionAutomatic Dual Clutch Transmission; ESP 5-speed + Reverse and Drive/LowFive-speed + Reverse
DrivelineDirect front and rear driveshafts w/ TraxLok® and locking front differential
SUSPENSION
FrontDouble wishbone; 7.3 in. travel
RearIndependent dual-arm; 8.5 in. travel
BRAKES
FrontDual hydraulic 190mm discs
RearSingle hydraulic 170mm disc
TIRES
Front25 x 8-12
Rear25 x 10-12
Length84.5 in.
Width47.4 in.
Height48.6 in.
Seat Height35.8 in.
Ground Clearance9.4 in.
Wheelbase50.9 in.
Turning Radius11.5 ft.
Fuel Capacity3.9 gal. incl. 1.3 gal. reserve
ColorsTBATBATBATBA
Curb Weight*714 lbs.721 lbs.705 lbs.690 lbs.

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride

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2019 HONDA RUBICON, RANCHER & TRX

— Prices and info on Honda’s 2019 quads —

Honda is back for 2019 with two types of ATVs: sport and recreation/utility. As with most brands, there are many more rec/utility models than there are sport. Honda has its perennial favorites—the four-speed, auto-clutch TRX90X and the SportClutch five-speed manual TRX250X—back. The venerable 90 engine traces its roots back to the late 1960s, but it remains competitive, thanks to legendary reliability and simplicity. The engine design also keeps the base price down to $3049. The TRX250X’s pedigree is not quite so long as the TRX90X’s is, but it is also a well-established unit that is a favorite with new riders, and it is the backbone of rental fleets. The longitudinal engine architecture and the manual transmission with an auto clutch with a manual override clutch lever make this an ideal learning bike for $4849. White for the 90 and blue for the TRX250X are the new colors for 2019.

RECREATION UTILITY

The pinnacle of Honda’s rec/utility line is the FourTrax Rincon that starts at $9399. Power comes from a unique 675cc engine with an automotive-type, three-speed automatic transmission. This is the same basic power package used by the Pioneer 700 UTV. The Rincon has comfortable IRS and many other features. It is not changed for 2019.

Starting at $8599 are the four IRS FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 models. The Rubicon has a longitudinally mounted 475cc engine available with an auto-clutch, manual foot-shift five-speed or the dual-clutch five-speed (DCT). DCT allows fully automatic use or push-button electric shifting. There is the 4×4 EPS model, the 4×4 Automatic DCT, DCT EPS and DCT EPS Deluxe. The only 2019 changes for the Rubicon are a fully blacked-out version of the FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4×4 Automatic EPS Deluxe with aluminum wheels and painted bodywork.

There are only two models of the FourTrax Foreman 4×4. It has the same engine as the Rubicon, but it has a swingarm rear suspension, and the only transmission choices are auto-clutch five-speed foot-shift and an electric shift model with ESP auto-shift mode. The Foreman starts at $7299. Zest Orange is a new color for the Foreman for 2019.

RANCHER AND RECON MODELS

There are six models of the 420cc Rancher. The base model is the 2 WD FourTrax Rancher with an auto-clutch, manual five-speed and a solid rear axle. Next up is the Rancher 4×4 with the same rear suspension and transmission. Next up is the Rancher 4×4 ES with push-button shifting. Then comes the Rancher Automatic DCT EPS. The last two Rancher models switch to independent rear suspension. One is the Rancher Automatic DCT IRS, and the last is the same specs with EPS. The Rancher starts at $5349.

If you crave simplicity and reliability, look no farther than the two 2WD, air-cooled, carbureted Honda Recons starting at $4199.  It has swingarm rear suspension, and it comes in olive or red. There is the Recon or the Recon ES that allows push-button or fully automatic shifting.

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2019 Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon Specifications

ModelFourTrax Foreman Rubicon DCT EPS Deluxe
(TRX500FA7)FourTrax Foreman Rubicon DCT EPS
(TRX500FA6)FourTrax Foreman Rubicon DCT (TRX500FA5)FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4x4 EPS
(TRX500FM6)ENGINE Type475cc liquid-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-strokeBore x Stroke92.0mm x 71.5mmCompression Ratio9.5:1InductionProgrammed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 36mm throttle bodyIgnitionFull-transistorized w/ electronic advanceStarterElectric w/ optional auxiliary recoilDrivelineDirect front and rear driveshafts w/ TraxLok® and locking front differentialTransmissionAutomatic Dual Clutch Transmission; 5-speed + Reverse and Drive/Low Manual foot-shift; 5-speed + ReverseClutch AutomaticSUSPENSION FrontDouble wishbone; 7.3 in. travelRearIndependent dual-arm; 8.5 in. travelBRAKES FrontDual hydraulic 190mm discsRearSingle hydraulic 170mm discTIRES Front25 x 8-12Rear 25 x 10-12MEASUREMENTS Length84.5 in.Width47.4 in.Height48.6 in.Seat Height35.8 in.Ground Clearance 9.4 in.Wheelbase50.9 in.Turning Radius11.5 ft.Fuel Capacity 3.9 gal. incl. 1.3 gal. reserveRack Capacity99 lbs. front; 187 lbs. rearCurb Weight*714 lbs.721 lbs.705 lbs.690 lbs.OTHER ColorsHonda Phantom Camo®, Matte Gray MetallicRed, OliveHonda Phantom Camo, Red, Olive, Shale Blue
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Uh-uh. I managed to pronounce the astonished Archimetus. Tr-r-rah.

2019 Honda Rubicon Footshift FIRST IMPRESSIONS!!!

I didn't know how best to dress for the dacha, but I went out of the house like Victoria in. Her everyday outfit. Having received my salary not long before, before the appointment, I went to the clothing market to buy a swimsuit, I walked around the market for a.

Long time, but I found myself a blue bikini with a half-ver.

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So I look at him, Vovik, in the light of flickering candles and think what different people can be, although relatives. Vovik is a rare guest, he visits us very rarely, then his birthday, then he needs help with English or French, in French my. Wife is just special.



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