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2009 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4X4 ES TRX500FE
2009 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4X4 ES TRX500FE

2009 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4X4 ES TRX500FE
2009 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4X4 ES TRX500FE

2009 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4X4 ES TRX500FE
2009 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4X4 ES TRX500FE

2009 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4X4 ES TRX500FE
2009 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4X4 ES TRX500FE

– 2009 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4X4 ES TRX500FE

2009 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4X4 ES TRX500FE

It’s built to work hard, of course, but the Honda TRX500FE Foreman also has a fun, playful side for weekend trail rides or week-long getaways at your favourite fishing camp. Its 475 cc OHV engine churns out tractor-like torque way down low in the rev range, and it also boasts a hemispherical combustion chamber for exciting top-end performance. And we know you’ll appreciate the ample suspension travel that ensures a comfortable yet stable ride, whether you’re on a bumpy trail or a flat field. Planning a long day on the fence line? Or packing up for a long trail-riding adventure? When you’re riding a TRX500FE Foreman, it’s all fun.

FourTrax Foreman 4×4 ES. Our species has opposable thumbs for a reason—to use Honda’s breakthrough Electric Shift Program (ESP) technology, of course. While others are fumbling to shift with bulky mud-covered boots, you’ll get the job done with just a flick of your thumb.

With variations that offer either manual shifting or Honda’s Electric Shift Program (ESP), the Foreman 4×4 enjoys its long standing as a popular model thanks to its powerful longitudinally mounted 475cc engine and easy-to-use TraxLok® 2WD/4WD system.

Features & Benefits

New for 2009

– New Black color joins Red, Olive and Natural Gear™ Camouflage.


Unique Features

– SUV styling features flowing fenders with integrated headlights and taillights for a rugged, adventurous look.

– TraxLok selectable 2WD/4WD system (see Technology Section)

– Torque-Sensitive Front Differential (see Technology Section)

– Dual front disc-brake calipers feature a patented built-in scraper system to remove mud and snow from inside the front wheel to help prevent buildup of debris between caliper and rim to ensure consistent braking performance.

– Brake pads feature thick, long-wear material with improved mud durability, feel and control. Pads have an internal scraper that gives audible warning when pad life is low.



– Powerful four-stroke 475cc OHV air-cooled longitudinally mounted engine allows direct driveshaft alignment to both front and rear wheels for improved drivetrain efficiency.

– The overhead-valve arrangement features angled valves in a hemispherical combustion chamber for straighter intake and exhaust flow for improved engine performance.

– Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven couterbalancer reduce vibration.

– Snorkel-type air-intake system is specially designed for water crossings.

– Integral electric carburetor heater system improves driveability and ensures smooth operation in cold conditions.

– Closed-crankcase vent system safeguards against engine-oil contamination.

– Standard high-flow oil-cooler ensures optimal engine lubrication under difficult operating conditions.

– USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler is constructed of stainless steel.

– TraxLok selectable 2WD/4WD system (see Technology Section)

– Electric Shift Program (ESP™) (see Technology Section)

– Super-heavy-duty automatic clutch for excellent driveability and towing capacity.

– Convenient five-speed transmission with Reverse.

– Maintenance-free shaft drive with torque-sensing front differential routes power directly from the longitudinally mounted engine without inefficient directional changes.

– Convenient electric starter with auxiliary recoil starter and an automatic internal decompression system.

– Wet sump with large 3.2-quart capacity.

– CD ignition with electronic advance for excellent performance and reliability.

– Reusable, foam air filter.



– Rugged frame and suspension provide an exceptional 7.5 inches of ground clearance.

– Independent double-wishbone front suspension uses KYB shock absorbers to give 6.7 inches of travel.

– Steel swingarm and dual KYB rear shock absorbers give 6.7 inches of travel.

– Rugged, large-diameter 25 x 8-12 front, 25 x 10-12 rear tires provide added ground clearance while maintaining precise handling.

– Dual 180mm front hydraulic disc brakes and sealed 180mm mechanical rear drum.


Additional Features

– Engine design produces low emissions and meets EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) off-road emissions standards.

– Water-resistant left-side glove-box compartment.

– Large cargo racks front and rear allow payloads of 66 and 133 pounds, respectively.

– Heavy-duty trailer hitch with towing capacity of 850 pounds.

– Unique, rear-opening storage compartment allows access when rack is loaded.

– Powerful, 326-watt AC generator.

– Triple headlight system with single 45-watt upper light and dual 30-watt lower lights with multi-reflector lenses for optimal light distribution plus an LED brakelight/taillight.

– Multi-function LCD digital meter is compact, tough and waterproof, featuring large readouts for fuel gauge, gear position, speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, hourmeter/ clock and oil change reminder. Meter housing includes LED lights for Reverse, Neutral, oil temperature and front differential indicator.

– Waterproof accessory socket provides 12-volt, 10-amp power with a built-in temperature- type fuse.

– Uniquely designed floorboards allow the rider’s feet to grip the footrests while keeping mud and debris away.

– Standard over-fenders give excellent mud protection.

– Thickly padded seat provides all-day comfort.

– Large mud flaps keep dirt and debris off of the rider.

– Two-piece boot guards help prevent damage to boot covers.

– Maintenance-free battery.

– Durable, comfortable, easy-to-use controls.

– Keyed ignition switch for added security.

– Triple skidplates.

– Easy-to-use parking brake.

– Top-mounted choke lever for simple operation.

– Handlebar switches, controls and warning labels use easy-to-understand graphic symbols.

– Standard tool kit includes a tire-pressure gauge.

– Assembled in Timmonsville, South Carolina.

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

– When you buy a new Honda Powersports Product, you may be eligible to receive a complimentary one year membership in the Honda Riders Club of America, which includes an exclusive Members-only magazine, rider training benefits, access to the Members-only Clubhouse website and much more. Some limitations apply. For more information on the HRCA, log on to

Available Accessories

– Flag Kit.



2009 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4X4 ES TRX500FE – USA Specifications
American MSRP $6,799 USD

Model: TRX500FE (with ESP) / TRX500FM

Engine Type: 475cc air-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore and Stroke: 92mm x 71.5mm

Compression Ration: 8.5:1

Induction: Keihin 36mm constant-velocity (CV) carburetor

Ignition: CD with electronic advance

Starter: Electric with auxiliary recoil

Clutch: Automatic

Transmission: ESP five-speed with Reverse (TRX500FE) / Five-speed with Reverse (TRX500FM)

Driveline: Direct front and rear driveshafts with TraxLok and torque-sensitive front differential

Front: Independent double-wishbone; 6.7 inches travel
Rear: Swingarm with dual shocks; 6.7 inches travel

Front: Dual hydraulic 180mm disc
Rear: Sealed 180mm mechanical drum

Front: 25 x 8-12
Rear: 25 x 10-12

Length: 83.0 inches

Width: 46.8 inches

Height: 46.5 inches

Seat Height: 33.9 inches

Ground Clearance: 7.5 inches

Wheelbase: 50.7 inches

Fuel Capacity: 4.1 gallons, including 0.7-gallon reserve

Colors: Black, Natural Gear Camouflage, Olive, Red

Curb Weight*: 624 pounds (TRX500FE) / 619 pounds (TRX500FM)

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

Recommended for riders 16 years of age and older.


2009 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4X4 ES TRX500FE – Canada Specifications
Canadian MSRP $9,549-$9,849 CDN

Engine Type Air-cooled longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke

Displacement 475 cc

Bore & Stroke 92 mm x 71.5 mm

Compression Ratio 8.3:1

Valve Train OHV, 2 valves

Fuel Delivery Single 36 mm CV carb

Transmission Electric-shifting five-speed with automatic clutch, reverse and ultra-low first gear

Final Drive 2WD/4WD; direct front and rear driveshafts with switchable 2WD/4WD and torque-sensing front differential

Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone with hydraulic shocks; 168 mm (6.6 inches) travel

Rear Suspension Swingarm with dual hydraulic shocks; 170 mm (6.7 inches) travel

Tires 25×8 – 12 front; 25×10 – 12 rear

Brakes Front dual 180 mm hydraulic discs; rear sealed mechanical drum

Length 2,109 mm (83 inches)

Width 1,188 mm (46.8 inches)

Ground Clearance 190 mm (7.5 inches)

Seat Height 860 mm (33.9 inches)

Wheelbase 1,292 mm (50.7 inches)

Curb Weight 283 kg (624 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride

Fuel Capacity 15 litres, including 2.5-litre reserve

Colour Red,Camo (optional)