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2009 Honda FourTrax Rancher 4X4 with Power Steering TRX420FPM
2009 Honda FourTrax Rancher 4X4 with Power Steering TRX420FPM

2009 Honda FourTrax Rancher 4X4 with Power Steering TRX420FPM
2009 Honda FourTrax Rancher 4X4 with Power Steering TRX420FPM

– 2009 Honda FourTrax Rancher 4X4 with Power Steering TRX420FPM

2009 Honda FourTrax Rancher 4X4 with Power Steering TRX420FPM

The new Honda TRX420FPM gives you the convenience and control of Electric Power Steering (EPS) in a versatile ATV that’s just the right size for so many uses. Its liquid-cooled engine is fuel-injected for consistent operation in the toughest conditions, and the engine and chassis design contribute to superior balance and light weight – you’ll be amazed how easily you can ride over the most rugged terrain. Looking for more? The TRX420FPM delivers with an easy-to-use 2WD/4WD shifter, front disc brakes with long-life pads and a special scraper system to prevent damage, and the option of NaturalGear ™ camo bodywork.

The Rancher 4×4’s performance envelope gets pushed even farther with the addition of Honda’s revolutionary Electric Power Steering (EPS). Work (or play) even harder with less effort, thanks to this exclusive system delivering light and consistent steering feel in both 2WD and 4WD. Couple this with TraxLok, our shift-on-the-fly two-wheel-drive/four-wheel-drive system, and you’re looking at the hardest-working 500-class ATV on earth.

FourTrax Rancher 4×4 /FourTrax Rancher 4×4 with Electric Power Steering

For 2009, the manual-shift Rancher 4×4 is now also available with Honda’s Electric Power Steering (EPS), adding to an impressive list of features including selectable 4WD/2WD TraxLok®, torque-sensitive front differential and fuel injection.



Features & Benefits

New for 2009

– Revolutionary Electric Power Steering (EPS)

– FM model now features has multifunction LCD digital instrumentation that is compact, tough and waterproof, featuring large readouts for gear position, speedometer, odometer, resettable tripmeter and hourmeter. Instrument housing includes indicator lights for Reverse, Neutral, oil-temperature, fuel-injection and 4WD.

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


Unique Features

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

– Large radiator with cooling fan ensures optimal engine cooling under difficult operating conditions.

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

– Specially designed floorboards on all Ranchers allow the rider’s feet to grip the footrests while helping keep mud and debris away.



– Powerful 420cc longitudinally mounted engine eliminates 90-degree power transfers and boasts exceptional horsepower and torque.

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

– Keihin fuel-injection system provides crisp performance and ensures trouble-free operation in cold conditions and changing altitudes.

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

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

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

– TraxLok 4WD/2WD selector lever allows 4WD when needed for the tough stuff and 2WD when conditions permit (see Technology Section).

– Convenient electric starting, with optional recoil starter and an automatic internal-decompression system.

– Washable foam air filter for easy maintenance and consistent performance.

– Stainless-steel exhaust header and muffler for superior corrosion resistance.

– Full transistor ignition with electronic advance for excellent performance and reliability.

– Powerful 343-watt AC generator.

– Large 7.2-liter airbox with reusable foam air filter provides more air to the engine for increased performance.



– Rugged frame and suspension provide an exceptional 6.5 inches of ground clearance.

– Steering-mechanism design features light effort and a tight turning radius of 10.5 feet.

– Independent double-wishbone front suspension uses premium shock absorbers to provide 6.3 inches of suspension travel for a plush, comfortable ride.

– Steel swingarm and gas-charged rear shock absorber provide 6.3 inches of suspension travel for superb comfort and compliance.

– Tough, large-diameter 24×8-12 front and wide 24×10-11 rear tires provide excellent ground clearance while maintaining precise handling.

– Dual front hydraulic disc brakes and sealed mechanical rear drum brake for strong stops.


Additional Features

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

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

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

– Heavy-duty trailer hitch with 850-pound towing capacity.

– Large, lightweight plastic fuel tank with 3.6-gallon capacity.

– Fuel gauge is standard equipment.

– Snorkel-type air-intake system is specially designed to resist water.

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

– Thickly padded seat provides all-day comfort.

– Large fenders give excellent mud protection.

– Twin-headlight system with 30-watt bulbs features multireflector lenses for optimal light distribution.

– Combination LED stoplight and taillight.

– USDA-qualified, three-chamber spark arrester/muffler designed for quiet operation without wool packing for long-lasting performance.

– Constant-velocity-joint boot guards help prevent damage to boot covers.

– Tough 12-amp-hour maintenance-free battery.

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

– Keyed ignition switch for added security.

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

– Easy-to-use parking brake.

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

– Standard equipment 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


Honda Genuine Accessories

– Flag Kit.

– Recoil Starter.

– 12-Volt Accessory Socket.



2009 Honda FourTrax Rancher 4X4 with Power Steering TRX420FPM – USA Specifications
American MSRP $5,999 USD

Model: TRX420FM / TRX420FPM

Engine Type: 420cc liquid-cooled OHV wet-sump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore and Stroke: 86.5mm x 71.5mm

Induction: Keihin 34mm throttle-body fuel-injection system

Ignition: Full transistor with electronic advance

Starter: Electric with optional auxiliary recoil

Clutch: Automatic

Transmission: Five-speed with Reverse
Driveline: Direct front and rear driveshafts

Front: Independent double-wishbone; 6.3 inches travel
Rear: Swingarm with single shock; 6.3 inches travel

Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Rear: Sealed mechanical drum

Front: 24×8-12
Rear: 24×10-11

Length: 80.9 inches

Width: 46.1 inches

Height: 45.1 inches

Seat Height: 32.4 inches

Ground Clearance: 6.5 inches

Wheelbase: 49.2 inches

Turning Radius: 10.5 feet

Fuel Capacity: 3.6 gallons (including 1.0-gallon reserve)

Colors: White, Red, Olive, Natural Gear Camouflage

Curb Weight*: 584 pounds (TRX420FM) 603 pounds (TRX420FPM)

*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 Rancher 4X4 with Power Steering TRX420FPM – Canada Specifications
Canadian MSRP $TBD CDN

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

Displacement 420 cc

Bore & Stroke 86.5 mm x 71.5 mm

Compression Ratio 9.8:1

Valve Train OHV, 2 valves

Fuel Delivery PGM-FI fuel-injection

Transmission Five-speed with automatic clutch, reverse and ultra-low first gear

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

Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone with hydraulic shocks; 160 mm (6.3 inches) travel

Rear Suspension Swingarm with single hydraulic shock; 160 mm (6.3 inches) travel

Tires 24×8 – 12 front; 24×10 – 11 rear

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

Length 2,055 mm (80.9 inches)

Width 1,172 mm (46.1 inches)

Ground Clearance 165 mm (6.5 inches)

Seat Height 822 mm (32.4 inches)

Wheelbase 1,249 mm (49.2 inches)

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

Fuel Capacity 13.3 litres, including 2.6-litre reserve

Colour Red, Camo (optional)