2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher AT TRX420FA
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2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher AT TRX420FA Review
Some decisions are automatic.
The FourTrax Rancher 4×4 AT carries an impressive blend of innovation, sophistication and hard-working credentials that make it stand out as one of the best picks in the world of ATVs. Riders have the option of choosing between fully automatic transmission operation and an Electric Shift Program (ESP®) mode that allows for easy push-button shifts on command. Also in the mix are an independent rear suspension, selectable 4WD/2WD TraxLok® and a rugged torque-sensitive front differential, plus the option of Electric Power Steering (EPS)-all of which make the FourTrax Rancher 4×4 AT a genuine superstar in the world of off-road riding.
If the Ranchers are a pack, then the Rancher AT is the leader. And it’s easy to see why, as it offers a combination of features rarely seen on dirt. For starters, the Rancher AT is powered by the same bulletproof 420cc liquid-cooled engine that its sibling Ranchers have. And from there, we’ve added a plush Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) system. Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI). Electric Power Steering (EPS).Honda’s TraxLok 2WD/4WD system. And what some deem the best part: a revolutionary twin-clutch five-speed automatic transmission that shifts quickly, smoothly and slickly. But that’s not all, as you can also choose to shift in two distinct modes, either fully-automatic, or via Honda’s push-button Electric Shift Program (ESP). Add our legendary reliability to this already-long list of features, and it’s no wonder why the Rancher AT has become such a popular part of the Rancher family.
Built to work, head to toe.
Just like the other Honda utility ATVs, the Rancher AT boasts a powerful single-cylinder engine. After that, Honda’s engineers decided to mount it longitudinally in the chassis to eliminate as many unnecessary right-angle powertrain directional changes as possible. The result: more power produced by the engine makes it to the ground, right where you need it most. It’s precisely that kind of thinking you can only get from an ATV that bears the Honda name.
Important Safety Information
Recommended for riders 16 years of age and older. Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owner’s manual thoroughly.
A radical shift.
You won’t find another transmission like it: an automatic five-speed that utilizes a twin-clutch design for quick, smooth shifting and efficient power transfer.
Less fatigue is better
Our Electric Power Steering (EPS) system is designed with torque sensors that measure the force you’re applying to the handlebars, and delivers the amount of assistance you need.
Comfort and performance
Under the Rancher AT’s seat is an Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) that provides a plush ride, while also delivering better wheel alignment and traction over tough terrain.
2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher AT TRX420FA Features and Benefits:
New for 2012
– New Black wheels on Olive models.
2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher Options & Pricing:
No matter which Rancher AT you choose, you can’t go wrong. The dual-clutch, five-speed automatic transmission found in both models is arguably one of the most sophisticated transmissions ever built. It delivers crisp, efficient shifting in both fully-automatic mode, and when using Honda’s push-button Electric Shift Program (ESP).
Of course, if you want to plus your Rancher AT even more, add our groundbreaking Electric Power Steering (EPS). That way, you’ll be hitting the trails with the best-equipped Rancher in our entire lineup.
FourTrax Rancher AT
Features & Options
– Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
– Honda automatic five-speed Twin Clutch transmission
– Independent Rear Suspension
FourTrax Rancher AT with Power Steering
Features & Options
– Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
– 2WD/4WD with automatic five-speed transmission and EPS
2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher AT TRX420FA – USA Specifications
US MSRP*: See your American Honda dealer for pricing.
Model: TRX420FA / TRX420FPA (with EPS)
Engine Type: 420cc liquid-cooled OHV semi-dry-sump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 86.5mm x 71.5mm
Induction: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI),
34mm throttle bodies
Ignition: Full-transistorized type with electronic advance
Starter: Electric with optional auxiliary recoil
Transmission: Automatic (TRX420FA) / ESP five-speed with Reverse (TRX420FPA)
Driveline: Direct front and rear driveshafts
Front: Independent double-wishbone; 6.3 inches travel
Rear: Independent double-wishbone; 6.3 inches travel
Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Front: 24 x 8-12
Rear: 24 x 10-11
Length: 80.9 inches
Width: 46.1 inches
Height: 45.8 inches
Seat Height: 32.4 inches
Ground Clearance: 9.1 inches
Wheelbase: 49.4 inches
Turning Radius: 10.5 feet
Fuel Capacity: 3.5 gallons, including 1.0-gallon reserve
Colors: Red, Olive, Natural Gear® Camouflage
Curb Weight*: 623 pounds (TRX420FA) / 642 pounds (TRX420FPA)
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.
Meets current EPA and CARB off-road emissions standards.
Recommended for riders 16 years of age and older.
2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher AT TRX420FA – Canadian Specifications
Canadian MSRP* $TBA
Model may not be available in Canada