Back in 1970, Honda introduced its first ATV. It was 3-wheel vehicle. Ever since, Japanese manufacturer remains in top of this segment. Now, with larger lineup, it is dominating. New machines for next year are introduced, and among others, there is one special model. The 2017 Honda Foreman 4×4 will be the base ATV, with excellent tuning and features list. However, higher trims are going to offer a lot more. There are also Rubicon, automatic versions, with DCT or without. For upcoming season, there is new bodywork and other minor design tweaks, making Foreman 4×4 refreshed.
2017 Honda Foreman 4×4 engine
The 2017 Honda Foreman is using lightweight 475 cc liquid-cooled engine. It is coming with OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke system. Drivetrain is shorter than before. However, center of gravity is lower, ground clearance is larger, and overall handling is better. Crankshaft is oriented front to back, so power loss is cut to minimum. Also, rear swingarm is improved for better towing. Suspension is enabling smoother ride over bumps and tough terrain. New Foreman 4×4 is more fuel- and nature-friendly. Lower emission is improved thanks to ECU system.
2017 Honda Foreman 4×4 features
As for many other ATVs in Honda lineup, electric power steering is offered with new Foreman 4×4. This can help riders, especially on hills, in both ways, up or downhill. Strength and rigidity are boosted by this feature. Furthermore, there is TraxLok system on the handlebar. There, rider can select between 2WD and 4WD, or lighter steering and high traction. We already said 2017 Honda Foreman 4×4 is capable of towing. Additionally, steel carriers are installed behind the seat. Positioned at 34 inches, plush saddle is using soft foam, making it more comfortable. On the front of ATV is assist light. Instrument panel can show more than standard. There are time information, water temperature, or maintenance monitor.
2017 Honda Foreman 4×4 price
Base price of the 2017 Honda Foreman 4×4 is $7,200. However, there are higher trims and additional options for this ATV. Electric shift program and power steering raise the value for around $900. There are also 30 more accessories items, which can be built on new Foreman 4×4.