Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon Joins New Model Release For 2012

October 2011 Powersport News

To add to the extensive list of models available for the 2012 season, Honda announces another release for 2012, the much-praised FourTrax Foreman Rubicon ATV. The FourTrax Foreman Rubicon joins the comprehensive assortment of 2012 Honda street bikes and off-road machines that offer multiple choices to fill just about every niche in today's riding scene.


"The FourTrax Foreman Rubicon fills out the amazingly broad range of ATVs Honda has to offer in 2012 and it is now available," Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino said. "The FourTrax Foreman Rubicon along with the Rincon cap off the full-size multi-purpose ATV lineup with two distinctly different alternatives, while the FourTrax Foreman, Rancher and Recon families offer a wide variety of hard-working and recreational options. Add to that an incredible array of sport ATVs ranging from the rider-friendly TRX90X to the Baja-winning TRX450R plus the hard-working Big Red MUV and you see a lineup that places Honda at the head of the four-wheel category. We now see that the industry is turning the corner as sales continue to improve and we've been working hard to get our dealer network placed in a position with great products at a high value. We believe that consumers will respond to the many options they can choose from and will enjoy once they enter a Honda showroom."


FourTrax Foreman Rubicon: Loaded with Technology and Off-Road Prowess

The FourTrax Foreman Rubicon has earned a stellar long-standing reputation for its off-road capabilities and for good reason. Its proven, beltless, continuously variable Hondamatic automatic transmission with true engine braking is efficient, maintenance-free and extremely rugged. Add in a torque-sensitive front differential along with Honda's TraxLok selectable 2WD/4WD system plus the option of electric power steering and it's easy to see why the Rubicon remains the machine of choice among riders in search of an especially capable off-road ATV.

Price: $7,899-8,899

Availability: October, 2011


2012 FourTrax Foreman Rubicon/FourTrax Foreman Rubicon with Electric Power Steering Specifications



TRX500FA / TRX500FGA (with EPS and GPS)

Engine Type:

499cc liquid-cooled OHV dry-sump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore and Stroke:

92.0mm x 75.0mm


36mm constant-velocity carburetor


CD with electronic advance


Electric with auxiliary recoil


Fully automatic hydro-mechanical, continuously variable with electronic controls


Direct front and rear driveshafts with TraxLok and Torque-Sensitive Front Differential


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


Front: 180mm front discs with single-piston calipers
Rear: Sealed mechanical drum


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


83.0 inches


46.8 inches


46.4 inches

Seat Height:

33.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.5 inches


50.6 inches

Turning Radius:

10.8 feet

Towing capacity:

850 pounds

Fuel Capacity:

4.0 gallons, including  0.7-gallon reserve


Red, Olive, Natural Gear Camouflage

Curb Weight*:

639 pounds (TRX500FA) / 655 pounds (TRX500FGA)

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel--ready to ride.
Meets current CARB and EPA off-road emissions standards.
Recommended for riders 16 years of age and older.


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