A Honda Rancher is all about what Honda does best—combining innovation with proven performance. Now, which Rancher is right for you?
Programmed Fuel Injection: Being able to count on crisp performance and starting under any conditions is a must for anyone who depends on their ATV. Thanks to Honda's Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)—featuring a 34mm throttle body, 12-hole Denso injector, and an oxygen sensor that allows the fuel mapping to instantaneously adjust to any riding condition—the Rancher not only ensures trouble-free operation in the cold and at varying altitudes, it reduces emissions and enhances fuel efficiency.
TraxLok® Selectable 2WD/4WD: Our rock-solid system lets you choose either 2WD or 4WD instantly, giving you the freedom to choose between lighter steering (in 2WD) and maximizing available traction (in 4WD) when you need it most.
Semi-Dry-Sump Engine Design: Compact and lighter-weight, the Rancher’s overhead-valve, semi-dry-sump design creates an engine that's shorter from top to bottom. That returns two big benefits: it enhances handling by lowering the engine's center of gravity, and it also allows for better ground clearance.
Shaft Drive: Clean, efficient, proven, low-maintenance. Shaft drive is the perfect choice for a machine like this, and for riders who pile on the miles. You never have to worry about lubrication or adjustment out on the trail. And an added plus: it helps keep your ATV cleaner, too.
Longitudinal Engine Layout: By orienting the crankshaft front to back in the chassis in our ATV and side-by-side engines, we route the flow of power straight to the wheels without any unnecessary right-angle detours, reducing powertrain friction and putting more grunt to the ground.
Swingarm Rear Suspension: On select Rancher models, the rear swingarm incorporates an enclosed, solid-axle design for strength and rigidity. When you need to tow a heavy load, the swingarm eliminates rear suspension squat as the load is placed on the axle itself, not on the rear shock.
Reverse Lever: The Rancher’s reverse lever is simple, easy and intuitive to use.
A Comfortable Seat: A plush seat and open rider triangle (bar/seat/pegs) teams up with the suspension to really treat you right. Superior ergonomics have always been a Honda priority, and the Rancher is no exception. With thick, soft foam, it’s exceptionally comfortable.
In-Tank Fuel Pump: The Rancher incorporates an in-tank fuel pump for cooler pump operation, and long pump life.
Digital Instruments: Easy to read and full of the information you want. In addition to the standard gear position indicator, speedometer, odometer, trip meter, and hour meter—you get readouts for fuel level, clock, water temperature, speed and Honda’s “maintenance minder” system (to help remind you when it’s time to have your ATV serviced). Comes with all Ranchers except base model.
Engine Type: 420cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected OHV wet-sump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke: 86.5 mm x 71.5 mm
Induction: Keihin® 34 mm throttle-body fuel-injection system
Ignition: Full-transistorized type with electronic advance
Starter: Electric with optional auxiliary recoil
Compression Ratio: 9.9:1
Transmission: Five-speed with Reverse
Driveline: Direct front and rear driveshafts with TraxLok® and torque-sensitive front differential
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
Front Suspension: Independent double-wishbone; 6.69 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Swingarm with single shock; 6.69 in. travel
Front Brakes: 190 mm Dual hydraulic disc
Rear Brakes: 160 mm Sealed mechanical drum
Front Tires: 24 x 8-12
Rear Tires: 24 x 10-11
Length: 82.8 in.
Width: 47.4 in.
Height: 46.2 in.
Wheelbase: 49.9 in.
Seat Height: 33.7 in.
Ground Clearance: 7.2 in.
Curb Weight: 608 lb. (includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity: 3.9 gal., including 1.3-gal. reserve
Turning Radius: 9.2 ft.
Model ID: TRX420FM1
Emissions: Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions standards.
Available Colors: Red, Olive, Orange
Note: No operator under age 16. Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owners manual thoroughly.
Factory Warranty Information
One Year: Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan