2012 Honda FourTrax Foreman EPS Introduced

Set to arrive at dealerships across the US at the same time as the new Gold Wing touring motorcycle, specifically in May 2011, the new Foreman line of ATVs comes bearing a host of performance upgrades for 2012, but with pricing yet to be disclosed.

A new liquid-cooled 475cc single-cylinder OHV four-stroke engine joins the introduction of a new fuel injection system with 36mm throttle body for instant throttle response.

The rolling chassis has been re-engineered as well, featuring an all-new and lighter rear suspension system incorporating a single, high-quality shock, plus a shorter wheelbase for agile handling and a tighter turning radius.

The new line of ATVs also offer a wide variety of choices in configuration including manual shifting or Honda’s renowned Electric Shift Program (ESP) that delivers push-button convenience for shifting, plus the option of Electric Power Steering (EPS). There is also a new body styling with a more aggressive look, featuring large oversized fenders front and rear for exceptional mud and splash protection.

Other highlights include a new multi-function LCD digital meter that is compact and waterproof, and features large readouts for fuel gauge, gear position, speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, hourmeter and oil change reminder. Meter housing includes LED lights for Reverse, Neutral, oil temperature and front differential indicator.

“This pair of 2012 new-model releases really illustrates the great diversity we have in styles of machinery for Honda customers,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “Both the Gold Wing and Foreman serve as the newest extensions of incredibly popular models that have built up large and loyal fan bases in their respective fields over the years. The Gold Wing now expands its reputation as the premier touring motorcycle in the world, while the Foreman is the newest iteration in a full line of machines built to work—but are also ready to lead the way to good times when a day off comes around."
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