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Model Year 2000

The innovative Foreman ES with Electric Shift Program showcases Honda's legendary performance and durability with unmatched ease of operation.

Four Trax Foreman ES


Additional Features
Available Accessories

Features & Benefits


  •  ESP™ (Electric Shift Program) features push-button upshifting and downshifting. The rider shifts simply and precisely with the press of the upshift or downshift buttons mounted on the left handlebar. An onboard  electronic control unit (ECU) monitors information from four sensors—engine rpm, countershaft speed, shift drum position, and shift spindle angle—to control the speed of the shift. Clutch engagement speed varies according to rider style; the transmission shifts more quickly when riding style turns sporty. A neutral lockout at speeds greater than 2 mph ensures available engine braking when descending hills. To ensure smooth shifting, the transmission cannot be shifted from neutral to first gear or reverse gear at engine speeds above 3000 rpm. ESP is not dependent on battery condition, operating whenever the engine is running. Should the rider ever need to shift manually, the Foreman ES is also equipped with an auxiliary shift arm in the tool kit.

  • Powerful, rugged, OHV air-cooled 432.6cc engine—the largest-displacement engine ever in a Honda ATV—is longitudinally mounted for improved drivetrain efficiency.

  • Overhead-valve design offers a wide, easy-to-use powerband and compact engine dimensions.

  • Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven counterbalancer reduce vibration.

  • ATV-mounted carburetor electric heater system improves drivability and ensures smooth operation in cold conditions.

  • Snorkel-type air intake system is specially designed for water crossings.

  • Closed crankcase vent system safeguards against engine oil contamination.

  • USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler is constructed of stainless steel.

  • Super-heavy-duty automatic clutch with a low, 1750-rpm engagement point for excellent drivability and towing capacity.

  • Five-speed transmission with reverse includes an ultra-low first gear.

  • Full-time four-wheel-drive.

  • Maintenance-free shaft drive with limited-slip front differential routes power directly from the longitudinally mounted engine without inefficient directional changes.

  • Convenient electric starter, with auxiliary recoil starter and an internal automatic decompression system.

  • Wet sump with large, 3-quart capacity.

  • High-flow oil cooler with cooling fan helps control engine temperatures.

  • DC CD ignition with electronic advance for excellent performance and reliability.

  • Powerful, 310-watt AC generator.


  • Rugged frame and suspension provide an exceptional 7.7 inches of ground clearance.

  • Independent double-wishbone front suspension uses Showa shock absorbers to give 5.9 inches of travel.

  •   Steel swingarm and dual Showa rear shock absorbers give 5.9 inches of travel.

  • Rugged, large-diameter, 25 x 8-12 front, 25 x 10-12 rear tires provide added ground clearance while maintaining precise handling.

  • Steering mechanism design features light effort and a tight turning radius of 11.5 feet.

  • Dual sealed front hydraulic drum brakes and sealed rear mechanical drum.

  • Tires designed especially for the Foreman ES provide excellent traction and durability.

Additional Features

  • Large cargo racks front and rear allow payloads of 66 and 132 pounds respectively.

  • Heavy-duty trailer hitch with towing capacity of 850 pounds.

  • Large, lightweight plastic fuel tank with 3.2-gallon capacity.

  • Fuel gauge is standard equipment.

  • Unique rear-opening storage compartment allows access when rack is loaded.

  • Reusable foam air filter.

  • Triple-headlight system with single 45-watt upper light and dual 25-watt lower lights.

  • Multi-function LCD digital meter is compact, tough and waterproof, featuring large readouts for gear position, speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, and hourmeter/clock. Meter housing includes LED lights for reverse, neutral, and oil temperature warning indicators.

  • Waterproof accessory socket provides 12-volt, 10-amp power with a built-in temperature-type fuse.

  • Uniquely designed floorboards, a Honda first, allow the rider's feet to grip the footrests while keeping mud and debris off of the rider's feet.

  • Standard over-fenders give excellent mud protection.

  • Thickly padded seat provides all-day comfort.

  • Large mud flaps keep dirt and debris off of the rider.

  • Constant-velocity-joint boot guards help prevent damage to boot covers.

  • Maintenance-free battery.

  • Durable, comfortable, easy-to-use controls.

  • Keyed ignition switch for added security.

  • Triple skidplates.

  • Easy-to-use parking brake.

  • Top-mounted choke lever for simple operation.

  • Handlebar switches, controls and warning labels use internationally approved ISO graphic symbols.

  • Standard tool kit includes a tire pressure gauge.

  • G.V.W.R. is 1078 pounds.

  • Assembled in Timmonsville, South Carolina.

  • Transferable six-month limited warranty.

Available Accessories

  • Flag kit.

  • Work stand.


  • Model TRX450ES

  • Engine Type 433.0cc air-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke

  • Bore and Stroke 90mm x 68mm

  • Carburetion 32mm CV

  • Ignition DC CD with electronic advance

  • Starter Electric with auxiliary recoil

  • Clutch Automatic

  • Transmission Electric, five-speed with reverse and ultra-low first gear

  • Driveline Direct front and rear drive-shafts with
    limited-slip front differential

  • Suspension Front: Independent double-wishbone;
    5.9 inches travel

  • Rear: Swingarm with dual shocks; 5.9 inches travel

  • Brakes
    Front: Dual sealed hydraulic drum
    Rear: Sealed drum

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

  • Length 77.2 inches

  • Width 45.5 inches

  • Height 45.0 inches

  • Seat Height 33.8 inches

  • Ground Clearance 7.7 inches

  • Wheelbase 50.0 inches

  • Turning Radius 11.5 feet

  • Dry Weight 586.0 pounds

  • Fuel Capacity 3.2 gallons, including 0.7-gallon reserve

  • Colors Olive, Yellow, Red


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