The innovative Foreman ES with Electric Shift
Program showcases Honda's legendary performance
and durability with unmatched ease of operation.
Features & Benefits
ESPͺ (Electric Shift Program) features push-button
upshifting and downshifting. The rider shifts simply
and precisely with the press of the upshift or downshift
button mounted on the left handlebar. An onboard
electronic control unit (ECU) monitors information
from four sensors-engine rpm, countershaft speed,
shift drum angle, and shift spindle angle sensors-to
control the speed of the electric shift motor's
gear and clutch engagement. Gear 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
battery-dependent, 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 433cc engine
is longitudinally mounted for improved drivetrain
Overhead-valve design offers a wide, easy-to-use
powerband and compact engine dimensions.
Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven
counterbalancer reduce vibration.
Integral electric carburetor heater system improves
driveability and ensures smooth operation in cold
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.
Maintenance-free shaft drive with limited-slip
front differential routes power directly from the
longitudinally mounted engine without inefficient
Convenient electric starter, with auxiliary recoil
starter and an internal automatic decompression
Wet sump with large, 3-quart capacity.
High-flow oil cooler with cooling fan helps control
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
mechanical rear drum.
Tires designed especially for the Foreman ES provide
excellent traction and durability.
Large cargo racks front and rear allow payloads
of 66 and 133 pounds respectively.
Heavy-duty trailer hitch with towing capacity
of 850 pounds.
Large, lightweight plastic fuel tank with 3.2-gallon
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
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
Constant-velocity-joint boot guards help prevent
damage to boot covers.
Durable, comfortable, easy-to-use controls.
Keyed ignition switch for added security.
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.
Engine Type: 433cc air-cooled OHV longitudinally
Bore and Stroke: 90mm x 68mm
Carburetion: 32mm CV
Ignition: DC CD with electronic advance
Starter: Electric with auxiliary recoil
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
Front: Dual sealed
Rear: Sealed drum
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
Colors: Olive, Yellow, Red
Recommended for riders 16 years of age and older.