Rancher 4x4 ES/FourTrax Rancher 4x4
The 2003 FourTrax Rancher 4x4 ES with Honda's revolutionary
Electric Shift Program (ESP) and Honda FourTrax
Rancher 4x4 are full-sized 4WD ATVs--designed for
the rider who demands Honda's legendary innovation,
proven 4WD durability and unparalleled performance.
Features & Benefits
ES model features ESP(r) (Electric Shift Program)
for 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 module (ECM) monitors information from
four sensors--engine rpm, countershaft speed,
gear position, and shift spindle angle--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 battery-dependent, operating
whenever the engine is running. Should the rider
ever need to shift manually, the Rancher(tm)
ES is also equipped with an auxiliary shift
lever in the tool kit.
Torque-sensing front differential provides power
to the wheel with the most traction while reducing
Powerful, rugged OHV air-cooled 329cc longitudinally
mounted engine allows direct drive-shaft alignment
to both front and rear wheels for improved drivetrain
Unique dry-sump oiling system places the oil
tank inside the engine cases, lowering engine
height and allowing optimum engine placement
for excellent ground clearance and superb handling.
Standard oil cooler with cooling fan assures
optimal engine lubrication under difficult operating
Closed crankcase vent system safeguards against
engine oil contamination.
Overhead-valve design provides compact engine
dimensions for improved ground clearance while
maintaining a broad, easy-to-use power band.
Integral electric carburetor heater system improves
driveability and ensures smooth operation in
Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven
counterbalancer reduce vibration.
Super-heavy-duty automatic clutch with a low
engagement point for excellent driveability
and towing capability.
Five-speed transmission with reverse includes
an ultra-low first gear.
Full-time four-wheel-drive with torque-sensing
front differential for reduced
Convenient electric starter, with auxiliary
recoil starter and an automatic internal decompression
Stainless steel exhaust header and muffler for
superior corrosion resistance.
CD ignition with electronic advance for excellent
performance and reliability.
Powerful, 245-watt AC generator.
Reusable foam air filter.
frame and suspension provide an exceptional
9.7 inches of ground clearance.
Steering mechanism design features light effort
and a tight turning radius of 10.8 feet.
Independent double-wishbone front suspension
uses premium shock absorbers to provide 5.9
inches of suspension travel for a plush, comfortable
Steel swingarm and single rear shock absorber
provide 5.9 inches of suspension travel for
superb comfort and compliance.
24 x 8-12 front, 24 x 9-11 rear tires provide
excellent ground clearance while maintaining
Triple-sealed front hydraulic drum brakes and
sealed mechanical rear drum.
Engine design produces low emissions and meets
California Air Resources Board (CARB) off-road
ES model has multi-function LCD digital instrumentation
that is compact,
tough and waterproof,
featuring large readouts for gear position,
speedometer, odometer, resettable tripmeter
and hourmeter/clock. Instrument 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
Large cargo racks front and rear carry payloads
of 66 and 133 pounds respectively.
Heavy-duty trailer hitch with towing capacity
of 850 pounds.
Large, lightweight plastic fuel tank with 3.4-gallon
Fuel gauge is standard equipment.
Snorkel-type air intake system is specially
designed for water crossings.
ES version features uniquely designed floorboards,
a Honda first, which allow the rider's feet
to grip the footrests while keeping mud and
debris away from the rider's feet.
Unique rear-opening storage compartment allows
access when rack is loaded.
Thickly padded seat provides all-day comfort.
Standard over-fenders give excellent mud protection.
Twin-headlight system with 30-watt bulbs features
multi-reflector lenses for optimal light distribution.
USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.
Constant-velocity-joint boot guards help prevent
damage to boot covers.
Tough 12 amp-hour maintenance-free
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 1045 pounds TRX350FE / 1034 pounds
Assembled in Marysville, Ohio.
Transferable six-month limited warranty.
Ownership includes one-year complimentary Membership
in the Honda Rider's Club of America(tm). Benefits
include discounts, travel benefits, roadside
assistance and much more. For HRCA(r) details,
TRX350FE (with ESP) / TRX350FM
Engine Type: 329cc air-cooled OHV dry-sump
longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 78.5mm x 68mm
Carburetion: 32mm CV
Ignition: CD with electronic advance
Starter: Electric with auxiliary recoil
Transmission: ESP five-speed with reverse
(TRX350FE) / Five-speed with reverse (TRX350FM)
Driveline: Direct front and rear drive-shafts
with torque-sensing front differential
Suspension Front: Independent double-wishbone;
5.9 inches travel
Suspension Rear: Swingarm with single
shock; 5.9 inches travel
Brakes Front: Triple-sealed hydraulic
Brakes Rear: Sealed mechanical drum
Tires Front: 24 x 8-12
Tires Rear: 24 x 9-11
Length: 78.1 inches
Width: 45.0 inches
Height: 44.3 inches
Seat Height: 32.4 inches
Ground Clearance: 9.7 inches
Wheelbase: 49.1 inches
Turning Radius: 10.8 feet
Dry Weight: 535 pounds (TRX350FE) / 524
Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gallons, including
Colors: Red, Orange, Olive