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2004 FourTrax Rancher/FourTrax Rancher AT

Honda Rancher ATThe new Honda FourTrax Rancher AT with SUV styling, larger-displacement engine, GPSCAPE GPS unit on GPS model, and Honda's legendary Hondamatic automatic transmission have made the world's best all-around ATV even better.

Features & Benefits
Unique FourTrax Rancher AT Features

  • All-new 397cc air-cooled OHV four-stroke engine uses Honda's proven longitudinal mounting system for superior drivetrain efficiency.
  • All-new SUV styling for a rugged, adventurous look.
  • GPS model features GPSCAPE(r) GPS to help plan that back-country adventure.


  • Powerful, rugged 397cc OHV air-cooled longitudinally mounted engine allows direct drive-shaft alignment to both front and rear wheels for improved drivetrain efficiency.
  • Overhead-valve design provides compact engine dimensions for improved ground clearance, while maintaining a broad, easy-to-use powerband.
  • 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.
  • Engine design produces low emissions and meets California Air Resources Board (CARB) off-road emissions standards.
  • Integral 20-watt electric carburetor heater improves driveability, ensures smooth operation and provides dependable starting in cold conditions.
  • DC CD ignition with electronic advance for excellent performance and reliability.
  • Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven counterbalancer reduce vibration.
  • Standard oil cooler with cooling fan assures optimal engine lubrication under difficult operating conditions.
  • Closed crankcase vent system safeguards against engine oil contamination.
  • Convenient electric starter, with auxiliary recoil starter and an automatic internal decompression system.
  • Stainless steel exhaust header and muffler for superior corrosion resistance.
  • Powerful, 322-watt AC generator.
  • Reusable foam air filter.
  • TraxLok(tm) system for convenient selection of 2WD or 4WD depending on the conditions.
  • Torque-sensitive limited-slip front differential reduces torque steer for less steering effort.
  • The Hondamatic(tm) automatic transmission utilizes variable hydraulic pressure and mechanical torque amplification to provide seamless power delivery and excellent acceleration. Engine power drives a hydraulic pump. The pump, in turn, drives a hydraulic motor with variable fluid capacity. Utilizing pump and motor pistons and a variable pitch motor-side-swash plate, hydraulic capacity and pressure are varied, producing continuously variable output speed. In addition, torque is increased as output shaft speed is reduced.
  • The Hondamatic is fully sealed, compact and maintenance free, with no belts to wear out and replace.
  • The Hondamatic features true engine braking, unlike conventional belt-drive designs.
  • Honda's exclusive Electric Shift Program(tm) (ESP(tm)) allows the rider the option to "shift" the Hondamatic with the touch of a thumb using two push buttons mounted on the left handlebar.


  • Rugged frame and suspension provide 7.2 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 ride.
  • Steel swingarm and single rear shock absorber provide 5.9 inches of suspension travel for superb comfort and compliance.
  • Triple-sealed front hydraulic drum brakes and sealed mechanical rear drum.
  • Tough, large-diameter, 24 x 8-12 front and 24 x 10-11 rear tires provide excellent ground clearance while maintaining precise handling.

Additional Features

  • GPS model features GPSCAPE GPS unit with easy-to-read LCD readouts. GPSCAPE is contained within the standard meter assembly and features a storage for up to 100 way points, digital compass function indicating traveling direction and an automatic compensating clock. When traveling or returning to a designated way point, GPSCAPE will tell the rider distance and direction from present location.
  • 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, oil temperature warning and TraxLok indicators.
  • Waterproof accessory socket provides 12-volt, 10-amp power with a built-in temperature-type fuse.
  • 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 3.8-gallon capacity.
  • Fuel gauge is standard equipment.
  • Snorkel-type air intake system is specially designed for water crossings.
  • Unique Honda-designed floorboards 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.
  • Combination tail- and brakelight.
  • 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 battery.
  • Durable, comfortable, easy-to-use controls.
  • Keyed ignition switch for added security.
  • Tough engine skidplate for underside engine protection.
  • 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 1068 pounds.
  • Assembled in Timmonsville, South Carolina.
  • Transferable six-month limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • 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, call 1-800-847-HRCA.


  • Model: TRX400FA / TRX400FGA (with GPS)
  • Engine Type: 397cc air-cooled OHV dry-sump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 85mm x 70mm
  • Carburetion: 32mm CV
  • Ignition: DC CDI
  • Starter: Electric with auxiliary recoil
  • Transmission: Fully automatic hydromechanical, continuously variable, with electronic controls
  • Driveline: Direct front and rear drive-shafts with torque-sensing limited-slip front differential
  • Suspension
         Front: Independent double-wishbone; 5.9 inches travel
         Rear: Swingarm with single shock; 5.9 inches travel
  • Brakes
         Front: Triple-sealed hydraulic drum
         Rear: Sealed mechanical drum
  • Tires
         Front: 24 x 8-12
         Rear: 24 x 10-11
  • Length: 80 inches (2031mm)
  • Width: 43.9 inches (1114mm)
  • Height: 45.2 inches (1147mm)
  • Seat Height: 32.4 inches
  • Ground Clearance: 7.2 inches
  • Wheelbase: 49.1 inches
  • Turning Radius: 10.8 feet
  • Dry Weight: 559 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.8 gallons, including 1.1-gallon reserve
  • Colors: Red, Olive, Yellow

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