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FourTrax Rancher ES/FourTrax Rancher

Rancher Blue
Rancher Blue

Rancher Olive
Rancher Olive

Rancher ES Red
Rancher ES Red

The all-new 420cc fuel-injected Rancher 2WD models--available with manual shifting or Honda’s exclusive Electric Shift Program--are here and ready to take the legendary Rancher to a new level of performance.

Features & Benefits

New for 2007

- New, larger 420cc liquid-cooled engine for increased power.
- New fuel-injection system for consistent performance at high altitude, improved cold-weather starting, and increased power.
- New dual front disc brakes for improved braking performance in all conditions.
- New body style incorporates flowing fenders with integrated headlights and LED taillight for a rugged adventurous look.
- New Blue color.

Unique features

- Brand-new, rugged OHV liquid-cooled fuel-injected 420cc longitudinally mounted engine allows direct driveshaft alignment to rear wheels for improved drivetrain efficiency.
- Large radiator with cooling fan ensures optimal engine cooling under difficult operating conditions.
- Closed crankcase vent system safeguards against engine oil contamination.
- ES model features Electric Shift Program (ESP™) 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 maintain 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 Rancher® ES is also equipped with an auxiliary shift lever in the tool kit.
- Unique Honda-designed floorboards on all Ranchers allow the rider’s feet to grip the footrests while keeping mud and debris away.


- All-new 420cc longitudinally-mounted engine boasts more horsepower and torque and eliminates 90-degree power transfers.
- Overhead-valve design provides compact engine dimensions for improved ground clearance while maintaining a broad, easy-to-use powerband.
- Keihin fuel-injection system provides crisp performance and ensures trouble-free operation in cold conditions and changing altitudes.
- 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.The manual-shift model uses a foot-operated pedal. The Rancher ES model incorporates Honda’s exclusive ESP for easy shifts with the push of a handlebar-mounted button.
- Convenient electric starting with optional recoil starter and an automatic internal decompression system.
- Washable air filter for easy maintenance and consistent performance.
- Stainless-steel-exhaust header and muffler for superior corrosion resistance.
- Three-chamber muffler baffling uses no packing material that can blow out. Provides long-lasting performance.
- Full transistor ignition with electronic advance for excellent performance and reliability.
- Powerful, new 300-watt AC generator.
- Large 7.2-liter airbox with reusable foam air filter provides more air to the engine for increased performance.


- Rugged frame and suspension provide an exceptional 6.5 inches of ground clearance.
- Steering-mechanism design features light effort and a tight turning radius of 8.9 feet.
- Independent double-wishbone front suspension uses premium shock absorbers to provide 6.3 inches of suspension travel for a plush, comfortable ride.
- Steel swingarm and single rear shock absorber provide 6.3 inches of suspension travel for superb comfort and compliance.
- Tough, large-diameter 24x8-12 front and wide 24x10-11 rear tires provide added ground clearance while maintaining precise handling.
- Dual hydraulic front disc brakes and sealed mechanical rear drum brakes for strong stops.

Additional Features

- Engine design produces low emissions and meets EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) off-road emissions standards.
- ES model has multifunction LCD digital instrumentation that is compact, tough and waterproof, featuring large readouts for gear position, speedometer, odometer, resettable tripmeter and hourmeter. Instrument housing includes indicator lights for Reverse, Neutral, oil-temperature and fuel-injection.
- Combination LED stop- and taillight.
- Optional waterproof accessory socket provides 12-volt, 10-amp power with a built-in temperature-type fuse.
- 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 3.7-gallon capacity.
- Fuel gauge is standard equipment.
- Snorkel-type air-intake system is specially designed to resist water.
- Under-seat storage compartment allows access when rack is loaded.
- Thickly padded seat provides all-day comfort.
- Large fenders give excellent mud protection.
- Twin-headlight system with 30-watt bulbs features multireflector lenses for optimal light distribution.
- USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler designed for quiet operation without wool packing for long-lasting performance.
- Tough 12-amp-hour maintenance-free battery.
- Durable, comfortable, easy-to-use controls.
- Keyed ignition switch for added security.
- Full-length synthetic lower skidplate with integrated front brush guard.
- Easy-to-use parking brake.
- Handlebar switches, controls and warning labels use easy-to-understand graphic symbols.
- Standard equipment includes a tire-pressure gauge.
- GVWR is 1034 pounds (TRX420TE)/1032 pounds (TRX420TM).
- FourTrax® Rancher ES (TRX420TE) and FourTrax Rancher (TRX420TM) assembled in Timmonsville, South Carolina.
- Transferable six-month limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
- Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda ATV by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider’s Club of America® (HRCA®). Benefits include online access to the Honda Common Service Manual, six issues of the bimonthly Honda Red Rider™ magazine, travel discounts and trip routing, plus access to the HRCA Web site ( Look for the HRCA support team at select off-road events across the country. For details on the HRCA, dealers should call (310) 783-3958, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

Available accessories

- Flag Kit.


Model: TRX420TE (with ESP) / TRX420TM
Engine Type: 420cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected OHV wet-sump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 86.5mm x 71.5mm
Induction: Keihin 34mm throttle-body fuel-injection system
Ignition: Full transistor with electronic advance
Starter: Electric with optional auxiliary recoil
Clutch: Automatic


TRX420TE: ESP five-speed with Reverse
TRX420TM: Five-speed with Reverse
Driveline: Direct rear driveshaft


Front: Independent double-wishbone; 6.3 inches travel
Rear: Swingarm with single shock; 6.3 inches travel


Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Rear: Sealed mechanical drum


Front: 24x8-12
Rear: 24x10-11

Length: 80.9 inches
Width: 46.1 inches
Height: 45.2 inches
Seat Height: 32.4 inches
Ground Clearance: 6.5 inches
Wheelbase: 49.4 inches
Turning Radius: 8.9 feet

Dry Weight

TRX420TE: 525 pounds
TRX420TM: 522 pounds

Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gallons
Colors: Red, Olive, Blue

Recommended for riders 16 years of age and older.

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