2012 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4x4 ES with Electric Power SteeringHonda Australia announces the new model release of its ATV; the TRX500FM. Showing off a host of upgrades, the TRX500FM along with variants, the TRX500FPM and the TRX500FPE are due in Honda Dealerships nationally later this month.

Designed to lighten the hardest days work, these four-wheeled machines combine a new engine, a re-engineered chassis and upgraded styling in one easy to handle package.

It’s a Honda and these new ATV models come with the Honda guarantee of the highest quality, durability and reliability.

The all-new liquid-cooled, 475cc single-cylinder, OHV four-stroke engine with a higher compression ratio and 6% more torque delivers plenty of hard-working power.

Also new is the fuel injection system which features a 36mm throttle body and provides instant throttle response, consistent performance at high altitude, hassle-free cold-weather starting and increased fuel efficiency (approximately 7%).

2012 Honda FourTrax Foreman 4x4 ES

The new rear suspension system combines a new steel swingarm design with a single high-quality shock absorber to produce supple, well-controlled travel. And braking power to match is ensured with new, larger 196mm dual front hydraulic disc brakes.

Although designed for hard work, styling is important and the new releases feature new body styling with a tough, rugged and more aggressive look, featuring large oversized fenders front and rear for exceptional mud and splash protection.

A new multi-function LCD digital meter is compact, tough and waterproof, and features large readouts for fuel gauge, gear position, speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, hourmeter and oil change reminder.

The TRX500FPM and FPE have the added benefit of Honda’s revolutionary Electric Power Steering (EPS) which guarantees easier, more responsive handling while the TRX500FPE also has optional Electric Gear Shift (ESP).

All three variations of this new 500cc class ATV sport TraxLoxTM system allowing the ATV to switch between 4WD and 2WD mechanically to make tackling difficult terrain simpler.

Honda’s ATVs are renowned for their practicality and reliability and these 2012 new releases will not disappoint.

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