2009 Honda FourTrax Rancher Features

Over the years, the ready-and-willing Rancher has proven itself a dependable partner from sunup to sundown, whether the day calls for work or for fun.

New for 2009

  • New Black color joins Red and Olive

Unique Features

  • 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.
  • Specially designed floorboards on all Ranchers allow the rider's feet to grip the footrests while helping keep mud and debris away.


  • Efficient 420cc longitudinally mounted engine boasts exceptional horsepower and torque and eliminates 90-degree power transfers (see Technology Section).
  • 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.
  • Convenient electric starting with optional recoil starter and an automatic internal decompression system.
  • Washable foam air filter for easy maintenance and consistent performance.
  • Stainless-steel exhaust header and muffler for superior corrosion resistance.
  • Full transistor ignition with electronic advance for excellent performance and reliability.
  • Powerful, 343-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 brake for strong stops.

Additional Features

  • Combination LED stoplight 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 3.6-gallon capacity.
  • Fuel gauge is standard equipment.
  • Snorkel-type air-intake system is specially designed to resist water.
  • Unique rear-opening 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, three-chamber 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.
  • Assembled in Timmonsville, South Carolina.
  • Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • When you buy a new Honda Powersports Product, you may be eligible to receive a complimentary one year membership in the Honda Riders Club of America, which includes an exclusive Members-only magazine, rider training benefits, access to the Members-only Clubhouse website and much more. Some limitations apply. For more information on the HRCA, log on to hrca.honda.com.

Honda Genuine Accessories

  • Flag Kit.
  • Recoil Starter.
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