2008 Honda Foreman 500 ES/4X4 Specs & Review


Identification
Model Type  Utility
BASE MSRP(US) $6,799.00
Warranty  12
Engine:
Engine Type  Single-Cylinder
Cylinders  1
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Valve Configuration  OHV
Displacement (cc/ci)  475.3 / 28.99
Horsepower 27 HP
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Engine Oil Capacity (Draining) 2.4 liters (2.5 US qt)
Engine Oil Capacity (Disassembly) 3.0 liters (3.2 US qt)
Recommended Oil Pro Honda GN4 or HP4 4-stroke oil : 10W-40
Transmission:  
Transmission Type Manual / Automatic
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Shaft
Reverse  Yes
Wheels & Tires:  
Front Tire (Full Spec) KT 181: 25 x 8-12
Rear Tire (Full Spec) KT 185: 25 x 10-12
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Dual Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type  Mechanical Sealed Drum
Technical Specifications:  
Wheelbase (in/mm)  50.9 in / 1,292 mm
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.2 / 15.8
Seats:  
Seat Height (in/mm)  33.9 / 860
Number Of Seats  1
Drive Line:  
Driveline Type Selectable 2X4/4X4
Number Of Driveline Modes  2
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Measurements:
Overall Length 2,109 mm (83.0 in)
Overall Width 1,188 mm (46.8 in)
Overall Height 1,181 mm (46.5 in)
Wheelbase 1,287 mm (50.7 in)
Ground Clearance 190 mm (7.5 in)
Seat Height 860 mm (33.9 in)
Footpeg Height FM/TM/FPM: 349 mm FE/FPE: 340mm
Weights:
Curb Weight FM: 620 lbs FE: 624 lbs FPM: 637 FPE: 639 lbs
Maximum Weight Capacity 220 kg (485 lbs)
Suspension:
Frame Type Double Cradle
Front Suspension Type Double Wish Bone
Front Wheel Travel 170 mm (6.7 in)
Front Damper Double Tube
Rear Suspension Type Swingarm
Rear Wheel Travel 170 mm (6.7 in)
Rear Damper Double Tube
Tires and Rims:
Front Tire Size AT 25 X 8-12
Rear Tire Size AT 25 X 10-12
Front Rim Size 12 X 6.0 AT
Rear Rim Size 12 X 7.5 AT
Front Tire Brand KT 181
Rear Tire Brand KT 185
Brakes:
Front Brake Hydraulic Disc Brake
Rear Brake Mechanical Drum Brake
Fuel Tank:
Fuel Tank Capacity (Full) 15.8 Liters (4.17 US Gal)
Fuel Tank Capacity (Reserve) 3.3 Liters (0.9 US Gal)
Engine:
Cylinder Arrangement Single Cylinder, longitudinal
Bore and Stroke 92 x 71.5 mm (3.62 X 2.81 in)
Displacement 475.3 cc (28.99 cu-in)
Compression Ratio 8.3 : 1
Valve Train OHV
Cooling System Air Cooled
Engine Dry Weight 121.7 lbs
Clutch:
Clutch System Centrifugal and Multi-plate, Wet
Clutch Operating System Automatic
Transmission:
Transmission Type Constant Mesh, 5-speeds + Reverse
Primary Reduction 2.103 (61/29)
Final Reduction 3.153 (41/13)
Gear Ratios: 1st 4.231 (55/13)
2nd 2.389 (43/18)
3rd 1.609 (37/23)
4th 1.179 (33/28)
5th 0.848 (28/33)
Reverse 5.600 (28/15 x 39/13)
Gearshift Pattern R-N-1-2-3-4-5
Electrical:
Ignition System DC-CDI
Starting System Electric Starter Motor and Recoil Starter
Charging System Triple Phase Output Alternator
Regulator / Rectifier FET Shorted, Triple Phase Full-Wave
Lighting System Battery