2006 Honda Fourtrax

The 2006 Honda Fourtrax has all the features you need and more, like four-wheel drive, a torque-sensitive front differential, and the ability to use Honda’s Electric Shift Program.  The sturdy frame and suspension allow for a staggering 7.2 inches of ground clearance. The 10.8-foot turning radius of the steering mechanism makes it easy to maneuver. Quality shock absorbers are used in the independent front double-wishbone suspension to provide 5.9 inches of suspension travel using a double-wishbone design for a comfortable ride.

A single rear shock absorber attached to an all-steel swingarm supplies five and a half inches of suspension travel. With front and rear tires measuring in at 24 x 8-12 and 24 x 9-11, respectively, these large-diameter tires provide enough clearance while maintaining precise handling and braking performance. The hydraulic drum brakes up front are triple-sealed, and the mechanical drum brakes at the back are also sealed.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The overhead-valve design makes the engine more compact, increasing ground clearance while maintaining a broad, easy-to-use power range for greater efficiency. Because it is built into the vehicle, the electric carburetor warming system enhances performance and reliability even when the temperature drops below freezing. A rubber-cushioned engine mounting and a gear-driven counterbalancer decrease vibration. Low engagement points and excellent drivability are just some of these super-heavy-duty automatic clutch features. Standard on all five-speed manual transmissions with Reverse is a low-range first gear.

A torque-sensitive front differential reduces steering effort through the fully automated all-wheel drive. Its electric starter’s automatic internal decompression system and auxiliary recoil starter provide additional simplicity and dependability. There are stainless steel exhaust headers and mufflers for corrosion resistance. Thanks to electrical advancements and CD ignition, you may anticipate a 245-watt alternating current generator with excellent performance and durability.

Electric Shift

The ES model’s Electric Shift Program enables upshifting and downshifting with the push of a button. There is an upshift or downshift button on the left handlebar that allows the rider to shift simply and precisely. The onboard electronic control module monitors four sensors, including engine rpm, countershaft speed, gear position, and shifts spindle angle. This information regulates the speed of the electric shift motor’s gear and clutch engagement. A rider’s riding style influences the rate at which the gears are engaged. The gearbox changes more quickly as the rider’s manner becomes sportier.


Passengers who ride the 2006 Honda Fourtrax at speeds more than two mph may depend on the engine to help slow them down on steep descents. The gearbox cannot be moved from Neutral to First or Reverse to smooth gear changes at high engine speeds. When the engine is running, the ESP is activated. It is not battery-dependent. A manual shift lever may be found in the Rancher(TM) ES tool kit in case the rider requires it.

Floorboards, Engine, Clearance

To keep mud and debris out of the path of the rider’s feet, all Ranchers feature Honda-designed floorboards. Torque-sensitive front differentials are utilized to reduce steering effort. The 329cc OHV air-cooled OHV engine with longitudinal installation allows direct driveshaft alignment to both the front and rear wheels, increasing total drivetrain efficiency. For optimal ground clearance and handling, the engine height may be decreased by using a dry-sump oiling system, which houses an oil tank within the engine cases. A conventional oil cooler with a cooling fan guarantees that the engine is adequately lubricated under difficult running conditions.


The engine design produces low emissions by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Digital instrumentation with LCDs that performs several functions is compact in size, robust construction, and water-resistant. On top of that, it has large displays for things like gear position and a timer/hour meter/clock. LED lights, among other things, illuminate the instrument casing to alert the driver to the Reverse, Neutral, and oil temperature warning signals. An additional plug with a temperature-type fuse in a waterproof container provides 12-volt, 10-amp power. SUVs have a rugged, adventure-ready aspect because of their design. The front and rear of the car include large baggage racks that can hold 66 and 133 pounds of luggage, respectively. Towing capacity is 850 pounds with this heavy-duty trailer hitch.

Specifications of the 2006 Honda Fourtrax

  • Height: 44.3 in
  • Length: 78.1 in
  • Width: 45.0 in

Engine type: 329cc air-cooled OHV dry-sump

Fuel Capacity / Gas Tank Size: 3.4 g

2006 Honda Fourtrax

2006 Honda Fourtrax Service Manual

These manuals go through every aspect of how the vehicle operates. The 2006 Honda Fourtrax repair manual must be present when making all repairs to the ATV.

  • Introduction
  • Safety Restraints
  • Instrumentation
  • Before Driving
  • Starting and Operating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Servicing
  • Customer Assistance
  • Index

The service manuals for the 2006 Honda Fourtrax are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s operation.

2006 Honda Fourtrax — Owner’s Manual

When consumers purchase a 2006 Honda Fourtrax, they found a Honda ATV manual containing all the required information for future maintenance, vehicle operation, and features.

  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Record

While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 2006 Honda Fourtrax provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.