Honda 2021 FourTrax Rancher Utility Quad Bike Review

Honda 2021 FourTrax Rancher Utility Quad Bike

Which of our eight 2021 Ranchers will be ideal for you? One can’t go wrong with any of these options, but we’re sure that one will call to you louder than the others. Even so, it’s like being a child in a candy shop since each model includes tough front and rear racks, a big front utility box, broad front drive-shaft protectors, and an easy-to-use reverse mechanism. Plus, our automatic DCT versions have an override shifting mechanism, making this already excellent gearbox even better. This year, there are even some new color options. So, check out the selection, and then get ready to learn why our Honda Ranchers have long been rider favorites.

Honda 2021 FourTrax Rancher Utility Quad Bike – Features and Price

Honda 2021 FourTrax Rancher Utility Quad Bike


The Honda Automated DCT gearbox on the Rancher has sturdy internals, quick shifts, sound control, actual compression-braking capabilities, and an automatic program that upshifts and downshifts while you focus on riding. It’s one of the best options available to you.

Honda’s proprietary Electric Shift Program combines the ease of push-button shifting with the robust construction of a traditional ATV gearbox (ESP). Simply press one button to shift up and one button to move down. It comes in handy whether you’re wearing heavy work boots or overshoes or cycling through muck or snow. Another advantage is that true compression-braking is available for improved speed control while working in hilly terrain.

It’s simple to read and packed with helpful information. Aside from the conventional gear position indicator, speedometer, odometer, trip meter, and hour meter, you also get readouts for fuel level, clock, speed, coolant temperature, and Honda’s “maintenance minder” system (which helps remind you when it’s time to repair your ATV). Except for the starter model, it comes standard with all Ranchers. Rancher IRS versions include disc brakes all around for superior braking capability. The Rancher has an in-tank gasoline pump for cooler pump operation and a longer pump life. We route the power flow straight to the big wheels without any unnecessary right-angle detours in our ATV and side-by-side engines by orienting the crankshaft front to back in the chassis, reducing powertrain friction and hitting more grunt to the ground.

The Rancher’s overhead valve, the semi-dry-sump engine, is compact and lightweight, resulting in a shorter engine from top to bottom. It has two significant advantages: it improves handling by lowering the engine’s center of gravity, and it allows for more ground clearance. Our rock-solid technology lets you instantly switch between 2WD and 4WD, offering you the option of lighter steering (in 2WD) or maximum possible traction (in 4WD) when you need it the most.

The driveshaft guards are another ideal example of how Honda engineers sweat the little stuff to give riders one of the best ATVs on the planet. They’re designed to provide even more protection for the Rancher’s front axles and outboard CV joints.


Everyone who depends on their ATV must count on the precise performance and start in any situation. The Rancher not only ensures trouble-free operation in the cold and at varying altitudes but also reduces emissions and improves fuel efficiency, thanks to Honda Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), which features a 34mm throttle body, 12-hole injector, and an all-new oxygen sensor that allows the fuel mapping to adjust to any riding condition instantly.

Honda 2021 FourTrax Rancher Utility Quad Bike


The Rancher Automatic DCT having Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) has more than eight inches of travel and clearance of nine inches. It has two key advantages: first, it helps to maintain constant tire contact with the ground for more excellent traction; second, it gives a smooth ride through uneven terrain, keeping you from getting battered up along the way.

Electric Power Steering (on Rancher EPS versions) is sensitive to speed and torque, and it excels at reducing steering effort and kickback via the handlebar. When riding in ruts, over rocks, or down long sidehills, it comes in helpful. A specially developed mounting mechanism boosts the strength and rigidity of the EPS unit.

Low-maintenance, yet hygienic, practical, and tried-and-true Shaft drive is the way to go with a motorcycle like this, especially for riders who rack a lot of kilometers. On the trail, lubrication and adjustments aren’t a problem. Furthermore, it aids in the cleanliness of your ATV.

The rear swingarm on some Rancher models has an enclosed, solid-axle construction for strength and stiffness. When towing a high load, the swingarm avoids back suspension squat since the weight is transferred to the axle rather than the rear shock.


The Rancher’s racks are sturdy steel and have a huge flat surface. Even better, they’re built to work with our Honda Pro-ConnectTM system. For added flexibility and convenience, you can quickly attach and detach accessories such as our cargo boxes without using tools.

The ideal size for small items that need to be accessed quickly, such as a cell phone, GPS, mobile device, or a spare pair of gloves. This single lever, which is available on both Automatic DCT and Electric Shift Program (ESP) models, is straightforward and straightforward to use. It’s particularly beneficial when constantly changing from forward to reverse, such as while plowing snow.


A comfortable seat and open rider triangle (bar/seat/pegs) work with the suspension to pamper you. Honda has always prioritized ergonomics, and the Rancher is no exception. It’s pretty comfy because of the thick, long-lasting foam.

Honda 2021 FourTrax Rancher Utility Quad Bike


Our proprietary Honda Phantom Camo® is a treatment that helps your ATV blend into a variety of surroundings, making it a popular choice for many riders.

Honda 2021 FourTrax Rancher Utility Quad Bike – Price

The new Honda 2021 FourTrax Rancher Utility Quad Bike is available at $5,599 only.

Honda 2021 FourTrax Rancher Utility Quad Bike – Technical Specifications


Engine Type 420cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected OHV wet-sump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore snd Stroke 86.5mm x 71.5mm
Induction PGM-FI
Ignition Full-transistorized type with an electronic system
Starter Electric with optional auxiliary recoil
Compression Ratio 9.9:1

Drive Train

Clutch Automatic
Transmission Five-speed manual with reverse
Driveline Direct rear driveshaft

Chassis Suspension Brakes

Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone; 6.69 inches of travel
Rear Suspension Swingarm with single shock; 6.69 inches of travel
Front Brake 190mm Dual hydraulic disc
Rear Brake 160mm Sealed mechanical drum
Front Tire 24 x 8-12
Rear Tire 24 x 10-11


Length 82.8 inches
Width 47.4 inches
Height 46.2 inches
Wheelbase 50 inches
Seat Height 33.7 inches
Ground Clearance 7.2 inches
Curb Weight 580 pounds
Fuel Capacity 3.9 gallons, including 1.3-gallon reserve
Turning Radius 9.2 feet
Front Rack Capacity 66 pounds
Rear Rack Capacity 133 pounds


Model ID TRX420TM1
Emissions Meets current EPA and CARB off-road emissions standards.
Available Colors Red & Olive
Important Safety Information Recommended for riders 16-year of age and older

Factory Warranty Information

One Year Included Transferable, limited warranty
Optional Extended Extended coverage available, including a HondaCare Protection Plan