No Honda ATV has diff lock, they have the TraxLok and torque-sensitive front differential which does not work like lockers, its still a one wheel drive front end. It tries to send power to the front wheel with the most traction.
Diff lock ,locks the front end solid and both wheels turn no matter what.
Only Honda,s SXS,s has diff lockers not their ATVs.
Their almost the same machine but the Rancher is a smaller mid sized chassis while the Foreman if a full sizes chassis.
The foreman has more load and tow capacity and larger 25" wheels.
That's why the Foreman cost more then a Rancher because its more beefy of a machine.
On tight trails you may have more fun on the more nibble Rancher, its still a larger chassis ATV the your Recon. Strange why Honda puts small 24" tires on a 420cc 4x4.
2001 Yellow 500 H.O
No Plastic roll cage
5.25 gas tank.
2007 350 Grizzly