Entry level ATV returns to Honda lineup for 2017
Honda‘s most affordable Utility ATV, the FourTrax Recon, is back and unchanged for the 2017 model year.
At the heart of the Honda Recon is a 229cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke, carbureted engine. The Recon benefits from push-button electric start, though a backup auxiliary recoil starting system is available should you need it.
Honda offers up two Recon models for 2017. The base model is outfitted with a manual-shift transmission, the Recon ES offers up Electric Shift Program (ESP) technology. ESP allows the rider to upshift and downshift with the push of handlebar-mounted up/down buttons.
Controlling the ride is a double-wishbone front suspension (5.1 inches of travel) and swingarm rear suspension with a single shock (4.9 inches of travel). A total of 6.0 inches of ground clearance is available. Stopping power comes courtesy of dual sealed hydraulic drum brakes and a single sealed hydraulic drum brake in the rear.
The 2017 Honda Recon is available in Red or Green and retails for $4,049. You’ll find it in Honda dealerships starting in July.
|Engine Type||229cc air-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore And Stroke||68.5mm x 62.2mm|
|Ignition||CD with electronic advance|
|Starter||Electric with auxiliary recoil|
|Transmission||Five-speed with reverse|
|Driveline||Direct rear driveshaft|
|Chassis / Suspension / Brakes|
|Front Suspension||Independent double-wishbone; 5.1 inches travel|
|Rear Suspension||Swingarm with single shock; 4.9 inches travel|
|Front Brake||Dual sealed hydraulic drum|
|Rear Brake||Sealed mechanical drum|
|Front Tire||22 x 7-11|
|Rear Tire||22 x 10-9|
|Seat Height||31.2 inches|
|Ground Clearance||6.0 inches|
|Turning Radius||8.5 feet|
|Curb Weight||434 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)|
|Fuel Capacity||2.4 gallons, including 0.6-gallon reserve|
|Note||No operator under age 16. Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owner’s manual thoroughly.|
|Available Colors||Red, Green|
|Factory Warranty Information|
|Description||Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.|