2017 Honda Recon

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
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.

2017 Honda Recon Green
Engine Type229cc air-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke68.5mm x 62.2mm
Induction22mm carburetor
IgnitionCD with electronic advance
StarterElectric with auxiliary recoil
Drive Train
TransmissionFive-speed with reverse
DrivelineDirect rear driveshaft
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
Front SuspensionIndependent double-wishbone; 5.1 inches travel
Rear SuspensionSwingarm with single shock; 4.9 inches travel
Front BrakeDual sealed hydraulic drum
Rear BrakeSealed mechanical drum
Front Tire22 x 7-11
Rear Tire22 x 10-9
Length75.0 inches
Width40.7 inches
Height42.1 inches
Wheelbase44.5 inches
Seat Height31.2 inches
Ground Clearance6.0 inches
Turning Radius8.5 feet
Curb Weight434 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity2.4 gallons, including 0.6-gallon reserve
NoteNo operator under age 16. Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owner’s manual thoroughly.
Available ColorsRed, Green
Model IdTRX250TM
Factory Warranty Information
Duration1 year
DescriptionTransferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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