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– 2013 Honda FourTrax Recon ES TRX250TE Review
2013 Honda FourTrax Recon ES TRX250TE
The best ATV value out there…
These days, you have to look hard at every dollar you spend. But there’s a difference between being just being cheap and smart with your money. And smart riders know that when it comes to value, Honda’s Recon is a great investment. Sure, it has an attractive price. But it also offers something nobody else can: Honda quality. And it still has plenty of features too: Its compact size and footprint let it tackle tight trails larger ATVs might find impassable. You get rugged, reliable 2WD performance second to none. And we even have two models to choose from: Our standard Recon comes with a conventional foot-shift ATV transmission, while the Recon ES features our Electric Shift Program (ESP) technology that lets you shift using two convenient handlebar-mounted buttons.
•229cc air-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke engine
•Smaller engine and a more compact footprint
•Honda’s Electric Shift Program (ESP) technology
Since the inception of this classy mid-sized ATV, thousands upon thousands of riders have made the Honda FourTrax® Recon® a best seller, and that’s just the way it should be. A remarkably torquey 229cc OHV engine pumps out delightful levels of performance, while its middleweight size enhances its agile handling traits. With the option of a manual gearbox or Honda’s pushbutton Electric Shift Program (ESP®) the FourTrax Recon continues to deliver just-right performance that gets the job done seven days a week.
2013 Honda FourTrax Recon ES TRX250TE Key Features
Important Safety Information – Recommended for riders 16 years of age and older. Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owner’s manual thoroughly.
Handy Man – With Honda’s optional handlebar-mounted, push-button Electric Shift Program (ESP), quick, crisp gearshifts are just a thumb-tip away.
Fire Power – Hitting the trail or the daily chores is a snap, thanks to the Recon’s convenient and reliable electric starter. There’s an auxiliary recoil starter as well, just in case.
Fuel-Efficient Muscle – The Recon’s overhead-valve design keeps its 229cc engine compact and lightweight, yet surprisingly powerful and very economical.
Accessories as tough as the ATVs they’re on – When you’re riding the best ATV on the planet, only the best accessories will do—Honda Genuine Accessories. These accessories are designed specifically for your Honda vehicle and feature the same quality and durability you’ve come to expect from Honda.
Honda Genuine Accessories – Trailer Hitch Kit with Oil Temperature Light, Soft Rack Bag (front and rear), Fender Bag, Outdoor Cover (XL)
WARRANTY: Because we’re so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine accessories, we’re pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.
2013 Honda FourTrax Recon ES TRX250TE Features and Benefits
Electric Shift Program (ESP) – Flicking between gears should always be this easy. With Honda’s available unique ESP system (ES models only), up- and downshifting is as simple and fast as pushing one of two handlebar-mounted buttons. ESP is also a bonus when riding in heavy or mud/snow-covered boots.
Semi-dry-sump Engine Design – Compact and lighter-weight, the Recon’s semi-dry sump and overhead valve designs create an engine that’s not only shorter from top to bottom, but one that enhances handling by lowering the center of gravity while increasing ground clearance as well.
Shaft Final Drive
Uniquely Designed Floorboards – Both the Recon and Recon ES have uniquely designed floorboards, which allow the rider’s feet to grip the footrests while keeping away mud and debris.
Steel Cargo Racks – Front and rear steel cargo racks allow payloads of 33 and 66 pounds, respectively.
LED Taillight and Brakelight – LED taillight and brakelight for durable, long-lasting lighting.
2013 Honda FourTrax Recon ES TRX250TE – North American Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: $4,199 USD
Canadian MSRP: See dealer for pricing
Engine Type 229cc air-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke 68.5mm x 62.2mm
Induction 22mm carburetor
Ignition CD with electronic advance
Starter Electric with auxiliary recoil
Transmission ESP 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
Length 75.0 inches
Width 40.7 inches
Height 42.1 inches
Wheelbase 44.5 inches
Seat Height 31.2 inches
Ground Clearance 6.0 inches
Turning Radius 8.5 feet
Curb Weight 439 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.
Emissions Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) off-road emissions standards.
Available Colors Red, Olive
Model Id TRX250TE
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.