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2013 Honda TRX400X
2013 Honda TRX400X

– 2013 Honda TRX400X Review

2013 Honda TRX400X

TRX400X is a tough, no-nonsense sport ATV for riders who are tackling demanding trails, and who want the performance and reliability that has made Honda famous. Built around a powerful SOHC, 397cc, air-cooled, dry-sump RFVC engine the chassis offers Baja-ready Pro-Link® suspension with long travel and triple disc brakes. Reverse? It’s standard equipment too. And so is the refinement and comfort that let you spend all day in the saddle.

Aggressive styling, loads of performance and renowned Honda reliability all combine to give the TRX400X near-legendary status among the ranks of sport ATVs. Its bulletproof 397cc RFVC (Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber) engine has earned its place as one of the all-time great engines by offering both power and durability in spades. Yet sophisticated features such as a five-speed transmission plus Reverse and electric starting bolster the fun part of the equation as well. All in all, the TRX400X delivers all the goods for those in search of a performance-packed ATV that also includes Honda’s famed excellence of design.


2013 Honda TRX400X Key Features

New for 2013

– Bold new graphics.

Additional Features

– Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.


2013 Honda TRX400X Features and Benefits

Power you can count on.

The TRX400X’s engine uses a proven, high-performance/low-maintenance Radical Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC) design. It gives you plenty of power, but is also strong enough to stand many seasons’ worth of ATV riding.

Plush Performance.

Long-travel suspension front and rear means the TRX400X can handle the big bumps and whoops, stays hooked up, and doesn’t beat you up in the process.

Triple Disc Brakes – Featuring excellent stopping power and superior feel and feedback, these triple disc brakes (two front, one rear) also run cool. An aluminum rear caliper stay also helps shave weight.

High-Performance 397cc Engine – Bulletproof Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC), ensures maximum combustion efficiency and horsepower. Camshaft timing developed specifically to meet ATV requirements for torque and useable horsepower.

Skidplate Protection – High-impact plastic skidplates protect engine cases, rear-brake disc and drive sprockets from the trials of the trails. It’s all part of Honda’s attention to detail and why your TRX400X is designed to be trouble-free.

Counterbalancer – Some other big singles beat you up with vibration and buzz, but not the TRX400X. A gear-driven counterbalancer minimizes engine vibration for smooth operation.

Snorkel-type Airbox – If you sometimes ride in less-than-ideal conditions, you’ll appreciate the TRX400X’s snorkel-type airbox. Designed to help your engine avoid contamination from water and dirt, you’ll keep going while your buddies are stuck.

Cast-Aluminum Swingarm – One-piece cast-aluminum swingarm is a specially designed piece that optimizes strength, rigidity and durability, but that is still light and which helps reduce unsprung weight.

Competition-Spec Suspension and Chassis – ro-Link® rear suspension features a one-piece cast-aluminum swingarm and fully adjustable large-diameter aluminum-body piggyback Showa® shock delivering 9.1 inches of travel. Triple disc brakes feature superb stopping power and a weight-saving aluminum rear caliper stay.

Reverse – Easy to use reverse for unloading or getting out of tight spots.

Heavy-Duty Clutch – Not just a motorcycle clutch in an ATV engine, the TRX400X’s heavy-duty clutch has 2mm-thick plates that are specially designed to stand up to sport-ATV demands.

Electric Starter – Effortless electric starter makes getting the engine started easy. Even when the engine is cold or at high altitude, all you need to do is push a button.

Important Safety Information – For highly experienced riders only; no operator under age 16. Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owner’s manual thoroughly.


2013 Honda TRX400X – North American Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: $6,399 USD
Canadian MSRP: See dealer for pricing

Engine Type 397cc RFVC™ air-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke 85mm x 70mm
Induction Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 50mm throttle body)
Ignition CD with electronic advance
Starter Electric

Clutch Manual
Transmission Five-speed with Reverse
Driveline O-ring-sealed chain

Front Suspension I ndependent double-wishbone with Showa® shocks, five-position spring-preload adjustability;
8.2 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link® fully adjustable single Showa shock; 9.1 inches travel
Front Brake Dual hydraulic 174mm discs
Rear Brake Single 220mm disc
Front Tire 22 x 7-10 knobby radial
Rear Tire 20 x 10-9 knobby

Length 71.7 inches
Width 45.5 inches
Height 44.0 inches
Wheelbase 47.9 inches
Seat Height 32.8 inches
Ground Clearance 4.1 inches
Curb Weight 408 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 2.6 gallons, including 0.4 gallon reserve
Turning Radius 10.5 feet

Model ID TRX400X
Emissions Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) off-road emissions standards.
Available Color Red

Note For highly experienced riders only; no operator under age 16. Honda recommends that all ATV riders
take a training course and read their owner’s manual thoroughly.
One Year Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.


Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.