The frame of the TRX700XX is constructed of steel with a removable sub-frame; each is extremely durable and strong. Independent double-wishbone front suspension uses steel A-arms and premium shock absorbers featuring two single-rate springs per side. This application of dual springs, a first for Honda, separates the function of each. Both the main spring and the short top spring (second spring) are single rate. Bottoming resistance is provided by the heavier main spring and the top spring adds compliance over small bumps. Together, they achieve what a progressive-rate single spring could have accomplished, but in a lighter, more compact package that takes full advantage of the 10.5 inches of useable suspension travel. Front preload is adjusted with screw-type adjusters. The A-arms are attached to aluminum steering knuckles, which in turn bolt up to aluminum hubs and 10-inch diameter aluminum wheels fitted with 21x7R-10 Dunlop radials.
The aforementioned independent double-wishbone rear suspension, made possible by the innovative centered chain drive system, features steel upper and aluminum lower A-arms. The upper and lower A-arms pivot on sealed needle bearings at the frame and support aluminum knuckles via oil-less bushings. The knuckles attach to steel hubs, and the 11-inch-diameter aluminum wheels sport 22x9R-11 Dunlop radials. The reason for steel hubs: greater resistance to side impacts and side loads. These steel hubs weigh less than an aluminum hub with the same strength characteristics. A non-adjustable rear sway bar attached to the frame and lower A-arms controls excessive roll without compromising the independent action of the IRS. Piggyback reservoir shocks provide 9.3 inches of fully usable travel and feature screw-type preload adjusters. Braking action is supplied by a hydraulic single piston squeezing a 200mm disc. The rear brake assembly is mounted on the rear sprocket receiver andissituated33mmright of the 700XX’s centerline—symmetrically opposed to the location of the sprocket/chain assembly to facilitate equal-length A-arms and drive shafts.
An interesting outgrowth of Honda’s goal to fit the longest A-arms and axle shafts possible is the use of special 11-inch-diameter rear wheels (larger than competitive designs). The larger-diameter wheels allow the knuckles and hubs to reach farther into the wheel cavity, which effectively extends the A-arms and axle shafts to the perimeter of the 700XX’s track width. To maintain strength and light weight, the thickness of the rear-wheel wall varies as it extends from the center plate to the outer ring of the wheel— another Honda ATV first. And here’s another: the fitment of replaceable rim scrapers to remove mud and debris from rear wheels, a feature pioneered on Honda’s popular Foreman and Rincon series.
The TRX700XX shows off its high-performance capabilities with aggressive sports styling. A polyethylene push bar, polypropylene rear A-arm protectors and high-impact urethane frame and engine-case protectors are tough, lightweight and replaceable. A cowl-inte-grated headlight with dual 30-watt bulbs provides superb lighting and a highly visible LED brakelight is the most common view competitive riders will have of the new TRX700XX.
With Honda’s legendary fit and finish, coupled with patented innovations such as center chain drive, plus handling and engine performance unrivaled in the class, the TRX700XX recalibrates the standard by which all other sport ATVs are measured.