2014 Honda FourTrax Recon

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Compact but strong, the Honda FourTrax Recon is a tough ATV that is able to deal well enough even with the tougher terrains.

This 2WD ATV is propelled by a 229 cc, air-cooled, OHV, longitudinally mounted, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the ATV is offered with a choice of two transmissions. The first one is a conventional foot-shift transmission, while the second is Honda’s Electric Shift Program (ESP) which gives you the possibility to thumb-shift using two handlebar buttons.

For enhanced practicality, the ATV is equipped with front and rear steel cargo racks which allow payloads of 33 and 66 pounds, respectively.

The Honda FourTrax Recon weighs 432 pounds (wet) and is fitted with a 2.9 gallons fuel tank.

As far as prices are concerned, the Honda FourTrax Recon can be yours for no less than $3,949 and comes with 1 year limited warranty.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Honda FourTrax Reacon.


Honda FourTrax Recon

Big where you need it, not where you don’t.

You don’t need a sledgehammer to hang a picture, and that same philosophy applies to ATVs. So Honda built the Recon, a powerful ATV with a smaller footprint. Equipped with a 250cc-class engine, this 2WD workhorse delivers seamless, reliable power right when you need it. Its compact size helps you tackle those tighter trails some larger ATVs may struggle with. And it’s even available in two different models: with Honda conventional foot-shift transmission, or the Recon ES with Honda’s Electric Shift Program (ESP), allowing you to thumb-shift using two handlebar buttons. So if you’re looking for a hard-working, hard-playing ATV with a smaller stature, look no further than the Recon.

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.

2014 Honda FourTrax Recon Key Features:

Honda FourTrax Recon

Push-button shifting.

The Recon ES features Honda’s Electric Shift Program, allowing you to easily up- and down-shift with your thumb using two buttons conveniently located on the handlebars.

A head start.

Honda FourTrax Recon

With the press of a button, Recon is up and running, thanks to an effortless electric start. But that’s not the only way to get going, as the Recon also has an auxiliary recoil starter.

2014 Honda FourTrax Recon Features and Benefits:

Honda FourTrax Recon

Just the right package of size, power, and agility.
Like all Honda utility ATVs, the Recon features a strong, longitudinal single-cylinder engine, for a lower center of gravity and reduced friction. It also uses shaft final drive, for mile after mile of reliable, trouble-free operation. Because the Recon is an agile 2-wheel-drive model, light steering and nearly effortless handling are standard equipment. Yes, the Recon is light and compact. But its eager engine makes it surprisingly strong in performance—just what you’d expect from a Honda.

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.

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.


Engine TypeAir-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
TransmissionFive-speed with reverse
DrivelineDirect rear driveshaft
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 Weight432 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, Olive
Factory Warranty1 year, transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

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