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.

  • 2014 Honda FourTrax Recon
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  • Engine:
    Air-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
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  • Displacement:
    229 cc
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2014 Honda FourTrax Recon Exterior
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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:

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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.

2014 Honda FourTrax Recon Exterior
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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:

2014 Honda FourTrax Recon Exterior
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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 Type Air-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement 229cc
Bore and Stroke 68.5mm x 62.2mm
Induction 22mm carburetor
Ignition CD with electronic advance
Starter Electric with auxiliary recoil
Clutch Automatic
Transmission Five-speed with reverse
Driveline Direct rear driveshaft
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 432 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.
Available Colors Red, Olive
Factory Warranty 1 year, transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Price $3,949
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