Nov. 01, 2005 By ORC STAFF

Here you go. Honda has a solid lineup of four wheelers and let's face it, they are the big dog in the market place. Many of the models are unchanged, based on tried and true power plants and concepts from nearly a decade ago. Other models have been updated and highly refined. So let's take a look at the Red Riders.



Utility ATV
FourTrax Foreman Rubicon
FourTrax Foreman ES
FourTrax Foreman S
FourTrax Foreman
FourTrax Rancher 4x4 ES
FourTrax Rancher 4x4
FourTrax Rancher ES
FourTrax Rancher
FourTrax Recon

Sport ATV
Sportrax 400EX
Sportrax 300EX
FourTrax 90


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Features & Benefits


  • Lightweight, OHV, air-cooled 229cc engine is longitudinally mounted to allow direct drive-shaft alignment to rear wheels for fewer friction losses.
  • 22mm carburetor with light throttle control offers good engine response and excellent fuel economy.
  • Overhead-valve design offers a wide, easy-to-use powerband and compact engine dimensions, with a light weight of 77.6 pounds.
  • Closed crankcase vent system safeguards against engine oil contamination.
  • Rubber-cushion engine mounting reduces vibration.
  • USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler is constructed of stainless steel.
  • Automatic cam chain tensioner reduces maintenance.
  • Convenient electric starter with auxiliary recoil starter.
  • Wet sump with 1.6-quart capacity.
  • CD ignition system with electronic advance features an rpm limiter for added durability.
  • Five-speed transmission with reverse and automatic clutch.


  • Lightweight double-cradle steel chassis.
  • Maintenance-free shaft drive routes power directly from the longitudinally mounted engine without inefficient directional changes.
  • Independent double-wishbone front suspension gives 5.1 inches of travel.
  • Steel swingarm and single rear shock absorber give 4.9 inches of travel.
  • Dual sealed front hydraulic drum brakes and sealed mechanical rear drum.
  • Tires feature aggressive tread patterns for excellent traction.

Additional Features

  • Ergonomically designed seating and control layouts provide a comfortable operating position for a wide range of rider sizes.
  • Large cargo racks front and rear allow payloads of 33 and 66pounds respectively.
  • Large, lightweight plastic fuel tank with 2.4-gallon capacity.
  • Snorkel-type air intake system is specially designed for water crossings.
  • Storage compartment has 6.2-liter capacity.
  • Dual-headlight system with 30-watt lights.
  • Maintenance-free battery.
  • Powerful, 130-watt AC generator.
  • Reusable foam air filter.
  • Neutral and reverse lights.
  • Durable, comfortable, easy-to-use controls.
  • Keyed ignition switch for added security.
  • Easy-to-use parking brake.
  • Standard tool kit includes a tire pressure gauge.
  • G.V.W.R. is 800 pounds.
  • Assembled in Timmonsville, South Carolina.
  • Transferable six-month limited warranty.

Available Accessories

  • Flag kit.
  • Work stand.
  • Trailer hitch.


Model: 2001 TRX250
Engine Type: 229cc air-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 68.5mm x 62.2mm
Carburetion: 22mm piston-valve
Ignition: CD with electronic advance
Starter: Electric with auxiliary recoill
Clutch: Automatic
Transmission: Five-speed with reverse
Driveline: Maintenance-free shaft drive
Front Suspension: Independent, double-wishbone with hydraulic shocks; 5.1-inch travel
Rear Suspension: Swingarm with single hydraulic shock; 4.9-inch travel
Front Brakes: Sealed dual hydraulic drums
Rear Brakes: Sealed drum
Front Tires: 22 x 7-11
Rear Tires: 22 x 10-9
Length: 70.6 inches
Width: 40.7 inches
Height: 41.5 inches
Wheelbase: 44.5 inches
Seat Height: 30.6 inches
Ground Clearance: 6.0 inches
Turning Radius: 8.5 feet
Dry Weight: 397.0 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 2.4 gallons, including 0.6-gallon reserve
Colors: Beige, Red, Olive
Specifications and availability subject to change without notice. Dealers set actual prices.

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