ES model features
Electric Shift Program (ESP(R))
for push-button upshifting and
downshifting. The rider shifts
simply and precisely with the
press of the upshift or downshift
button mounted on the left handlebar.
An onboard electronic control
module (ECM) monitors information
from four sensors--engine rpm,
countershaft speed, gear position
and shift spindle angle--to control
the speed of the electric shift
motor's gear and clutch engagement.
speed varies according to rider
style; the transmission shifts
more quickly when riding style
turns sporty. A neutral lockout
at speeds greater than 2 mph ensures
available engine braking when
To maintain smooth
shifting, the transmission cannot
be shifted from Neutral to First
gear or Reverse gear at engine
speeds above 3000 rpm. ESP is
not battery-dependent, operating
whenever the engine is running.
Should the rider ever need to
shift manually, the Recon(R) ES
is also equipped with an auxiliary
shift lever in the tool kit.
Both the Recon
ES and Recon feature the high-performance
cylinder head from the TRX(TM)250EX
for increased performance.
An oil cooler
is standard equipment on both
Recon ES and Recon models, ensuring
optimal engine temperatures under
difficult operating conditions.
Both the Recon
and Recon ES have uniquely designed
floorboards, which allow the rider's
feet to grip the footrests while
keeping mud and debris away from
the rider's feet.
The Recon ES
features a gear indicator along
with Neutral and Reverse lights.
ES ATV Engine/Drivetrain
OHV air-cooled 229cc engine is
longitudinally mounted to allow
direct driveshaft alignment to
rear wheels for fewer frictional
with light throttle control offers
good engine response and excellent
design offers a wide, easy-to-use
powerband and compact engine dimensions.
vent system safeguards against
engine oil contamination.
engine mounting reduces vibration.
spark arrester/muffler is constructed
of stainless steel.
starter with auxiliary recoil
Wet sump with
CD ignition system
with electronic advance features
an rpm limiter for added durability.
with Reverse and automatic clutch
on the Recon.
ES ATV Chassis/Suspension
Front and rear
suspension has been upgraded for
more comfortable all-day riding.
shaft drive routes power directly
from the longitudinally mounted
engine without inefficient directional
front suspension gives 5.1 inches
and single rear shock absorber
give 4.9 inches of travel.
Dual sealed front
hydraulic drum brakes and sealed
mechanical rear drum.
aggressive tread patterns for
SUV styling for
a rugged, adventurous look.
Meets 2006 EPA
and CARB emissions levels.
designed seating and control layouts
provide a comfortable operating
position for a wide range of rider
Large cargo racks
front and rear allow payloads
of 33 and 66 pounds, respectively.
plastic fuel tank with 2.4-gallon
air-intake system is specially
designed for water crossings.
system with 25w lights.
LED tail- and
Neutral and Reverse
lights on standard-shift model
switch for added security.
kit includes a tire-pressure gauge.
GVWR is 816 pounds
for TRX250TE / 807 pounds for
Timmonsville, South Carolina.
six-month limited warranty; extended
coverage available with a Honda
Purchase of a
new, previously unregistered Honda
unit by an individual retail user
in the United States qualifies
the owner for a one-year complimentary
membership in the Honda Rider's
Club of America(TM) (HRCA(R)).
Benefits include online access
to the Honda Common Service Manual,
six issues of the bimonthly Honda
Red Rider(TM) magazine, travel
discounts, trip routing, MSF reimbursement,
plus access to the HRCA Web site
Look for the HRCA support team
at select off-road events across
the country. For details on the
HRCA, dealers should call (310)
783-3958, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.