2004 Honda TRX450R Review — 4WDirt

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Honda TRX450R

2004 Honda TRX450R 0

A Four-Wheeled CRF?

The all-new TRX450R isn’t just four-wheeler. It is the most highly and rumor-swirled quad of the past 15

In 1989, Honda stopped of its two-… FourTrax 250R. then, quad racers been clamoring for the next-generation model. Why?

Before the four-… revolution, the world-beating was the basis for nearly every racer for almost two decades.

as ATV enthusiasts were brooding the 10th anniversary of the 250R’s Big H unleashed the Sportrax 400EX, a that inherited the R’s awesome manners, but was saddled with a XR400 motor. Honda begrudgingly accepted this model, modified the hell out of it and when a suitable replacement for the FourTrax might arrive.

A newfangled Thumper was inevitable production lines for the CRF450R stoked up in 2002. A serious, racer was not. When the hit, the ATV rumor mill with supposed sightings of aluminum-framed, full-on “RaceTraxes” by Honda’s Uni-Cam motor.

The end of course, is much less but groundbreaking nonetheless. With the 450R, pundits got much of they were looking

What they did get was a motor the motorcycle’s basic architecture, for the rigors of powering a 128-pound-heavier that carries a six-month the motocrosser comes with That said, more RD and testing procedures were to ensure the ATV engine’s longevity.

powerplant looks nearly to the CRF’s, but to deal with the of oil starvation while side-hilling, the cases’ interior webbing was redesigned for the ATV and oil capacity was increased. the only interchangeable parts the bike and quad are their and oil filters. The counterbalanced, SOHC, ATV mill has stronger gears in its box, a beefier clutch a three-ring piston (instead of two smaller steel valves than titanium) in its four-valve a mellower 10.5:1 (instead of compression ratio, a less camshaft, a 1200-rpm-lower redline rpm for the quad vs. the bike’s 12,000 and a 42mm butterfly-type carb throttle-position sensor replaces the racy flat-slide Keihin.

Instead of a motorcycle-style aluminum frame, the new quad motor is in a not-so-radical steel chassis a removable, aluminum subframe. suspension is provided by dual and fully adjustable Showa that generate 8.4 inches of In the only obvious nod to the FourTrax the TRX450 has a similar-looking cast swingarm.

The arm is attached by another piggyback damper, actuated by Honda’s Pro-Link setup, which 9.0 inches of travel. The chassis on a shortish, 49.2-inch wheelbase and out to sportquad-normal 46.3 inches

Looking around the new TRX, the in Honda’s Sportrax line of quads, it’s easy to see how it to Honda’s industry-leading level of and intelligent design. Super-light, aluminum items include the bumper,


Engine 450cc liquid-cooled 4-…

Bore and Stroke: 94.0mm x

Compression Ratio: 10.5:1

Honda TRX450R
Honda TRX450R

Train: Unicam; four-valve

Keihin 42.0mm with TPS

CD with electronic advance


Transmission: 5-speed

O-ring chain

Front Independent double-wishbone with shocks, featuring adjustable preload, rebound and compression 8.4-in travel

Rear Pro-Link with single shock featuring adjustable preload, rebound and compression 9.0-in. travel

Front Dual hydraulic 174mm w/ twin-piston calipers

Rear Brake: Single 190mm disc w/ single-piston

Honda TRX450R
Honda TRX450R
Honda TRX450R
Honda TRX450R
Honda TRX450R
Honda TRX450R
Honda TRX450R
Honda TRX450R

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