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Honda TRX450R

Ride and Race Tested

01, 2004 By Colby Turner

Why Honda bring about kind of attention? Here in the Honda ATVs have always dominated desert grand prixs, and motocross. been to races where all that was there. Honda means success out here.

If in any way associated with Honda, you instant credibility. And with credibility comes a little

With other brands, I secure to call up and say Hey I this. quot or quotI to change this..quot. With I just bit the bullet. I knew the thumb throttle to a twist would make a world of but I was too scared to do it.

Is this Honda’s

I had an interesting opportunity to assist the fire department with the I received a phone call them asking if I could go into a heavily-vegetated area in the River. Apparently a road-grader had gotten stuck trying to a fire line for our firefighters.I was to use the Honda to maneuver though the sand, hills and trees to the situation. Fortunately we got the grader and the back to safety.

The Honda TRX450R however done working. I used the to run the fire line and check on the who lost communications. Everyone safely.


When I the TRX450R out the first few times, I tell right away it was an excellent trail quad. It was comfortable and friendly to get acquainted The Honda was very predictable in all but one — launching steep-faced The front end of the Honda is pretty under these conditions.

with simple throttle that issue is easily

I let both a beginner quad and an amateur quad racer the TRX450R out for a little spin. agreed that the Honda is the most-comfortable sport quad ridden. The racer went on to say how he appreciated the ergonomics of the Honda, since he is a larger rider 200lbs).


The first race for the TRX450R was the technical, whooped mountain-climbing course of Lake Arizona. For this race I the front and rear headlights and front and rear numberplates. it. No custom ergonomic handlebars, no throttle, no after-market anything.

At the of the race I was charging through the picking off a few modified Pro quad here and there. By mile the thumb throttle was starting to its voodoo magic.

Other that, the TRX450 handled predictably through the whoops and speed g-outs. What I enjoyed was climbing up and down the trails. The Honda’s strong, and usable torque was a welcome It definitely has the edge over its competition.

In the end we brought the TRX450R in for a ninth and second place Pro Stock ATV

Our second challenge for the Honda was a Prix in Tucson Arizona. It be a one-hour event filled mx, trail, and high-speed desert I put the front headlight back on for looks and that concluded my tech adjustments. With a position off the start, the TRX450R all but two quads at one point.

I noted how the Honda attacked both man-made and natural whoops. On the 1/2 mile and 3/4 mile straight-aways the was no slouch.

Honda TRX450R

We were able to upper 70’s mph. In the section the TRX took on doubles grace and ease. Even on a double in which I came up a short, the TRX450R was very and the suspension went to work.

Eventually, the red quad came the finish line first in the Pro class and fifth overall out of fifty seasoned racers!

The and final challenge for the TRX450R in Puerto Penasco Mexico. would be a true test of the durability. With 110-degree and 112 miles of whoops, silt and we would definitely set a benchmark for reliability. The Honda pulled all day long, carving through the sand like any metaphor care to add. That front end was something of beauty facing endless miles of whoops.

If I couldn’t get the TRX450R on top of the whoops, I just floated the end over the whoops like in the old three wheeler days. stopping to help a fallen with about fifteen to go, the red quad took the checkers a very respectable first in Pro ATV and fifth overall out of nearly quads.


I only had one problem and one about the Honda TRX450R. The one I encountered was when something got the fuel line system. It a couple of tries and then air to clear an obstruction. What the was we still don’t know but glad it’s gone. of advice; if your TRX450R great on a flat road sputters out in a wash, in whoops or at higher rpms, first the air filter to see if it’s clean.

up the octane and quality of fuel. change the spark plug. check the fuel lines and the in the carburetor. If this doesn’t fix problem, you can’t be on a Honda.

My only complaint is that a quad like the Honda still comes with a throttle. With that it’s a small price to


it’s technical, high long mileage, or motocross, quad and the right rider can win it all stock . Honda is a conservative They let science and history for themselves. Comfort, performance,

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