Honda Announces 2013 Off-Road Models Part II

July 3rd, 2012 by Jason Giacchino

 
 
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When Honda released word of their 2013 ATV model lineup, we were excited but fearful- many of our all-time favorite models were suspiciously absent. Most years we might just chalk this up as a partial press release but in these tough times, some manufacturers are going as far as to hold off on certain model imports until current inventories are liquidated.

Fortunately Honda has alleviated our concerns with a follow-up press release confirming that several staple ATV and UTV models will indeed be arriving on US shores shortly.

“This new release once again demonstrates the broad capabilities of Honda’s ATV and MUV product line,” says Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “These four machines—the TRX450R, TRX400X, TRX250X and Big Red—all hit distinctly different segments of the off-road market, yet each is outstanding in its class and they all remain extremely popular.”
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TRX450R: A winner, plain and simple
By winning races in virtually every form of ATV racing as well as racking up a string of exciting victories in the grueling Baja 1000, the Honda TRX450R has rightfully earned a place far above all others in its class. At the same time, this race-proven durability makes it a great match for recreational riders as well. So no matter what you may plan for your weekend of riding, you’ll surely find the TRX450R comes out as a winner, plain and simple. Price/Availability: TBD

 TRX400X: A legend in its own time

Aggressive styling, loads of performance and renowned Honda reliability all combine to give the TRX400X near-legendary status among the ranks of sport ATVs. Its bulletproof 397cc RFVC (Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber) engine has earned its place as one of the all-time great engines by offering both power and durability in spades. Yet sophisticated features such as a five-speed transmission plus Reverse and electric starting bolster the fun part of the equation as well. All in all, the TRX400X delivers all the goods for those in search of a performance-packed ATV that also includes Honda’s famed excellence of design. Price: TBD. Availability: Fall 2012

TRX250X: Longtime favorite for beginners and experienced riders

Aggressive, race-inspired styling gives the fun-to-ride midsized TRX250X a distinctly sporty look. Yet thanks to its torquey powerplant and Honda’s innovative and easy-to-use SportClutch™ along with other great features, this versatile machine remains a favorite among beginners as well as longtime riders. Price: TBD. Availability: Fall 2012

Big Red: Working hard, day in and day out

The Big Red MUV has a reputation for being a hard-working machine that’s way ahead of all other options. And that’s a standing it’s earned the old-fashioned way—out in the field, working day in and day out. Multiple patents and numerous automotive-based technology features add to Big Red’s superior handling, secure feel and comfortable ride. Yet it works harder than ever, thanks to its 675cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine, excellent load-carrying and towing capacities, sophisticated suspension, comfortable bench seat and a Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) that meets OSHA requirements. Price: $11,699 – $12,299. Availability: August 2012
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