1998 Honda Recon Specs

by Derek King

Although Honda is known for developing popular sedans, sports cars and SUVs, the Japanese car company also creates recreational vehicles. The TRX250 Recon is a four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle manufactured by Honda. The 1998 Recon was an ATV suited for off-road recreational activities. Refer to the specifications to learn more about the Honda TRX250 Recon's capabilities.


The 1998 Honda TRX 250 Recon was equipped with a 229-cc, air-cooled, OHV, four-stroke engine with a single, sideways-mounted cylinder. The engine had a bore and stroke of 68.5 mm by 62.2 mm. The Recon used a shaft drive driveline and an automatic clutch. The TRX 250 featured 22-mm piston-valve carburetion and an electric starter with auxiliary recoil. The Recon also used a capacitor discharge ignition with electronic advance.

Transmission and Suspension

The 1998 Honda TRX250 Recon used a five-speed transmission with reverse. The front wheels were fitted with a double-wishbone front suspension, while the rear wheels were equipped with a swingarm real suspension with a single shock. The front wheel travel is 5.1 inches and the rear wheel travel is 4.9 inches. Dual hydraulic drum brakes were installed on the front brakes, while the rear wheels used sealed mechanical drum brakes.


The Recon had an overall length of 70.6 inches, the overall width was 40.7 inches and the overall height was 41.5 inches. The TRX250's seat height was 30.6 inches, while the ground clearance was 6.0 inches. The wheelbase was 44.5 inches while the turning radius was 8.5 feet. The Honda Recon's dry weight was 397 pounds.

Additional Features

The 1998 Honda Recon featured a fuel tank with a 2.4-gallon capacity with a 0.6-gallon reserve. The ATV was available in beige, olive, and red color styles. Provided accessories with the Recon included a work stand, speedometer, ATV cover, flag kit and trailer hitch.

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