2001 Honda 300EX Specsby Lou Martin
Honda's 300EX all-terrain vehicle hit the market for the first time in 1993 and was discontinued in 2008. The 2001 Honda Sportrax 300EX ATV's only difference from the previous model years was the addition of Team Honda-inspired graphics. Available in red color only, the 2001 Honda Sportrax 300EX ATV originally sold for $4,799.
The 2001 Honda Sportrax 300EX features a 282-cc, air-cooled, single overhead cam, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine with 74 mm x 65.5 mm of bore and stroke. The ATV is equipped with an electric starter and solid state CD with electronic advance ignition. A gear-driven counterbalancer that minimized engine vibration provide the 300EX with smooth operation. The 300EX's snorkel-type air intake system is positioned high in the chassis to reduce the amount of engine contamination. The 300EX comes equipped with a five-speed manual transmission with a reverse gear that allows for easy maneuvering in tight spaces.
Honda's 2001 Sportrax 300EX ATV is 67.7 inches long, 43.5 inches wide, 42.7 inches tall and a seat height of 30.3 inches. The ATV features a 45.3-inch wheelbase, a 10.2-foot turning radius and 4.9 inches of ground clearance. The 300EX weighs 377 lbs. and a fuel tank that holds 2.2 gallons with a half-gallon reserve.
Up front, the 2001 Honda Sportrax 300EX is equipped with double-wishbone, five-position, adjustable dual hydraulic shocks with 6.7 inches of travel. On the rear, the 300EX featured a swing-arm adjustable single shock absorber with 7.9 inches of travel. The ATV includes 22 x 7-10 knobby tires up front and 22 x 10-9 knobby tires on the rear to provide durability and solid grip. The 300EX is also equipped with triple hydraulic brakes and a rear brake pad wear indicator.
The 2001 Honda Sportrax 300EX ATV contains several extra features, including a helmet holder, a washable two-stage foam air filter and a handlebar cover. Several accessories are available as well, including a flag kit, a night lite and an ATV cover. The ATV comes equipped with a parking brake, a 60/55-watt halogen headlight, an ergonomically designed riding seat and handlebar controls, switches and International Organization for Standardization-approved warning labels. Maintenance wise, the 2001 300EX contains a maintenance-free battery, a front steel skid plate and rear mud guards. If purchased new, the ATV comes with a six-month transferable warranty. For convenience, the 300EX features dog leg levers with cable adjusters and a dust cover. The 300EX is intended for experienced riders 16-years-old and older.
Lou Martin has been writing professionally since 1992. His work has appeared in the "Los Angeles Times," the "Long Beach Press-Telegram" and the "Deseret Morning News." Martin holds a Bachelor of Science in history and communication.