Honda FourTrax 300 Specificationsby Michael G. Sanchez
The Fourtrax 300 was Honda's entry-level utility quad. Featuring a heavy-duty steel frame, a proven single-cylinder engine and aggressive all-terrain tires, it was well-suited for both recreation and work applications. 2000 was its final year of production. It was replaced by the similar but more powerful Fourtrax 350 the following year.
Ready for Rough Use
The Fourtrax 300 was motivated by 282 cc, four-stroke engine. It had a bore and stroke of 74 mm and 65.5 mm, respectively. The single-overhead-cam, air-cooled motor used a 32 mm piston-valve carburetor and a solid-state, digital ignition with electronic advance. A gear-driven counter-balancer helped make power delivery smooth and easy to manage. A snorkel-type air intake provided for operation in wet and muddy terrain. The FourTrax 300 sent power to the ground via a five-speed transmission with extra-low first and reverse gears.
The FourTrax 300 was considered a full-size quad. It measured 75.2 inches in length, 42.4 inches in height and 45.6 inches in width. It sat on a 48.8-inch wheelbase. It had a dry weight of 487.2 pounds. It provided 6.3 inches of ground clearance and had an 8.2-foot turning radius. For carrying gear and supplies, the quad offered a 2.4-gallon rear storage compartment, along with front and rear tie-down racks.
Hungry for the Trails
The FourTrax 300 featured a time-tested suspension configuration. It consisted of an independent double-wishbone with Arvin shock absorbers in the front and a swingarm setup -- also with an Arvin shock -- in the rear. Suspension travel was 5.1-inches all around. The Honda sat on 23 x 8-11 front tires and 25 x 11-9 rear tires. It had dual-sealed hydraulic drum brakes in the front and single-sealed mechanical drum brakes in the back. Dual skid plates protected the quad's underside.
Pricing and Colors
The 2000 FourTrax 300 was available in red, olive and beige. It had an manufacturer's suggested retail price of $4,399.