2016 Honda FourTrax Recon

Sized Right For Versatility.

Every craftsman knows that if you use the right tool for the job, life is a lot easier. But that’s a secret plenty of people forget when they’re looking at utility ATVs. Bigger isn’t always better, but it is usually more expensive and that is why the Honda Recon is going to be the smartest choice lots of ATV riders will ever make.

Why? You see the Recon is a powerful, versatile, rugged ATV with a smaller footprint. Its compact size helps you maneuver through tighter trails some larger ATVs would struggle with. But we’ve equipped this two-wheel-drive workhorse with a specially designed a 250–class engine, engineered for plenty of low-rpm torque and power. And the Recon is even available in two different models: one features our conventional foot-shift ATV transmission, while the Recon ES offers Honda’s Electric Shift Program (ESP), allowing you to upshift and downshift using two handlebar-mounted buttons. And new for 2016, we’ve redesigned the reverse mechanism and parking brake to make them easier to use and more intuitive. Take your pick—with a Honda Recon, you can’t go wrong.

Important Safety Information: Recommended for riders 16 years of age and older. Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owner’s manual thoroughly.

Standard Features

  • NEW REVERSE MECHANISM AND PARKING BRAKE: Mounted up on the left handlebar along with the parking brake, the Recon's reverse lever is tough, simple and easy to use.
  • EFFORTLESS ELECTRIC STARTING: There's no stopping the Honda Recon—at least when it comes to starting. Turn a key, push a button, and you’re off, even in cold weather. A backup recoil starting system (think lawn mower) provides added confidence.
  • SEMI-DRY SUMP ENGINE DESIGN: Compact and lighter-weight, the Recon's semi-dry-sump and overhead valve designs create an engine that's not only shorter from top to bottom, but one that enhances handling by lowering the center of gravity while also increasing ground clearance.
  • UNIQUELY DESIGNED FLOORBOARDS: Both the Recon and Recon ES have uniquely designed floorboards, which allow the rider’s feet to grip the footrests while keeping away mud and debris.
  • STEEL CARGO RACKS: Front and rear steel cargo racks allow payloads of 33 and 66 pounds, respectively.
  • LED TAILLIGHT AND BRAKELIGHT: LED taillight and brakelight for durable, long-lasting lighting.
  • WARRANTY: One year transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • EMISSIONS: Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) off-road emissions standards.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2016
Model FourTrax Recon
Model Code TRX250TMG
Stock Number N/A
Color Red



Front - Dual sealed hydraulic drum

Rear - Sealed mechanical drum


Front - 22 x 7-11

Rear - 22 x 10-9


Length 75.0 inches
Height 42.1 inches
Width 40.7 inches
Weight 434 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Ground Clearance 6.0 inches
Wheelbase 44.5 inches
Turning Radius 8.5 feet
Seat Height 31.2 inches


Transmission Five-speed with reverse
Drive System 2x4
Drive Direct rear driveshaft


Engine 229cc air-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement 229 cc
Bore x Stroke 68.5mm x 62.2mm
Carburetion 22mm carburetor
Fuel Capacity 2.4 gallons, including 0.6-gallon reserve
Ignition CD with electronic advance
Starting Electric with auxiliary recoil
Clutch Automatic



Front - Independent double-wishbone; 5.1 inches travel

Rear - Swingarm with single shock; 4.9 inches travel


Additional Colors Green