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2008 Honda TRX700XX Preview



Honda is revolutionizing the sport ATV segment with its all-new 2008 TRX700XX, a four-wheel monster that will certainly turn heads and annihilate the competition with a host of extraordinary features and a design that will leave no one indifferent.

A sizeable surprise
Let me remind you that the Polaris Outlaw was, up until now, the only ATV on the market to combine an independent rear suspension with a manual transmission. The good news is that Japanese manufacturer Honda borrows the recipe for its latest TRX while endowing it with one of the most powerful and capable engines in the industry. The company is making a bold move by offering a package that perfectly fits the mold of an open-class ATV.

The fully independent suspension of the 2008 TRX700XX is comprised of front and rear double wishbones. The aluminum lower A-arms in the back save weight and lower the center of gravity. The adjustable rear shocks are equipped with a piggy-back (external) reservoir. Up front, the sophisticated shock absorbers feature dual single-rate springs for both ride comfort and handling. In addition, this Honda rests on 11-inch aluminum rear wheels, allowing for ideal A-arm angles and low-profile tire compatibility. This sought-after combination gives the TRX700XX a 10.5-inch ground clearance, which is unheard of in the category.

Technology equals efficiency!
The new TRX700XX is motivated by a liquid-cooled 686-cc single-cylinder engine with a high-efficiency dry-sump lubrication system. Its Keihin electronic fuel injection system relies on a 44-mm throttle body for excellent cold-weather starting, lower maintenance and consistent performance at high altitudes. This SOHC mill uses a gear-driven counterbalancer to minimize unwanted vibrations. We should also point out that the TRX700XX offers push-button electric starting, a feature much appreciated on hot summer days.

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