– 2017 ATV Models HP & TQ / Weight & Performance Comparison Review with Power-to-Weight Ratio Ratings –
I get asked on a daily basis “What is the horsepower and torque rating for this ATV / Four Wheeler?” as Honda doesn’t publish their horsepower numbers so it can be difficult to track down the correct HP figures for a certain model. There are documents sent to the dealer though that list these numbers. After a little digging, I was able to grab the HP numbers for each of Honda’s 2017 ATV models. This information is all directly from Honda, not a 3rd party that is giving it their best guess etc.
I’ve also broken down the power-to-weight ratio for each ATV as that will give you an idea of the performance between each four wheeler more so than just comparing horsepower numbers. Weight comes into play as you can have an ATV model that makes 10 more horsepower than another but weigh 600 pounds more which cancels out some of the added power when comparing the performance as far as acceleration etc.
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What does this Honda ATV get fuel consumption wise? How many MPG or miles per tank etc? Those are some other questions I’m commonly asked and this information is slightly more difficult to come by since there’s a lot of variables that come into play. Some ATVs will be missing their miles per gallon rating below, check back shortly for those but until then I’ve got the majority of them broken down.
When reading the numbers below, keep in mind this is what Honda stamps on each models MSO / MCO. What is an MSO / MCO? Please see bottom of page for explanation.
Any of the number surprising to you guys? Any 2017 ATVs that you thought made more horsepower than what they really do?
* Models in RED are clickable links for more detailed specs on the model, pictures, videos etc. There will be no 2017 TRX450R / TRX400X Race & Sport ATV so I have included the last model year which was 2014 for comparison with the other current models for 2017.
|Model Year||Model Name / Miles Per Gallon||Horsepower||Torque (ft/lb)||Weight||Power-to-Weight Ratio|
|2017||TRX90X||6.6 HP @ 7,500 RPM||4.9 TQ @ 5,500 RPM||262 lbs||.025|
|2017||TRX250X||16.8 HP @ 6,500 RPM||13.7 TQ @ 5,000 RPM||384 lbs||.043|
|(2014)||TRX400X||34.1 HP @ 7,000 RPM||26.4 TQ @ 6,000 RPM||408 lbs||.083|
|(2014)||TRX450R (TRX450ER)||42.6 HP @ 7,500 RPM||30.1 TQ @ 6,500 RPM||388 lbs||.109|
|2017||Recon 250 (TRX250TM1) / 29.4 MPG||15.6 HP @ 6,500 RPM||13.7 TQ @ 5,000 RPM||434 lbs||.035|
|2017||Recon ES 250 (TRX250TE1) / 29.4 MPG||15.6 HP @ 6,500 RPM||13.7 TQ @ 5,000 RPM||441 lbs||.035|
|2017||Rancher 420 (TRX420TM1) / 41.4 MPG||26.6 HP @ 6,250 RPM||24.6 TQ @ 5,000 RPM||573 lbs||.046|
|2017||Rancher 420 (TRX420FM1) / 41.4 MPG||26.6 HP @ 6,250 RPM||24.6 TQ @ 5,000 RPM||608 lbs||.043|
|2017||Rancher ES 420 (TRX420FE1) / 41.4 MPG||26.6 HP @ 6,250 RPM||24.6 TQ @ 5,000 RPM||626 lbs||.043|
|2017||Rancher DCT EPS 420 (TRX420FA2) / 41.4 MPG||27 HP @ 6,250 RPM||24.6 TQ @ 5,000 RPM||639 lbs||.042|
|2017||Rancher DCT IRS 420 (TRX420FA5) / 41.4 MPG||27 HP @ 6,250 RPM||24.6 TQ @ 5,000 RPM||672 lbs||.040|
|2017||Rancher DCT EPS IRS (TRX420FA6) / 41.4 MPG||27 HP @ 6,250 RPM||24.6 TQ @ 5,000 RPM||686 lbs||.039|
|2017||Foreman 500 (TRX500FM1) / 33.6 MPG||28.7 HP @ 6,250 RPM||28 TQ @ 5,000 RPM||630 lbs||.045|
|2017||Foreman ES EPS (TRX500FE2) / 33.6 MPG||28.7 HP @ 6,250 RPM||28 TQ 5,000 RPM||646 lbs||.044|
|2017||Rubicon EPS 500 (TRX500FM6) / 33.6 MPG||28.7 HP @ 6,250 RPM||28 TQ @ 5,000 RPM||690 lbs||.041|
|2017||Rubicon DCT 500 (TRX500FA5) / 33.6 MPG||28 HP @ 6,250 RPM||28 TQ @ 5,000 RPM||703 lbs||.039|
|2017||Rubicon DCT EPS 500 (TRX500FA6) / 33.6 MPG||28 HP @ 6,250 RPM||28 TQ @ 5,000 RPM||719 lbs||.038|
|2017||Rubicon Deluxe DCT EPS 500 (TRX500FA7) / 33.6 MPG||28 HP @ 6,250 RPM||28 TQ @ 5,000 RPM||712 lbs||.039|
|2017||Rincon 680 (TRX680FA)||38.5 HP @ 6,000 RPM||36 TQ @ 5,000 RPM||657 lbs||.058|
Going back to what I mentioned up top about the MSO / MCO for each ATV. MSO = Manufacturers Statement of Origin / MCO = Manufacturers Certificate of Origin. This is what Honda sends to the dealer for each model with the VIN listed as well as other pertinent information on that specific unit. This is the only place where Honda mentions the horsepower rating as well for each and every single ATV, Side by Side, Motorcycle, Scooter etc. This document is what will turn into your title when you purchase that unit if you live in a title state for an off-road machine (Some states don’t title off-road units).
Keep in mind these horsepower ratings will be different from what you may see if you’re looking for 2017 Honda ATV dyno numbers. You have different styles of dyno machines that will read differently and there are a lot of factors that go into those details but that is another 10 page novel on its own haha. Not only do you have different variables in dyno styles but then you also have the difference between measuring horsepower at the crank / flywheel versus true WHP (Wheel horsepower).
* I am human, sometimes I do make mistakes and in return have a typo here and there. If you see a model that’s weight etc is incorrect, please don’t post a hateful comment below about it. Please comment below and let me know and or send me an email to Kevin@HondaProKevin.com
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