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TRX500FA 2014 - Here comes the new and improved model.

TRX500FPA Details

Unique Feature

The Hondamatic is extremely efficient, with operating efficiencies ranging from 75-81 percent in full-reduction mode and from 87-92 percent when input and output speeds are the same (1:1 ratio). Versatile rider controls provide a shift lever to select Drive, Low, Neutral, and Reverse.

The Hondamatic uses multi-filtered (one large-capacity filter and three strainers) engine oil as hydraulic fluid, simplifying maintenance and ensuring an adequate oil supply in all operating conditions.

  • Liquid-cooling provides consistent engine operating temperature in extreme conditions for maximum power output and long engine life.
  • Camshaft is located adjacent to the cylinder head, reducing engine height. Together with the external engine-oil tank, engine height is further reduced for a low centre of gravity and excellent handling.
  • Four-valve cylinder head utilises two short pushrods to provide a broad powerband for optimum performance and engine efficiency.
  • Unique dry-sump oiling system attaches the oil tank to the front of the engine cases, lowering engine height and allowing optimum engine placement for excellent ground clearance and superb handling.
  • Standard high-flow oil cooler assures optimal engine lubrication under difficult operating conditions.
  • The multiple scavenging oil system utilizes an oil pump with three sintered steel rotors (one for feed, two for scavenge) to provide a stable oil supply in diverse riding conditions.
  • Unique temperature indicator uses two sensors to monitor both oil and coolant temperature.
  • High-capacity coolant radiator is rated at 17.2 kW for efficient engine cooling in extreme operating conditions.
  • Compact, flat-shaped radiator fan motor is lightweight and contributes to optimum engine placement.
  • Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven counterbalancer reduce vibration.
  • Integral electric carburetor heater system improves driveability and ensures smooth operation in cold conditions.
  • Convenient electric starter, with auxiliary recoil starter and an automatic internal decompression system.
  • Solid-state CD ignition with electronic advance for excellent performance and reliability.
  • Stainless steel exhaust system provides superior corrosion resistance.
  • Closed crankcase vent system safeguards against engine oil contamination.
  • TraxLok is easily engaged by pushing a switch on the right handlebar. An electromagnetic mechanical clutch unit (EMCU) located on the centre of the propeller shaft engages 4WD with a quiet two-way roller clutch. Unlike mechanical designs, TraxLok ensures smooth operation by employing a magnetic switching mechanism that engages when front and rear wheel speeds vary by less than 9 kph.
  • Hondamatic transmission is a continuously variable hydro-mechanical design that eliminates belts altogether. It is compact, quiet, maintenance-free and very rugged. The Hondamatic features true engine braking, unlike conventional belt-driven designs.
  • Dash-mounted knob switches to one of three electronic shifting programs: D1 for maximum performance, D2 for maximum torque, and ESP(r), Honda's exclusive Electric Shift Program. D1 and D2 modes provide continuously variable transmission output; ESP allows the rider to "shift" the Hondamatic with the touch of a thumb using two push-buttons mounted on the left handlebar.
  • Rugged frame and suspension provide 190 mm of ground clearance.
  • Steering mechanism design features light effort and a tight turning radius of 3.29m.
  • Independent double-wishbone front suspension uses premium shock absorbers to provide 170 mm of suspension travel for a plush, comfortable ride.
  • Steel swingarm and dual rear shock absorbers provide 170 mm of suspension travel for superb comfort and compliance.
  • Attractive, large-diameter 12-inch aluminium wheels reduce unsprung weight for excellent ride and handling.
  • Tough, large-diameter 25 x 8-12 front, 25 x 10-12 rear tyres for precise handling.
  • Front hydraulic 180mm disc brakes and sealed rear mechanical drum.
Additional Features
  • Engine design produces low emissions and meets California Air Resources Board (CARB) off-road emissions standards.
  • Multi-function LCD digital instrumentation is compact, tough and waterproof, featuring large readouts for Hondamatic transmission modes, gear selector position, speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer, resettable tripmeter and hourmeter/clock. Instrument housing includes LED lights for reverse, neutral, temperature warning indicator and front differential indicator.
  • Waterproof accessory socket provides 12-volt, 12-amp power with a built-in temperature-type fuse.
  • Large, lightweight plastic fuel tank with 15.9 litres capacity, including 3 litre reserve.
  • Digital fuel gauge.
  • Reusable foam air filter.
  • USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.
  • Powerful, 370-watt AC generator.
  • Tough, 12-amp-hour maintenance-free battery.
  • Triple headlight system with single 45-watt upper light and dual 30-watt lower lights with multi-reflector lenses for optimal light distribution plus a 21-watt stop and taillight.
  • Large front and rear cargo racks are rated at 30 and 60 kilograms respectively.
  • Heavy-duty trailer hitch with towing capacity of 385 kilograms.
  • Total maximum carrying capacity with rider, accessories and cargo is 220 kilograms.
  • Unique rear-opening storage compartment allows access when rack is loaded.
  • Constant-velocity-joint boot guards help prevent damage to boot covers.
  • Keyed ignition switch for added security.
  • Top-mounted choke lever for simple operation.
  • Handlebar switches, controls, indicator lights and warning labels use internationally approved ISO graphic symbols.
  • Standard tool kit includes a tyre pressure gauge.
  • G.V.W.R. is 504 kilograms.
  • Assembled in Timmonsville, South Carolina.
  • Transferable 12-month warranty.
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TRX500FPA Specifications

Engine Type 499cc longitudinally mounted liquid-cooled dry-sump 4-stroke OHV singlecylinder
Bore x Stroke 92mmx 75mm
CompressionRatio 9.2 : 1
MaximumPower 20kW/ 6,500min-1
MaximumTorque 37.9Nm/ 5,500min-1
Ignition Capacitor Discharge (CDI) with electronic advance
Starter Electricwith auxiliary recoil
Transmission Fully automatic hydro mechanical, continuously variable, withelectronic controls.
FinalDrive Directfront and rear driveshafts with TraxLox and torque sensitive front differential
WheelBase (mm) 1286
Seat Height (mm) 861
Ground Clearance (mm) 190
Fuel Capacity (litres) 15.8(including 3.3-litre reserve)
FrontTyre AT25x 8 x 12
Rear Tyre AT25x 10 x 12
FrontSuspension Independent double-wishbone; 170mm travel
Rear Suspension Dual-damper swingarm; 170mm travel
FrontBrakes 180mm dual hydraulic disc with single-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Rear Brakes 180mm single sealed mechanical drum
DryWeight (kg) 273

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