There’s an old saying that goes like this: “Bigger is not necessary better!” It’s proven that extra power can create an adrenaline rush but they also create the eventual loss of control if done without masterful experience and ability. The major question is: Do we need all this power? I have trail-tested the new Honda TRX420 and I was surprised by its power, agility and low centre of gravity. We’re talking about a well-balanced ATV; capable of fun for a “newbie” or a neophyte, but more importantly, it’ll make you happy while you’re riding it.
Those who read my articles know how much fun I’ve had in the past on the smart little TRX250. My photographer used it to follow me around and even though we rarely performed maintenance on it, we never had to spend any money on it either. Back then, I liked racing after the bigger, more powerful units, just for the fun of it. I could ride easily through tight winding trails because of its light weight and maneuverability. My friends hated the fact that they could only catch me on the straight portions of the trails. When I straddled the new Honda TRX420, I felt the same way but with an added over- dose of power and technology. If you own a TRX350 and you try this new model, there are chances that you’ll be visiting your local hardware store to buy a “for sale” sign; put the 350 in the front yard and hope to sell it soon enough to go and get this new little 420 toy.
“Tough enough for utility purposes and light and maneuverable enough for recreational endeavours“. By topspeed.com