Correct, I only used the were "newer" because there hasn't been a NEW Recon...since they came out! I've ridden an older foot shift model, with the square headlights. I think it's cool that the Recon has been in production this long. And, I still see people buying them! I LOVE that it's one of the only quads you can still buy with a backup pull start. The Brute Force 300 is similar in that way.Hey @creed82 you want to know something interesting about that "newer" Recon??... The 2020 model will be going on its 24th model year run of remaining basically unchanged. I can't think of any model ever by any manufacturer that has been on that long of a run. They added ES option sometime in the early 2000's, and updated the styling in 2005. But that's basically it. I wonder how many Honda has sold since 1997? I can't imagine they sell many now, but it can't cost honda much at all to continue to produce them either since their development costs have been ZERO.
I told my brother when he bought his 1997 Recon used last year, that he'd never have to worry about replacement parts availability cause they're still making them today.