The Talons are taking over. The win in two different classes at this years Baja 1000 will solidify the new machine as a threat on and off the track. It’s time to study up and know how to spot the right Honda Talon model when it passes by. We have put together a quick Honda Talon spotters guide that will help you look like you know what you’re talking about the first time you spot a 2019 Honda Talon 2020 Honda Talon or 2021 Honda Talon
The Honda Talon 1000X has the following:
A Talon “Claw” logo
64 -inch wide stance
The Honda Talon 1000R has the following:
Honda “wing” logo
68.4-inch wide stance
The Honda Talon 4 has the following:
64″ wide stance
The 4-seater is only available in the the narrow width
There are no “wide” or “long travel” version with 4-seats
From the back, you can see the differences in suspension and hub design clearly. The wider R has a 5 link suspension which has two radius rods, two upper control arms and one big trailing arm.
The X model still uses two radius rods way out back then only lower trailing arm.
The suspension arms on all models match their body color except the Lime car which has silver arms. . All four models have black seats with accents matching their respective bodywork colors.
Read 10 more things Hondas Specs don’t tell you about the Talon HERE.