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Honda vs. Yamaha

HONDA TALON 1000R VS. YAMAHA YXZ1000R SS

-- Wheel-to-wheel comparison out on the trail -- In the September issue, we brought you the first complete comparison between Honda’s Talon 1000X and Yamaha’s YXZ1000R SS. We chose that comparison first because both machines are 64 inches wide. The two were pretty equal in power and medium-speed handling. The big difference was in slow-speed comfort and high-speed bump absorption; the Yamaha was the clear winner there. This month, we wanted to see if the wider Talon 1000R with added suspension travel could compete with the…