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2020 SPORT 4X4 UTVs

The performance wars between UTV manufacturers escalate for 2020, and sport-minded UTV drivers win! Can-Am’s new X3 Turbo RR models deliver 195 horsepower, Polaris unleashes the new RZR Pro XP, Honda introduces new four-seat Talons, Kawasaki jumps into the game with the new KRX 1000, and that’s just a taste of the UTV performance feast in our “Sport UTV Buyer’s Guide.” ARCTIC CAT ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT XX The Wildcat XX is powered by the same stunning 130-horsepower triple used in Yamaha’s YXZ1000R with a fully automatic…

SHOCK THERAPY, HCR, FOX TALON UPGRADES

While the new Honda Talon 1000X and 1000R have a phenomenal engine and dual-clutch transmission and many other sport UTV innovations, the suspension settings Honda chose leave a lot of room for improvement. Lumpy’s first time in the 1000R was the demo ride at Moab’s Rally on the Rocks, where Honda chose to debut the all-new Talons to the public. Lump drove the 1000X first, then the 1000R, which had the three-position Fox QS3 shocks set on the stiffest setting. The ride over dried-up clay strewn with deep mud ruts was so…

2019 NEW UTV OF THE YEAR

It’s been a crazy time in the UTV universe with tons of new models, major upgrades and exciting events; however, as far as ground-up new UTVs are concerned, only the Honda Talon 1000X and 1000R have earned that designation. Both Talons will share the honor of 2019’s Best New UTV of the Year, and the award is well-deserved for a variety of reasons. ENGINE It wasn’t that long ago that we first drove the Pioneer 1000 and immediately said, “If this engine were slightly tuned up and stuffed into a sport chassis, Honda…

BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE HONDA TALON X4

Overall Honda’s sport four seater is something special.You get a versatile machine that delivers the quality that has made Honda the most popular name in motorsports.

2020 HONDA PIONEER 700-4 DELUX W/ EPS

For the new model year, Honda brought back silver, camo, white and red color choices to our old favorite, the Pioneer 700. The deluxe model is special as it comes with electronic power steering, painted or dipped bodywork. The standard 700 works fine without EPS and comes with a $1500 lower price tag. The Phantom Camo version is a little more at $14,099. Read our latest test of the Pioneer 700 HERE. According to Honda, the four-seat models offer two- and four-seat configurations available in standard and Deluxe…

5 FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT THE TALON FOUR SEATERS

Here are 5 FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT THE TALON FOUR SEATERS You can read the full story about the four seaters HERE. So far, both versions of the four seat Talon Honda just announced are X models. That means they are the narrower 64-inch machine, not the 68” long travel Talons. Unfortunately this frame does not have the R suspension pick up points in the rear so you can't easily install R type long travel. Don't worry the aftermarket will help you in this department. The standard, 2020 Honda Talon X-4 will retail for…

2019 WHITE KNUCKLE EVENT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SGUqOK8BeE Live performances by the Brothers Osborne, Marshall Tucker Band, A Thousand Horses, and HARDY! Nitro-Circus Hi-Octane FMX showcase, Saturday night fireworks, Yamaha Motor USA & Honda motorcycles & ATV demos. Wild Mountain Rampage with prize of a 2019 Yamaha Wolverine X2! Over 300 miles of offroad trails to explore in Huntsville, TN. Best food vendors of the East, thousands of happy campers, and 20,000 acres to explore. Make plans to attend Brimstone's White Knuckle Event…

MACHINE OF THE DAY: HONDA PIONEER 1000-5 LE

The Pioneer 1000-5 seats 5 and sports a compact 80.2-inch wheelbase for maneuverability. It's powered by a smooth, quiet 999cc inline twin with a 6-speed transmission, paddle shifters and Dual-Clutch Transmission with automatic and manual modes. Convertible rear seats offer room for passengers or cargo. The Deluxe adds LED lights, 14-inch aluminum rims, and HPC Camo option. Limiteds get I-4WD, Fox QS3 shocks, Hill-Start Assist and Electronic Brake force distribution. See the full test here…

DRIVE THE NEW HONDA TALON SPORT UTV WITH SUPERCROSS & MOTOCROSS STAR KEN ROCZEN!

Team Honda HRC's Ken Roczen and his wife Courtney were filmed driving Honda Talons for a virtual-reality simulator, which has been available to the public at a number of events since the vehicle’s unveiling. In the simulator, viewers watch the 3D video in a rumble seat that moves, vibrates and pivots in conjunction with the video.  Honda is showcasing the 3D Talon experience, which lets you ride with Roczen in the Talon, at select Supercross events and the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows. You can also see the…