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HONDA TALON 1000R LONG TERM TEST

The Honda Talon 1000R was the most anticipated sport SxS since the Yamaha YXZ1000R three years earlier. After getting our hands on the Talon, we did the usual comparisons (March 2020) and tests with it, putting lots of miles on it—lots and lots of miles. Since June, we’ve put over 2500 miles on the Talon. We’ve changed the oil, tuned the shocks and changed the tires, among other things. We wanted to let you know exactly what we liked and what we didn’t during this long-term test of the Honda Talon 1000R. TIRES By far…

HONDA TALON 1000X-4 LIVE VALVE

Honda’s long-awaited Talon 1000s are game-changers, and 2020 heralds the introduction of the Talon 1000X-4 and X-4 Fox Live Valve. Both X-4s are being advertised heavily on television, and rightly so. The four-seat Talons are the most sporty and technological normally aspirated UTVs on the market. We tested the 1000X-4 in our January issue and saved the HONDA TALON 1000X-4 LIVE VALVE  for this month. The Live Valve has the most innovative and high-tech electronic suspension of any non-turbo sport UTV, and it has many other…

IMG TALON WORCS RACER

After racing the WORCS races for several years on dirt bikes, Donnie Bales thought it would be fun to try the UTV class. However, he noticed that half the cars often couldn’t finish a race, so he held off. When Honda came out with the Talon sport UTV, he figured Honda quality would give him the reliability he wanted for racing. With his IMG Talon WORCS racer, his main goal was to race the Talon, but he also wanted a machine that was fun to take to the desert or hit some trails. HONDA RELIABILITY WITH MORE POWER…

RIDE ON TOY HONDA TALON

Sold at Walmart stores everywhere and at www.walmart.com, the ride on toy Honda Talon X actually has attention to detail that includes Hondas standard window nets. At only $298, the kids will have a blast for less than the payment on your full sized Honda Talon. The 12 VOLT HONDA TALON UTV Ride On is a Honda Official Licensed Product. Life is better Side by Side! Up to two riders will love the 12V Honda Talon featuring front and rear suspension, real opening doors, working headlights, forward and reverse speeds up to…

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…