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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…

FOX IQS SUSPENSION SYSTEM BY SHOCK THERAPY

Fox Live Valve shocks are used in the Polaris Dynamix Edition RZR Turbos and now XP Turbo Pros, and there is also the Honda Talon 1000X-4 Live Valve for 2020. Fox’s new Intelligent Quick Switch (iQS) allows anyone with Fox Podium RC2 (X3/YXZ), LSC (Teryx/KRX), QS3 (X3/XX/Talon), IBP or Fox Race Series shocks to upgrade to electronic on-the-fly compression adjustments via Live Valve motorized base valves controlled by a Fox suspension-control ECU. The iQS switch toggles among three settings—Soft, Medium and Firm—for instant…

2020 HONDA TALON 1000X-4

Honda’s sport UTVs were the sport’s most eagerly anticipated machines partly because enthusiasts had to wait so long for them, but mainly because of Honda’s track record for offering outstanding quality, engineering and performance. Honda wasn’t trying to build suspense. It spends more time testing and developing its vehicles than other manufacturers, and it’s time well-spent because the results are usually outstanding. Unfortunately, that extra time makes the period of anticipation painfully long for lots of UTVers. As you…

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.

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…

HONDA TAPS PROCTOR TO GO DESERT RACING

On the opening evening of Power Lab 2019, Honda's dealer experiential event at TexPlex Park, American Honda announced Team Honda Talon Racing, a new professional off-road racing effort to promote the Talon 1000R sport side-by-side. With direct technical and engineering support from American Honda's Powersports Division, Team Honda Talon Racing is managed by Proctor Racing Group; Proctor also operates and drives Honda's Baja Off Road Ridgeline, which has won its first three races of 2019, including this…

2020 HONDA’S TO BE UNCOVERED SOON

Its feels like we are still on the high from the 2019 Talon and working on long term reviews and wait,  there is more. On June 3rd the 2020 Hondas will be uncovered and we will have information on new and updated models across the SXS line. We expect to see new colors on the Pioneers and possibly an electric model. As for the Talon, we could see anything from a single seater all the way up to a four seater. Possibly, turbo charging could be added. However, we actually don’t expect big news to come from the Talon line…

Insane Honda 450r Powered Barbie Jeep

We could see this thing racing at Rednecks with paychecks only going up the hill. Subscribe to UTV ACTION MAGAZINE HERE. https://youtu.be/f0SVLr5pxIg