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FIRST RIDE VIDEO: HONDA TALON X4!

Honda wanted the full outdoor experience for testing the new Talon 1000 X4 and X4 fox live valve edition, so we headed to Caliente Nevada. We made two 40 mile loops through the desert, switching between the base and live valve models. With 57 accessories ready for purchase and growing, pricing is set at $21,999 for the base and $23,999 for the Live Valve setup. Available now.

HONDA TALON 1000X4 & FOX LIVE VALVE MODEL

Honda wanted the full outdoor experience for testing the new Talon 1000 X4 and X4 fox live valve edition, so we headed to Caliente Nevada. We made two 40 mile loops through the desert, switching between the base and live valve models. Without the live valve system, the ride is a little stiff. Because of input response from the I-4wd the handling is great for both high speed and controlled movement situations. The Fox setup allows for a slightly softer spring rate, and then option to choose sport or normal modes. Sport…

HONDA TALON 1000 X

-- How does it compare to the Talon R? -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels We have been happily submerged in the new world of Honda Talons. We had an initial quick test ride, an extensive introduction trail adventure in Utah near Zion National Park, and now we have introduced all of our local test loops to the trail-specific Talon 1000X. Many trail UTVs have a track width between 50 and 60 inches, but Honda chose to go 64 inches wide. The 87.6-inch wheelbase falls right between the compact-for-a-sport-UTV Polaris RZR with…

2020 HONDA ATC250R?

-- The latest version of the famous two-stroke three-wheeler -- Ever since Honda dropped their ATC250R after 1986, people have wondered how one would look today if it suddenly returned to the line up. Well, that has not happened yet, but what we have here is probably the closest thing to a 2020 ATC250R that Honda would build. It has an aluminum frame, inverted front forks and a 2-stroke engine with a power-valve, raising and lowering the exhaust port to make a broader power band. So, how did this modern ATC250R come…

HONDA 450R TRAIL MASTER

-- Upgrading this popular sport quad -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels It is no secret that we are huge fans of the Honda TRX450R. To be fair, we love all quads, but Honda built an easily modifiable sport quad that stayed competitive for almost a decade with a minimum number of changes. The 450R still tops podiums and earns championships even today. It makes sense that long-time Dirt Wheels reader and quad enthusiast Daniel Gonzalez would choose the TRX for his steed. He picked up a 2007 Special Edition model a few…

NEW 2020 HONDA ATVs

-- Next year's Rubicons, Foremans & Ranchers are here -- HONDA PRESS RELEASE: During Power Lab 2019, Honda's powersports dealer experiential event held south of Dallas at TexPlex Park, Honda unveiled its 2020 ATV lineup, which includes important updates to the FourTrax® Foreman®, Foreman Rubicon and Rancher® multipurpose models. Additional multipurpose models making a return are the Recon® and Rincon®, while the TRX®250X and TRX90X sport models also return for 2020. Made in Timmonsville, South Carolina, Honda's ATV…

PROJECT HONDA TRX400EX

-- Four-wheel fun you can afford  -- Budget build by the staff of Dirt Wheels In world history, the Dark Ages were well before the discovery of America, but for the sport ATV world, the dark ages were the 1990s. Yamaha kept the sport quad light burning with the Blaster and the Banshee, but other brands shied away. Just 10 years earlier all four brands had performance two-stroke ATVs, and had fun riding, racing and going crazy. Then, in 1998, 10 years after the last Honda TRX250R, the 1999 TRX400EX was released. It…

NEW 2020 HONDAS

-- Bigger 4x4 quads, 4-seater Talons & more -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels A recent invite to a Honda powersports dealer event held at TexPlex Park in Midlothian, Texas, sparked rampaging speculation at the Dirt Wheels’ office. Honda invited us, instructed that we bring safety equipment for driving new UTVs, but declined to reveal what we would be seeing. Honestly, we expected the Honda 2020 powersports model introduction to reveal upgrades to the Pioneer line. Either that or perhaps something all new. Perhaps a…

BADDEST MUD ATC

-- Wild machines of Dirt Wheels readers -- We're all used to seeing high-lifted 4x4 quads out in the deepest mud holes. For some reason though, we rarely see 3-wheelers modified the same way. Greg Armbruster in Ohio set out to change that with his unique mud machine here. He saw no reason why his old Honda Big Red couldn't become a swamp monster too. The first order of business was to make sure his 250cc 4-stroke 3-wheeler got plenty of traction while giving it more ground clearance. He accomplished that with these…

TWO-STROKE QUAD SHOOTOUT

-- Suzuki, Honda & Kawasaki 250s fight it out -- Back in the June 1987 issue of Dirt Wheels we did a comparison of the three hottest 250 quads you could buy at that time. Below is a reprint of that original article for your viewing pleasure. MORE ARTICLES YOU'LL LIKE: https://dirtwheelsmag.com/shootout-of-the-century/ https://dirtwheelsmag.com/25-years-ago-in-dirt-wheels/ https://dirtwheelsmag.com/shootout-1986-honda-trx250r-vs-lt250/ . . . . . . . .

2019 HONDA 250R

-- How to get a brand new Honda TRX250R -- Dirt Wheels reader Frank Raneiro is in the process of building an awesome 250R. We're going to let him tell you how he's doing it and what all is involved. Check it out... > Hey there Dirt Wheels. Just wanted to share with you The MX build I’m doing. It’s a completely brand new TRX250R Build. All parts are new or new old stock. Nothing on this bike is used. Took me 4 years to acquire all the new parts. Here’s a few Pics of the Current State. Will be finished within the…

THE CHAMP’S HONDA TRX450R

-- CT Racing  builds a "Best In The Desert" winner --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels CT Racing has been a dominant force in off-road endurance racing since the 1990s, winning three SCORE off-road championships and 11 Best in the Desert (BITD) championships. Seven of those BITD championships were in a row! For two years, CT quads placed first, second and third in the championship. All of the BITD titles have been won on Hondas—a TRX250R, TRX450R and a hand-built XR650-powered Laeger quad. Eight championships,…