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Honda Talon

20″ WHEELS & 35″ TIRES ON TALON

-- 2019 Honda Talon gets ready for the mud -- Down in Louisiana there's a good deal of mud that you may come across while riding off-road.  4x4 quads with big mud tires are quite popular in the bayous and the same is true with UTVs as well. Honda of Covington is located across Lake Ponchatrain from New Orleans and they've had plenty of experience setting up ATVs and UTVs for trail riding in marshlands. The new Honda Talon wasn't at their shop for long before it began getting accessorized for the mud. This 1000R…

HONDA ANNOUNCES NEW MODELS FOR 2020

The new Honda Talon 1000X-4 and 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve edition show Honda is serious about going full throttle on new and exciting developments for the future. 

2019 HONDA TALON

-- What it's like to drive Honda's all-new sport UTVs -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Honda has kept the existence of its new Talon X and Talon R UTVs quite a secret. Even when it seemed sure that something was in the works, and spy photos leaked, the actual specs remained a mystery. Finally, even though we expected only a single sport model from the conservative company, there are actually two different versions here. Most of the legion of Honda faithful are enthused with the new machines. Remember that there are…

2019 Honda Talon 1000X Test

When we started to hear that Honda would build a sport UTV, we assumed it would be a single model motivated by some version of the proven Pioneer power train. We never imagined that there would be two models released at the same time! In addition to the 68.5 inch wide, 20-inch travel Talon 1000R, Honda used the same frame and 104-horsepower Talon engine package to create a true trail weapon named the Talon 1000X. The car’s exterior and interior specifications are all the same, but the 1000X double-wishbone front…

THE NEW MARCH ISSUE IS HERE!

-- On sale now: March 2019 Dirt Wheels -- Full report on the exciting new performance UTV from Honda. Plus, this issue is packed with lots of other good stuff you'll want to see. Make sure you pick up a copy at your local newsstand.  Or, you can do what most people do and have us deliver Dirt Wheels to your home every month. You get 12 issues for a super low discount price and you also get a $25 gift card. Look over the special offer here> https://hi-torque.com/product/dirt-wheels-holiday/ For a preview of what's…

HONDA TALON INSIDE SECRETS

For More Dirt Wheels Click HERE to Subscribe!  -- Interview with the Honda Talon's senior design engineer -- Erik Dunshee has been with Honda R&D America since 2009, which is based in the Torrance, California, office. He was responsible  for developing the look of the Talon and he gave us some insight on  that process with our interview. What word would you use to describe what you were going for with the Talon's look? "Capable." When you looked at this vehicle, we wanted you to know that it's able to take any…

FIRST RIDE: HONDA TALON

We not only got a first look at both Talon models, but we were able to take each out for a ride in the California desert in order to give our readers some insight. They were worth the wait.

HONDA TALON PREVIEW

-- A sport UTV from Honda is on its way -- There have been no official press releases from Honda yet, but we created an illustration from spy photos that have emerged of an aggressive new sport machine from Honda. Most notable is the fact that Honda UTVs don’t use a belt-driven CVT, and the Talon should be no exception. It should use a true automotive-style automatic transmission. We see paddle shifters on the spy photos, so it is likely that the machine has automatic mode and also lets you shift manually. This could be…

THE NEW SEPTEMBER ISSUE IS HERE!

-- Make sure you get a copy of this one -- The September 2018 issue of Dirt Wheels just went on sale and there's a ton of good stuff inside you'll want to see, but please, no pushing and shoving while racing to the newsstand. Or, you can get us to deliver a copy right to your home. Put your name on the list here> hi-torque.com/product/subscribe-to-dirt-wheels/ Below is a preview of what's inside the September 2018 Dirt Wheels magazine. . . .

HONDA TALON SPY PHOTOS

-- All-new sport UTV from Honda -- There have been rumors for a while now regarding an all-new sport UTV from Honda known as the Talon. Well, photos of this top secret machine have finally been leaked, which offers some proof it actually exists. It appears that  production, or pre-production, models are in a warehouse somewhere. The speculation is that it will have a 1000cc engine similar to the one in the Pioneer 1000. That twin-cylinder engine is basically two TRX450R uni-cam cylinder heads, which means the power…