2019 Honda Talon is finally here!
Honda is finally coming out with a sport side by side. It has been a long time coming for Honda put out a sport side by side and it looks like they won’t disappoint! As a big fan of the pioneer, we here at Powersport Freaks can’t wait for them to be released. There will be 2 models of the Talon this year.
The 1000X is the all around good-at-everything model. With it’s 64.0” width, the Talon 1000X is nice and stable. It comes with 2.0-inch body Fox Podium Quick Switch 3 shocks (QS3) that have 5/8-inch shafts, and combined with the double-wishbone front-suspension design and 3 Link rear system, offeres suspension travel of 14.6 and 15.1 inches, front and rear. The one-piece frame retains consistent geometry even when pushed under the hardest loads, for a controlled, confidence-inspiring ride. A performance-tuned 999cc four-valve Unicam® parallel-twin engine works with Honda’s high-tech, geared Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), which offers two automatic modes (Drive and Sport), plus Manual with steering-column-mounted paddle shifters. Honda’s I-4WD, the powersports industry’s first and only brake traction control system, manages the amount of slip between the front wheels in four-wheel drive, and electronic brake force distribution strategically optimizes brake force to the most effective wheels during braking in two-wheel drive. Hill-start assist temporarily holds the vehicle in place when stopped on an ascent, simplifying the process of resuming motion.
The 1000R is made for taking big bumps at high speed! The Talon 1000R shares 85% of its parts with the Talon 1000X, including the entire 999cc parallel-twin engine and one-piece frame, yet it diverges when it comes to vehicle width (68.4 inches—4.4 inches wider than its sibling), wheelbase (5 inches longer than the X) and suspension arrangement. The Talon 1000R has a double-wishbone front-suspension layout and a 4+ Link rear configuration, while the shocks are 2.5-inch body Fox Podium QS3 units that have 17.7 and 20.1 inches of front and rear suspension travel, respectively, or 3.1 and 5 inches more than the 1000X. This setup makes it the perfect performer while blasting across the open trails at high speed.
The Talon 1000X retails for $19,999 and comes in 2 colors : Pearl Red/Metallic Gray & Metallic Gray/Metallic Blue.
The Talon 1000R retails for $20,099 and also comes in 2 colors : Pearl Red, Pearl Green
Both machines will be out Spring of 2019 ( Our local dealer said April / May ) and we will be there when the first one arrives to give you a full rundown.
For more info on the Honda Talon lineup click the link: http://powersports.honda.com/talon.aspx