Next week starts the first segment of the Talon Demo's out in Utah. All the off-road press will be there along with a handful of the smaller guys including myself. That's right. Honda has invited me to attend the first Talon Ride Event next Thursday. I hope to have some great first-hand experiences, videos, and photos of the event to share.
During this 1 day event, we start off with a technical discussion then split the rest of the day around lunch in the seat of a new 2019 Honda Talon. Im excited to attend but can't help but wonder what restrictions they may impose. Anything under 60 will kinda be a let down for sure. And a 20mph max tour guide will turn this exciting trip into a dud fast.
Some things I'm after:
- Power improvements.
- RPM range.
- The lightness of the unit. Weight to power feel.
- Will the DCT improvements be noticeable.
- Shifting speed improvements.
- Handling at all speeds.
- Crawling at low speeds.
- Finding an I-4WD challenge. This is doubtful.
- Stability differences between the R and X units.
- Cockpit layout.
It's great these units are starting to come out of the woodworks. Lets just hope HSC has a game plan for the demand! Be sure to keep an eye out of reviews popping up from media outlets Monday or Tuesday and through the next 2 weeks. If found. Start a new thread in the review section here --> Talon 1000 Reviews