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Talon First Talon Ride Event Next Week... Review coming soon!

Discussion in 'Talon 1000 Reviews' started by Hondasxs, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Hondasxs

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    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.
    What else? (post your request below)

    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

    Thanks
     
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  2. Cuoutdoors

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    Because nothing is a challenge when you have i4wd.

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  3. Hondasxs

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    Ya, like dirt roads. Haha.

    But what I ment was I doubt they will give us a challanging spot to test it.

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    @Hondasxs It’s an honor to be involved. It’s because you run a great site!
     
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    I agree, there may be restrictions, but you might consider bringing along 20K and in turn, they may let you drive it like you stole it, LOL...
     
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    Id like to know whats the biggest tires you can run without lifting it.....


    seriously though..

    - Air filter looks easy to access, hows the rest of the maintenance.
    - would like to see on the R what the rear lower ball joint looks like after riding. Looks open to be beat on and is a single shear point.
    - How the visibility when driving
    - clutch engagement at low speed
    - stability
     
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    That is awesome news! You just got called up to the major leagues. That has to feel like the best Christmas present ever. I can't wait to hear your first hand experience actually driving one.
     
  9. Hondasxs

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    Never used one of those.
    Downloaded DragRacer. Will see if I can get a run or 2.

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  10. Hondasxs

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    @Dragon21
    This one. 502636e82de61507ceb4047d69edf29f.jpg

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  11. Dragon21

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    Yep thats the one. I imagine Honda has it figured out. But still looks vulnerable.
     
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    Congrats Richard, looking forward to hearing about it
     
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    I bet the aftermarket community has a uhmw skidplate for that trailing arm and balljoint in no time flat.


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    Tigermark i4wd? Really?
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    Not likely.


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    yep. Honda has some but they are HMWPE
     
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    I just want to say, on behalf of all the haters... YOU SUCK @Hondasxs !!
     
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