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Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle Concept Debuts at 2018 SEMA Show

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hondasxs, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Smitty335

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    No, I just drive by them in the woods broke down. If you ride aggressively, the weakest link in the P1 is the A arm's and connecting points and shock's , you up grade A arms and shocks the next thing to go is your A arm mounts and so on. I have came to terms with our P1, it's no high speed thrasher, so where will the Talon fall in line, will it be a bruiser or ???????????????? If it beats out said competitor, I'll have one!
     
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    You forget that Honda cars and powersports divisions are two separate entities. Obviously they talk (based on this for sure) but the automotive guys are given a lot more leeway. Our old sales rep explained how hard it is to get the Japanese to let them spend money to make something like a sport SXS. They don't see the use of them and that a market exist.
     
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    JACKAL scientia ac labore
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    Just wait until the Talon comes out in it's second year! Can you get a 40 foot toy hauler!
     
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    Its possible Honda may have a future Jeep like vehicle. Honda has a 3 cylinder 1,000cc turbo car engine and they could have a light weight high end side by side with that engine. I like their flat 4 1,000cc engine better and it could have twin turbo's. Honda will have several models of Pioneer and sport models but its going to be a few years to have enough models to go after Polaris. The 2 Sport models will be good according to my dealer but he feels the price will be very important. A few dealers got to see and sit in the new models but no pictures of spec's.
     
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    Yup, heard it from my rep many times. The Japanese think we're idiots. They absolutely do not understand Americans, or particularly what we want. I was told it was a major battle just to get Honda to make 'repair kits'. They could not grasp the concept of putting all the needed parts to repair a water pump (for instance) in one box. For some reason, they seemingly choose to ignore cost in time it takes to look up, or inventory 15 separate pieces vs, one box with all the pieces in it to do the job. Yamaha is much the same way in that respect. It took literally years for Honda to get that simple (to us) and logical move accomplished, but they still don't get it. If I order a carb kit, quite often it will include all the screws (that never need replacing) for a carb, but no intake or air box gaskets. Some carbs have fuel pumps built into them- a carb kit will not include any of the parts in the kit for the fuel pump. Crazy. Another example is their V-6 outboard gearcase. They have a known issue of being difficult to shift out of gear when a higher than average pitch prop is installed. They've had the issue since they started producing the V-6 platform- many years.. The fix is truly a simple change that Honda refuses to make. Period. Same issue to this day, and we've lost customers over it, because who's going to believe that the $20,000 (plus) outboard they just bought should take two hands to pull out of gear?
    Enough ranting.
    Cheers!:)
     
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    CumminsPusher The woods made me do it,yet again!
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    Just don't mention Tex! HA!
     
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    That’s why I bought my Honda. It’s no speed demon, but, she always gets me to the top of the mountain and back to camp!
    Thought about putting “Polaris Taxi” on the side of mine. I’ve pulled back my brother twice and two of my buddies.. They also drive like jackasses...
     
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    Ive "heard" Honda has stepped up quality control and production capabilities a lot for the Talon. The way they assemble components, including welding frames and even the painting process has been changed for the better. Ive got high hopes for this thing but price will be a biggie, but I didn't think people would every spend $20k on any SXS let alone a P1K LE.
     
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    That's exactly what I've been trying to say! I'm a Honda Guy!
     
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    I've been working my textron off lately! HA!
     
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    3.5 turbo would be much better
     
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    I heard it was going to have the old Mazda Wankel motor, in revised form!
     
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    Man this thing is embarrassing. It is solid gold for the competitors to continue making fun of Honda lol.
     
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