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Talon HONDA TALON - OFFICIAL PICTURES!

Discussion in 'Talon 1000 Photo's and Video's' started by Hondasxs, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. ohanacreek

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    Why I sold my 700 as soon as the 1000 was announced I didn't get near what I had in it but well... I overbuilt. I don't think I could get near what I got for a 700 built the same way 2 days ago. Now the portion of the market for each Honda model has become smaller and the 700 models and 1000-3 just became "60 inch budget machines" and since the 1000-5 is no longer going to be the "flagship" Honda sales and resales of it are going to tank, if Honda did well with the Talon, the 1000-5 Pioneer will be relegated to side kick or guys like me who want to trail ride with family and also need a machine to use around the homestead.

    The sport portion of the market seems to be where all the money is, and if Honda did well its going to pull a large portion of their Pioneer 1000 customers that way. The Pioneer 1000 allowed trail capability for a novice rider that was beyond what a hardcore rider could do in a 700. With double the travel and likely 30-40% more power in a lighter machine with lower center or mass, jumping to it from a Pioneer 1000 is going to be like going from a stock 500 to a modified 1000LE.

    If it DOESN'T hurt sales of the Pioneer line by 20-30% Honda dropped the ball and is going to be a laughing stock.
    If it doesn't hurt sales of the other makes by 5-10% Honda did something wrong.
     
  2. CumminsPusher

    CumminsPusher The woods made me do it,yet again!
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    I think you're getting a little carried away. I don't see a lot of 500 and 700 owners selling fast. That's like saying everyone with a Ford ranger was gonna sell the day the Ford Raptor came out. Its 2 different worlds. Hell from the looks of it the P500 will haul more s*** on the back than that talon will.
     
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    Riding by oneself negates the need for a SxS IMHO. That is the quad or dirt bike realm. Maybe I'm the only oddball that goes and gets the proper wrench/socket instead of the crescent wrench though. Granted if you can only have one in the garage (space or funds) and you want to be able to do both then it makes sense. If 80%+ of my riding was solo though, I wouldn't spend the extra premium on a SxS. Maybe I'm just too practical. We do own a minivan after all. lol
     
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    You're forgetting whats behind you. I can do way more work in my P1k than I could ever do with the biggest utility forwheeler out there. Go hunting, haul deer, wood, coolers, whatever I can fit. I got so sick of strapping everything down to the atv just to go hunting. It was that or drive one handed trying not to loose all your s***. Now I just throw my bag in the back and roll.
     
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    The individuals that have exceeded the limits of the current Pioneer or wanted a sportier machine in the first place (most likley went with honda to avoid belts and repairs) will be the ones swapping to the the Talon. Yes there will be a a little more availability on the used market and prices may suffer a little, but they are still fit different needs. I think it was a little different with P700 to P1000, they are very similar machine, just upgraded in a lot of areas.

    Woohoo, post 101 for me!
     
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    I agree: a nearly non existent used market doubles... But only for a year or so. I don't think you see prices long term drop off too much. The Pioneer does a good job of serving multiple roles for us. I can honestly say that if given the choice between the Pioneer and the Talon, I'd stick with the Pioneer. It's quick enough to trail ride when we go 2-3 times a year, but it's still useful around the farm. I had an XP 1000 during deer season last year and it wasn't worth a darn for loading up a buck, or feeding. It's a purpose built machine, but only for a single purpose. The Talon looks like a better quality, DCT version of the XP 1000. It is easier, for us at least, to justify 16k for a machine that's good at everything instead of great at one thing.

    That being said if I won the Powerball I'd buy 2 red 1000R models January 1 :)
     
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    talon my play toy and p5 my highly modified work goat now
     
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    Im actually surprised too. I thought it was a good deal.
     
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    Get an ATV. I don't think a side x side fits you lifestyle.
     
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    I foresee the talon being the equivalent jump as from the 700 to 1000. It will be a much more capable trail machine than a p1k but still nothing like a turbo or x3 machine. Honda has never been one to let loose and I bet they dont start today. Best to manage your expectations early.

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    In my mind suspension travel being double and weight will play a lot into the performance gap. You also won’t have a big enough bed for 500lbs of trail supplies.
     
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    Pioneers will have to be the pack mules on the next overland.

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    I was damm lucky. I found the one guy that wanted exactly what I had.

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