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Future Rumor - First Look - Honda's new 5 link rear suspension!

Discussion in 'Honda's Future Sport SxS' started by Hondasxs, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. Hondasxs

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    IS THIS THE HONDA TALON SPORT?
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    We all know Honda is a little behind when it comes to designing a Sport UTV. But today patents were posted proving Honda has something in the works. For years this below image has been floating around the web.
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    BUCKET SEATS!
    Today Honda dropped a new patent showing what could be the future. In these patents you first find the Pioneer 700 body with bucket seats. But that's old news - Rumor Mill - 2017 Honda Pioneer? Bucket Seats? New frame structure?
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    NEW TRAILING ARM SUSPENSION PATENTS!
    Digging into it more, I was excited to find a new rear suspension setup. This setup looks to fall in line with similar machines with the exception of the multi-purpose main frame able to handle two different setups depending on the chosen unit. This falls in line with Hondas past units using modular frame designed to keep cost down by utilizing similar parts across the model line.

    Right now, we are unsure the reasoning for this dual design. One providing a box 5 link trailing arm and another a tube 3 link trailing arm. If you pay close attention the 3 link tube arm provides a few extra inches of length to the arm equating to more travel space.

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    Rear suspension links.
    One is considered a 3 links, other considered a 5 links.
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    Rear trailing arm setups.
    Tube frame provides additional travel while the box frame might be consider a stronger unit.
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    All in all. We know something is in the works...
    Honda's Favorite time of the year always seems to be April. If I was a betting man I would expect to see something new from Honda mid-April. Will it be the Talon sport? Time will tell...

    So, What are your thoughts on this new information.
    Will Honda be producing a "Talon" any time soon?


    Special thanks for @chancesemar89!
     
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    Well as the Honda Powersports Manufacturing expansion is fully underway and hopefully completed in Spring on 2018, rumor has it we may have more than one choice of sport model available before next Christmas, one of these unicorns may be sporting nearly double the suspension travel of the P1K. This timing coincides with desert riding season, and just early enough to get production models out before the Baja race in January 2019. Seems like an eternity to Honda fans but things are progressing. Following the first two models release, some months later will likely see the four seat version teased in the first post.

    Here is to hoping for no more unforeseen delays. I am definitely ready to see what big red has to offer, maybe even return to Baja domination as they did in the mid 80's with the ATC. When HRC gets involved, they play for keeps and what they develop usually ends up improving model revisions in the years to come.
     
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    COME ON ALREADY!!!!! This guy will be first in line to get some MORE POWER under honda's name.
     
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    Big things coming for sure.
    Plant is 95% finished at Honda SC.
    Talk with a friend down that way says they are looking at a spring GO date.
    Asked what...
    He didn't know but looked like another SxS assembly line.
     
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    I really hope so man.. I gotta have more "sport" with my whiskey, hahaha
     
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