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Shock Therapy Talon Review

JTW

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Extensively, actually yes, I watched a short video on an instagram post a few years ago.











In all seriousness a friend of mine owns a KRX and YXZ. Have ridden in both and driven both. Probably driven the Kawi for ~3 hours. KRX rides nice, but it feels like a Honda Goldwing compared to a CBR1000RR (Talon)

That and resale value in a couple years, being a kawi and all...
I get it.. I don’t refute that at all. It’s about where and how you ride. What I hate is this ignorance to the acknowledgment that there are machines out there that ARE better suited for many folks here coming for reviews and advice. I don’t care where or what someone is spending their money on. But we should give them honest reviews. The fanboyisim is retarded... I don’t think the krx is Gods gift to riding. But it’s hilarious to see people lose their mind at the suggestion of anything other than Honda.
 
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JTW

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Extensively, actually yes, I watched a short video on an instagram post a few years ago.











In all seriousness a friend of mine owns a KRX and YXZ. Have ridden in both and driven both. Probably driven the Kawi for ~3 hours. KRX rides nice, but it feels like a Honda Goldwing compared to a CBR1000RR (Talon)

That and resale value in a couple years, being a kawi and all...
As for resale... I can make money on mine the way it sits!
 
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McCarthy

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No, Honda powersport stuff is always top of the pile for resale, can am is a distant second, and polaris follows can am, with kawi/suzuki/textron stuff always being the cheapest.
 
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No, Honda powersport stuff is always top of the pile for resale, can am is a distant second, and polaris follows can am, with kawi/suzuki/textron stuff always being the cheapest.
I can't speak to the Canadian market, but I spent 10 years in the industry in AZ, and, as much as I despise them, used Polaris stuff sold like hotcakes, AND for top dollar.
 
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Interesting article on UTV pricing. He dose make the point that a dealer will try to bend you over if he can get away with it (just to be clear, I'm paraphrasing).
The Popo's seam to fall off in value a little faster, especially the turbos. But only the canned hams compete in any real way in that catagory and there values are worse. And, from the wording it sounds like he is estimating the 4 year old value of the Talon.


Somthing not addressed is the value of accessories.
Note, this article is not my opinion, after all if I just spouted out unsubstantiated claims why would anyone take my word for it, its not like I'm a celebrity or wealthy sports figure.
 
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Interesting article on UTV pricing. He dose make the point that a dealer will try to bend you over if he can get away with it (just to be clear, I'm paraphrasing).
The Popo's seam to fall off in value a little faster, especially the turbos. But only the canned hams compete in any real way in that catagory and there values are worse. And, from the wording it sounds like he is estimating the 4 year old value of the Talon.


Somthing not addressed is the value of accessories.
Note, this article is not my opinion, after all if I just spouted out unsubstantiated claims why would anyone take my word for it, its not like I'm a celebrity or wealthy sports figure.
And we've all been socially engineered to understand how danged important the opinions of celebrities and sports figures are. 🤔
 
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I can't speak to the Canadian market, but I spent 10 years in the industry in AZ, and, as much as I despise them, used Polaris stuff sold like hotcakes, AND for top dollar.
Sounds good for the economy.....🤷‍♂️
 
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