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Talon Talon or General

Discussion in 'General Talon 1000 Discussion' started by MundsParkAZ, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. MundsParkAZ

    MundsParkAZ New Member

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    I'm looking to buy my first SXS later this year. I will be using it for trail riding in Arizona. I am not looking to go super fast or do crazy trail crawling. Rider comfort is most important. I'm a 50 year old guy just wanting to do some trail riding. I was leaning towards the Polaris General but now interested in the new Talon 4 seater. I'm a big Honda fan since i grew up on Honda bikes. I had never considered the RZR since i thought it was more than i really need since i am not looking to go fast or use crazy trails. Is the Talon too much? Thoughts?
     
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    We use our, Pioneer P1 for trail riding and yard work, we'll never get rid of it, the turf mode is great in the yard, if your going to use it for working, I would go with the General or Pioneer, Talon's don't have much bed space.
     
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    The talon or pioneer 1000 would be your better choice.
     
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    We took our Polaris General to MOAB this past June. It was the most miserable trip. It was the Hunter Edition. Had 30 inch tires, 3" lift. Not only was the wheelbase too short, the suspension was miserable over rough terrain. We traded it on the way back from MOAB for a 2-seat Talon R. Couldn't be happier. Gave up some storage but gained way more comfort, articulation and NO BELT.
     
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    So.. I would say the pioneer 1000 or the talon. Really would need some more info. How many people would be riding with you? How often? Are you a mod kinda guy, or would you rather not do anything to it?

    In my opinion, the general splits the difference between the pioneer and talon. I would suggest buying the machine that goes above what you think you need. And for that... I say the talon. If you don’t mind to do mods and tinker the pioneer 1000 could be a good option. BUT it’s not as comfortable for rear passengers and you’ll likely have more in it than you would just buying a talon. It really is very subjective to the type of riding you want to do. Are you just day riding or do you want to camp on the trail? And maybe most importantly... if you’re riding with others. What machines do they have? With our group, it’s really nice being able to share the interchangeable parts, tools and knowledge needed to fix these things on the trial.
     
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    We are in AZ if you just want to do trails the Honda Pioneer 1000 is great for.
     
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