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The Talon is announced!

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Yesterday, Honda announced the new Honda Talon. Coming to dealers near you by late winter/early spring.  

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What do we know? It comes in two versions.

Honda Talon 1000X

 This is the 64 inch wide version meant to take on the rocks or tighter wooded trails. It has a three link rear suspension with 15”inches of travel. Dual A-arms up front and 14.6” of travel is found here. Fox Podium, three position shocks are used on all four corners. This machine is 123.9” long, 64” wide and 75.3” tall with an 87.” wheelbase.  The X will be available in Pearl Red/Metallic Grey, and Metallic Grey/Metallic Blue. Lastly, the X has a curb weight of 1490 pounds.

Honda Talon 1000R

The R is 68.4” wide with 17.7” inches of front suspension and 20” of travel in the rear. The rear suspension is a stronger 4-link design and all four shocks are Fox 2.5″ Podiums with the QS3 compression and crossover adjusters.  The R will be available in Pearl Red, and Pearl Green. Finally, the R has a curb weight of 1545 pounds.

SPECS

ENGINE/TRANSMISSION

Engine type…Liquid-cooled, Uni Cam, Parallel Twin, 4-stroke…Liquid-cooled, Uni Cam, Parallel Twin, 4-stroke

Displacement…999cc…999cc

Bore x stroke…92mmX75.15mm…92mmX75.15mm

Compression ratio…10:1…10:1

Lubrication system…Wet sump…Wet sump

Additional cooling…Auto fan…Auto fan

Induction… 46mm EFI (x2)… 46mm EFI (x2)

Starting/back-up…Electric/none …Electric/none

Starting procedure…Turn ignition switch w/brake on…Turn ignition switch w/brake on

Air filter:

Type…Paper pleat..Paper pleat

Access…Behind panel in bed…Behind panel in bed

Transmission…Dual-range w/reverse…Dual-range w/reverse

Reverse procedure…Move range selector to “R”…Move range selector to “R”

Drive system…Selectable 2WD/4WD w/auto diff lock …Selectable 2WD/4WD w/auto diff lock

Final drives…Shafts…Shafts

DIMENSIONS/CAPACITIES/WEIGHTS

Fuel capacity…7.3 gals…7.3 gals

Wheelbase…92.7”…87.6”

Overall length/width/height…123.9”/68.4”/75.6”…123.9”/64”/75.3”

Ground clearance…13”…12.7”

Claimed wet weight…1545 lbs…1490lbs

Bed weight limit… 299lbs…299lbs

Hitch…No…no

Towing limit…N/A…N/A

ROLLING CHASSIS

Frame…Steel round tube

Suspension/wheel travel:

Front…Dual A-arm w/prel./comp.-adj. shocks/17.7”…Dual A-arm w/prel./comp.-adj. shocks/14.6”

Rear…IRS 4-link Trailing-arms w/prel./comp.-adj. shocks/20.1”…IRS  3-link Trailing-arms w/prel./comp.-adj. shocks/15.1”

Brakes/actuation:

Front…Hydraulic discs/left-side pedal…Hydraulic discs/left-side pedal

Rear… Hydraulic discs/left-side pedal… Hydraulic discs/left-side pedal

Parking…Lever on console..Lever on console…Lever on console..Lever on console

Tires:

Front…28×9-15…28×9-15

Rear…28×11-15…28×11-15

ELECTRICAL

DC Outlet…Console…Console

Lighting:

Front…2 LED hi/lo headlights w/accents…2 LED hi/lo headlights w/accents

Rear…Dual LED brake/tail lights…Dual LED brake/tail lights

DETAILS

Instrumentation…Digital or analog Speed/odo/trip/hour/rpm/fuel/gear/clock/2WD-4WD…Digital or analog Speed/odo/trip/hour/rpm/fuel/gear/clock/2WD-4WD

Colors…Pearl Red/Pearl Green…Pearl Red/Metaliic Grey, Metallic Grey/Metallic Blue

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