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Just wounder what kind of distance you guys are getting on a tank of fuel? I noticed that the Talon has a small tank.
 

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From what I've found on line, it sounds like you can get between 100 to 125 miles per tank in normal driving conditions. much less I'm sure if you're hard on the throttle.
 

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Just wounder what kind of distance you guys are getting on a tank of fuel? I noticed that the Talon has a small tank.
We were in Tackett Creek riding all day and only used 3.8 gallons. A lot of trails, rocks, climbing. I was very surprised. The fuel will out last your desire to continue. Very good mileage
 

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Last weekend I ran 40 miles on trails (30 to 40 MPH) early in the day and then another 35 miles in mixed mud, water and sand, all low speed and lots of torque pulling out of mud bogs. Added between 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 gallons when I returned home -- not very accurate added from 5 gallon can.
 

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for what it is worth, I have noticed if you run in manual you only get about 2/3 the mileage you get in normal auto. I assume that is because unit shifts up a lot quicker in auto then I do on my own. Plus I usually only use manual when climbing. I figure I have safe 125 mile range in easy driving and safely 100 unless really pushing. I carry a Rotopax can, but have never had to use it
 

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Haven’t taken delivery of mine yet, should be here this weekend, but if you watch any of the YouTube videos by the SXSBlog.com guys, they just posted a video from a long days riding with several machines, including a Wildcat XX, a Talon X, and a couple CanAm X3 and 4-seat RZR. The turbo machines were on fumes, theXX had some gas left, but the Talon had lots left over. I’ve read other reports where the Talon is ridden with several other comparable machines with the Talon using notably less fuel, so I’m guessing it’s pretty darn good with fuel!
 

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I rode for 5 days in Colorado and was in 4wd over half the time and was constantly using manual transmission. Pretty hardcore riding. Never went below having 3 bars left in gauge. These are the hrs and miles per ride I was impressed
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I plan to make a trip to Colorado and ride the Talon next summer! Was thinking Silverton would be a good place to stay and do day rides. Had heard there is a trail that runs for miles and miles where you can drive from town to town on the trail and stay in hotels along the way. Any truth to that?
 

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I plan to make a trip to Colorado and ride the Talon next summer! Was thinking Silverton would be a good place to stay and do day rides. Had heard there is a trail that runs for miles and miles where you can drive from town to town on the trail and stay in hotels along the way. Any truth to that?
I plan to make a trip to Colorado and ride the Talon next summer! Was thinking Silverton would be a good place to stay and do day rides. Had heard there is a trail that runs for miles and miles where you can drive from town to town on the trail and stay in hotels along the way. Any truth to that?
Yes if you stay in Silverton you can park your truck and access the town on ax’s. You can get on the trails right from town and ride alpine loop all the way to Lake City and eat, shop etc and take Cinnamon pass all the way back to Silverton. You can’t make it to Ouray or Telluride unless you are street legal but there are hundreds of miles of trails to ride all through that area. I recommend Alpine Loop(engineer pass, cinnamon pass) and many trails between, Stoney pass and corkscrew
 

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Yes if you stay in Silverton you can park your truck and access the town on sxs. You can get on the trails right from town and ride alpine loop all the way to Lake City and eat, shop etc and take Cinnamon pass all the way back to Silverton. You can’t make it to Ouray or Telluride unless you are street legal but there are hundreds of miles of trails to ride all through that area. I recommend Alpine Loop(engineer pass, cinnamon pass) and many trails between, Stoney pass and corkscrew
 

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Sounds awesome! How long is the Lake City Cinnamon Pass loop?

I also heard there is a ride from Silverton to Moab. Is that part of what you were talking about?
 

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The loop can take anywhere from 5 hrs to as long as you want. So many small trails come off of that loop you can explore. The trip to Moab idk about, even if so it would only be if you are street legal because of the hwy 550
 

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Sounds like a great trip to make. That’s high elevation. What’s the best time of year for that, July, August?
 

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Yes the elevation is awesome, lots of landscape changes. There’s two good times. July is good cause there’s still lots of snow to look at and see it on the mountains and trails and warmer weather. Bad thing is it rains more that time of year but if you have roof and windshield you’re fine. End of sept is also good but most snow has melted but leaves are turning and it is beautiful, less rain and cooler weather. It’s def a two diff trip location lol.
 
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