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So after most of 2 years with the Talon and about $10k in making it mostly what I wanted it to be, I decided to let the Talon X go to a new owner.
I really had a love hate relationship with the Talon, but unfortunately mama had more of a tolerate/hate relationship.
The things I loved was the perceived reliability, not having to give a second thought to a belt, driving something different than the sea of RZRs and CanAms, and the better build quality than most.
The things I hated were the suspension (prior to Shock Therapy), the horrible nearly unreadable (for my old eyes) instrument panel, the overly touchy throttle, the howling transmission/engine noise, the access to the air filter and poorly designed air intake the constant and abrupt shifting in mountain trail conditions.
Mama had serious issue with the screaming trans/engine noise (negated mostly by a $1500 Radio/intercom system with headsets), the hard ride (prior to ST), and she really tired of the abrupt shifting snapping her head back and forth constantly on the mountain trails.

I really wanted to love the machine and spent a bunch of time and money trying to get to that point, but the first few rides this season just reinforced our frustration.
The Talon is a great machine, and for the right kind of riding terrain is well suited, but it just isn’t really great for the tight, rough, and slow mountain trails we typically ride.
We decided to go back to a RZR XP 1000 and purchased a new Trails and Rocks Edition. We’ve had 2 RZRs before and never had a problem with either. We don’t really ride aggressively so belts really aren’t much of a concern for us.
I hope you all use and enjoy your Talons to the fullest, and above all stay safe during your adventures!
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Maybe you shouldn’t be so “easy goin”, you would still have your Talon
Another keyboard warrior! Running their mouth about things they no nothing of.
There are so many good people on this forum it’s too bad it gets tainted by immature tools like yourself.
If you had any reading comprehension skills you’d understand that my issues with the Talon were not limited to my wife’s impressions, however her comfort and ability to enjoy our outings is more than enough reason for me to make a change, even if that were the only reason.
 

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Another keyboard warrior! Running their mouth about things they no nothing of.
There are so many good people on this forum it’s too bad it gets tainted by immature tools like yourself.
If you had any reading comprehension skills you’d understand that my issues with the Talon were not limited to my wife’s impressions, however her comfort and ability to enjoy our outings is more than enough reason for me to make a change, even if that were the only reason.
Ezgoin, in my eyes, as long as you are riding and enjoying life, ride what makes you happy! Enjoy your new ride and stay safe!!
 

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Ezgoin I agree with your decision. The important part is enjoying riding and being around people you like, not what you choose to ride.

Some people must have never learned basic respect for other people; jumping to conclusions, criticizing and tearing other people down just so they can feel good or smug about themselves and their lives. F***'em.
 

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You two libtards should get out of your momma’s basement and see the real world. Maybe if you’d stop licking the windows on your short bus, you could clearly see you’re both idiots.
 

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NW libtards who get butt hurt over everything. It’s a disease that the left is trying to spread. I just don’t understand why someone would dump that much money into something and then decide to sell it. Did the boss wake up one morning and just say she doesn’t like it shifting? I bet she hates all cars that shift too.
It’s not for you to understand, and if you think I’m a “libtard” your as wrong about that as you are about the worth of your opinions!
 

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It's a shame this forum has to go off the rails like that.

I agree with the original comments. My Honda Aquatrax turbo is the smoothest, quietest thing on the lake. My Gold Wing is the smoothest, quietest thing on the road. I expected that from my Talon. What a noisy, rough riding surprise on my first ride in June 2019......after I had to adjust the shift linkage to get it into reverse to get off the trailer when I got it home. The original post expressed all my feelings except the lurching mine does under no throttle going down long steep hills. I do acknowledge its many good attributes though. I'll still keep it but It's sure not what I expected from Honda.
 

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So after most of 2 years with the Talon and about $10k in making it mostly what I wanted it to be, I decided to let the Talon X go to a new owner.
I really had a love hate relationship with the Talon, but unfortunately mama had more of a tolerate/hate relationship.
The things I loved was the perceived reliability, not having to give a second thought to a belt, driving something different than the sea of RZRs and CanAms, and the better build quality than most.
The things I hated were the suspension (prior to Shock Therapy), the horrible nearly unreadable (for my old eyes) instrument panel, the overly touchy throttle, the howling transmission/engine noise, the access to the air filter and poorly designed air intake the constant and abrupt shifting in mountain trail conditions.
Mama had serious issue with the screaming trans/engine noise (negated mostly by a $1500 Radio/intercom system with headsets), the hard ride (prior to ST), and she really tired of the abrupt shifting snapping her head back and forth constantly on the mountain trails.

I really wanted to love the machine and spent a bunch of time and money trying to get to that point, but the first few rides this season just reinforced our frustration.
The Talon is a great machine, and for the right kind of riding terrain is well suited, but it just isn’t really great for the tight, rough, and slow mountain trails we typically ride.
We decided to go back to a RZR XP 1000 and purchased a new Trails and Rocks Edition. We’ve had 2 RZRs before and never had a problem with either. We don’t really ride aggressively so belts really aren’t much of a concern for us.
I hope you all use and enjoy your Talons to the fullest, and above all stay safe during your adventures!
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I can definitely understand the sentiment Ezgoin... Honestly, if I wasn't racing my 1000x, I might have the same conclusion. But for the racing I am doing, the features the Talon brings to the game are superior!

Best of luck!
 

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I totally agree that the Talon could be much more engaging and suited for a different application than mine. I tried to express that in my original post. I blame myself as much as the machine because I simply bought the wrong machine for my style of ridding.
The Talon is a good machine and may very well outlast other machines in the segment, but for slow and easy trail riding it’s just not the machine for me.
I purchased the new RZR XP 1000 Trails And Rocks edition and even though there are a couple fit and finish issues immediately evident when compared to the Talon, it was also immediately obvious that this machine will better suit my riding. Both good machines but each specializes in its own area.
 

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I guess it comes down to some people having a happy and rewarding marriage giving and taking and living their lives the way that works for “Both” of them and then there are others who demand things their way pushing and bullying their way through life not caring what their partner wants. It works for some, but usually not a happy rewarding union In the end.
 
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