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I have owned two CanAm Commanders and currently have a 2017 RZR 1000XP RTE. I have been very happy with my RZR but was recently at a rally in Ticaboo, Utah and met a couple guys with Talons and I really liked how they looked and what the owners had to say about them. Since then I have been reading and watching as many reviews as I can. I am a little concerned that the fuel tank is only about 7.5 gallons compared to my 9.5 in the RZR since we sometimes ride close to 120-150 miles without needing spare fuel tanks. Can you tell me what kind of mileage you are getting riding mostly trails? Any concerns you have experienced will greatly be appreciated. Thanks
 

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I have owned two CanAm Commanders and currently have a 2017 RZR 1000XP RTE. I have been very happy with my RZR but was recently at a rally in Ticaboo, Utah and met a couple guys with Talons and I really liked how they looked and what the owners had to say about them. Since then I have been reading and watching as many reviews as I can. I am a little concerned that the fuel tank is only about 7.5 gallons compared to my 9.5 in the RZR since we sometimes ride close to 120-150 miles without needing spare fuel tanks. Can you tell me what kind of mileage you are getting riding mostly trails? Any concerns you have experienced will greatly be appreciated. Thanks
Welcome to the forum, good place to look around and find out about the performance of the Talons. I do not have an issue with the fuel tank but I do not do over land multiple day rides. Even with that you can always purchase an tank. I have a tuner, performance exhaust and a few extra HP options that reduce my gas mileage but have not had a problem with that. All depends on your riding style and how far you go. In any case good that you are doing your research prior to purchasing.
 

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There are multiple variables that determine your mpg. Speed, terrain, terrain composition (such as sand, snow, mud, dirt, rock) and how heavy your foot is lol. I average between 15-20 mpg on my talon. But that’s riding in Tennessee with hill climbs, rocks, and some open trails. I lay the hammer down on the open trails and some of those are 15-30 miles long. But I think you could make a 120 mile trip. 150 would be pushing it depending on how you drive. May want to get one of the packable gas tanks which is a minor trade off for the fun of a talon. They also make aftermarket tanks. But at the price those are listed at I’d just pack a gas can. Overall I think the positives of the talon far outweigh the cons. You’ll hear about gas tank size, stiffer suspension, front diff seal leaks, air filters getting dirty really quick, shocks losing nitrogen pressure and some are having sub tranny problems which could be results from the engagement dogs, the shifter gate, or not adjusting the cable properly. I can tell you that you definitely want to make sure it’s in low before hammering the throttle. As for the front diff seals mine leaked around 150 miles and were replaced. They only leaked after prolong use on mine. No issues since. Not sure what the issue is with those. But it’s all subjective. Every machine will have its weak points and flaws. The suspension may be a little firm but everyone likes their machine to ride a certain way. I feel like the suspension is fine. The geometry and travel of the suspension is really awesome and keeps the tires on the ground so you have traction. You can revalve, replace springs, and put Schrader valves on the shocks if you feel it’s necessary. I feel like overall the talon is a awesome machine and a better choice for me than the belt driven SxS’s. I know several guys that ride in the mud in Tennessee and smoke belts every time out. At 150-200 dollars a pop it wouldn’t take too long to get to the price of the dct transmission of the talon depending on how much you ride. If possible go test drive one. Get a feel for it and see if you like the way the interior is set up and how it drives. I won’t throw shade at any brand as they all have their strengths and weakness’s. The talon was the best fit for me and want I wanted. So whatever your decision the main thing is to have fun and enjoy what you ride
 

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I have owned two CanAm Commanders and currently have a 2017 RZR 1000XP RTE. I have been very happy with my RZR but was recently at a rally in Ticaboo, Utah and met a couple guys with Talons and I really liked how they looked and what the owners had to say about them. Since then I have been reading and watching as many reviews as I can. I am a little concerned that the fuel tank is only about 7.5 gallons compared to my 9.5 in the RZR since we sometimes ride close to 120-150 miles without needing spare fuel tanks. Can you tell me what kind of mileage you are getting riding mostly trails? Any concerns you have experienced will greatly be appreciated. Thanks
[/QUOTbecause you're not having to deal with the belt but drive and the power loss your gas mileage improves
 

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There are multiple variables that determine your mpg. Speed, terrain, terrain composition (such as sand, snow, mud, dirt, rock) and how heavy your foot is lol. I average between 15-20 mpg on my talon. But that’s riding in Tennessee with hill climbs, rocks, and some open trails. I lay the hammer down on the open trails and some of those are 15-30 miles long. But I think you could make a 120 mile trip. 150 would be pushing it depending on how you drive. May want to get one of the packable gas tanks which is a minor trade off for the fun of a talon. They also make aftermarket tanks. But at the price those are listed at I’d just pack a gas can. Overall I think the positives of the talon far outweigh the cons. You’ll hear about gas tank size, stiffer suspension, front diff seal leaks, air filters getting dirty really quick, shocks losing nitrogen pressure and some are having sub tranny problems which could be results from the engagement dogs, the shifter gate, or not adjusting the cable properly. I can tell you that you definitely want to make sure it’s in low before hammering the throttle. As for the front diff seals mine leaked around 150 miles and were replaced. They only leaked after prolong use on mine. No issues since. Not sure what the issue is with those. But it’s all subjective. Every machine will have its weak points and flaws. The suspension may be a little firm but everyone likes their machine to ride a certain way. I feel like the suspension is fine. The geometry and travel of the suspension is really awesome and keeps the tires on the ground so you have traction. You can revalve, replace springs, and put Schrader valves on the shocks if you feel it’s necessary. I feel like overall the talon is a awesome machine and a better choice for me than the belt driven SxS’s. I know several guys that ride in the mud in Tennessee and smoke belts every time out. At 150-200 dollars a pop it wouldn’t take too long to get to the price of the dct transmission of the talon depending on how much you ride. If possible go test drive one. Get a feel for it and see if you like the way the interior is set up and how it drives. I won’t throw shade at any brand as they all have their strengths and weakness’s. The talon was the best fit for me and want I wanted. So whatever your decision the main thing is to have fun and enjoy what you ride
Walking Tall said it all. I sold my commander, which I loved, for the Honda and couldn't be more impressed. I hauled my deer out of a cedar swamp that I thought I would be pulling myself out of with the winch but it didn't phase this beast. So impressed with power, clearance, noise (lack of), ride (stiff suspension?) and everything else. There are little issues that can be worked around but I still wonder why Honda still has them years after they came out with Talon. Air filter one is a pain and I didn't like not having a rear gate (I made my own.) Cheap factory tires (huge gash on trail with 300 miles on it), leaks and stuff but oh so worth it to have the tranny and clearance. I carry 1.5 gallons and I've neer had to use it for me! The ATV's I ride with always need it before me. Get one and don't look back.
 
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