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If you can share a few things about your ownership of the Honda Talon 1000, what would it be? The most liked or hated, share them with every one I am sure you won't be the only one.
 

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Top 3 things I LOVE about the Talon:
  • cargo - decent space and the tie downs secure my gear well
  • performance - power can be improved but the DCT + Fox Shocks + 999cc's combo is A+++
  • build quality - so far it can put up with the level of abuse I can put it through
 

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The manual shift transmission automatically down shifts when you brake. I want full control of it when I want to down shift. Engine braking on sport mode is too much otherwise I love it. When to Tackett Creek and went everywhere the razors went with no problems
 

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Love everything thing about build fit and finish. But cup holders are very in the way.
When shifting you need to lift your elbow very high with cups in place.
Small trade off for the reliable of Honda and no belt squeal.
Four rzr s and all squealed. I love the six speed shifting.
 

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As I’ve stated above very impressed with Honda.
But there storage box is good the way it mounts and mount of storage.
But it leaks very badly bottom top and zipper.
Hope someone is working on a aluminum box!
 

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Generally speaking I am enjoying the ride and performance of my 1000X; however, during break-in service (230 miles) had to replace the air filter which looked like it had been used much longer? I fear they may be a design flaw that does not help to minimize the amount of dust that is being drawn into the air filter?
 

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If you can share a few things about your ownership of the Honda Talon 1000, what would it be? The most liked or hated, share them with every one I am sure you won't be the only one.
Had this machine for 1 hr and took a left hand turn in a wet flat hay field the ass end slid out a little on me and both passenger side tires popped off the rim and flipped me over crushing my roll cage n bent one of my rear swing arms luckily my daughter wasnt hurt to bad. Very disappointed Be careful everyone this is a definite safety issue ive road dirt bikes n off road vehicles since i was 6 yrs old and im 53 now and only once when i slammed into a big log have i ever had a tire pop the bead on me. This machine had to pop off at the same time. Unreal
 

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Only Dislikes are #1) half doors (already fixed that one) #2) instrument cluster needs to be infront of the driver, not in the middle of the cab #3) Honda needs to put a bus bar under the hood for electrical accessories.
 

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Now that we have some time and miles on our Talon 1000R, I can say the RZR seat back was more comfortable but the Talon's seat are made for 4-point harnesses so I am happy with the firmer seat back. Otherwise, the Talon wins on every other point all the way down to the gas cap. Yes, seriously, even the gas cap is superior.

I shopped at a dealer that carries Polaris and Honda. I wasn't even considering a Talon when I went shopping. After walking between the Talon 1000X and the RZR 1000 units a few times, I had the dealer put them next to each other. The differences were immediately very obvious and there was no question, keeping in mind the Talon 1000R is even more impressive.
 

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Over all great machine! I started out in sxs with a polaris 900 trail. Wasnt fast enough. Went to the 2018 xp turbo. Was a piece off sh**. After long deliberation, I pulled the trigger on the Talon X. There is no looking back. The REAL transmission is the best thing about it. No belts to blow apart or slip. And the power is there instantly as you nail it coming out of a corner. Its not as fast as the xp turbo, but I will take the known dependability and longevity of the Honda and sacrifice the small amount of speed and power.
The negatives...
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Ride quality sucked! My back didnt get along with the rough bumps and moguls...but that was easily remedied by changing the rear tender springs(and only the rear,as they were sitting compressed simply from the machines own wieght). Some companies or people will tell you to change out all 4. Not nessecary

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The i4wd is a design flaw that eats brake pads, as it automatically puts brake force to which ever front wheel is spinning, and that is dumb. If your in mud, you want to be able to let the rpms and speed have at it! Thats how mud tires work and clean out. I replaced front brake pads at 240 k's because most of my riding is in mud and this thing was simply fighting itself everytime a wheel would spin.
I have since pulled the fuse for the i4wd and love the way it goes thru mud. I will purchase a proper locker front diff when they become available. And no, I dont drive 2 footed. The system simply puts too much load on the engine.
Thats my opinion...over all great machine. Now debating either a turbo or simply go with a tuner and open up the exhaust and remap it for better shift times and more fuel. When I wiegh out the cost, the turbo likely wont happen till they get realistic about the price.
5k American turns onto a lot Canadian for me and Im having a hard time justifying that amount to gain 60 horsepower. With a proper tuner, intake plate and pipe and opened up exhaust I can gain almost 20, which equates to about 12 or 13 at the wheels for a fraction of the cost.
My thoughts.
 
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