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2019 Honda TALON 1000 R / X Review + Specs



The All-New 2019 Honda TALON 1000R & 1000X Sport SxS / UTV / Side by Side models have officially been released! Well, kind of… What do I mean by that? Well, today’s official announcement of the new TALON 1000 model lineup from Honda wasn’t supposed to be released until 6:30 PM EST and if your’e paying attention to the clock – you know it’s not 6:30 PM just yet (it’s only 11:00 AM at the time of writing this). If you’re not familiar with all of the TALON news etc leading up to the announcement today and want to get caught up on everything related to the TALON 1000 models – Click Here


During a special event held in conjunction with Honda’s Automobile Division, and coinciding with the L.A. Auto Show, American Honda today confirmed its entry in the sport side-by-side segment, unveiling the all-new Talon 1000X and Talon 1000R models. For decades, Honda has set the standard for high-performance dirt bikes with its CR and CRF lineups, and more recently the Pioneer family has introduced unmatched capability to the multipurpose side-by-side category. Now, Honda’s highly anticipated Talon models marry the two worlds, bringing a new level of off-road excitement, precision, performance and quality to sport side-by-side driving. Drawing on countless hours of collaborative development in both two- and four-wheel design and racing, as well as automotive and motorcycle manufacturing knowhow and safety expertise, the Talons push the envelope of what is possible in a production sport side-by-side.

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Aware that a single offering would be a compromise for some conditions and driving styles, Honda developed two versions of the Talon, each of which works across a broad array of conditions but specializes in a different area of the off-road spectrum. The two vehicles share a common frame and engine but have wheelbases and suspension configurations that are designed to shine in different applications. Both models function at a high level in a wide variety of terrain types, bringing a new level of control, style and refinement to a sport side-by-side market that is hungry for innovation, reliability and an improved driving experience.


“For some time now, our customers have told us they’re ready to purchase a high-performance sport side-by-side from Honda, and I’m particularly pleased that we’re now able to offer them not one, but two all-new models,” said Chuck Boderman, Vice President, Motorcycle Division at American Honda. “We know that many sport side-by-side enthusiasts own Honda powersports products of other types or have a strong emotional connection with our brand. Now, the Talon 1000X and Talon 1000R—both U.S.-developed and -produced sport side-by-sides that are uniquely capable and incredibly reliable—connect these worlds.”

2019 Honda TALON 1000 R / X Chassis + Suspension Testing, R&D, Design, Production Review | Sport SxS / Side by Side ATV / UTV TALON 1000R & 1000X Specs

2019 Talon

TALON 1000R VS 1000X Differences?

While both new Honda Talon 1000 models are suitable for a wide variety of Sports side-by-side applications, each is positioned to specialize in a different area of the spectrum. Following is a breakdown of how the two model variations compare:

Shared Key R / X Features

  • 999cc Unicam® parallel-twin engine, performance-tuned for strong torque and linear power delivery
  • 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with high-low sub-transmission and automatic and manual modes
  • Ignition Feedback Control for faster gear changes
  • On-the-fly changing between 2WD and 4WD via dash-mounted switch that operates at any engine speed
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) for stability under braking
  • Brake Traction Control System (BTCS) directs torque to wheels that have the most grip
  • 44% front weight bias for balanced handling
  • Center console and creature comfort dual cockpits
  • Tuned intake and exhaust for performance and sound quality
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Piston oil jets for cool engine temperature and engine longevity
  • Oversized radiator and fan
  • Driveshaft boot protectors
  • Comfortable, weather-resistant supportive seats
  • Clutch temperature warning light
  • LED Headlights with high/low beam

TALON 1000X | $19,999

Excelling in situations calling for precise maneuverability, the Talon X features suspension design and components are tuned to allow the tires to grip the ground for maximum traction and provide a plush ride. Those who love conquering challenging sections and climbs need look no further.


  • Red/Gray with red suspension accents
  • Gray/Blue with silver suspension accents

Differentiating Features

  • Double-wishbone front suspension, Fox Podium 2.0 shocks with Quick Switch 3, 14.5 inches of travel
  • 3 Link rear suspension with high-clearance trailing arm, Fox Podium 2.0 shocks with Quick Switch 3, 15 inches of travel

TALON 1000R | $20,999

The Talon R shines in high-speed driving associated with open terrain found throughout the country, including deserts, salt flats and pastures. Suspension design and components are set up for big air and hitting obstacles at velocity. For wide-open adventurists, the Talon R is ready for anything the horizon offers.


  • Red with red suspension accents
  • Green/Silver with silver suspension accents

Differentiating Features

  • Double-wishbone front suspension, Fox Podium 2.5 shocks with Quick Switch 3, 17.7 inches of travel
  • 4+ Link trailing-arm rear suspension with toe link, Fox Podium 2.5 shocks with Quick Switch 3, 20.1 inches of travel

Honda TALON 1000 R VS X Differences / Comparison Review of Specs | TALON 1000 Sport SxS / UTV / Side by Side ATV


2019 Talon 1000X


At 64.0 inches wide, the Talon 1000X is maneuverable and precise. Its 2.0-inch body Fox Podium Quick Switch 3 shocks (QS3) have 5/8-inch shafts and combine with the double-wishbone front-suspension design and 3 Link rear system to offer suspension travel of 14.6 and 15.1 inches, front and rear. The one-piece frame retains consistent geometry even when pushed under the hardest loads, for a controlled, confidence-inspiring ride. A performance-tuned 999cc four-valve Unicam® parallel-twin engine works with Honda’s high-tech, geared Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), which offers two automatic modes (Drive and Sport), plus Manual with steering-column-mounted paddle shifters. Honda’s I-4WD, the powersports industry’s first and only brake traction control system, manages the amount of slip between the front wheels in four-wheel drive, and electronic brakeforce distribution strategically optimizes brakeforce to the most effective wheels during braking in two-wheel drive. Hill-start assist temporarily holds the vehicle in place when stopped on an ascent, simplifying the process of resuming motion. As a package, the Talon 1000X is incredibly agile and sure-footed, yet it performs admirably in a broad range of applications.

  • 2019 TALON 1000X Price / MSRP: $19,999
  • 2019 TALON 1000X Release Date: April 2019
  • 2019 TALON 1000X Top Speed: 74 MPH
  • 2019 TALON 1000X Colors: Pearl Red / Metallic Gray; Metallic Gray / Metallic Blue
  • 2019 TALON 1000X Weight: 1,490 lbs (curb)
  • 2019 TALON 1000X Horsepower: 104 HP
  • 2019 TALON 1000X Torque:
  • 2019 TALON 1000X Suspension (front): Double wishbone; 14.6 in. travel, Fox Podium 2.0 with Quick Switch 3
  • 2019 TALON 1000X Suspension (rear): 3 Link trailing arm; 15.1 in. travel, Fox Podium 2.0 with Quick Switch 3
  • 2019 TALON 1000X Ground Clearance: 12.7 in.

TALON 1000X Pictures:

TALON 1000X Chassis Pictures



2019 Talon 1000R


Designed to excel when bump absorption and high-speed tracking are the priority, the Talon 1000R shares 85% of its parts with the Talon 1000X, including the entire 999cc parallel-twin engine and one-piece frame, yet it diverges when it comes to vehicle width (68.4 inches—4.4 inches wider than its sibling), wheelbase (5 inches longer than the X) and suspension arrangement. The Talon 1000R has a double-wishbone front-suspension layout and a 4+ Link rear configuration, while the shocks are 2.5-inch body Fox Podium QS3 units that have 17.1 and 20.1 inches of front and rear suspension travel, respectively, or 2.1 and 5 inches more than the 1000X. The combination results in remarkable performance in diverse situations, but is particularly impressive in high-speed, rough conditions.

  • 2019 TALON 1000R Price / MSRP: $20,999
  • 2019 TALON 1000R Release Date: April 2019
  • 2019 TALON 1000R Top Speed: 74 MPH
  • 2019 TALON 1000R Colors: Red, Pearl Green
  • 2019 TALON 1000R Weight: 1,545 (curb)
  • 2019 TALON 1000R Horsepower: 104 HP
  • 2019 TALON 1000R Torque:
  • 2019 TALON 1000R Suspension (front): Double wishbone; 17.7 in. travel, Fox Podium 2.5 with Quick Switch 3
  • 2019 TALON 1000R Suspension (rear): 4+ Link trailing arm; 20.1 in. travel, Fox Podium 2.5 with Quick Switch 3
  • 2019 TALON 1000R Ground Clearance: 13.0 in.

TALON 1000Pictures:

TALON 1000R Chassis Pictures

TALON 1000R / 1000X Interior Pictures:

TALON 1000/ 1000X Accessory Pictures:


TALON 1000R / 1000X Accessories:

  • Aluminum Roof
  • Aluminum Doors
  • Fabric Upper Doors
  • Lower Door Panels
  • Auxiliary LED Lights
  • Horn Kit
  • Horn Kit Wire Harness
  • 40″ LED Light Bar
  • Switch Plate/Wire Harness with Volt Meter
  • Windshield Wiper Washer Kit
  • Accessory Sub Harness
  • Flag Kit
  • Rear View Mirror
  • Side Mirrors
  • Rear Panel
  • Fabric Rear Panel
  • Winch
  • Winch Mount Kit
  • Glass Windshield
  • Half Wind Deflector
  • Full Poly Vented Windscreen
  • Cargo Bag
  • Center Storage Bag
  • Storage Cover
  • Lower Door Storage Bags
  • Corner Storage Bags
  • Roof Storage Bags
  • Front Bumper
  • Aluminum Front Bumper
  • A-Arm Guards
  • A-Arm Guards
  • Trailing Arm Guards
  • Trailing Arm Guards
  • Side Skid Plates
  • Frame Skid Plates
  • Rear Bumper
  • Aluminum Rear Bumper
  • Nerf Bars
  • Floor Mats
  • Audio System

* To check out a more detailed breakdown on all of the 2019 TALON 1000 R / X accessories – Click Here.

TALON 1000/ 1000X Shared Pictures:

Honda TALON 1000R Dimensions: Width, Length, Wheelbase Specs | TALON 1000 R Sport SxS / UTV / Side by Side ATV

Honda TALON 1000X Dimensions: Width, Length, Wheelbase Specs | TALON 1000 X Sport SxS / UTV / Side by Side ATV

Technical 2019 TALON 1000 Model Lineup Specifications:

Model Talon 1000R
Talon 1000X
Type 999cc liquid-cooled Unicam® OHC longitudinally mounted parallel-twin four-stroke; four valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 92.0mm x 75.15mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Induction Fuel injection, 46mm throttle bodies
Ignition Full Transistorized
Starter Electric
Driveline Direct front and rear driveshafts
Transmission Six-speed automatic DCT + reverse and high/low sub-transmisson
Clutch 2-Multiplate Wet
Front Double wishbone; 17.7 in. travel, Fox Podium 2.5 with Quick Switch 3 Double wishbone; 14.6 in. travel, Fox Podium 2.0 with Quick Switch 3
Rear 4+ Link trailing arm; 20.1 in. travel, Fox Podium 2.5 with Quick Switch 3 3 Link trailing arm; 15.1 in. travel, Fox Podium 2.0 with Quick Switch 3
Front Hydraulic w/ two 250mm discs; Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) system
Rear Hydraulic w/ two 250mm discs; Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) system
Front 28x9x15
Rear 28x11x15
Length 123.9 in.
Width 68.4 64.0 in.
Height 75.6 in. 75.3 in.
Seat Height 28.3 in. 28.0 in
Ground Clearance 13.0 in. 12.7 in.
Wheelbase 92.7 in. 87.6 in.
Turning Radius 21.3 ft. 17.7 ft.
Fuel Capacity 7.3 gal., including 1.1 gal. reserve
Cargo Bed Capacity 299 lbs.
Curb Weight* 1,545 lbs. (1,548 lbs. CA) 1,490 lbs. (1,492 lbs. CA)
Colors Pearl Red; Pearl Green Pearl Red/Metallic Grey; Metallic Grey/Metallic Blue

* Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride. Meets current CARB and EPA off-road emissions standards. Recommended for riders 16 years of age and older.

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2 Comments on this post

  1. Is the rear differential open in 2WD so it can be used on the street and lawn without scuffing the rear tires or taring up the turf?

    rosin /
    • Sadly… When in 2WD, the rear differential is locked and it does not have a ‘turf mode’ like the Pioneer 1000 model lineup so you can run with it open.

      HondaPro Kevin / (in reply to rosin)

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