FEATURES

Talon 1000X

Talon 1000X

Talon 1000X FOX Live Valve

ENGINE

POWERFUL 999CC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE

Unleash ample power with the 999cc liquid-cooled inline twin engine. It produces big torque, high horsepower, and responsiveness across the rpm range, the result of unmatched refinement and reliability.

UNICAM CYLINDER HEAD DESIGN

Using the same proven Unicam® cylinder head design found in our championship-winning CRF450R motocrosser, it helps make the engine more compact, which lets us position it for optimal weight distribution and ground clearance. 

ROLLER ROCKER ARMS

Roller-tip rocker arms in the valve train help reduce engine friction, facilitate higher, faster revs, and contribute to more efficient engine operation and power.

HIGH LIFT, LONG DURATION CAMSHAFT

Giving the engine a camshaft with a high lift and long duration helps transform the engine. Better breathing helps the Talon make more power and keeps that power coming all the way to redline. 

LARGE THROTTLE BORE SIZE

Complementing the potent camshaft specs, our engineers also gave the engine twin 46mm bores for more airflow and better breathing. You’ll feel it the first time you floor the throttle. 

HIGH-FLOW FUEL INJECTORS

More air plus more fuel equals more power. With the hot cam, throttle body and high-flow fuel injectors, the engine is the total package for total off-road performance. 

OFFSET DUAL-PIN CRANKSHAFT

By offsetting the cylinders’ two crankpins by 270 degrees, the engine delivers a wide powerband and abundant torque, while counterbalancers help keep everything running smoothly. 

TUNED EXHAUST

Improved intake and more fuel delivery require an equally tuned exhaust system and this beast delivers. Not only does it provide some beautiful mechanical exhaust notes, but it helps the engine deliver smooth, even power.

HIGH-CAPACITY COOLING SYSTEM

Rock crawling, deserts, dunes, and high-altitude operation can all challenge your side-by-side’s cooling system, which is why we gave all our Talons a high-capacity system. 

OIL-JET PISTONS

Squirting oil up onto the underside of the pistons helps them run cooler and seal better. The combination lets the pistons lead an easier life and helps the engine make more power.

10mm CYLINDER OFFSET

By building the engine with the cylinder bore 10mm in front of the crankshaft, we changed the thrust forces on the pistons’ skirts and faces, helping the rings seal better and improving power.

SPINY SLEEVE CYLINDER LINER

This unique system positively locks the steel cylinder liner and the aluminum cylinder block together. The result is more contact surface area, and that means better engine cooling and heat transfer for superior engine performance. 

SEMI-DRY-SUMP LUBRICATION

Keeping engine oil away from the crankshaft helps eliminate windage losses, while the semi-dry-sump design also helps ensure more positive oiling under extreme driving conditions. Better engine lubrication and longer engine life are the result. 

ENGINE AIR INTAKE

To get the most out of your engine, it needs clean air, which is why we positioned the air filter high over the engine in the rear, and the air intake off to the side.

RUBBER-MOUNT ENGINE AND EXHAUST

In addition to the suspension and ground clearance, we rubber-mounted the engine and exhaust system to insulate the cabin against excessive vibration. We also gave them four engine mounts to add strength under high-performance driving operation. 

POWER

Because our Honda all-gear Automatic DCT Transmission is so efficient, it has more rear-wheel horsepower than some of the competitors in the class.

CHASSIS

FOX LIVE-VALVE 2.5 SHOCKS 

The cutting-edge semi-active suspension utilizes FOX's adaptive Live Valve technology, dynamically adjusting compression damping for each wheel. Enjoy reduced body roll, smoother terrain navigation, and superior resistance to bottoming for the ultimate deluxe ride.

 3-LINK REAR SUSPENSION

A 3-link trailing-arm rear suspension is one of the secrets to its superior handling. A generous 15 inches of rear-wheel travel helps give you a smooth ride and superior control. 

HIGH-PERFORMANCE DISC BRAKES

Front and rear they feature high-performance 250mm discs, with 34mm twin-piston calipers in front and 34mm single-piston calipers in the rear, while Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) optimizes front and rear braking power. 

INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION

Dual A-arm suspension gives you 14.4 inches of travel in the front. Pair that with stellar ground clearance and you begin to understand two reasons why they handle so well in rough terrain. 

TIGHT TURNING RADIUS

It’s all about superior maneuverability here. It offers a narrow 17.7-foot turning radius for superior maneuverability on tight trails. 

WHEELBASE

The 87.6-inch wheelbase contributes to this sport side-by-side’s tracking, and also gives you a super-smooth ride. A bit shorter than the 1000R’s, it places an emphasis on quick handling and maneuverability. 

FRONT/REAR WEIGHT BALANCE

For serious sport driving, a slight rear weight bias is best. That’s why we set the Talons up with 44 percent of their weight over the front, and 56 percent over the rear. 

DUAL-RATE SPRINGS

The suspension springs offer soft initial travel yet resist bottoming for both a comfortable ride and ultimate control—the best of both worlds. 

SKID PLATES

Generous skid plate protection armors vulnerable undercarriage and suspension components. Want even more? You’ll find even more when you check out our accessories lineup. 

DURABLE FRAME FINISH

Your new Talon’s frame looks great and that’s because we fully dip it in an electrostatic surface treatment inside and out during the manufacturing process, and then powder coat the whole thing to help resist chipping.

FRONT BUMPER

The standard front bumper offers a degree of vehicle protection other side-by-sides lack. But this smart design doesn’t compromise performance, as it’s designed to help slide smoothly over obstacles in rough conditions. 

DRIVETRAIN

AUTOMATIC SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSION

Convenience and prowess converge with our automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT), with its class-leading gear-driven setup giving you the option for manual or fully automatic, it delivers true engine braking and efficient power delivery.

i-4WD

All Talons showcase the improved second generation of our exclusive i-4WD system. Think “i” for “intelligent,” because that’s exactly what it is. An industry-first brake-traction control system, it maintains front-wheel traction even if one wheel wants to spin.

LAUNCH MODE

These are the only side-by-sides offering both an automatic gear driven transmission and launch mode. You won’t believe how fast you’ll come off the line–and neither will the other riders. 

RELENTLESS DURABILITY

We give it’s CV joints double protection: First, we design them to tuck up tight covered by the suspension arms. Second, the CV joints themselves get a special guard to offer even more protection. 

PADDLE SHIFTING

Steering column-mounted paddle shifters add performance and fun. In Manual mode, they let you shift without taking your hands off the steering wheel, and in Automatic mode, they let you override the current gear. 

ELECTRIC POWER STEERING

Helping eliminate bump steer through rocky and rutted terrain, latest generation EPS assists you when you need it most. Plus, the system is specially tuned to give you the right amount of feedback for sport-driving.

HIGH/LOW SUBTRANSMISSION

With a full 42 percent gear reduction between High and Low, you get the torque you need in all six gears. That’s sure to come in handy when scaling hills or rock crawling. 

HILL START ASSIST

Hill Start Assist automatically holds you in position while you move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator—there’s no roll-back drama. It even works on the downhills, too! 

2WD/i-4WD/SHIFT ON THE FLY

Elevate your driving experience with our torque-biasing brake i-4WD traction control system. Enjoy traction when you need it, effortless steering when you want it, and all without the need for a diff lock.

ADVANCED TRANSMISSION LOGIC

The brain of the DCT, Advanced Transmission Logic, senses how you drive and adapts. Relaxed drivers get earlier shifts, while sportier drivers will hold each gear longer. And when going downhill, you get true engine braking.

DRIVELINE DAMPER 

Here’s another example of Honda’s attention to detail: The propshaft gets a special, cam-type damper. It cuts down on vibration, helps driveline parts last longer, and gives you a smoother, more enjoyable ride. 

SPIRAL RING AND PINION REAR FINAL DRIVE

Spiral-cut gears in your final drive mean the load is shared over several teeth, not just one, and that means they’re quieter and produce less vibration too. 

CONNECTED DRIVE FEELING

Compared to a belt-driven CVT transmission, the positive automatic gear-driven DCT gearbox gives you a far more connected feel with your side-by-side. 

ENGINE LOCATION

Balance is the key to great handling, and that’s why we put the engine where we do. Mounted behind the cab, it results in an excellent, neutral weight distribution. 

LOW-EXPANSION BRAKE HOSES

By fitting low expansion brake hoses, you get better pedal feel and rock-solid braking performance. 

Honda DURABILITY

Because our DCT is built with steel gears inside, there are no drive belts to slip, break, or burn up, and there’s no torque converter. It's as tough and efficient as any manual gearbox. 

DESIGN

DRIVER/PASSENGER PROTECTION

The Occupant Protection Structure uses large-diameter tubing and meets ISO’s rollover protection standard. Hard doors and quick-clip side nets help keep out debris, while auto-style three-point seatbelts feature an emergency locking retractor mechanism.

MUD AND SPLASH PROTECTION

The full-coverage doors and sealed up passenger-compartment openings offer excellent mud and splash protection.

ADJUSTABLE DRIVER’S SEAT

Designed to fit a wide range of operators, the adjustable driver’s seat locks positively in position without wobble, helping make you feel more connected to the vehicle.

PAINTED BODY

The painted body parts resist scratching better, plus, they just look better—the first time you see a new Talon in person, we’re sure you’ll agree. 

EASY-TO-READ LCD INSTRUMENTS 

All our Talon models feature large, easy-to-read instrument displays, hosting loads of information, like speed, fuel level, and more. Plus, it’s mounted on the steering column, so when you tilt the wheel, the instruments move, too.

TILT WHEEL

With a tilt steering wheel, you’re ensured an even more comfortable experience, especially under high-performance driving conditions. The tilt-wheel function also makes it easier to get in and out. 

PASSENGER “T” GRAB HANDLE

Your front passenger needs a solid way to hold on, and Honda got it right with the Talons. The “T” handle resides up front and is quickly adjustable, solid, and rattle-free.

INTEGRATED SWITCH PANEL

We’ve included a centrally mounted switch panel that makes it easier than ever to add accessories like a winch or additional lighting, and it helps keep the cabin looking tidy, too. 

AERODYNAMIC ROOF

Typical of our attention to detail, the full-coverage roof is specially designed to divert rainwater away from occupants. It’s also designed to be aerodynamic when transporting the vehicle, whether it’s on your trailer front- or rear-facing. 

TWIN-LEVEL PASSENGER FOOTRESTS

They feature ample legroom here, even for six-foot-plus passengers wearing bulky boots. And the special two-level front-passenger footrests let you brace yourself solidly over rough terrain or stretch out when cruising along.

COMFORTABLE SEATS

Designed to be the most comfortable in the industry, the seats feature a wide seatback and an even wider seat bottom, while offering tons of lateral support. They’re even compatible with four-point harnesses.  

INTEGRATED INNER DOOR HANDLE

All four doors feature an integrated inner door handle, another example of the premium the Talons put on comfort and convenience. 

ACCESSORY READY

It is easier than ever to install accessories due to the positive pre-wire from the factory located under the front hood that easily integrates with our accessories.

LARGE CARGO BED

The cargo bed sits up, out of harm’s way and where it’s easily accessible. Big enough to easily hold a large 45-quart cooler with room to spare, it has a 299-pound capacity with six tie-down points. 

DOOR NETS

Door nets are standard equipment, latching and unlatching quickly and easily. Performance counts, and we’ve made it easier to help protect yourself from the elements. 

GENEROUS, SECURE CUP HOLDERS

Featuring four cup holders (two in front, two in the rear), each one securely holds the 30-ounce off-road standard, as well as plenty of other travel cups. 

FLAG MOUNT

On other side-by-sides, things like a flag mount are an afterthought. Not on a Honda Talon. No detail escapes our designers’ full attention. The Talon’s flag mount is fully integrated into the design. 

BUILT IN THE U.S.A.

The entire Talon lineup is purpose-built for the American market, right in America. Domestically and globally sourced parts are all assembled at our plant in Timmonsville, South Carolina.  

MORE ACCESSORIES

We keep adding more and more accessories every year. Add items like a Busbar, Switch Panel with Dual USB Charging Ports, Trailing-Arm Splash Guards, Cabin Heater, Rear Speaker Pods and much more.  And don’t forget our line of easy-on/easy-off Honda Pro-Connect offerings.