What is it like to blast the Honda Talon through the Utah desert?
Welcome to Come Ride With Me, our new series released in tandem with our full-length reviews. This week, we’re featuring the all-new 2019 Honda Talon 1000X and 1000R.
These side-by-sides are Honda’s answers to the likes of Polaris, Yamaha, Arctic Cat and Can-Am. Its 999cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine makes 104 horsepower, mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The suspension travel and overall dimensions are where the 1000R and 1000X start to diverge. The 2019 Honda Talon 1000R packs a 92.7 inch wheelbase and is 68.4 inches wide. The 100X has a shorter 87.6 inch wheelbase, along with a narrower 64-inch width. As far as suspension travel is concerned, the 1000X manages 14.6 inches in the front and 15.1 inches in the rear. The 1000R is more inclined to take on the whoops, with 17.7 inches of travel in the front and 20.1 inches in the rear.
Which one is the best choice for your ride? That’s what this video series is all about. In addition to our normal reviews, you can get a first-person point-of-view of our experience.
Check out the video above for all the fast-paced, hard-charging action from the Sand Hollow State Park outside Moab, Utah. For the full review, check out the video below! Come back to TFLoffroad.com for more powersports news, views and real-world reviews.