We have been waiting for this for so long and its finally here. The all-new Honda Talon 1000 is official and there are two models the Talon 1000R and the 1000X. Honda’s new side by sides is as impressive as we hoped it would be. Let’s start with the engine, its a 999cc inline twin with 104 hp. This motor is not just the old pioneer Honda motor, but it actually has a lot of components from the Honda Africa Twin engine. The all-new Talon has a 4 + link trailing arm design with Fox Podium 2.5 QS3 Shocks providing 20in of rear travel and up front, the Talon has double A-arms with again Fox Podium 2.5 QS3 Shocks providing 17in of travel. Another unique feature is Honda’s I 4WD system and this came from the pioneer. The I 4WD system can shift on the fly which is new for Honda. Both of the Honda Talon 1000R and 1000x have modified DCT transmissions. When you’re in manual mode paddle shifting shifts 50% faster than other DCT transmissions. Honda says,” it shifts like an Indy car”. The Talons also comes with 28in Maxxis tires on 15in aluminum wheels. The combination of all these things results in a remarkable performing side by side particularly at high speeds and rough conditions.