make / manufacturer: Honda
model name / number: Talon
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Engine & Drivetrain
A 999 cc, quick revving, naturally-aspirated, parallel twin, powers the Talon 1000X — this isn’t Honda’s only 999 cc engine; it builds on years of experience with the Pioneer 1000 and CRF1000L (Africa Twin). Here, it’s been updated, refined and tuned to provide increased performance while maintaining Honda engine durability; essentially purpose-built for the Talon 1000X.
Engineers have adopted the Unicam head design with its low-friction roller rocker arms from the CRF motocross bikes, and have tuned the exhaust to create a sound like no other – especially when it’s at full throttle.
Connected to the 999 cc engine is a fully-automatic six-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission. The transmission’s computer uses throttle position and input, RPMs, speed and brake input, to determine what kind of driving you’re doing, for instance if you are an "aggressive-style driver" it adjusts accordingly the engine character to be more exciting and powerful by increasing engine RPM for shifting up and down.
Chassis & Suspension
Independent front and rear suspension systems—double A-arm in the front, three-link trailing arm in the back—feature Fox Podium 2.0 QS3 (Quick Switch - 3 position) shocks with velocity-sensitive damping and remote reservoirs for superior control and heat dissipation during hard riding. Unlike many other adjustable suspensions, which require counting dozens of clicks on each damper, Talon X's premium FOX QS3 system (specially designed for the Talon 1000X chassis), is as simple as adjusting the dial to one of the three settings that cover a broad range of terrain. Comfortable cruising... General sport ... Agressive, or fully-loaded driving. With 371/384 mm (14.6/15.1 in.) of front/rear suspension travel, and 323 mm (12.7 in.) of ground clearance, the Talon X works great everywhere especially on tighter trails.
Honda’s automotive-style Electric Power Steering lessens steering effort and helps eliminate bump steer, especially over rocks, logs and on sidehills. This speed and input force-sensing power steering system is tuned specifically for sport usage.
Mounted on cast aluminum wheels the aggressive Maxxis tires—28 x 9-15 front; 28 x 11-15 rear—grab hard on any surface. They were tuned by Honda and Maxxis experts to optimize comfort and handling performance.
The Talon 1000X offers the comfort, safety and support of deep bucket seats. These large and roomy bucket seats are made of soft, thick foam that allows for comfortable all-day adventures. With their aggressive bolstering, the seats really keep the riders in place with the seat belts featuring an over the shoulder fit to confidently secure the driver and passenger while maintaining comfort. They also feature pass-throughs to allow for the use of a 4-point harness system.
The drivers seat features a robust automotive grade adjuster, allowing the driver to be in the perfect driving position – The Honda Talon's interior design and ergonomics set it apart from the competition. It is specifically focused on providing the driver and passenger with the ultimate in confidence, comfort and convenience.
The Honda Talon 1000X also offers a variety of ergonomic features to ensure comfort for all riders. The steering column is equipped with a broad tilt range for comfortable arm positioning. It also tilts far forward for easy entry and exit.
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