The Honda Talon is a fantastic UTV for just about any off-road enthusiast out there. It’s got plenty of power, a great design, and awesome-sounding features overall. But that’s just barely scratching the surface.
A surface that’s so attractive you’ll want to show it off with every opportunity. However, it’s what’s beneath that matters most. And nowhere is this more relevant than with the Honda Talon, about which you probably didn’t know the following things.
1. It’s Got ROPS Sizing
If you thought you’d be limited to Honda’s own offerings, think again! This bad boy’s got ROPS sizing, which means it can support a wide variety of Honda Talon parts and accessories from an impressive range of manufacturers.
What this means is that people can get truly creative when manufacturing new stuff for Honda’s highly praised UTV offering. And we can’t wait to see what will come out down the road.
2. There’s No Factory Default Launch Mode
We’re not saying it won’t come down the line for the Talon, but Yamaha has such a thing and Honda doesn’t at the time of writing this piece. You might not miss this feature if you’re not into drag racing. However, if that’s the main reason you’re considering the Talon, know that you’ll have to do some work on it to give it such a boost.
3. That Stopping Power Comes From the I-4WD Anti-Lock Brakes
Despite not being necessarily the fastest or the most impressive UTV on the market, it sure has some excellent safety features. One of them is the braking system. It’s a repurposed anti-lock brake system that puts full stopping power in place when needed. The onboard computer modulates how the brakes are applied to each individual wheel when taking corners, shifting directions, or simply when pressing on the brake pedal.
4. You Can Swap the Seats Easily
The Honda Talon is known for having one of the best sliding seat roller systems anyone can use in an SXS. While the default factory seats are somewhat limited (namely only the driver’s side can be adjusted vertically), there are a plethora of aftermarket options available.
With that said, you’ll be happy to hear that there are many customizable parts in the Talon. It’s a swift and versatile machine that lets you undertake some heavy off-road usage while looking as stylish as possible.
5. It’s Got a Turbo-Ready Engine
Now this one is a true blessing for those who are looking for a fun race in their UTV. The piston oil jets inside the stock engine clearly show that they allow for a turbo kit to be installed seamlessly.
Furthermore, the drivetrain is more than capable of handling double the stock claimed 104 horsepower. When you add all of these facts together, you start seeing why we think that this machine is more than capable to handle a turbo upgrade kit.
6. Japanese Company, American Made
Everyone knows that Honda is one of the most beloved Japanese brands out there. However, the Talon isn’t made in Japan. Instead, it’s made at Honda’s Timmonsville South Carolina assembly plant in the good ol’ US of A.
If that’s not a reason to trust the company even more, then we don’t know what is. After all, they’re creating jobs for Americans while also producing some sought-after vehicles.
7. The Bolt Pattern
Honda’s Talon measures a 4/136 bolt pattern. It’s a somewhat unusual pattern, as not many other UTVs use it. That can make it a little tricky if you’re looking for aftermarket wheels. However, there are plenty of manufacturers that make things specifically for that pattern.
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