2022 Honda Talon Upgrades Improve Driving Experience

Going Up, Side by Side

Honda announced its 2022 Talon 1000 sport side-by-side lineup, comprising standard and FOX Live Valve iterations of the Talon 1000R, Talon 1000X and Talon 1000X-4. The six-version family benefits from a number of upgrades for the new model year, many of which are focused on enhancing the gratification of driving, via comfort- and convenience-focused changes to the driver/passenger cabin.

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Platform-wide Talon improvements for 2022 include a relocated meter with improved visibility; extended shift paddles for easier manual gear changes during dynamic driving; better mud protection via seat sealing; revised ignition timing for smoother transitions from deceleration to acceleration; updated styling; improved i-4WD and a pre-wired switch panel to facilitate installation of electronic accessories.

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“We’re pleased to bring important updates to the Talon 1000 family for 2022,” said Brandon Wilson, American Honda Manager of Sports & Experiential. “Produced in the USA, the Talon is the industry’s only sport side-by-side platform to offer technology like an automatic Dual Clutch Transmission and i-4WD, and it’s also proving itself in competition, with class wins in the most recent editions of the Baja 1000, King of the Hammers and Mint 400. With Honda’s renowned durability, quality and reliability, plus significant upgrades to improve the driving experience, the Talon is better than ever.”

All six Talon 1000 trim levels will be available in June.


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