Honda Unveils New Sport UTV

Honda has announced its entry into the sport side-by-side field with the Talon 1000X, a new member of its powersports family revealed at the Los Angeles auto show.

With the Talon 1000X, Honda says it has married the performance of its CR and CRF dirtbikes with a multipurpose side-by-side to offer “a new level of off-road excitement, precision and quality” to the sport side-by-side segment.

Power comes from a parallel twin 999-cc engine with Honda’s unicam head design, which uses a single camshaft to operate each cylinder’s four valves.

2019 Talon 1000R

The twin-cylinder engine is bolted to a six-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters to power a four-wheel drive system with brake-based traction control that can direct power to an individual wheel.

The Talon 1000X also features electronic brake force distribution and hill start assist.

A pair of bucket seats feature car-like adjustments and sport a pass-through for a four-point harness. There’s also an adjustable steering column, and the passenger assist handle can be adjusted into “virtually” any position.

Honda has confirmed the Talon 1000X will come to Canada in 2019, but has neither announced a date nor pricing.

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Chris Holland was born and raised in Mount Sterling, KY and is the publisher of UTV Revolution. He has an award winning background in the journalism field, winning multiple accolades in sports writing, editorials and photography. He is also a driver in the Ultra 4, Pro Rock/Pro UTV and SRRS racing series. His first taste of going offroad was with his dad's 1979 CJ-7 when he was five years old and has been hooked ever since. After years of trail riding and technical rock crawling, he finally got the go fast bug and entered the racing scene. While he still has a great passion for full size rigs and rock crawling, he says there is nothing like the adrenaline rush you get from the speed and capabilities of UTVs.

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