2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve Review, Specs, Price

The Talon series is the newest addition to Honda’s lineup, where the Japanese manufacture has once again confirmed its excellent reputation when it comes to UTVs. Besides standard two-seat models, there are also four-seat versions, with four comfortable seats, but with all kinds of upgrades as well. Among these versions, the 2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve stands out for unparalleled performance and driving experience. Essentially, this is a typical Talon 1000X model. Still, this is a model that comes with one significant difference, an advanced suspension setup, which is based on multiple sensors and adjusts to every situation.

2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve

2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve Suspension

As we’ve just mentioned, the thing that separates this UTV from the crowd is a semi-active electronic suspension. It is a product of cooperation with Fox and Bosch. The catch with this system is that it features numerous sensors, which send data to the ECU, which adjusts suspensions depending on the data it gets. A great thing to know is that the ECU processes information extremely fast and that it is able to changes settings up to 16 times per second. Also, these systems work in accordance to drive models. So, settings won’t be changed in the same way and with same dynamics in Normal and Sport models.

When it comes to suspension basics, a great thing about this side by side is that Fox 2.5-inch shocks are standard on all four wheels. At the front, you may count on a dual A-arm independent suspension. At the rear axle, you may count on a three-link suspension. Altogether, you may count on about 15 inches of travel, which ensures excellent performances. Add to this 12.6 inches of ground clearance and can bet on impressive off-road capabilities with this one.

2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve rear

2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve Engines

Besides excellent suspension setup, another thing that is required for great off-road performances is a capable engine. Of course, Honda did an excellent job in this aspect as well. The 2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve comes with a well-known 999cc twin-cylinder engine, which mounts longitudinally, for even better transfer power. The engine puts around 105 horsepower. The throttle is pretty responsive in low revs, while it really shines in those critical, mid-range areas. At the same time, the engine features programmed fuel injection, which provides excellent refinement, along with great mpg ratings.

Of course, you may count on Honda’s famous Unicam design, which makes the engine more compact. In addition, there are features like high-capacity cooling system, semi dry-sump lubrication, oil-jet cooled pistons and many other things that make this UTV amazing.

Comfort and Convenience

Besides excellent performance, this side by side also offers a great overall riding experience. As you can see, the Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve comes with seating capacity to four, with so-called stadium seats. They ensure excellent visibility and experience for rear passengers as well. Of course, there are many things that help make the driving experience even better. This includes a DCT automatic transmission, paddle shifters, different drive modes etc. The driver’s seat is adjustable, as well as the steering wheel, so finding the right position is easy. On the dashboard, you can see a nice LCD instrument cluster, which provides the driver with loads of information, such as speed, fuel level, mileage, coolant temperature, clock and many more.

2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve Dashboard

2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve Pricing

The 2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve features a starting price of 24.000 dollars and comes exclusively in Metallic Grey/Metallic  Orange finish. You may count on the company’s one-year coverage, which can be extended with Honda Protection Plan.

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