10 Frequently Asked Questions About the Honda Talon
May 15th 2023
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As UTV owners themselves, Everything Honda Offroad began as a pet project to source quality side-by-side parts and accessories for personal use. We experienced firsthand the stress and frustration of dealing with third-party aftermarket parts providers, and knew there had to be a better way to go about it. And thus, after years of hard work and dedication, Everything Honda Offroad was born. With an aim to highlight the best SxS accessory brands as well as to deliver helpful information to owners of the Honda Pioneer and Honda Talon, our goal is to provide Honda UTV owners with everything they need to optimize their riding experience, while minimizing the stress and anxiety that is all too common in the side-by-side world. After all, if you’ve just busted a component in your Honda UTV or dealt with a situation where it didn’t perform as expected, the last thing you want to do is waste time as well as money on inferior parts & accessories. Be it cooling issues in your Honda Pioneer 700, clearance issues in your Honda Pioneer 500, or transmission issues in your Honda Talon 1000X, whatever the problem, whatever the complication, we’ve got a solution.
We know that everyone has a different reason for owning a side-by-side. Where some use them for work, others use them for play. But regardless of why you bought your Honda Pioneer or Honda Talon, customizing it for your personal needs has never been easier. At Everything Honda Offroad, we stand behind our products. And through collaborations with leading UTV companies like Rough Country, SuperATV, QuadBoss, Highlifter, and Rugged Radios, we can guarantee that the parts and accessories you find here are among the best of the best.
Honda is widely regarded as the stalwart of the side-by-side world. They make great machines and make minimal changes to them year after year. Some riders like this because they always have an idea of what they’re getting. Others, however, want to see more variety, added options, and vehicles that are competitive on a top-speed basis with machines like the RZR Turbo and Maverick X3. While the new 2022 Special Edition Honda Talon and Honda Pioneer sound cool, they are basically part and parcel of Honda’s standard offerings -- coming with a few additional parts & accessories that could have easily been bought on the aftermarket. All else being equal, however, the 2022 Honda Pioneer and 2022 Honda Talon still offer benefits that other side-by-sides don’t, which is why riders will continue to buy Honda UTV products, support the Honda UTV brand, and proselytize Honda UTV features like the dual-clutch transmission.
In true Honda fashion, the 2021 lineup of Honda Talon and Honda Pioneer side-by-sides has remained relatively similar to the previous year’s editions. Aside from a few color changes as well as the inclusion of live valve suspension on the 2021 Honda Talon 1000 X and R, the 2021 Honda UTV offerings have essentially stayed the same. Unlike in previous years, there were no significant body or motor upgrades to either the Talon or the Pioneer. And although there were rumors about Honda increasing the horsepower in the Pioneer 500, the only substantive things that have changed since 2018 are the colors. While this might be disappointing to some, most riders are content with their Honda side-by-sides. After all, it’s difficult to fix something that isn’t broken!
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a machine that can outwork or outride a Honda UTV. Be it the Honda Pioneer or the Honda Talon, Honda has leveraged every bit of their decades of experience in the automotive, marine, and power equipment industries to use in their side-by-sides. And with their 2020 lineup of UTVs, Honda has continued their tradition of providing strong, durable, and overly-capable products at competitive prices. Ask any Honda side-by-side owner and they’ll tell you how impressed they are with their older machines. Add to this the fact that many of the kinks have been worked out of the previous Pioneer and Talon editions, and you’ve got a solid rig that has been built off of an already strong foundation.
While the differences between the 2019 and 2020 Honda Talons may be insignificant, the base model of the 2020 Honda Pioneer 700 includes all the accessories of the previous year’s Honda Pioneer 700 Deluxe edition. Besides, when you have a lineup of machines as good as the Honda Pioneer and Honda Talon, little needs to be done in terms of improvements. If you need more power, you can opt for the 1000cc model — which comes with paddle shifters, turf mode, sport mode, and full auto. If you want something more specific to fill a niche need, aftermarket accessories are generally the way to go. Although not many significant changes were made to the 2020 Honda UTV lineup, what Honda was able to do is bring down costs, thereby making these great machines more affordable for a greater number of people. Start with a wealth of experience, throw in some cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, and hone this for nearly a century, and what you get is an unmatched lineup of machines like the Honda Pioneer and Honda Talon series of side-by-sides.