If we had to name one thing Honda does well, it would be building machines that are both reliable and durable. Whether it’s lawn equipment, powersports machines, automobiles, or jet engines, Honda goes above and beyond to make sure their products are designed with longevity in mind. Honda Talons are no exception. Straight from the factory, Talon UTVs are some of the toughest machines on the planet. They come trail-ready and eager to hit the ground running with a proven off-road performance pedigree. Having said that, there are still a few things owners can do to improve the armoring of their UTVs. In particular, one of our foremost recommendations is addressing the lack of undercarriage protection with a Honda Talon skid plate kit.
Without a lift kit or larger tires, Honda Talon skid plates will do wonders for protecting the numerous components on the underside of the machine that deserve protection. Stock Talons have decent ground clearance, but they are still susceptible to scraping and high-centering on uneven terrain. With Honda Talon skid plates, however, you won’t have to second guess that technical route or backtrack because of jutting rocks, roots, and other hazards. Everything Honda Offroad is eager to help you protect your UTV for the long haul, so we offer all the top name brand Honda Talon skid plate kits and components from Strong Made, Trail Armor, and Ricochet Off-Road.
When comparing Honda Talon skid plates, it’s easy to recognize some are clearly better than others. A good skid plate should be thick where the joints overlap, be able to endure repeated punishment, provide complete coverage, and incorporate proper drainage into its design. Without enough correctly spaced drain holes, poorly-designed skid plates will trap mud and other debris in a hurry. Not only does this make them difficult to clean, but overaccumulation of water accelerates corrosion while excessive organic matter increases the potential for starting fires on hot summer days.
If you just need something simple for easy weekend cruising, then we have you - literally - covered with a HMF front bumper skid plate. This Honda Talon aluminum skid plate comes with all the necessary hardware to mount directly to your existing HMF front bumper or replace an existing broken skid plate that uses the same mounting points. Any kind of front bumper skid plate is great for folks who mostly cruise their Talon on city streets and country roads. They add enough extra protection to justify their entry-level cost while also giving your UTV a slightly more aggressive appearance. Another easy way to protect some of the more prominently exposed edges of your machine is by adding nerf bars and rock sliders. These handy accessories are great for protecting the bottom edges of your plastics on both sides of the UTV. They are a great addition for owners who stick to easy trails but occasionally need to slide over logs and small boulders without adding a ton of weight to your machine. Honda Talon rock sliders are also a great way to accessorize your UTV to achieve a tougher presentation without breaking the bank.
Finally, there are owners who want the ultimate undercarriage protection, so they will want to invest in a complete Honda Talon skid plate kit. A complete skid plate kit is one of the best ways to upgrade your machine’s armoring. If you hope to conquer the roughest terrain, then a Honda Talon skid plate kit is the best way to ensure your undercarriage is shielded from obstacles that would otherwise impact critical components. We have several different options from Axiom, SuperATV, and Trail Armor in a wide range of price points, so there are no excuses for not protecting your machine’s exposed fueling, transmission, and steering components.
There are innumerable hazards on the trail you need to consider while driving your UTV. Unfortunately, some of the most important parts and systems in your machine are unprotected and exposed on the undercarriage, so investing in proper protection will save you tons of money down the road by preventing unnecessary damage. Thankfully, there are tons of great Honda Talon skid plate kits available to ensure your machine gets the protection it deserves. At Everything Honda Offroad, we carry all the top name brand products to help you protect your machine for the long haul. Check out our extensive catalog of Honda Talon skid plates before it’s too late!
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