2023 Honda® Talon 1000XS-4
MORE TALONS EQUAL MORE FUN
The more, the merrier—that’s the story with our 2023 Talon 1000XS-4 and Talon 1000XS-4 FOX Live Valve. Decked out with the same great features as our 2022 Talon 1000X-4, the 2023 Talon 1000XS-4 and Talon 1000XS-4 FOX Live Valve continue to offer the excitement and performance the Talon has always delivered. Both our Talon 1000XS-4 models share the same powerful, Honda designed and built high-output engine, quick-shifting gear-driven automatic DCT transmission, and exclusive i-4WD technology. With its long-travel suspension and wide vehicle track, the Talon 1000XS-4 is a superior choice for drivers who tackle rugged, wide-open terrain, and the Talon 1000XS-4 FOX Live Valve adds premium active suspension.
Features may include:
- POWERFUL 999cc TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE
Sport side-by-sides need power, and you’re sure to find that the Talon 1000XS-4 offers plenty of it. The Talon’s 999cc liquid-cooled inline twin delivers the kind of powerful torque and quick-revving horsepower you’d expect from a flagship sport model, but is equally responsive in lower revs and in the critical midrange too. Set longitudinally in the chassis and managed by our sophisticated PGM-FI engine-mapping system, it delivers the kind of refinement no other side-by-side can match.
- UNICAM CYLINDER HEAD DESIGN
The Talon’s 999cc liquid-cooled inline twin uses the same proven Unicam® cylinder head design found in our championship-winning CRF450R motocrosser. That helps make the engine more compact, which lets us position it for optimal weight distribution and ground clearance.
- CHASSIS DIMENSIONS
The Talons feature a special, long-wheelbase and high-performance chassis that forms the basis for its superior handling and stability. From there we add long-travel independent front and rear suspension and generous ground clearance. The Talon 1000XS-4 gets premium, FOX Podium 2.0 shocks up front and 2.5 shocks out back (with QS3 quick adjustors on all four corners), while the Talon 1000XS-4 FOX Live Valve showcases our FOX Live Valve suspension with 2.5 shocks front and rear.
- AUTOMATIC SIX-SPEED DCT TRANSMISSION
The convenience of an automatic with the strength, control, and efficiency of a manual, our Honda gear-driven DCT lets you drive the way you want. Choose between manual mode or fully automatic. Plus, the addition of Sport Mode increases the fun, shifting at higher RPMs for a spirited, full-performance driving experience. DCT puts you in control as to what engine speed you want, and what gear ratio. Or you can let it do all the thinking for you. In addition, you also get genuine engine braking and more efficient power delivery than a belt-driven CVT.
The Talons showcase the second generation of our exclusive i-4WD system, specifically tuned to respond quicker and capable of delivering even more drive force. Think “i” for “intelligent,” because that’s exactly what it is. An industry-first brake-traction control system for side-by-sides, it simplifies operation, increases drivability and optimizes traction. Using proven, advanced technology from our Honda automotive division, you get the benefits associated with a locked front differential with none of the downsides. That means it maintains front-wheel traction even if one wheel wants to spin on ice or mud or if it’s in a hole. But at the same time, you get the lighter steering, better tracking at high speeds, tighter turning radius, and reduced kickback associated with unlocked front differentials. Special software tunes the i-4WD system for sport use.