Honda Unveils New Talon 1000R-4 FOX Live Valve Model

Derrek Sigler
by Derrek Sigler

The Honda Talon is a popular addition to the sport UTV category, and Honda recently announced a new model that will add some additional stability to the 4-seat version - the Honda Talon 1000R-4 FOX Live Valve. This new model takes the four-person cabin of the Talon 1000X-4, and makes it wider and longer with increased suspension travel, giving you added stability and comfort while traveling at speed over rough terrain.

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New Honda Talon1000R-4 FOX Live Valve Model

honda unveils new talon1000r 4 fox live valve model

While they were at it, Honda took the three other FOX Live Valve versions—the Talon 1000X-4 FOX Live Valve, Talon 1000X FOX Live Valve and Talon 1000R FOX Live Valve and gave them advancements that boost the comfort, suspension performance and styling.


"As we continue to develop our sport side-by-side offerings, the Talon 1000R-4 FOX Live Valve represents an important expansion in the market," said Brandon Wilson, American Honda Manager of Sports & Experiential. "The side-by-side experience is all about enjoying the outdoors with good company, and this new version makes that possible for more a broader spectrum of enthusiasts. We've listened carefully to dealer and customer feedback and the strategic upgrades that we've applied to all of the trim levels in the Talon 1000 FOX Live Valve lineup contribute to an elevated riding experience for drivers and passengers alike."


Developed and produced in the U.S., the FOX Live Valve versions have a new electric power-steering unit, updated ignition mapping, full-coverage doors, new aluminum wheels, improved accessory integration and new colors. It retains the popular Dual Clutch Transmission and i-4WD traction-aiding technology.


The Talon 1000R-4 FOX Live Valve takes the wide stance and long-travel suspension of the Talon 1000R FOX Live Valve and mates it to the four-seat cabin previously only available in the 1000X configuration.


Having spent time in the previous Talon 1000X-4 Live Valve, I can attest that adding additional travel and width is going to make this a potent high-speed recreation machine for you and your passengers. Look for a full test on this new model as soon as Honda has one to send my way!


The new Talon model comes in Pearl Red and Matte Navy Blue, carries an MSRP of $25,799 and should hit dealer showrooms in mid-June of 2023. For more information, go to the Honda website.

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