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Honda + FOX + Bosch = Next Gen Handling

2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4 FOX Live Valve


If the whole point of a side-by-side is sharing the fun, then the new Honda Talon 1000X-4 and Talon 1000X-4 FOX Live Valve just doubled down on the best sport side-by-sides out there. It’s a genius idea: Take our two-seat Talon 1000X, stretch it out so you can carry two more passengers, and it’s time to party. But here’s the biggest difference—this four-seat SxS is done the Honda way, so those extra passengers get stadium seating and plush accommodations, while Talon 1000X-4 FOX Live Valve owners get even more features, like Honda’s new launch mode and refined FOX Live Valve suspension.

2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4 FOX Live Valve

2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4 FOX Live Valve

Thanks to the new collaboration between FOX and Bosch, the system makes adjustments every 60 milliseconds (less than one-fifth the blink of an eye!) resulting in exceptional ride quality with reduced lateral roll and longitudinal pitch—but with no need for a ride-compromising stabilizer bar, and improved tracking and steering response. Two suspension modes—Normal and Sport—are operated independent of the Talon’s selectable engine drive modes and vary in terms of characteristics. In Normal, the shocks stay subtler to absorb small irregularities, while in Sport the shocks ride higher in the travel to keep more stroke in reserve for big impacts. The “sting” of deep whoop sections and bottoming out (g-outs) is reduced, yet the ride is plush and smooth in uneven, rocky or rooted terrain.


The Talon 1000X-4 FOX Live Valve is the only side-by-side offering both an automatic transmission and launch mode. You won’t believe how fast you’ll come off the line–and neither will the other guys.

2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4

Stadium Seating


Welcome to the best seats in the house: Because they sit nearly three inches higher and two inches closer to each other than the fronts, the Talon 1000X-4’s rear “Stadium Seating” lets passengers see more. Enjoy the view!

2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4 & 1000X-4 FOX Live Valve

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