In addition to building automobiles, Honda is well known in the powersport space for its motorcycles, scooters and ATVs. The 2019 Talon represents the company's first sport side-by-side.
To look the part, the Talon's exterior is styled after Honda's CRF dirt bikes, with a high beltline and functional shrouds and side vents on the painted plastic bodywork.
The painted plastic bodywork covers a one-piece, powder-coated frame.
Inside the Talon's cabin, comfort is the focus with automotive grade, steel frame seats, tilting steering wheel, adjustable passenger grab handle and cup holders.
Powering the 2019 Honda Talon is a 999-cc inline two-cylinder engine making 104 horsepower.
Bolting to the engine is a segment-exclusive six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
With the I-4WD system, the Talon can operated in two- or four-wheel drive with torque-biasing front differential, brake-based traction control and hill start assist to make off-road adventures a bit easier.
Both the smaller Talon 1000X and larger Talon 1000R models feature adjustable Fox shock absorbers and come riding on 15-inch Maxxis tires.
In addition to the body being slightly larger than the 1000X's, the 1000R's suspension features more travel.
The 2019 Honda Talons are trickling into dealers now with the 1000X starting at $19,999 and 1000R beginning at $20,999. Neither price includes $940 for destination charges.
More looks at the 2019 Talon 1000X.
2019 Talon 1000R
2019 Talon 1000X