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Get the Inside Scoop on Honda’s New ’23 Talon Sport Side-by-Side Platform

February 14, 2023 


  • Honda’s New 23 Talon
  • New Talon “S” series improves product availability
  • Updated Talons to be released later this year
  • Pioneer 1000 multipurpose SxS family returns with new colors.

Honda’s New 23 Talon has taken another step to increase the availability of its famous Talon family side-by-sides by introducing the new “S” series for 2023. This move will hopefully satisfy the high demand for these vehicles, as they offer configuration options that cater to high-speed rough terrain and nimble direction changes. The Talon “S” series includes six options in total: two-seater R and X versions and an X four-seater, all offered in both standard and FOX Live Valve trim levels. Comfort-focused enhancements for the 2022 model year make these vehicles even more attractive to potential buyers. The new 2023 Talon “S” series is expected to be available at Honda Powersports dealers nationwide soon.

Honda’s New 23 Talon

2023 Honda Talon 1000XS Pearl Orange

In the same announcement, Honda detailed some of the significant upgrades and enhancements that will be included in their 2023 Talon sport side-by-side line. This update has various features designed to offer improved comfort and convenience. Starting with suspension, engineers have implemented a new adjustable shock system for better handling on different types of terrain. In addition, the styling of the Talon has been updated to give it a more rugged and aggressive look. Inside the cabin, the seating has been upgraded with new foam padding and mesh surfaces for greater comfort and breathability.

The FOX Live Valve versions of the vehicle come with updated Showa shocks, offering improved ride comfort and rebound control and more resistance to bottoming out. Furthermore, the wheelbase has been reduced on the R versions of the vehicle, providing a tighter turning radius and better maneuverability when tackling tight trails. An electric power steering unit has been added, featuring a return-to-center function. The ignition mapping has also been improved to make the transition from deceleration to acceleration smoother and more manageable. In addition, the dual-clutch transmission’s Sport mode will now work in low range, aiding aggressive driving and carrying heavier loads with more ease.

“In just five years since the Talon family’s introduction, Honda’s sport side-by-sides have grown increasingly popular with customers, resulting in impressive demand,” said Brandon Wilson, American Honda Manager of Sports & Experiential. “We recognize the importance of product availability, and we’re happy to address that goal with the Talon ‘S’ series, which presents a unique opportunity to get more vehicles to our eager customers. At the same time, we continue to refine the platform, and we’re excited to improve the Talons even more for the 2023 model year. The Talon family has always been about enjoying outdoor recreation with family and friends, and these moves should bring that experience to more customers.”

Today, Honda has announced the newest addition to their lineup – the 2023 Pioneer 1000 family! Offering customers a range of options to suit their needs, this flagship multipurpose side-by-side is equipped with workhorse capability and inspiring performance. With four trim levels available in three- and five-seat configurations, you’re sure to find the perfect Pioneer 1000 for your outdoor lifestyle. The Pioneer 1000 Trail offers two-track adventures, while the Pioneer 1000 Forest is great for hunting or fishing. The Pioneer 1000 Deluxe is packed with versatility, and the Pioneer 1000 EPS features value-focused options. Plus, you can now take advantage of the six-seat version offered in the 2023 Pioneer 1000-6 Deluxe Crew. So, get ready to tackle any terrain with the Honda Pioneer 1000 family!

2023 Pioneer 1000 Deluxe Krypton Green
Produced in the USA, all Talon and Pioneer side-by-sides continue to offer Honda’s legendary durability, quality, and reliability.

2023 Talon 1000S Series

2023 Honda Talon 1000RS Matte Abyss Black

The 2023 Honda Talons “S” series is a perfect example of Honda’s commitment to providing a high-quality and reliable off-road vehicle that’s accessible to everyone. Featuring a well-positioned meter for maximum visibility, longer shift paddles for effortless gear shifting while steering, and improved mud protection via seat sealing, these vehicles are designed to provide an enjoyable riding experience and give owners the confidence they need to explore their limits. Additionally, with pre-wired switch panels for easy installation of electronic accessories and optimized ignition timing for smooth transitions from deceleration to acceleration, these S series Talons are sure to be a favorite among all off-roading enthusiasts.


  • Talon 1000XS: Pearl Orange2023 Honda Talon 1000XS Pearl Orange
  • Talon 1000XS FOX Live Valve: Matte Blue Metallic2023 Honda Talon 1000XS FOX Live Valve Matte Blue Metallic
  • Talon 1000XS-4: Matte Abyss Black2023 Honda Talon 1000RS Matte Abyss Black
  • Talon 1000XS-4 FOX Live Valve: Pearl Red2023 Honda Talon 1000RS FOX Live Valve Pearl Red
  • Talon 1000RS: Matte Abyss Black; Pearl Orange2023 Honda Talon 1000RS Pearl Orange
  • Talon 1000RS FOX Live Valve: Matte Abyss Black; Pearl Red; Tonic Yellow Pearl2023 Honda Talon 1000RS FOX Live Valve Tonic Yellow Pearl


  • Talon 1000XS: $20,099
  • Talon 1000XS FOX Live Valve: $22,299
  • Talon 1000XS-4: $22,199
  • Talon 1000XS-4 FOX Live Valve: $24,199
  • Talon 1000RS: $21,099
  • Talon 1000RS FOX Live Valve: $23,299


  • Talon 1000XS: March
  • Talon 1000XS FOX Live Valve: March
  • Talon 1000XS-4: February
  • Talon 1000XS-4 FOX Live Valve: April
  • Talon 1000RS: February
  • Talon 1000RS FOX Live Valve: February

2023 Pioneer 1000 Family

The Pioneer 1000 is one of the most capable and well-rounded vehicles on the market today, offering an expansive array of uses for both recreational and utilitarian purposes. With seating configurations and trim levels for any application, it’s no wonder why Honda’s flagship multipurpose side-by-side has become the go-to option in offroad recreation. Whether you are looking for a reliable workhorse or an adventurous trail ride, the Pioneer 1000 will meet and exceed any expectations. With state-of-the-art engineering and legendary Honda quality, this vehicle has repeatedly proven that it is up to any task. So step out of your comfort zone and take on whatever comes your way with the Honda Pioneer 1000.


  • Pioneer 1000 Trail, Pioneer 1000-5 Trail: Matte Navy Blue; Pearl Orange2023 Pioneer 1000 5 Trail Matte Navy Blue
  • Pioneer 1000 Forest, Pioneer 1000-5 Forest: Honda Phantom Camo®2023 Pioneer 1000 5 Forest Phantom Camo
  • Pioneer 1000 Deluxe, Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe: Red; Sandstone Beige; Krypton Green2023 Pioneer 1000 Deluxe Krypton Green
  • Pioneer 1000 EPS, Pioneer 1000-5 EPS: Red; Black2023 Pioneer 1000 5 EPS Red


  • Pioneer 1000 Trail: $20,899
  • Pioneer 1000-5 Trail: $22,299
  • Pioneer 1000 Forest: $20,899
  • Pioneer 1000-5 Forest: $22,299
  • Pioneer 1000 Deluxe: $18,899
  • Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe: $20,299
  • Pioneer 1000 EPS: $17,499
  • Pioneer 1000-5 EPS: $18,899


  • Pioneer 1000 Trail: February
  • Pioneer 1000-5 Trail: April
  • Pioneer 1000 Forest: February
  • Pioneer 1000-5 Forest: February
  • Pioneer 1000 Deluxe: February
  • Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe: April
  • Pioneer 1000 EPS: April
  • Pioneer 1000-5 EPS: April

Additional information and assets can be found at HondaNews.com

The Honda Pioneer 1000 and Talon S series are two of the most advanced off-roading vehicles on the market today. With an array of features designed to provide a superior riding experience, these machines offer everything you need for your next outdoor adventure. Whether it’s conquering tough terrain or getting work done around the farm, these reliable side-by-sides will help you get it done quickly and confidently. So if you’re looking for a powerful multipurpose machine that won’t let you down, look no further than Honda’s Pioneer 1000 and Talon S series! Be sure to check out all that SXS Nation has to offer so that you can make an informed decision when selecting your new ride.

About American Honda:

American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and Side-by-Sides in the United States. American Honda’s Power Sports & Products Division conducts the sales, marketing and operational activities for these products through independent authorized Honda retail dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to powersports.honda.com.

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