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At least it appears to have low range. Going to need much bigger tires (stock is 28s) as long as the DCT clutches are fine with it.

12 hours ago, SoCalJ said:

I checked them out and sat in both of them at Supercross.  Nice piece...

$19,999 for the X, 20,999 for the R.

Price is right, they're gonna sell a shitload.

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Looks like the cage can be lowered by quite a bit to help it not look so damned goofy/tall. The short wheelbase is going to be a battle in the open desert though.

And that bumper is hideous.  Someone take it out back and put it out of its misery.   Thankfully it's an option.

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13 hours ago, SoCalJ said:

I checked them out and sat in both of them at Supercross.  Nice piece...

$19,999 for the X, 20,999 for the R.

Price is right, they're gonna sell a shitload.

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There will for sure be an initial wave of the Honda faithful buying them.   But I think much like the Yamaha it will taper off and they will be selling them for much less than the MSRP.    The best think Honda did was not copy Yamaha's rear suspension design.  The YXZ is not a fun car in the whoops and the rear tends to buck.    Honda should of had the Talon ready to go for January.   

Hopefully Honda has the DCT clutch set up much better than they did in the Pioneer.  People were burning up the clutches on them when they first came out.  

The non-turbo sport market is saturated with lots of good choices.   Polaris has lowered the pricing on the XP1000  and you can get them for 16K-18K OTD.   Has a huge aftermarket support as well.   The YXZ can be had for a pretty reasonable price as well.   The Wildcat XX is probably the best choice of the non-turbo sport models - it has the most hp, probably the best suspension set up and the overall design is way better than the rest.  

Honda would have been wise to offer a turbo model.   A well built car known for reliability in the turbo market would be a welcome edition.    

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1 hour ago, Rockwood said:

At least it appears to have low range. Going to need much bigger tires (stock is 28s) as long as the DCT clutches are fine with it.

Looks like the cage can be lowered by quite a bit to help it not look so damned goofy/tall. The short wheelbase is going to be a battle in the open desert though.

And that bumper is hideous.  Someone take it out back and put it out of its misery.   Thankfully it's an option.

Perhaps you could get away with putting 30s on it.   Not sure why Honda did not throw 30" tires on the R model.   Anything larger and you are probably looking a gear changes.    Going to 30s might eat up the hp though.  

The wheelbase of the R model is the same as the XP1000 and Yamaha.  90" is not horrible.  Just seems short when you get use to the wheelbase of the X3. 

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10 hours ago, Sand Shark said:

 

Thats pretty cool that 360 cam. Even while paused you can go 360. They need  to get the quality up  a bit though. I'm sure in a few years they will have it figured out.

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