Here's everything you need to know about the Honda XL750 Transalp.
Honda has finally revealed the eagerly anticipated XL750 Transalp. The new ADV, unveiled at EICMA 2022, shares its platform and 755cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine with the CB750 Hornet. The engine produces 91bhp at 9,500rpm and 75Nm at 7,250rpm, which is about the same as its rivals.
While the Hornet 750 and Transalp have the same engine, they are tuned differently. The all-new bike is equipped with 5 riding modes – Standard, Rain, Gravel, Sport, and Individual. In Individual mode, the rider can choose between two levels of ABS settings, three levels of engine braking, and five steps of traction control. Through the TFT display, which comes with Bluetooth connectivity, users can access all these settings.
Honda says that the bike's diamond steel frame is 10% lighter than the CB500X's frame. Also, Honda has been able to limit the weight of the Transalp to 208kgs, which is less than its rivals, like the BMW 850GS (233kgs). Suspension duties are taken care of by 43mm Showa Separate Function USD forks (with 120mm of travel) at the front and a monoshock at the rear, with 190mm of travel. There is, however, only preload adjustability at both ends.
The bike's tube-style wire-spoke wheels, which measure 21 inches up front and 18 inches at the rear, clearly suggest its off-road intentions. In terms of steering geometry, it has a 27-degree rake and a 111mm trail, along with a wheelbase that measures 1,560mm. There are twin 310mm discs with two-piston axially mounting callipers at the front and a 256mm disc with a single-piston calliper at the back. While off-roading, the rider can switch off ABS on the rear wheel. The seat height is 850mm.
While the bike will soon debut in international markets, Honda has not revealed any information about it coming to India as yet.