Honda has announced the arrival of the fourth generation of the Transalp, a motorcycle whose origins can be traced back to 1986, as an excellent alternative to the mixed-use motorcycles that became more popular at the time. In those days, the Transalp 600V was powered by a 583 cc V-Twin engine. This generation lasted until 1999 with some changes and improvements. After three generations and a break of almost 10 years, the new Transalp XL750 is ready to return to the ring, with more power and technology, enough features to make it a comfortable and performance motorcycle, left still moving to Africa Twin.
Transalp XL750: motorcycle
This is the first Transalp to leave the V-Twin engine. Instead, it carries the heart of the CB750 Hornet, a 755 cc twin-cylinder (with a 270 ° crankshaft) that develops 90 HP and 75 Nm of torque. Among the tricks of this machine we see:
- Cylinders with Ni-SiC (Nickel-Silicon Carbide) treatment
- Unicam 8-valve cylinder head (taken from competition CRFs). Includes Vortex Flow ducts
- Anti-rebound clutch
- “By wire” accelerator with five modes: Sport, Standard, Rain, Gravel and User
- 16.9-liter fuel tank
- System Quickshifter optional
All this makes it a motorcycle that is easy to modulate but has enough torque throughout the rev range. Consumption is 23 km/l with a potential range of 390 kilometers.
Transalp XL750: equipment
The new Transalp is a very modern motorcycle that takes into account some important developments that have taken place in the last 10 years:
- 5″ color TFT cluster
- Honda Smartphone Voice Control (HSVCs) connectivity system for Android and IOS devices via Bluetooth (requires helmet interface)
- Port USB-C
- Full LED lighting
- Self-cancelling turn signals with ESS system
- Selectable Traction Control (HSTC)
Transalp XL750: chassis
The Transalp is based on a diamond-type steel structure. For agile on-road handling and good bump absorption off-road, a 43mm Showa USD SFF-CA front fork and a Monosmonoshock shock absorber with Pro-La ink swingarm were selected. To stop, it uses brakes with two ptwo-pistonpers in the front and one in the back, as well as a two-channel ABS sABS maneuverability, it has asymmetrical wheels measuring 21″ at the front and 18″ at the rear.
The bike weighs 208 kilos, the seat height is low for its category, at 850 mm (a low 820 mm seat is also available as an option) and the riding position is upright for of natl control and good grip.
Transalp XL750: sales
“With all the new features and the strong adventurous heritage, we know the XL750 Transalp will be the perfect companion for those looking to explore new horizons on two wheels , whther in our Atacama Desert, traveling on the Carretera Austral or in the city, In other words, this motorcycle will accompany users to new experiences,” Jose Ignacio Zeneno of Honda Chile pointed out.
The 2023 XL750 Transalp will be available in two color options: Matte Iridium Gray Metallic and Matte Ballistic Black Metallic.
The pre-sale starts in December and has an amount of $12,790,000 and its arrival will happen in the first months of 2024.