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Honda XL750 Transalp

Mountains are calling

Around town or around the world, Honda’s brand-new XL750 Transalp carries the adventure forward from the iconic original, ready for a fresh generation of riders looking to travel wherever the road leads.

Its eight-valve, parallel twin-cylinder engine delivers 67.5kW and 75Nm; Throttle By Wire (TBW) serves up 4 default riding modes plus User option, 5-level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) with integrated Wheelie Control and 3 levels of Engine Braking and Power. The steel frame wears full Showa suspension: 43mm SFF-CATM USD forks and rear shock working through Pro-Link. Dual, two-piston calipers bite hard up front and 21/18-inch wheels wear tubed tyres.

The premium specification includes 5-inch colour TFT instrument display, with Honda Smartphone Voice Control, full LED lighting, auto-indicator cancel and Emergency Stop Signals (ESS) technology. An A2 licence option will also be available.

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OVERVIEW

The Transalp’s design projects an unmistakeable feeling of adventure touring in a package that works superbly on the road. The long-legged stance makes a strong statement of adventurous intent, while the fairing and screen work together to deliver wind protection without bulk. The overall look is sleek, simple and clean.

The engine packs a great deal of Honda’s engineering prowess into a small space and provides strong response across the rev-range – just what’s needed for either solo or two-up touring. The all new 755cc, parallel twin-cylinder unit (shared with the new CB750 Hornet) produces 67.5kW top power and a strong helping of torque right through the rev range, peaking at 75Nm. Refined settings of the Throttle By Wire (TBW) system orientate the engine character towards touring and comfort.

Compact, competition CRF-derived Unicam eight-valve cylinder heads employ downdraft air intakes and Vortex flow duct to ensure optimal combustion. The 270° crank delivers feel and character. Electronic rider aids run via Throttle By Wire (TBW) and include 5 riding modes, 4 of which contain pre-set combinations of Engine Power, Engine Braking, ABS and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) with integrated Wheelie Control. The 5th ‘User’ mode allows the rider to fix their own preferred combination.

Handling is light, nimble and confidence inspiring. The steel diamond frame is light weight thanks to optimisation of wall/pipe thickness and stiffness. For supple on-road performance and off-road bump absorption, suspension is top quality: Showa 43mm SFF-CA USD forks and rear shock operating through Pro-Link. Dual two-piston calipers provide efficient stopping power while the tyres – 90/90-21/150/70-18 front and rear – deliver versatility on or off-road.

The rich specification list is headlined by a 5-inch TFT colour display which supplies vivid information delivery and management of all systems, as well as the connectivity of Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVCs) for Android and IOS devices. All lighting is LED; the indicators auto-cancel and also include Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) technology to warn other road users of sudden braking.

Styling & Chassis

In imagining the perfect lines for the Transalp’s bodywork, the Rome R&D designers’ aim was to strike a balance between aerodynamic performance and wind protection at speed matched to a sense of lightness and freedom at low speeds. The concept tagline used throughout was ‘Friendly Toughness.’

The result is sleek, simple and clean bodywork. It has a purposeful look and feel, with zero excess and is built tough. For open visibility forward – and excellent wind deflection – the screen’s height has been carefully optimised. Its compact width also minimises turbulence from ‘trapped’ air. A tall screen and upper/lower around the front and side of the screen  deflectors will be available as accessories.

The steel diamond mainframe is lightweight, at just 18.3kg – 10% lighter than the frame of the CB500X. A major R&D process of reducing the number of reinforcing parts, thinning of the main and down tubes, and optimisation of the upper shock mount and swingarm pivot shape has produced a hugely strong platform, with rigidity balanced to deliver feel to the rider across all conditions and geometry set to inspire confident handling agility. The integrated heavy-duty subframe employs high-tension steel pipework for strength and toughness.

Engine

Starting from a clean piece of paper, Honda’s development engineers set out to build a brand new twin-cylinder engine to power both the street fighting CB750 Hornet and adventuresome XL750 Transalp.

The resulting 755c, 8-valve Unicam unit has bore and stroke set at 87 x 63.5mm, with compression ratio of 11.0:1. It produces a hard hit of top end power, with maximum output of 67.5kW @ 9,500rpm. This is accompanied by mountains of usable torque in the low to mid rpm range, rising to a peak of 75Nm @ 7,250rpm. The result is an engine that provides usable, enjoyable performance for rides of all types and all distances, and for riders of all experience levels.

Technical Specification

Engine Type Liquid-cooled OHC 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and Unicam
Engine Displacement 755cc
Max Power Output 67.5kW @ 9,500rpm
Max Torque 75Nm @ 7,250rpm
Bore x Stroke (mm) 87mm x 63.5mm
Front Brake Dual 310mm x 4.5mm ‘wave’ discs with axial mounted (2 piston calipers)
Rear Brake Single 256mm x 6.0mm ‘wave’ disc is operated by a single-piston caliper
Front Suspension Showa 43mm SFF-CA – 200mm travel
Rear Suspension Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm, 190mm travel
Front Wheel 21in (stainless steel) spoked wheels (90/90-R21 M/C 54H)
Rear Wheel 18in (stainless steel) spoked wheels (150/70-R18 M/C 70H)
Dimensions 2,325mm x 838mm x 1,450mm
Frame Type Steel diamond
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.9L
Kerb Weight 208KG
Seat Height 850mm
Clutch Wet multiple, assist slipper clutch
Gearbox 6 speed Manual Transmission
HONDA XL750 TRANSALP An all-round legend of adventure touring is reborn. With class-leading power and torque, in a chassis that delivers light on-road handling plus off-road control. A fairing and screen built for aerodynamics and wind protection, with the optimal riding position for all-day touring comfort. The new XL750 Transalp asks only one question. How far do you want to go?