The XL750 Transalp heralded the return of the namesake designation to Honda’s line-up a decade later with its unveiling at EICMA 2022. In contrast to many of its other overseas models that have been patented (but not introduced here), the company has now submitted a design patent application for the bike in India. We think there’s a high likelihood of selling it here. In India, the larger Africa Twin has a devoted fanbase, so Honda should provide a second, more economical ADV to sit underneath it.
- The 755cc parallel-twin engine generates 92hp and 75Nm.
- Weighs significantly less than competitors from Europe.
Mechanical Components Of The Honda XL750
The same engine that powers the updated CB750 Hornet also powers the XL750 Transalp. With liquid cooling, this 755cc parallel-twin engine produces 75 Nm of torque at 7,250 rpm and 92 horsepower at 9,500 rpm. It is connected to a 6-speed gearbox. This engine features a 270-degree firing order, similar to the majority of parallel-twin engines currently in use, giving it the recognizable V-Twin engine “pulse” that previously propelled the Transalps. Despite sharing the same engine, the Transalp gets tailored mapping suitable for its intended application.
A stainless steel diamond frame with this engine is nestled inside by a 43mm Showa USD fork and mono-shock. There is just preload adjustment on each. The Transalp is undoubtedly towards the more “adventurous” end of the spectrum with 210mm of ground clearance, 21-/18-inch tubed wire-spoke wheels, and block-pattern tyres. It weighs far less than its direct competitors, like the BMW F 850 GS (233kg kerb) and Tiger 900 Rally (196kg dry), thanks to its 208kg curb weight.
In addition to a bidirectional quick-shifter, five riding modes, cornering ABS, and traction control, there are many other technological riders aids available.
Launch Of The Honda XL750 Transalp In India
Honda has also filed foreign patents for the Forza 350 and Hawk 11 cafe racers, but imports are uncertain. This results from the nation’s niche market for cafe racers and maxi-scooters. The middleweight adventure bike industry is among the fastest-growing in India (and globally), with rivals including BMW, Triumph, and Ducati. As a result, we think there’s a high chance the Honda XL750 Transalp will reach India. We anticipate the CB750 Hornet performing similarly.