Honda XL750 Transalp breaks cover; India launch expected next year
Japanese automaker Honda has revealed its XL750 Transalp adventure bike. It will make its way to India next year. As for the highlights, the two-wheeler bears an aggressive design and offers several electronic riding aids, including Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). It runs on a 755cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that puts out 90hp of power.
Why does this story matter?
- The Transalp moniker was introduced by Honda in 1987 and discontinued in 2008. Now, it has returned in a new avatar.
- XL750 Transalp is a lightweight ADV (with a kerb weight of just 208kg) and is packed to the brim with tech-based aids for the rider's convenience.
- The two-wheeler should arrive here in limited numbers via the completely built unit (CBU) route.
The bike has a windscreen and spoked rims
Honda XL750 Transalp sits on a steel diamond frame and has a single-piece seat, upswept exhaust, and a windscreen. The bike packs an all-LED lighting setup, indicators with Emergency Stop Signal, and a 5.0-inch color TFT instrument console with smartphone connectivity support. It rides on wire-spoked wheels and is available in Matte Iridium Gray Metallic, Ross White Tricolor, and Matte Ballistic Black Metallic shades.
It is fueled by a 90hp, 755cc engine
Honda XL750 Transalp is backed by a 755cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that makes 90hp/75Nm. The mill is linked to a 6-speed gearbox. An A2 variant with a 47hp output is also available in Europe.
It gets inverted front forks
The Honda XL750 Transalp is equipped with disc brakes on both wheels, along with ABS, five-level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), and engine brake control. It also gets riding modes and wheelie control. Suspension duties on the bike are taken care of by 43mm inverted forks on the front side and a mono-shock unit with adjustable preload on the rear end.
Honda XL750 Transalp: Pricing and availability
Honda will disclose the pricing and availability details of the XL750 Transalp in India at the time of its launch next year. However, the adventure motorcycle is likely to carry a price tag of around Rs. 13 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).