Honda launches all-new Transalp

New Honda Transalp fills gap in the mid-sized market

Reuben Van Niekerk
New model
Honda Wing
Honda motorcycles
adventure motorcycle

Whether you are planning a trip around town or around the world, the brand-new Honda XL750 Transalp carries on where its forefathers left off and is ready to serve a fresh generation of riders who are looking for a motorcycle that allows them to travel wherever the road takes them.

A high-performance engine, all-new design and modern equipment ensures that the Honda Transalp ticks all the boxes that today’s riders demand.

The long-legged stance makes a strong statement of adventurous intent, while the fairing and screen work together to deliver wind protection without adding bulk and the result is an overall look that is sleek, simple and clean.

The engine fits a large amount of Honda’s engineering prowess into a small space and offers excellent power delivery throughout the rev range with plenty of usable torque in the low to mid rev range. The all-new parallel twin-cylinder unit boasts 67.5kW and 75Nm, which is delivered smoothly thanks to refined throttle by wire settings. Electronic rider aids include five riding modes, four of which comprise pre-set combinations of engine braking, ABS and Honda Selectable Torque Control with integrated wheelie control. A slipper clutch reduces clutch drag torque by 30 percent, for a lighter load and easier up shifts.

The result is an engine that provides usable, enjoyable performance for a wide variety of riding and for riders of all experience levels. Honda claim that the Transalp will use just 4,3 litres per 100km which results in a potential range of 390km from the 16,9 litre fuel tank.

The steel diamond frame is light weight thanks to optimization of wall pipe thickness and stiffness. Top quality suspension in the form of Showa 43mm SFF-CA USD forks with 200mm of travel and a rear shock with 190mm of travel fitted via the Pro-Link configuration ensure supple on-road performance and off-road bump absorption. Dual twin-piston calipers provide efficient stopping power while 18-inch tyres front and rear ensure versatility on or off-road.

A seat height of 850mm is low for the class and the riding position is upright for natural control and leverage. A five-inch TFT colour display ensures vivid information delivery and management of all systems. All lighting s LED. A full range of accessories are available which allows owners to personalise the Transalp according to preference and intended use. To make things easier there are five packs that group these accessories together.

Model range and pricing

The 2023 XL750 Transalp is available in three colours including the striking tricolour that pays homage to the original XL600V.

2023 XL750 Transalp                       R209 999