Today, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) launched the highly acclaimed adventure tourer, the ‘XL750 Transalp,’ at an introductory price of Rs. 10,99,990 (ex-showroom, Gurugram). This motorcycle inherits the spirit of its renowned predecessor and excels in various terrains by its design. It’s suitable for daily commutes to extended touring, dusty trails, and even the rugged Himalayas. The bike will arrive in India via the completely built-up (CBU) route from Japan. Honda will exclusively make it available through the premium BigWing dealerships in India.
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Styling and equipment on the Honda XL750 Transalp
Whether in town or traversing the globe, Honda’s all-new XL750 Transalp continues the adventure legacy of the iconic original Transalp from the 1980s. Its design radiates a distinct sense of adventure touring, seamlessly blending with its exceptional on-road performance. Boasting dignified styling and robust angular contours, it has been meticulously crafted to be the ultimate all-rounder, embraced by adventure enthusiasts worldwide.
The XL750 Transalp features a harmonious design, with a compact headlight, integrated windscreen, and substantial tank shrouds that strike a perfect balance between a fearless aesthetic and aerodynamic efficiency. The rugged rear design complements the adventure style, complete with an aluminum rear carrier and an LED lighting system.
Honda’s latest adventure touring motorcycle comes equipped with a 5.0-inch TFT panel that intuitively displays a variety of information. This includes a speedometer, tachometer, gear-position indicator, fuel gauge, consumption data, riding modes, engine parameters, and more. This display is fully customizable to suit the rider’s preferences. Additionally, one can manage the same via the screen or the switchgear on the left handlebar. Some other features are as follows:
- Honda Smartphone Voice Control System (HSVCs): It connects riders to their smartphones on the go and enables voice-controlled management of calls, messages, music, and navigation.
- Emergency stop signal feature: It alerts vehicles behind with flashing hazard lamps during sudden braking, as well as an automatic turn signal canceling function.
Engine and Performance of Honda XL750 Transalp
The XL750 Transalp boasts impressive all-around performance thanks to Honda’s new 755cc liquid-cooled 270º crank in-line two-cylinder engine. This powerplant encapsulates Honda’s renowned Japanese engineering expertise in a compact design. This delivers a strong top-end thrust while providing ample torque in the low to mid RPM range. With 67.5 kW of power and a peak torque of 75 Nm, the XL750 Transalp is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
For razor-sharp throttle response and rapid acceleration, the XL750 Transalp features patented Vortex flow ducts. This ensures a consistent air distribution from side scoops into the airbox. Afterward, it then feeds downdraft intakes and 46mm diameter throttle bodies. The engine cylinders are coated with Ni-SiC (Nickel-Silicon Carbide), a technology borrowed from the CRF450R and CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, to enhance engine efficiency.
Electronic aids, controlled through a Throttle-By-Wire (TBW) system, offer riders the flexibility to choose from five distinct riding modes. These modes allow customization of Engine Power, Engine Braking, and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) while incorporating ABS and an assist slipper clutch. The available modes include Sport, Standard, Rain, Gravel, and User, offering riders the ability to tailor their motorcycle’s performance to suit their preferences.
Suspension and Braking of Honda XL750 Transalp
The XL750 Transalp strikes an ideal balance between stability and maneuverability, thanks to its lightweight steel diamond frame. This engineering marvel offers ease of handling during daily commutes and comfort on long highway journeys. Furthermore, it inspires the confidence of sturdiness on challenging off-road terrains. It comes with a 21-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel equipped with spokes. The motorcycle delivers exceptional versatility for both on and off-road adventures with its setup.
For a smooth on-road experience, the adventure tourer features Showa 43mm SFF-CA™ upside-down (USD) front forks and a Pro-Link rear shock system. The dual 310mm wave discs with hydraulic 2-piston calipers handle responsibilities in the front. The 256 mm single disc with a 1-pot caliper handles the same at the rear. The dual-channel ABS is a standard feature of the bike.
Colours, Price and Availability
The All-New Honda XL750 Transalp comes with an attractive introductory ex-showroom price of Rs. 10,99,990 in Gurugram. There will be two color options on offer to enhance its adventure-ready image: Ross White and Matte Ballistic Black. Bookings are currently open for the first 100 customers at HMSI’s exclusive BigWing Topline dealerships. Respectively ,these are located in Gurugram, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Indore, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Kolkata. Deliveries are set to commence in November 2023.