The Honda XL750 Transalp Finally Returns

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After much expectation and waiting, the Honda Transalp returns to Big Red’s lineup. Officially dubbed the 2023 Honda XL750 Transalp, the bike shares its 755cc parallel-twin engine with the new Honda CB750 Hornet.

This means power comes in at 90hp (67.5 kW), with torque at 56 lbs•ft (75 Nm). That should be plenty to appease those shopping in the middleweight ADV segment, and the 458 lbs (208 kg) wet weight means that the Honda Transalp competes nicely against even the latest crop of machines in this category.

There is a 21″ hoop at the front, which is paired to an 18″ unit in the back. Suspension is handled by Showa, with 7.9 inches (200mm) of travel in the forks and 7.5 inches (190mm) of travel in the rear. All the suspension pieces are preload-adjustment only.

In terms of electronics, Honda hasn’t skimped. As such, the Transalp comes with a 5″ TFT, five riding modes (four preset, and one user mode), which in turn have different settings for traction control, wheelie control, throttle mapping, engine braking, and ABS. A quickshifter can be added as a Honda aftermarket part.

With styling based on the Honda CB125X concept, the Transalp name takes on a fresh feeling, which is surely going to help drive sales. The 2023 Honda Transalp will come in three colors: Matte Iridium Gray Metallic, Mat Ballistic Black Metallic, and Ross White Tricolour.

The big questions remaining though are what will the Honda Transalp cost when it comes to market, and when can we expect it in the USA?

2023 Honda Transalp Technical Specifications:

Engine Type Liquid-cooled OHC 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and Unicam
Engine Displacement 755cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 87mm x 63.5mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Max. Power Output 67.5kW @ 9,500rpm
Max. Torque 75Nm @ 7,250rpm
Noise Level (dB)  Lwot – 81.5; Lurban – 77.5
Oil Capacity  3.9L
Starter Electric
Carburation PGM-FI electronic injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.9L
CO2 Emissions WMTC 103g/km
Fuel Consumption 23km/l
Battery Capacity 12v 8.6Ah
Clutch Type Wet multiple, assist slipper clutch
Transmission Type 6 speed Manual Transmission
Final Drive Chain
Frame Type Steel diamond
Dimensions (L´W´H) 2,325mm x 838mm x 1,450mm
Wheelbase 1560mm
Caster Angle 27°
Trail 111mm
Seat Height 850mm
Ground Clearance 210mm
Kerb Weight 208kg
Turning radius 2.6m
Suspension Front Showa 43mm SFF-CA – 200mm travel
Suspension Rear Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm, 190mm travel
Wheels Front 21in (stainless steel) spoked wheels
Wheels Rear 18in (stainless steel) spoked wheels
Tyres Front 90/90-R21 M/C 54H
Tyres Rear 150/70-R18 M/C 70H
ABS Type 2 channel
Brakes Front Dual 310mm x 4.5mm ‘wave’ discs with axial mounted

2 piston calipers

Brakes Rear Single 256mm x 6.0mm ‘wave’ disc is operated by a single-piston caliper
Instruments TFT
Headlight LED
Taillight LED
Connectivity Honda Smartphone Voice Control
USB Type C (under the pillion seat)
12V Socket Optional
Auto Winker Cancel Yes
Quickshifter Optional
Security System HISS

Source: Honda UK