The Honda XL750 Transalp adventure touring motorcycle presented at EICMA 2022

Honda introduced the first XL600V in 1987 and it was a big hit in the adventure motorcycle market. This bike was a combination of Honda’s legendary reliability and a really capable chassis and tough engine. Now Honda has unveiled the 2023 version of the bike at EICMA 2022 and it will enter the US and European market in spring 2023. It will compete with Triumph Tiger, Ducati Multistrada and the new Suzuki V-Strom 800DE which will hit the market around the same time next year.

Honda is well known for making fun cars and motorcycles and the introduction of the Honda XL750 Transalp next year will only spice things up for Honda fans. The 2023 Honda XL750 Transalp pays homage to the original Honda XL600V in terms of styling.

The Honda XL750 Transalp is specially designed for on-road and off-road touring. It is equipped with an 8V parallel twin engine developing 90 hp and 75 Nm of torque. This engine uses a 270-degree crank and features air intakes and an airbox that Honda says provides “a little downforce and throatiness.” Honda will offer this engine mated to a 6-speed transmission.

The frame of the Honda XL750 Transalp is made of diamond steel. It has a wheelbase of 1,560mm and a saddle of 850mm with a turning radius of 2.6 meters. It has an empty weight of 208 kilograms. It has a fuel capacity of 16.9 liters and an oil capacity of 3.9 liters. It has acclaimed fuel efficiency of 23 kmpl.

The Honda XL750 Transalp features Showa 43mm SFF-CA USD suspension with 200mm of travel up front and Pro-Link split-pressure swingarm suspension with 190mm of travel in the rear. back. The wheels have stainless steel spokes with aluminum rims and tube tires. It gets a 90/90 R-21 tire in the front and a 150/70 R-18 tire in the rear. It also features dual-channel ABS with a 310mm x 4.5mm dual-disc setup with axial-mount 2-piston calipers up front and a 256mm x 6 single-disc setup. 0mm with a single piston caliper in the rear.

The 2023 Honda XL750 Transalp offers four preset riding modes and one customizable: Standard, Sport, Gravel, Rain and User.

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