EICMA 2022: Honda’s Iconic Transalp Makes Comeback In Modern Avatar
- Nov 9, 2022
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The XL750 Transalp marks Honda’s return to the competitive middleweight ADV segment
Months of speculations and rumours were put to rest once and for all with the unveiling of the Honda XL750 Transalp at EICMA 2022 in Milan. The iconic ‘Transalp’ moniker made its debut in 1986, and now at EICMA 2022 we witness the Japanese brand’s return to the competitive middleweight ADV segment.
Modern Iteration Of The Iconic Honda XL600V
The tricolour paintjob complemented by the white-coloured bodywork and the gold-finish rims are inspired by the original XL600V ADV. But everything else on the bike has been reimagined to cater to the modern audience. And the XL750, without a doubt, looks eye-catching, with the sleek front fairing, sharp high-rise fuel tank, single-piece seat resulting in quite the hardcore ADV appeal.
Brand New Engine
The new Transalp is powered by Honda’s latest 755cc parallel twin engine making 91.7PS and 75Nm which claims to deliver a hard top-end power and a good flow of torque in the low and mid range. The motor is paired to a six-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch. This all-new engine made its debut on the CB750 Hornet. Check it out here.
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The ADV runs on a 43mm Showa USD fork with 200mm suspension travel and a monoshock with 190mm of wheel travel. Which should be good for trailblazing. For braking, it gets two 310mm discs up front with axial-mounted twin piston callipers up front and a single 256mm disc with single piston calliper at the rear. It also comes with the safety of dual channel ABS, which you can also switch off while off-roading.
It rolls on 21-/19-inch spoke wheels wrapped in dual-purpose tyres for treading on different kinds of terrain and with a ground clearance of 210mm, it is adventure ready.
Now when it comes to features, the XL750 Transalp comes equipped with all-LED lighting, a TFT instrument console with smartphone and voice connectivity. It also packs electronics including traction control, four ride modes and one user-customisable ride mode.
Coming down to ‘will it come to India?’, knowing Honda’s unpredictability with respect to the big bike segment, it is possible that the marque might just bring this bike to india. We’ll just have to wait and watch, so stay tuned. Its closest alternative in India is the Suzuki V-Strom 650XT.
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