Honda XL750 Transalp Launched: Top 7 Highlights

Honda XL750 Transalp Launched: Top 7 Highlights

Featured Stories by Team Drivio | 1 Nov 2023

The new XL750 is restricted to 100 units and it can be booked at any Honda BigWing dealership in India.

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has finally launched its adventure touring motorcycle, the XL750 Transalp in India. The new adventure tourer Honda bike takes on Kawasaki Versys 650 and Suzuki V-Strom 650XT.Here are the top 7 highlights of this much-awaited premium adv tourer bike:

1. Engine & Performance

The Honda XL750 Transalp is powered by a 755cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox. This motor generates a maximum power output of 58hp at 7,500rpm and peak torque of 69Nm at 5,750rpm. The engine offers strong low and mid-range grunt for effortless cruising ability on highways and trails.

2. Design & Features

The XL750 Transalp flaunts a distinctive adventure tourer design with a muscular fuel tank, beak-like front fender, windscreen and upright riding position. The long-travel suspension offers 220mm front wheel travel and 200mm rear wheel travel for tackling challenging terrain. 

It gets a 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke wheels wrapped in dual-purpose tyres. The feature list is headlined by a 5-inch TFT display with Honda Smartphone Voice Control system and Honda Selectable Torque Control.

3. Ergonomics

The long single-piece seat offers ample room for the rider and pillion. The wide handlebars and centrally placed pegs result in a comfortable upright and relaxed riding position. The seat height can be adjusted between 875mm and 895mm. The ergonomics allow effortless handling in city traffic and all-day touring comfort.

4. Equipment & Storage

Honda has equipped the XL750 Transalp with an LED headlamp, LED blinkers, aluminium panniers and crash guards as standard. The dual-purpose tyres and long suspension make it adept at light off-roading too. There are storage options under the seat and handlebar weights for reducing vibrations. The 12V charging socket enables use of electronic riding gear.

5. Advanced Safety Tech

The long list of safety equipment includes dual-channel ABS, emergency stop signal, traction control system, load-sensitive engine braking and 3-level Honda Selectable Torque Control. The all-LED lighting offers excellent visibility at night. The 276mm front and 256mm rear disc brakes work in conjunction with dual-channel ABS for safe stops.

6. Colour Options

The Transalp is being offered in two attractive colour options - Matte Ballistic Black Metallic and Pearl Glare White. The black variant looks stealthy and oozes sportiness while the white paint scheme highlights the adventure bike styling more prominently.

7. Pricing & Competition

Honda has priced the XL750 Transalp from Rs. 10.9 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards, which is an introductory price. This will make it a strong rival to similar middleweight adventure tourers like the Kawasaki Versys 50 (Rs. 8.5 lakh) and Suzuki V-Strom 650XT (Rs. 8.98 lakh). Its competitive pricing should make it an enticing option for adventure touring enthusiasts in India.

In a nutshell, the Honda XL750 Transalp combines the Japanese brand's legendary refinement, performance and reliability in a capable middleweight adventure touring package for the Indian market. It hits the sweet spot between pricing, features and off-road competency for touring-minded riders.