First introduced in 1986, the Honda Transalp was a mid-sized adventure bike that spent a quarter of a century in production before Big Red pulled the plug on the model in 2012. And after sitting dormant for a full decade, the Japanese moto-maker has now revived the nameplate, delivering a new mid-sized adventure-tourer under the Transalp name.
Known as the XL750 Transalp, the new Honda ADV-tourer was designed to lend itself to both on-road touring and light off-roading. As such, the revived model features 8.26” of ground clearance, a 4.46-gallon tank, and an inverted 43mm Showa SFF-CA and a Pro-Link swing-arm that offer 7.87” and 7.48” of travel, respectively. Powering the motorcycle is a liquid-cooled 755cc parallel-twin engine that’s mated to a six-speed transmission with a slipper clutch — a powertrain that’s good for 90.5hp and 55.3ft-lbs of torque.
Pieced together around an all-new steel diamond chassis design, the 2023 Transalp rides on a set of aluminum rims with stainless steel spokes in a traditional off-road-ready 21” front and 18” rear sizing setup. The Transalp also comes loaded with an impressive suite of tech that includes dual-channel ABS, an available quick-shifter, a 5” TFT display, an onboard USB socket, all-LED lighting, auto-canceling indicators, and an Emergency Stop Signal feature. Honda will also be producing a range of optional add-ons for the bike including hard and soft luggage, and a plethora of rally and touring-focused items.
Available in three livery options — including a throwback, retro, white, blue, and red Tricolour scheme — the 2023 Honda Transalp will be available for purchase next year in select markets. And while pricing has yet to be revealed, we anticipate an MSRP at around the $10,000 mark.