“Little Africa”: the new Honda XL750 Transalp motorcycle is presented

The first Transalp model was introduced in 1986. Powered by a 583cc V-Twin engine, the motorcycle was a huge success in Europe. The motorcycle with an exclusive design was created with its dual purpose in mind – to comfortably go down the asphalted Alpine pass road and to feel great where that asphalt ends.

“Over the past decade, the adventure motorcycle segment has grown significantly. From lightweight 500cc bikes to long-expedition models like the Africa Twin, the XL750 reinforces Honda’s position in the mid-range category. It will surely be one of the best-selling motorcycles in the adventure segment of Lithuania,” said Artūras Vilpišauskas, head of Nippon auto’s motorcycle sales.

According to the manager, the Transalp label of Africa Twin’s younger brother is not accidental. The Transalp is equipped with Honda’s new 755cc engine that produces 67.5kW of power and 75Nm of torque (in comparison, the Africa Twin is powered by an 1100cc engine with 75kW of power and 105Nm of torque). The new 755cc power unit is also used in the previously introduced Honda Hornet model. Only the Transalp engine is balanced to deliver more power in the lower rev range, making it easier to drive off-road or take off in tough road conditions.

Honda XL750 Transalp

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The weight of the Transalp is also lower than its big brother – it is 18 kilograms lighter than the Africa Twin.

“For some, the Africa Twin may simply be too big. The lower weight means that the “Transalp” motorcycle is more maneuverable, it is easier to “live with” in everyday situations. However, due to its construction, it does not decrease in passability at all”, said A. Vilpišauskas.

Like the larger Africa Twin, the Transalp comes with R21 (front) and R18 tires. Transalp installed Showa 43mm SFF-CATM inverted forks and rear shock with Pro-Link.

Honda XL750 Transalp

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The motorcycle uses an electronic accelerator (Throttle-by-Wire) system, so the behavior of the motorcycle can be adjusted according to riding needs. You can choose from four ready-made driving modes (normal, sport, rain, gravel) or create your own. The Transalp will be offered with a 6-speed manual transmission.

The Transalp is equipped with a 5-inch digital instrument panel. LED lights are used. The model is also equipped with Honda’s voice control technology, which can be used to control basic functions of an Android or iOS smartphone.

Honda XL750 Transalp

Honda XL750 Transalp

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Three Transalp colors will be offered – matte gray and black and the classic Honda tricolor of white, blue and red. Special attention is paid to the accessories of the motorcycle: from heated handlebars, containers of various sizes, to protective frames – so that the model can be adapted to the needs of a specific trip.

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