Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) unveiled the highly acclaimed adventure tourer, the ‘XL750 Transalp,’ with an introductory price of Rs. 10,99,990 (ex-showroom, Gurugram). Embodying the essence of its iconic predecessor, the Honda XL750 Transalp is designed to excel in diverse terrains, from daily commutes to extended journeys, and from rugged trails to the majestic Himalayas. This motorcycle will reach Indian shores through the Completely Built-Up (CBU) route from Japan and will be exclusively available at premium BigWing Top Line dealerships.
– Priced at INR Rs. 10,99,990/- ex-showroom
– Is a CBU (completely built-up)
– 755cc liquid-cooled 270º crank in-line two-cylinder
– 90.5 HP | 75 Nm
– Ride by Wire with 5 ride modes
– Showa 43mm SFF-CA USD front forks
– 21-inch front
– 18-inch rear
Introducing this premium adventure motorcycle, Mr. Tsutsumu Otani, Managing Director, President & CEO of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, expressed, “We are thrilled to introduce the All-New XL750 Transalp in India. With the adventure motorcycle segment gaining momentum, riders are more eager than ever to embark on their explorations. The Honda XL750 Transalp enjoys a global following among adventure enthusiasts, and we are confident it will captivate adventure biking enthusiasts in India as well.”
Sharing his thoughts on the launch of the new Honda XL750 Transalp, Mr. Yogesh Mathur, Director of Sales and Marketing at Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, stated, “Inheriting the spirit of adventure, the XL750 Transalp reimagines the legendary adventure touring experience in a fresh and modern avatar. HMSI takes immense pride in introducing this authentic adventure bike in India. Bookings for the Honda XL750 Transalp are now open at our exclusive BigWing Top Line dealerships, with deliveries set to commence next month. As part of our commitment to fostering the adventure biking community, HMSI will continue organizing engaging skill enhancement activities for our customers, including the new XL750 Transalp owners.”
Styling and Features:
Whether on urban streets or globetrotting, the all-new XL750 Transalp by Honda carries forward the legacy of adventure from the iconic original Transalp of the 1980s. Its design radiates the unmistakable aura of adventure touring while excelling on the road. With its dignified aesthetics and rugged angular design, it offers a versatile and universally appreciated package for adventure enthusiasts worldwide.
The XL750 Transalp boasts a cohesive design, featuring a compact headlight, integrated windscreen, and substantial tank shrouds, delivering a blend of bold expression and aerodynamic performance. Its robust rear design, complete with an aluminum rear carrier and LED lighting system, perfectly complements the adventure styling.
This latest adventure touring motorcycle from Honda comes equipped with a 5.0-inch TFT panel that intuitively displays an array of information, including speedometer, tachometer, gear-position indicator, fuel gauge, riding modes, engine parameters, and more. This display is customizable according to the rider’s preferences and can be managed through the screen or the switchgear on the left handlebar.
Incorporated into this adventure bike is the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVCs), facilitating seamless smartphone integration for calls, messages, music, and navigation while on the move. Additionally, it features an emergency stop signal function that alerts vehicles behind by flashing hazard lamps during sudden braking and automatic turn signal cancellation.
Engine and Performance:
The XL750 Transalp’s versatile performance is driven by Honda’s new 755cc liquid-cooled 270º crank in-line two-cylinder engine. This compact powerhouse combines Japanese engineering expertise to deliver robust top-end power and abundant torque in the low to mid rpm range, generating 67.5 kW of power and a peak torque of 75 Nm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
To ensure razor-sharp throttle response, the XL750 Transalp utilizes patented Vortex flow ducts that create a uniform air distribution into the airbox. The cylinders feature a Ni-SiC (Nickel-Silicon Carbide) coating, enhancing engine efficiency.
Electronic aids, managed through a Throttle-By-Wire (TBW) system, enable riders to select from five riding modes, customizing Engine Power, Engine Braking, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), ABS, and a slipper clutch. The available riding modes include Sport, Standard, Rain, Gravel, and User, accommodating individual preferences.
Suspension, Brakes, and Tires:
The XL750 Transalp’s lightweight steel diamond frame strikes a balance between stability and maneuverability, designed to excel in daily commutes, offer comfort during long highway journeys, and instill confidence on unpaved trails. Its 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel with spokes provide versatility for both on-road and off-road adventures.
For supple on-road performance and off-road bump absorption, this adventure tourer features Showa 43mm SFF-CA™ upside-down (USD) front forks and a rear shock operating through Pro-Link. Braking duties are handled by dual 310mm wave discs with hydraulic 2-piston calipers at the front and a 256 mm single disc with a 1-pot caliper at the rear, equipped with dual-channel ABS as standard.
Colors, Price, and Availability:
The All-New Honda XL750 Transalp comes with an enticing introductory price of Rs. 10,99,990 (ex-showroom, Gurugram). It will be offered in two adventure-themed color options, namely Ross White and Matte Ballistic Black. Bookings are currently open for the first 100 customers at HMSI’s exclusive BigWing Topline dealerships located in Gurugram (Haryana), Mumbai (Maharashtra), Bengaluru (Karnataka), Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Kochi (Kerala), Hyderabad (Telangana), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), and Kolkata (West Bengal). Deliveries are set to commence in November 2023.