2024 Honda Transalp XL750: Revamped and Set for Adventure

2024 Honda Transalp XL750: Revamped and Set for Adventure

For 2024, Honda has released a new version of its versatile adventure bike.

Meet the Honda Transalp XL750, a bike that was well received by worldwide press and new buyers due to its quality, low price point, and ability to take on everything from long-distance touring to light off-roading.

Honda's journey in revolutionizing adventure motorcycling traces back to 1986 when the Japanese company introduced the Transalp XL600V.

Known for its versatility, whether touring on pavement or gravel roads or roaming the city street, it carved a niche as a mid-weight adventure bike.

The legacy continued with the XL650V in 2000 and the XL700V in 2008, each iteration enhancing the bike's core attributes: lightweight design, large fairings for comfort, and large-diameter spoked wheels for superior performance on varied terrains.

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For 2024, Honda redefines the adventure biking experience with the launch of the all-new Transalp XL750. The bike is not just an upgrade; it's a testament to Honda's commitment to providing a motorcycling lifestyle that is boundless and adventurous.

The Transalp was offered continuously throughout Europe and Asia, but was gone from the American audience for three decades. But that all changed with the uprise in adventure motorcycling in the States, and the new Transalp is now offered there, also.

The Transalp XL750 is developed to be an “all-rounder” adventure touring, and arrives equipped with ADV-focused 21-inch front/18-inch rear tire setups. Take note: these are not tubeless tires found on other top-model adventure bikes.

The heart of the XL750 Transalp is its 755 cc 270° crank in-line two-cylinder engine derived from the street-focused Hornet CB750.

The XL750 packs a punch with its  Unicam parallel twin, featuring Honda's latest vortex airflow ducting. This tech amps up the intake airflow in the low and midrange. With high-pressure fuel injection and top-notch nickel-silicon-carbide bore plating (similar to what you find in the CBR1000RR-R and CRF450R), this engine is set to impress.

Honda claims these upgrades give it a super-responsive throttle, especially in the lower revs, and ensure it runs cool.

Plus, unique design touches like the gear-driven counterbalancer and clever water pump placement (tucked inside the alternator cover) keep the engine compact and ready to roll.

Some key engine and electronic features include:

  • Gear-driven counterbalancer
  • A 270-degree crank for secondary oscillation cancellation.
  • A Unicam valvetrain for efficient combustion and reduced friction.
  • Internal water pump for weight and size reduction.
  • Ni-SiC plating for reduced friction and weight.
  • Vortex air flow ducts for enhanced intake efficiency.
  • High fuel pressure for improved combustion and throttle response.
  • Assist and slipper clutch for reduced clutch operation load and mitigation of engine braking impacts (clutchless shifting option available in Europe and standard in America).
  • The Throttle By Wire (TBW) system offers five modes that balance power, engine brake, traction control, and ABS: Sport, Standard, Rain, and Gravel, and a customizable mode for personal preferences.

The frame design of the XL750 targets ease of handling and comfort for short and long distances. The bike's frame is optimized in terms of structure, layout, and weight, contributing to its exceptional handling characteristics.

The front suspension features a 43mm Showa upside-down fork that offers 200mm (7.9 inches) of travel, while the rear suspension includes a Showa Pro-Link shock absorber that offers 190mm (7.5 inches) of travel and is connected to an aluminum hybrid swing arm.

The braking system features two-piston calipers up front squeezing 310mm discs, and a single-piston caliper out back clinching a 256mm single discs.  ABS is standard and can be switched off for off-road situations.

The overall bike’s design incorporates features to enhance wind-resistant performance and comfort at high speeds, including a tall windscreen and deflectors. The large fairing ensures highway comfort, while the minimum ground clearance of 212 mm (8.3 inches) is ideal for light off-road adventures.

The front area's design is unified, starting with the compact yet effective headlights for optimal night visibility. The integrated screen combines a stout ADV look with adequate wind protection and aerodynamic performance.

2024 Honda Transalp XL750 specs

Other highlights of the 2024 Honda Transalp XL750 include:

  • Screen Display: The 5.0" TFT full-color LCD display provides easy access to information, ensuring a focused and safe riding experience.
  • Auto Off Signal Indicator: Honda includes an automatic turn signal canceller and an emergency stop signal in the new model, enhancing safety and communication with other road users.
  • Honda Smartphone Voice Control System (HSVCS): The HSVCS offers seamless integration with smartphones, providing access to calls, navigation, music, and text messaging without compromising safety or convenience.

For Europe and Asia, the Transalp XL750 arrives in Ross White, Mat Iridium Gray Metallic, and Mat Ballistic Black Metallic. For America, only the black color is available. Pricing begins just over €9,000 Euro, and $9,999 USD in the states.

2024 Honda Transalp 750 Specs:

  • Engine: 755cc, Unicam SOHC, liquid-cooled parallel twin, 4 valves/cyl.
  • Bore x Stroke: 87.0 x 63.5mm
  • Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
  • Fuel Delivery: EFI w/ 46mm throttle bodies; ride-by-wire
  • Clutch: Wet, multiplate, slipper/assist function w/ quickshifter
  • Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
  • Frame: Diamond steel truss
  • Front Suspension: Showa 43mm USD SFF-CA fork; 200mm (7.9 in.) travel
  • Rear Suspension: Showa Pro-Link single shock; 190mm (7.5 in.) travel
  • Front Brake: 310mm discs w/ ABS
  • Rear Brake: 256mm disc w/ selectable ABS
  • Wheels, Front/Rear: Spoked wheels; 21 in./18 in.
  • Tires, Front/Rear: 90/90-21 / 150/70-18
  • Rake/Trail: 27.0°/112mm (4.4 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1562mm (61.5 in.)
  • Seat Height: 856mm (33.7 in.)
  • Fuel Capacity: 17 liters (4.5 gal.)
  • Claimed Curb Weight: 208 kg (459 lb.)