Honda surprised with the launch of the new XL750 Transalp Adventure Tourer in India. The smallest version of the Africa Twin has been priced at Rs. 11 lakh (ex-showroom). Notably, this is the introductory pricing which means that it will be increased in the near future. The first batch of motorcycles in India will comprise 100 units only, and bookings for which are already open at Honda’s BigWing dealerships.
The design of the Transalp is closely inspired by its bigger brother, the African Twin. It consists of a sharp headlight located in an angular semi-fairing and topped by a tall windshield. The overall bodywork flows smoothly from front to back and looks impressive with the thick exhaust pipe. The design is complemented by a host of modern features such as a 5-inch TFT display, full LED lighting, smartphone connectivity, voice assistance functions, emergency stop signal, traction control, ride by wire, slipper clutch, and as many as five riding modes.
The bike is powered by a 755cc parallel twin engine that produces 90bhp and 75Nm and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. Nestled in a steel diamond-type frame, this engine features a 270-degree crank for better versatility. As for the cycle parts, the XL750 Transalp rides on a set of 21-18-inch wheels suspended by Showa USD forks and a Pro-Link mono rear shock. Braking is done by two discs at the front and one disc at the rear.
The new Honda XL750 Transalp will be available in two color options: Ross White and Matte Ballistic Black. Deliveries of the bike will begin from next month.