Honda XL750 Transalp finally hit the Indian showrooms with a price tag of 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Now the bookings are open only for the first 100 units through the Honda Big Wing dealerships and the bikes will be brought in through the CBU route in our market. Deliveries of the Honda XL750 Transalp will begin next month.
Honda XL750 Transalp – Specs, Features and Engine
The Honda XL750 Transalp is one of the lightest multi-cylinder Adventure bikes in the country, thanks to its weight which stands at 208 kg. Seat height for the global model is 850 mm but there’s also a low seat height option that makes riding more accessible at 820 mm. Maybe the seat height for the Indian variant might be different but that’s yet to see.
The XL750 draws its inspiration from the OG Transalp of the 1980s and features an LED headlamp with a large windscreen and a stepped seat. It comes in 5 riding modes – Sport, Standard, Rain, Gravel and User. The Bike rides on Showa upside-down front fork and pro-link monoshock at the rear and the braking department is handled by the dual 310 mm discs with 2-piston calipers in front and a 256 mm disc at the rear. Oh, and it features tubed wire-spoke rims sized 90/90-21 wheels at the front and 150/70-R18 at the rear.
Apart from that, the ADV bike comes fitted with a 5-inch TFT instrument cluster with a Honda Smartphone Voice Control System and Selectable Torque Control, ABS and Assist Slipper Clutch, and a 6-speed gearbox with a throttle-by-wire system. The bike comes in two colours – Matte Ballistic Black and Ross White.
Now talking about its heart, the XL 750 is powered by a 755 CC parallel-twin engine that churns out 91 hp and 75 Nm.
Now you might think the price of the Honda XL750 Transalp is more due to it being a CBU unit, and that’s true but when compared to its segment rivals like the BMW F 850 GS (Rs 12.95 lakh) and Triumph Tiger 850 Sport (Rs 11.95 lakh), the Transalp is still more affordable than its rivals.
Needless to say, Honda made the right decision to bring this bike to India since the craze and demand for ADV bikes have been increasing day by day, with several big names bringing ADV bikes into the market such as the upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan 452, which has been revealed recently.