Honda patents XL750 Transalp in India; could launch soon
Japanese two-wheeler major Honda has said to have filed a patent for the XL750 Transalp in India. If it comes to the country, it will sit in the segment dominated by Triumph Tiger 900 and even the BMW F 850 GS - the XL750 Transalp's closest rivals. More importantly, the XL750 Transalp would also bridge the gap between the erstwhile CB500X and the CRF1100L to serve as a dual-sport motorcycle in Honda's adventure motorcycle portfolio. Notably, Honda brought back the middleweight adventure motorcycle to the world at the EICMA 2022 nearly after a decade. It was discontinued way back in 2008.
Honda XL750 Transalp: India prices
The XL750 Transalp could be priced between Rs 12-14 lakh. For reference, the prices of its closest rivals, such as the Tiger 900 and F 850 GS, start at Rs 13.70 lakh and Rs 12.95 lakh (both ex-showroom), respectively. Not to mention, Honda's 750cc adventure motorcycle would also fill the void between Kawasaki Versys 650 and Triumph Tiger Rally Pro since there are not a great many options for customers.
As a matter of fact, despite being a CKD unit, the CB500X was priced at 6.87 lakh (ex-showroom) when launched. However, the manufacturer had to slash its price by Rs 1.08 lakh. Likewise, the on-sale Africa Twin is costlier by a staggering Rs 2.5 lakh than its predecessor. Having said that, given Honda's history of exorbitantly pricing some of its products, it would be interesting to know how it prices the XL750 Transalp in India.
Honda XL750 Transalp: Design
The XL750 Transalp draws inspiration from the previous Transalp models. It bears an upright stance and has typical Honda adv styling cues. The motorcycle gets a tall windscreen, wide handlebar, angular fairing, swept-up tail section, side-slung exhaust, and a set of wire-spoke wheels. In some international markets, the XL750 Translap come with three colours: Matte Ballistic Black Metallic, Ross White Tricolour, and Matte Iridium Gray Metallic.
Honda XL750 Transalp: Specifications
It has a seat height of 850mm, while the brand offers a lowered 820mm seat as an optional extra. The XL750 Transalp is equipped with Showa 43mm upside-down front forks with 200mm travel and a monoshock at the rear with 190mm travel. Both front and rear units offer preload adjustability. The adventure motorcycle gets a 310mm dual-disc setup at the front and a 256mm single disc at the back. In terms of wheels, Honda has given it a 21-inch wheel and an 18-inch at the front and back, respectively. Meanwhile, the bike weighs 208kg.
Honda XL750 Transalp: Features and Electronics
Honda has bestowed the XL750 Transalp with a bunch of features, such as all-LED lights, an emergency stop signal, and a five-inch TFT colour instrument cluster with a Honda Smartphone Voice Control system. In addition, it features a raft of riding modes along with four levels of engine power, three levels of engine brake (EB), two levels of ABS, and five levels of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). It also gets wheelie control, a bidirectional quickshifter, and throttle-by-wire, among others.
Honda XL750 Transalp: Engine
Powering the XL750 Transalp is the same 755cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine as the CB750 Hornet. This motor generates 92PS at 9,500rpm and 75Nm of peak torque at 7,250rpm. It comes mated to a six-speed gearbox.
Honda Big Wing future plans
In other news, Honda does not have an array of motorcycles in its Big Wing inventory for the Indian market. In fact, it did not launch new motorcycles due to the uncertainty about the OBD2 emission norms. However, since the bike maker has clarity about the strict emission regulations, it now plans to launch new offerings under its Big Wing brand.
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