This powerhouse Adventure bike has been long anticipated in Canada.
Since its inception in 1986, the Transalp has gained a legendary status with its renowned agility, and versatility from highways to dirt trails. In the past, this bike has been a rarity among Canadians with is only offered in North America in 1989 and 1990, in its original 600 cc form.
“The all-new Transalp continues its legacy by offering an exciting balance between urban agility, on-road touring comfort and off-road ruggedness and capability,” says Ryan Kelly, Assistant Vice President Honda Canada Powersports. “The adventure motorcycle category continues to expand and with that we wanted to provide Canadians with more options as they look to explore off-road trails or city streets. The mid-size Transalp joins the lightweight CB500X and iconic Africa Twin, fitting perfectly between them in our stable of adventure seeking bikes.”
The all-new 755 cc, parallel twin engine is said to provide strong power and bottom-end torque. The 270° crank delivers character, while the CRF Performance-derived Unicam eight-valve cylinder heads employ downdraft air intakes and Vortex flow duct ensuring optimal combustion. The XL750 will include five riding modes, four of which contain preset mapping combinations, while the last “User” mode allows the rider to fix their own combination.
The XL750 features a Showa 43mm SFF-CA inverted fork, and rear shock operating through a Pro-Link system. Dual two-piston calipers provide efficient stopping power while the tires deliver versatility on or off-road. The seat is offered is 855mm, and a 20mm lower seat is available as an option.
The instruments comprise a 5-inch, full-color, high-visibility TFT screen, which offers four types of speed/rpm display according to rider preference, as well as fuel gauge and consumption, riding mode selection and engine parameters, gear selected and customizable shift-up point on the rev-counter.
Throttle By Wire engine control offers four default riding modes—SPORT, STANDARD, RAIN and GRAVEL—adjusting the engine’s performance delivery and feel to suit conditions and the rider’s intent; they’re easily switched and managed between the left handlebar mode and TFT screen. There is also a specific USER mode that allows the rider to fine-tune his or her own personal settings.
There are four levels of Engine Power (EP), three levels of Engine Brake (EB), two levels of ABS, and five levels of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) available; HSTC and rear ABS can also be switched off. The riding modes offer different combinations of each parameter.
SPORT mode offers maximum performance to deliver strong acceleration with minimum intervention.
STANDARD mode is a mid-way setting for urban riding.
RAIN mode is designed for challenging on-road conditions for the least aggressive power delivery
GRAVEL mode is a setting for confident travel on rougher terrain off road.
USER mode allows the rider to choose between all available settings and to save them for future use.
A standard quick shifter allows for clutchless up and down shifts with auto blipper function, allowing for smooth and instant shifts.
Selling Price: $13,499 includes MSRP ($12,599) and Freight & PDI ($900)
Colours: Matte Black Metallic
Available/On Sale: September 20, 2023