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ADV BikesHonda’s New XL750 Transalp Is Heading To The US

Honda’s New XL750 Transalp Is Heading To The US

Big Red’s new mid-size adventure bike has been approved for American shores!

Published on 05.30.2023

The new Honda XL750 Transalp first broke cover back in November, when it was announced for Europe and other regions overseas. Since then, North America has been left in the dark with no indication of whether the new model would enter the US market. Well, if you have been patiently waiting for that to change, you will be happy to know that confirmation of the bike’s arrival in the US has now emerged in new documents.


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Recent certification data first found by motorcycle.com, reveals that the California Air Resources Board has approved Honda’s new Transalp in the US. We have also confirmed that besides a detailed breakdown of the bike’s emission numbers, the official approval documents show the XL750 Transalp has been certified as a 2024 model.

The last time America had a Transalp was more than three decades ago, when the 1989 XL600V was brought Stateside and discontinued here after only two years. Now mutated into the XL750 Transalp, the model offers riders a new mid-size option slotted in between the Africa Twin and the CB500X in Honda’s adventure bike line-up. 

Honda Transalp coming to the US

At the heart of the fresh Transalp is an all new 755cc, parallel-twin unit (shared with the new CB750 Hornet) pumping out 90.5 horsepower and 55.2 ft-lbs of torque. Suspension duties are delivered by Showa 43mm SFF-CATM (Separate Function Fork-Cartridge) USD forks offering 7.9 inches ( 200mm) travel, while a Showa rear shock offers 7.5 inches (190mm) of travel out back. Tube-type 21” front/18” rear spoked wheels wear 90/90-21 and 150/70-18 tires respectively. And if you are wondering, there is no DCT option for the new Transalp ― at least for now.

Honda XL750 Transalp heading to America

We still don’t know what the official price tag for the Transalp will be here in America, but in the UK the bike will set you back £9,499 ― which converts to $11,717 as of this writing. However, keep in mind that price also includes associated taxes plus Honda’s adventure lineup in the UK is more pricey than in the US, so we can expect a comparatively lower price tag for the Transalp coming here. 

We’ll keep you posted on any new updates so stay tuned!

Honda XL750 Transalp Specs

ENGINE TYPE:Liquid-cooled OHC 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and Unicam
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT:755cc
BORE X STROKE (MM):87mm x 63.5mm
COMPRESSION RATIO:11.0:1
MAX. POWER OUTPUT:90.5 HP (67.5kW) @ 9,500rpm
MAX. TORQUE:55.2 ft-lbs (75Nm) @ 7,250rpm
NOISE LEVEL (DB):Lwot – 81.5; Lurban – 77.5
OIL CAPACITY:3.9L
STARTER:Electric
CARBURATION:PGM-FI electronic injection
FUEL TANK CAPACITY:4.5 Gallons (16.9L)
CO2 EMISSIONS WMTC:103g/km
FUEL CONSUMPTION:54.1 MPG (23km/l)
BATTERY CAPACITY:12v 8.6Ah
CLUTCH TYPE:Wet multiple, assist slipper clutch
TRANSMISSION TYPE:6 speed Manual Transmission
FINAL DRIVE:Chain
FRAME TYPE:Steel diamond
DIMENSIONS (L´W´H):2,325mm x 838mm x 1,450mm
WHEELBASE:1560mm
CASTER ANGLE:27°
TRAIL:111mm
SEAT HEIGHT:850mm
GROUND CLEARANCE:210mm
KERB WEIGHT:458.6 lbs
TURNING RADIUS:2.6m
SUSPENSION FRONT:Showa 43mm SFF-CA – 7.1” (200mm) travel
SUSPENSION REAR:Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm, 7.5” (190mm) travel
WHEELS FRONT:21in (stainless steel) spoked wheels
WHEELS REAR:18in (stainless steel) spoked wheels
TIRES FRONT:90/90-R21 M/C 54H
TIRES REAR:150/70-R18 M/C 70H
ABS TYPE:2 channel
BRAKES FRONT:Dual 310mm x 4.5mm ‘wave’ discs with axial mounted 2-piston calipers
BRAKES REAR:Single 256mm x 6.0mm ‘wave’ disc is operated by a single-piston caliper
INSTRUMENTS:5″ TFT
HEADLIGHT:LED
TAILLIGHT:LED
CONNECTIVITY:Honda Smartphone Voice Control
USB:Type C (under the pillion seat)
12V SOCKET:Optional
TURN INDICATOR AUTO CANCEL:Yes
QUICKSHIFTER:Optional
SECURITY SYSTEM:HISS

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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John Curran
John Curran
May 30, 2023 11:23 am

I’ll take one, willing to write the check today.

Randy
Randy
May 30, 2023 12:14 pm

I asked Honda Canada and a Honda Dealer about this one coming to Canada and neither would directly answer the question. Bought a 2023 KTM 890 Adventure instead. Too bad Honda, I would’ve liked to have owned one of these.

Robert Parker
Robert Parker
May 30, 2023 9:37 pm
Reply to  Randy

I had placed a deposit on a Transalp as it had been a long time dream to have one. Then, my dealer was getting mixed messages on the arrival dates, then I see them showing up in small European countries. Screw you Honda! I bought a Tenere 700.

Patriot159
Patriot159
May 30, 2023 9:50 pm

A welcome addition to the ADV club but being a bit more road oriented tubeless rims and CC would be nice.

Bob
Bob
May 31, 2023 9:06 am

A very nice addition to the NA market. Thanks, Honda!

May we please have Cruise Control, Tubeless spoked tires / wheels, and a standard accessory bar at the tower position? (GPS bar mount).

Frank A Barbas
Frank A Barbas
July 19, 2023 4:16 pm
Reply to  Bob

Will not happen, Honda wants you to buy The Africa twin adventure sports. If they did that they would sabotage there Africa Twin sales.

Joe John
Joe John
May 31, 2023 2:53 pm

If they just routed the headers along the side they could get another 2 inches of ground clearance.

ADStryker
ADStryker
June 7, 2023 10:05 am
Reply to  Joe John

Maybe. I’ve seen pictures that appeared to show a “keel” sticking down from the sump of the engine, along the left side of the exhaust. Unless that thing is unimportant and removable, re-routing the exhaust wouldn’t actually net much of an increase in ground clearance.

Daniel Kallas
Daniel Kallas
June 1, 2023 5:22 am

Had a 600 1989 flavor, sold it to a serviceman heading to Germany, and missed it terribly.

Izaac Post
Izaac Post
June 29, 2023 2:03 pm
Reply to  Daniel Kallas

Interesting. My 1989 Transalp was owned by someone who brought from the USA to Germany, sold to an Airforce mechanic who brought it back to the USA and then sold it to me. Do you think there is any chance I own your old bike?

JJ
JJ
June 7, 2023 10:21 am

Good HP Numbers from Honda, much more impressive than their NC750X.

John S
John S
June 7, 2023 10:28 pm
Reply to  JJ

NC750X has an engine and drivetrain that are optimized for fuel economy. My son routinely gets 65-70mpg on his NC700X.

KDF
KDF
June 7, 2023 10:38 am

Check out the location of the oil sump. It’s a no-go for snythhing more than gentle two-track.

Jefferson
Jefferson
June 7, 2023 11:16 am

I guess you can expect the usual complaints from the usual whiners: too heavy, no cruise control, What! No DCT?, Tank’s not big enough…. Etc etc… Not nearly as cool as the KTM 890 adventure, they’ll say without recognizing the significant cost difference. I suppose they’ll probably whine about the exhaust too, and that they don’t come with a kick ass bash plate… hahaha
My only whinge would be about the tubed tires… I’m sure I could find a way around it, but that does seem a little regressive.
Was about to pull the plug on a t7, now I’m not so sure.

Jim Telios
Jim Telios
June 7, 2023 11:22 am

While the new Honda XL750 is fine and dandy, it’s still overweight. We the masses have been waiting for a 500 twin Adv mc that go anywhere. The KTM 490 Adv twin would of been a great mc if the project wasn’t scrapped. But a Honda 500 twin Adv bike that weighs less than 350lbs wet with all the options of the big bikes would do the trick. It’s just that Honda or any manufacturer refuses to take that path. It’s time they reconsider. We the public want light weight agility to go anywhere with reliability, long maintenance intervals, good horsepower and great suspension at an affordable price, $10k or less.

J. Braun
J. Braun
June 7, 2023 1:09 pm

I have an original TA and am on my dealer’s list to get a new one. However, the first thing I will do is repaint the front fender and the headlight mask a proper white to match the rest of the bike. The black components are just plain fugly!!

Majore
Majore
June 7, 2023 10:44 pm

An adventure 750 with 90 plus hp and little tiny gastank ! If the specs are true then she will do 388.7 kms before stalling. I can see an aftermarket business just for an extra tank for this bike. It’s sweet!

Joe
Joe
June 8, 2023 6:59 am

I have been in the market for a midsize adventure bike. I was anxiously waiting for more info on the Transalp 750 before I made my purchasing decision. The Transalp turns out to not be as dirt capable or dirt ready as its competition. As a result, tomorrow I will pick up my new 2023 Aprilia Tuareg. The Tuareg has all the features that commenters are wishing the Transalp had – cruise control, skid plate, better exhaust routing, fully adjustable KYB suspension front and rear, and 10″ of suspension travel.
The Tuareg presently costs $12,299, or just a little more than the Transalp, but it has features and capabilities that the Transalp doesn’t. It seems like Honda could have done better. The Tuareg makes 80hp and weights 449lbs wet. The Transalp makes 90hp, but it doesn’t say whether the stated weight of 458lbs is dry or with fluids. I have owned several Hondas and they are great bikes. It seems like they missed the target, at least for some people.

Jeremy Clark
Jeremy Clark
June 29, 2023 11:10 am
Reply to  Joe

Aprilia, that’s a huge mistake. Take it from a guy who has been with Aprilia at the dealership level.

Rusty
Rusty
September 26, 2023 3:52 pm
Reply to  Jeremy Clark

More information, please.

Zolo
Zolo
June 16, 2023 9:35 am

YAWN

Kevin T.
Kevin T.
June 29, 2023 12:42 pm

Okay…Now build a 500cc version!

Robert
Robert
July 6, 2023 1:27 pm

Owned 2 of the XL600v’s back in the day and really liked them. Ached for an Africa Twin which couldn’t be had in North America. Looks very nice but tube tires would be a deal breaker for me.

RobertSix52
RobertSix52
July 31, 2023 1:08 pm

I was so disappointed it didn’t get a perimeter frame like the Africa Twin’s. You don’t need near as much parts and pieces to protect the motor as you do with trellis or spine frames. All those extra parts negate any weight savings those frames might offer.

Want Transalp with DCT
Want Transalp with DCT
August 1, 2023 9:11 pm

Waited YEARS FOR THIS BIKE. Except I want it with DCT. Are the people at Honda brains dead? I mean, seriously people!! I guess I’ll keep waiting….

Want Transalp with DCT
Want Transalp with DCT
August 1, 2023 9:13 pm

If they made the Africa Twin in a 750, I would gladly buy it.

RobertSix52
RobertSix52
August 2, 2023 8:03 am

exactly

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