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ADV NewsHonda Confirms Pricing And Availability Of Transalp For US Market

Honda Confirms Pricing And Availability Of Transalp For US Market

After three decades, the legendary Transalp’s return to US shores is confirmed.

Published on 09.20.2023

It’s official! Almost a year after its availability in Europe, Honda is finally confirming that the much-anticipated XL750 Transalp is coming to America for the 2024 model year. The new mid-size adventurer goes on sale right away in Canada whereas US riders will need to wait until next month to snatch one.

2024 Honda XL750 Transalp

Honda has also confirmed pricing for the new Transalp will be set at $9,999 USD —  a price tag Big Red is hoping will further entice riders that are currently spoiled with options in the competitive mid-size adventure segment. With that in mind, Honda’s new adventurer comes in at a lower price compared to other bikes in the class like the $11,349 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE or the $10,499 Yamaha Tenere 700.

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 between the Africa Twin and the CB500X in Honda’s adventure bike line-up. 

2024 Honda XL750 Transalp coming to America

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There is expected to be a difference in power between the European and US-spec model though. Although American Honda has not published horsepower numbers yet, government filings submitted by Honda reportedly show the model coming to our shores will pump out 83 hp, instead of the 90.5 ponies of its European counterpart.

At the heart of the new Transalp is an all-new 755cc, parallel-twin (shared with the new CB750 Hornet) complimented by fuel mapping that orients the engine character toward touring and comfort.

2024 Honda XL750 Transalp

Compact, CRF Performance-derived Unicam eight-valve cylinder heads employ downdraft air intakes and Vortex flow ducts to ensure optimal combustion. Electronic rider aids run via Throttle by Wire and include five riding modes, four of which contain preset combinations of Engine Power, Engine Braking, ABS and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) with integrated Wheelie Control. The fifth “User” mode allows the rider to fix his or her own preferred combination.

An assist/slipper clutch — with F.C.C. Leaning Segment discs — reduces clutch drag torque by 30%, for a lighter lever load and easier upshifts. It also manages rear-wheel hop under hard braking and rapid downshifts.

Honda confirms XL750 Transalp for US market

A Showa 43mm SFF-CATM (Separate Function Fork-Cartridge) inverted fork offers 7.9 inches of wheel travel and has spring preload adjustment; it mounts via a forged-aluminum bottom triple clamp and cast-aluminum top triple clamp.

The remote-reservoir Showa shock (with adjustable preload) operates through a Pro-Link system, delivering 7.5 inches of rear-wheel travel. The swingarm employs the same castings as that of the CRF1100L Africa Twin’s, but uses aluminum material exclusive to the Transalp. Ground clearance is 8.3 inches.

2024 Honda XL750 Transalp

Compact, two-piston front calipers work dual 310mm “wave” discs. The rear 256mm “wave” disc is operated by a single-piston caliper. The stainless-steel, spoked 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels are fitted with tube-style 90/90-21 and 150/70R-18 tires.

Seat height is approachable at 33.7 inches (a 0.4-inch lower seat is also available as an option) and the riding position is upright for natural control and leverage. The riding geometry also works well when standing up. A rear carrier is standard and there’s a USB socket under the seat.

2024 Honda XL750 Transalp announced in the US and Canada

The new bike is equipped with a 5-inch, full-color, high-visibility TFT screen, which offers four types of speed/rpm display — three analog rev-counter styles and one bar — 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. Management is via the screen and switchgear on the left handlebar.

2024 Honda XL750 Transalp
2024 Honda XL750 Transalp coming to US

A full range of accessories are available for the XL750 Transalp, ready for personalization to an owner’s preference and use, including a quick shifter and low seat option. As far as colors though, you only have one option. Unlike Europe which also has the bike in Ross White and Grey Metallic, Honda is only sending the Black Matte Metallic color to this side of the pond. 

2024 Honda XL750 Transalp officially announced in America

2024 Honda XL750 Transalp Specs

Engine Type:755cc liquid-cooled 24.5º inline-two-cylinder four-stroke w/ 270º crank
Valve Train:OHC Unicam; 4 valves per cylinder; 35.5mm inlet valves, 29mm exhaust valves
Bore x Stroke:87.0mm x 63.5mm
Compression Ratio:11.0:1
Induction:PGM-FI; 46mm throttle bodies
Ignition:Full transistorized
Starter:Electric
Transmission:Manual 6 speed
Clutch:Multiplate wet
Final Drive:16T/45T; chain
Front Suspension:43mm Showa SFF-CATM telescopic inverted fork w/ spring-preload adjustment; 7.9 in. travel
Rear Suspension:Pro-Link® system w/ single Showa remote-reservoir shock; 7.5 in. travel
Front Brakes:Dual 310mm “wave” discs w/ hydraulic two-piston calipers; ABS
Rear Brakes:Single 256mm “wave” disc w/ hydraulic single-piston caliper; ABS
Front Tires:90/90-21
Rear Tires:150/70R-18
Rake (Caster Angle):27º
Trail :111mm (4.4 in.)
Length:91.2 in.
Width:33.1 in.
Height:57.2 in.
Seat Height:33.7 in.
Ground Clearance :8.3 in.
Wheelbase:61.5 in.
Fuel Capacity:4.5 gal.
Curb Weight (Fully Fueled):459 lbs.
Color:Matte Black Metallic
PRICE:$9,999 USD; $13,488 CAN

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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jcw
jcw
September 20, 2023 4:33 pm

It’s all happening too fast. I do not have the strength to say no. Damn you Honda.

Bob
Bob
September 20, 2023 5:43 pm

460 lbs. heavy. No cruise. Tubed tires. But, nice display. Good price. Hopefully, it does not flow heat to the rider.

Jack Void
Jack Void
September 21, 2023 6:02 am
Reply to  Bob

The Tenre 700 is only. 6lbs lighter.
Not sure what BMW has in this size. The R9T is 492 pounds but am 1100 . KtM might be the way to go

Neil
Neil
September 23, 2023 4:40 am
Reply to  Bob

My Ducati Scrambler Icon 803cc weighed 400 lbs with battery, oil and about a gallon on fuel on a local truck scale. Yeah, the TransAlp is heavy, as are most so-called “Adventure” bikes. It is good to see the TransAlp back in the USA.

Red
Red
September 21, 2023 12:10 am

Seems Honda is worried about Royal Enfield adventure bikes. Competition is a great thing.

Grrrrrrr
Grrrrrrr
September 21, 2023 4:12 am

No white, no android auto/ apple car play.

No thanks.

KLRJUNE
KLRJUNE
September 21, 2023 11:56 am

When armored up it will be almost as heavy as the A’freakin Twin but not nearly as powerful. They should have used a perimeter from like the AT has, it offers much better protection for the engine than 35 pounds of bolts, struts and brackets. The AT can do belly flops on the rocks with only a cheap aluminum skidplate.

Buster
Buster
September 24, 2023 3:19 pm
Reply to  KLRJUNE

Crying June is back!!! Welcome back

Ron Doogalo
Ron Doogalo
September 24, 2023 7:24 pm

Pretty cool that they put an 18″ on the back instead of a 17″.

Bob
Bob
September 27, 2023 11:08 am
Reply to  Ron Doogalo

It is rare now to see a new design from any mfgr with a 17″ on the rear, tubed or tubeless. The 17s are becoming less available. Still like my DR650, tho!

David norris
David norris
September 30, 2023 5:44 pm
Reply to  Bob

I pet my dr650 and talk to it like a lover

DesertRacer225
DesertRacer225
September 27, 2023 12:18 pm

As a Honda fanboy, I was hoping for something more competitive with the Tenère 700 off road. That exhaust header is awfully vulnerable coupled with soft suspension and limited travel, it wouldn’t last long off road. Still, aftermarket might have some mods that will improve on it’s shortcomings.. I’ll hold onto my ATAS for now.

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