Honda Transalp 750 price is not its USP since it is a CBU, but the overall product is internationally acclaimed and it should be welcomed here…
Without any hint, previous announcement or any specific leak, Honda has announced the launch of the new XL750 Transalp in India through a press note that has hit our mailboxes moments back. The mid-capacity adventure tourer model was born when Honda resurrected the Transalp moniker of the 1980s at EICMA last year.
The Transalp 750 comes equipped with a 750cc, liquid cooled, in-line 2-cylinder engine that produces 67.5 KW (91.77 PS) of peak power and 75 Nm of max torque – which is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. In its press note, Honda adds that the Transalp gets ‘mountains of torque‘ in the low to mid rpm range.
There are five ride modes to play around – Sport, Standard, Rain, Gravel and User adjustable. In terms of key features you get Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), dual channel ABS, Throttle by wire and assist slipper clutch. There is a 5 inch TFT instrument cluster which comes with Honda’s Smartphone Voice Control system which means it can be paired to your smartphone via Bluetooth for additional information and control.
Adventure tourer traits include a large 21 inch front tyre together with an 18 incher at the rear with spoke wheels. Along with a large ground clearance, the biggest USP of the motorcycle is its relatively lighter weight. Though Honda hasn’t shared the weight of the India-spec model, the international Transalp 750 tips the scale at 208 kilos. This, when put together with a high peak power, gives this mid-sizer a pretty good power to weight ratio.
Honda Transalp 750 Price
|XL750 Transalp||Rs 10,99,990|
Since the motorcycle is brought to India via the CBU (completely built unit) route from Japan, it attracts hefty taxes and hence it is not really priced very aggressively. There are two colors on offer – Ross White and Matte Ballestic Black.
Honda has opened bookings of the motorcycle and it will be available across all BigWing Topline dealerships only. Deliveries are promised from next month onwards.