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American Honda has revealed it will bring the XL750 Transalp adventure motorcycle to the US market for the 2024 model year. This new motorcycle will be available in dealers starting in October with a $9,999 price tag.

The XL750 Transalp comes to the States in 2024 with a $9,999 starting price.
The XL750 Transalp comes to the States in 2024 with a $9,999 starting price. (Honda/)

The revived Transalp has been making the rounds overseas since its debut last year, but as with many midsize bikes, those of us stateside had to wait a bit longer to get our hands on one.

Here’s what American Honda’s manager of racing and experiential marketing, Brandon Wilson, had to say about the news in a company press release:

“As the adventure category continues to thrive and evolve, customers are more eager than ever to get out and explore. The all-new, midsize XL750 Transalp joins Honda’s iconic Africa Twin and pocket-adventurer CB500X to complete our popular True Adventure lineup, ready to deliver unforgettable outdoor experiences to US ADV enthusiasts from coast to coast.”

The new Transalp promises versatility and comfort.
The new Transalp promises versatility and comfort. (Honda/)

The XL750 will come packing a 755cc Unicam parallel twin with Honda’s latest vortex airflow ducting, which improves intake airflow in the low- and midrange. It comes with high-pressure fuel injection, and nickel-silicon-carbide bore plating, similar to the setups in the CBR1000RR-R and CRF450R. According to Honda, these engine enhancements will create a highly responsive feel at the throttle, particularly down low in the rev range, and contribute to a cooler-running mill overall. Design elements like the gear-driven counterbalancer and water pump placement (inside the alternator cover) help to keep the engine as compact as possible.

The new 755cc parallel twin is designed to be compact and highly responsive in the low- and midrange.
The new 755cc parallel twin is designed to be compact and highly responsive in the low- and midrange. (Honda/)

The six-speed transmission is enhanced by the inclusion of FLS clutch discs, which help contribute to a 30 percent reduction in clutch drag torque. The setup also allows the system to use more oil and thereby help to improve the life span of the setup. A slip-assist clutch lightens pull at the lever as well.

A quickshifter comes standard, as does rear-wheel selectable ABS. There are five ride modes including Sport, Standard, Rain, and Gravel along with a customizable option for riders who want to dial things in to their liking. Honda also provides selectable torque control, with all the details displayed on a 5.0-inch full-color TFT display panel.

The 5.0-inch TFT display provides information on ride modes, torque control, ABS, and other bike settings.
The 5.0-inch TFT display provides information on ride modes, torque control, ABS, and other bike settings. (Honda/)

It rolls on a diamond steel truss frame and is suspended by Showa suspension kit front and rear. The USD SFF-CA fork is 43mm and offers up to 7.9 inches of travel. The Pro-Link Showa shock will offer 7.5 inches of travel.

As for creature comforts, the XL750 will pack a standard rear carrier, rally-style fairing, USB-C port, self-canceling turn signals, and an optional low seat that’s 1.1 inches lower than the 33.7-inch standard seat height. Of course there will be gobs of accessories available as well, including pannier kits, protectors, taller windscreens, and more.

An XL750 Transalp with all the fixings.
An XL750 Transalp with all the fixings. (Honda/)
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By: Byron Wilson
Title: 2024 Honda XL750 Transalp First Look Preview
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MansBrand Unveils New Automotive Racing Section to Enhance Platform for Motor Enthusiasts

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MansBrand has announced they’re expanding their platform to include a dedicated section on automotive racing. This new area complements their existing content in men’s fashion, health, outdoor adventures, and grooming. The expanded platform aims to offer more comprehensive information and resources for automotive enthusiasts alongside its current categories.

MansBrand is known for offering a wide range of services and products for men. They provide fashion advice and trends to help men stay stylish, health news that covers physical and mental well-being, guidance for outdoor activities, and information on motor vehicles. The new automotive racing section will feature various aspects of the sport, including expert advice, product reviews, and the latest racing news.

This automotive racing section will give readers detailed comparisons and reviews of cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles. It will also include maintenance tips, safety advice, and recommendations on essential motor-related products and accessories. Readers can access comprehensive guides on the gear and equipment needed for both beginners and experienced racers.

Willis from MansBrand commented on the new addition: “Our new automotive racing section is a natural extension of what we already offer on the platform. We’ve observed that many of our users have a keen interest in motor vehicles and racing. By adding this section, we aim to meet the interests of our audience and provide them with valuable content and resources. We’re still focused on our core areas like fashion, health, and outdoor activities but now can offer more for those passionate about motorsports.”

MansBrand has always emphasized community interaction and engagement. The site features blogs where users can share experiences and tips on various topics, from fashion trends to essential grooming products. The new automotive racing section will follow the same approach, encouraging readers to discuss racing strategies, share personal experiences, and offer advice through blog posts and community forums.

The updated platform remains easy to navigate. It includes advanced search options and logically organized categories. Each product or piece of content comes with high-resolution images and detailed descriptions to help visitors make informed decisions about their style, health, outdoor activities, and now, automotive racing pursuits.

Adding automotive racing content doesn’t take away from MansBrand’s commitment to fashion. The site continues to offer a wide range of Mens Fashion items, including shirts, jeans, suits, jackets, and more. By keeping up with the latest trends, MansBrand ensures its users always have access to the best fashion advice. The platform regularly updates current trends and remains a go-to hub for all things related to men’s fashion.

In the health section, MansBrand provides information on various topics, including prostate health, heart disease, and mental well-being. It offers tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, provides resources for further research and treatment options, and promotes regular health check-ups and preventative care.

The outdoor and adventure category offers advice on hiking, camping, and other activities. It also includes product reviews and recommendations for outdoor gear and equipment, helping men enjoy their outdoor experiences to the fullest.

Willis further noted: “We’re excited about the positive feedback we’ve received from our users. They’ve found valuable insights and products across all sections of the site. The automotive racing section is something that many of our users were looking forward to, and it fits perfectly within our diverse range of offerings. We believe it will inspire more men to explore and engage with us.”

MansBrand is committed to continuous improvement and actively seeks and incorporates customer feedback. They aim to be a comprehensive hub for men looking to enhance various aspects of their lives, whether it’s through fashion, health advice, grooming tips, or now, automotive racing content.

By expanding their offerings, MansBrand hopes to encourage a proactive exchange of ideas and experiences. They aim to inspire men to embrace new fashion challenges, refine their style, and discover passions in automotive racing, outdoor adventure, and health-conscious living. The platform invites men from all walks of life to join its growing online community.

For a comprehensive experience, the Mens Fashion Website  also includes features that are easy to navigate. From advanced search capabilities to logically organized categories, every item is accompanied by high-resolution images and detailed descriptions.

For more details on the new automotive racing section and other categories, visit the official site.

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.


Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

Ducati 996 café racer by Jaron Hall
Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
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