2024 Honda XL750 Transalp First Look Preview

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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (Honda/)
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By: Byron Wilson
Title: 2024 Honda XL750 Transalp First Look Preview
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Published Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2023 10:00:01 +0000


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