Honda XL750 Transalp hits Indian roads at ₹10.99 lakhs
The Honda XL750 Transalp is a thrilling addition to the adventure motorcycle segment in India.
In an exciting development for the Indian motorcycling community, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has officially unveiled the XL750 Transalp, a formidable adventure motorcycle designed to conquer both daily commutes and off-road escapades. The XL750 Transalp is imported as a completely built-up (CBU) unit from Japan and comes with an attractive introductory price tag of Rs. 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Gurugram). Let's delve into the details of this adventure touring machine that's poised to make waves in the Indian market.
The Adventure Begins
Bookings for the Honda XL750 Transalp are now open for the first 100 eager customers, and this adventure machine will be exclusively available through the BigWing Top Line dealerships. Customer deliveries are slated to commence from the upcoming month.
Speaking on the occasion, Tsutsumu Otani, the Managing Director, President, and CEO of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, "We are pleased to launch the All-New XL750 Transalp in India. As the adventure motorcycle category continues to flourish, customers are more eager than ever to get out and explore on wheels. The Honda XL750 Transalp is loved by adventure enthusiasts across the globe, and we are confident that it will surely excite the ADV buyers in India too."
Classic Design with Modern Features
The XL750 Transalp draws design inspiration from the iconic Transalp of the 1980s. Its striking features include a compact LED headlamp, an integrated windscreen, and large tank shrouds that not only add to the aesthetics but also provide functional benefits. At the rear, an aluminum carrier caters to adventure requirements. The motorcycle boasts a five-inch TFT instrument console that displays crucial information, including the speedometer, tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, and fuel consumption. What sets it apart is its customizability, allowing riders to tailor the display according to their preferences via the screen or the left handlebar switchgear.
Moreover, the XL750 Transalp introduces a voice control system, enabling riders to seamlessly manage calls, messages, music, and navigation through their smartphones while on the move.
Safety and Performance
Safety features include an emergency stop signal, which alerts vehicles behind by flashing hazard lamps during sudden braking, and an automatic turn signal cancelling function.
The XL750 Transalp is powered by a potent 755cc liquid-cooled inline two-cylinder engine with a 270-degree crank. This powertrain offers ample top-end power and substantial torque in the low to mid-rpm range, generating 67.5 kW of maximum power and 75 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a six-speed transmission and incorporates cutting-edge technology, such as patented Vortex flow ducts and Ni-SiC (Nickel-Silicon Carbide) coating for the cylinders, akin to the CRF450R and CBR1000RR-R Fireblade.
Riders can choose between five riding modes - Sport, Standard, Rain, Gravel, and User - thanks to the throttle-by-wire system. Additionally, the XL750 Transalp features dual-channel ABS and an assist slipper clutch, ensuring enhanced control and stability.
Suspension duties are handled by 43mm Showa SFF-CA upside-down (USD) front forks and a Pro-Link rear shock. The motorcycle rides on a 21-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel with spokes for added durability. Braking is efficient, with dual 310mm wave discs and hydraulic 2-piston calipers at the front and a 256mm single disc with a 1-pot caliper at the rear.
The XL750 Transalp is available in two distinctive color schemes, Ross White and Matte Ballistic Black, giving riders the opportunity to express their individuality.
The Honda XL750 Transalp is a thrilling addition to the adventure motorcycle segment in India. With its blend of classic design cues and contemporary features, safety enhancements, and a powerful engine, it promises to be a compelling choice for adventure enthusiasts across the country. The introductory pricing and limited availability of the first 100 units make it a tempting proposition for those who crave thrilling journeys both on and off the beaten path. Get ready to embark on your next adventure with the Honda XL750 Transalp.