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Old 05-21-2007, 08:27 AM   #11
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Default Re: I want a Honda Transalps

You don't, really you don't. If you want the Honda trail-style adventure bike that Europeans really like, get an Africa Twin instead.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:58 AM   #12
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Default Re: I want a Honda Transalps

The TDM is a totally cool bike, I don't know what Yamaha was thinking when they pulled them.



I guess if your hearts set on a Transalp you could try getting one they sent to those Godless heathen commies up in The Peoples Republic of Kanada.



Be careful though buying parts, no true blue Amurican Honda dealer would stock or sell parts to a trotskyite 'sikkle.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:16 AM   #13
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Isnt the Transalp running a modified ascot plant from the 80's?
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:34 AM   #14
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Default Re: I want a Honda Transalps

Same 583cc V-twin that the Shadow VLX has. Though I think the Transalp has a bit more power.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:49 AM   #15
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Default Re: I want a Honda Transalps

You should be able to find a used one. Weren't they imported to the US for 2 years? I know several owners who like them for two up gravel roading, but compared to the Wee Strom, they do lack power.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:23 AM   #16
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The TransAlp never sold well in the US but there are a few around if you want a used one. I'd agree that the WeeStrom or the new KLR would be better supported alternatives, depending on what mix of street/trail you were buying for.



Talking with one of the Kawasaki people at Sears Point this weekend I asked him when Kawi was bringing the Versys to the US... he said when the bike and the price point were presented at the dealer show the dealers killed it. The dealers know what sells here.



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Old 05-21-2007, 10:44 AM   #17
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Default Re: I want a Honda Transalps

Well, they know what THEY want to sell here, anyhoo.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:45 AM   #18
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At this rate, Ima haveto buy one used. If one can be found.



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Old 05-21-2007, 10:45 AM   #19
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At this rate, Ima haveto buy one used. If one can be found.



Yeah, I really like the Uly.........
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:45 AM   #20
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The bike's so nice, I had to say it TWICE!
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