2024 Honda XL750 Transalp Officially Announced for US

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Middleweight ADV starting at $9,999

American Honda officially announced the XL750 Transalp, bringing the middleweight adventure bike to the U.S. market. The Transalp slots into Honda’s lineup between the Africa Twin and the CB500X, while offering more off-road capability than the NC750X DCT.

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The Transalp name has been around since 1986, but mainly in Europe. Honda briefly offered the original Transalp - then powered by a 583cc V-Twin - in 1989 and 1990, but it has been otherwise absent until now. The modern Transalp debuted last November at EICMA as a 2023 model for Europe, using the 755cc Parallel-Twin with a Unicam head and a 270° crank first introduced on the CB750 Hornet. While there’s no indication the streetfighter-styled Hornet will be coming over, we are glad to see the Transalp in the U.S. now that middleweight ADVs are in vogue.

Honda didn’t provide any performance figures, but as we previously reported, regulatory filings submitted with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show the American-spec Transalp producing 83 hp at 8,500 rpm, which is down from the European version which claims 90.5 hp at 9,500 rpm.

Apart from the engine tuning, the specifications are similar to the European model. The electronics system includes four ride modes, plus a user mode for customizing engine power, engine braking, ABS and Honda Selectable Torque Control systems.

Up front, the Transalp uses a Showa 43mm Separate Function Fork-Cartridge inverted fork with spring preload adjustment and 7.9 inches of travel. Showa also supplies a remote-reservoir rear shock with adjustable preload and 7.5 inches of travel. The shock is connected with Honda’s Pro-Link system to a swingarm made with the same castings as the Africa Twin’s swingarm, but with an aluminum alloy unique to the Transalp.

The 21-inch front wheel is equipped with dual 310mm wave-style discs and two-piston calipers, while the rear wheel uses a single 256m disc and single-piston caliper.

The 2024 Honda XL750 Transalp will be available in Matte Black Metallic with an MSRP of $9,999.

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • David K David K on Sep 21, 2023

    I like it as I did the one from the 1980s. I would much prefer the white color like the original one.

  • Mateusz Mateusz on Sep 22, 2023

    It will not sell well at this price. KLR will run circles around it.

    • David K David K on Sep 24, 2023

      Though the KLR is a nice bike and is very versatile, I used to have one, the Verse 650 with its twin cylinder would be a more direct competitor, and comes standard with hard cases at about the same price.