Honda XL750 Transalp details 2023


\Honda XL750 Transalp 2023 on twisty corners

The Honda XL750 Transalp is BACK!

A familiar name for those who have been around motorcycling for a while, the Transalp name returns to the Honda model range for 2023 with the XL750 Transalp.

What’s the Honda XL750 Transalp for?

Inheriting the spirit of its predecessor, the XL750 Transalp is designed to be at home anywhere - from the rush hour commute to an extended touring trip, from a dusty trail to an Alpine pass.

Basically, it’s a middleweight adventure bike with Honda reliability and build quality and a United Kingdom with a raft of dealers meaning you’re never far away from the winged brand when it comes to service or wanting accessories. It will be brilliant and a real alternative in the very competitive adventure market for those not looking for huge power figures.

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Honda XL750 Transalp engine

The XL750 boasts a brand new 755cc parallel twin engine (shared with the new CB750 Hornet) that claims to combine a substantial top end punch with mountains of torque in the low to mid rpm range plus engaging character and sound from its 270° crank and new exhaust. Peak power of 67.5kW arrives at 9,500rpm, peak 75Nm torque at 7,250rpm.

Compact, competition CRF-derived Unicam eight-valve cylinder heads employ downdraft air intakes and Vortex flow duct to ensure optimal combustion.

Honda claims the 270° crank delivers feel and character, but our guess is the power delivery isn’t bound to be massively exciting but with usable power whenever you want it.

Honda XL750 Transalp 2023 riding off road

Honda XL750 Transalp electronics and rider aids

Electronic rider aids run via Throttle By Wire (TBW) and include 5 riding modes, 4 of which contain pre-set combinations of Engine Power, Engine Braking, ABS and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) with integrated Wheelie Control. The 5th ‘User’ mode allows the rider to fix their own preferred combination.

There are 4 levels of Engine Power (EP), 3 levels of Engine Brake (EB), 2 levels of ABS, and 5 levels of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) available; HSTC and rear ABS can also be switched off. The riding modes offer different combinations of each parameter. Wheelie Control is also standard and integrated to HSTC.

SPORT mode offers maximum performance and uses level 4 EP, level 2 ABS and level 1 EB and HSTC to deliver strong acceleration with minimum intervention.

STANDARD mode is a mid-way setting for urban riding that uses level 3 setting for EP and HSTC, with level 2 EB and ABS.

RAIN mode is designed for challenging on-road conditions and employs the lowest EP setting, level 1, for the least aggressive power delivery with level 2 EB and ABS and 5 HSTC.

GRAVEL mode features level 2 EP, level 3 EB, and level 4 HSTC with level 1 ABS setting for confident travel on rougher terrain off road.

USER mode allows the rider to choose between settings 1-4 EP, 1-5 HSTC and 1-3 EB plus rear ABS switch off, and save them for future use.

Honda XL750 Transalp headlight on full beam

Honda XL750 Transalp Clocks, Display and Lights

The Transalp boasts a 5-inch TFT colour display which supplies vivid information delivery and management of all systems, as well as the connectivity of Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVCs) for users of Android and IOS devices.

Like most modern bikes, all lighting is LED; the indicators auto-cancel and also include Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) technology to warn other road users of sudden braking. Which freaks people out on track, but we don’t see many Transalps cutting laps round Cadwell Park…

Honda XL750 Transalp Chassis

The steel diamond mainframe is lightweight, at just 18.3kg – 10% lighter than the frame of the CB500X. A major R&D process of reducing the number of reinforcing parts, thinning of the main and down tubes, and optimisation of the upper shock mount and swingarm pivot shape has produced a hugely strong platform, with rigidity balanced to deliver feel to the rider across all conditions and geometry set to inspire confident handling agility. The integrated heavy-duty subframe employs high-tension steel pipework for strength and toughness.

All in all, the XL750 has a kerb weight of 208kg.

Honda XL750 Transalp Silver Metallic

Honda XL750 Transalp Suspension

The suspension specifications have been selected with the all-round concept firmly in mind, with long travel and superb bump absorption to deliver smooth performance and comfort on-road, and reassuring control off-road. Showa 43mm SFF-CATM (Separate Function Fork-Cartridge) USD forks offer 200mm travel with spring preload adjustment, and mount by a forged aluminium bottom yoke and cast aluminium top yoke, for a perfect balance of strength and rigidity in wide-ranging riding situations.

With 190mm travel the remote reservoir Showa shock (with adjustable preload) operates through Pro-Link and the swingarm which, while employing the same castings as the CRF1100L Africa Twin’s, uses aluminium material exclusive to the Transalp. Ground clearance is 210mm.

Honda XL750 Transalp White
Honda XL750 Transalp Quickshifter

It’s one of the official range of accessories, including soft and hard luggage, a low seat, rally/touring equipment and cosmetic enhancements are ready to go for an owner’s preference (see full list below: 4. Accessories).

Honda XL750 Transalp Colours

The 23YM XL750 Transalp will be available with three striking colour options. To pay homage to the original XL600V is a stunning Tricolour version.

  • Matte Iridium Gray Metallic
  • Mat Ballistic Black Metallic
  • Ross White Tricolour

Honda XL750 Transalp Black Metallic

Honda XL750 Transalp Price UK

We are still waiting to hear this (as of November 8, 2022) but for more information visit your local Honda dealer or visit

Honda XL750 Transalp Fuel consumption

Honda claim a fuel consumption of 54.1mpg / (WMTC mode) offers a potential range of 242 miles / 390km from the 16.9L fuel tank.

Honda XL750 Transalp A2 restriction

Just like the new Hornet CB750, a 35kW, A2 licence option will also be available through a quick ECU remap at a Honda dealer.

Honda XL750 Transalp 2023 accessories hard luggage engine bars taller screen hand guards spot lights

Honda XL750 Transalp Accessories

No new bike is complete without a myriad of extras to help personalise it (and we love modified bikes - remember No Fees to make changes with a BeMoto insurance policy…).

Honda have made it nice and easy for riders with 5 ‘packs’ that group the accessories neatly together:

Honda XL750 Transalp URBAN PACK - practicality and storage

50L top box, aluminium panel, mounting base, pillion pad and inner bag plus tall screen and main stand.

Honda XL750 Transalp TOURING PACK - comfort and storage

Rear panniers (R26L / L33L), aluminium panels, support stays, inner bags and heated grips.

Honda XL750 Transalp ADVENTURE PACK - style and functionality

Side pipes, LED fog lights and radiator grill.

Honda XL750 Transalp RALLY PACK - style and functionality

Quickshifter, engine guard, bash plate, off-road rally footpegs and knuckle guards with extensions.

Honda XL750 Transalp COMFORT PACK - comfort and practicality

3L tank bag, wind deflectors, comfort pillion footpegs and AAC charging socket.

Additional accessories include side tank pads and colour matched wheel stripes and all accessories are also available separately.

Honda XL750 Transalp Technical specifications


Engine Type

Liquid-cooled OHC 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and Unicam

Engine Displacement


Bore x Stroke (mm)

87mm x 63.5mm

Compression Ratio


Max. Power Output

67.5kW @ 9,500rpm

Max. Torque

75Nm @ 7,250rpm

Noise Level (dB)

Lwot - 81.5; Lurban - 77.5

Oil Capacity






PGM-FI electronic injection

Fuel Tank Capacity


CO2 Emissions WMTC


Fuel Consumption



Battery Capacity

12v 8.6Ah


Clutch Type

Wet multiple, assist slipper clutch

Transmission Type

6 speed Manual Transmission

Final Drive



Frame Type

Steel diamond


Dimensions (L´W´H)

2,325mm x 838mm x 1,450mm



Caster Angle




Seat Height


Ground Clearance


Kerb Weight


Turning radius



Suspension Front

Showa 43mm SFF-CA – 200mm travel

Suspension Rear

Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm, 190mm travel


Wheels Front

21in (stainless steel) spoked wheels

Wheels Rear

18in (stainless steel) spoked wheels

Tyres Front

90/90-R21 M/C 54H

Tyres Rear

150/70-R18 M/C 70H


ABS Type

2 channel

Brakes Front

Dual 310mm x 4.5mm ‘wave’ discs with axial mounted

2 piston calipers

Brakes Rear

Single 256mm x 6.0mm ‘wave’ disc is operated by a single-piston caliper









Honda Smartphone Voice Control


Type C (under the pillion seat)

12V Socket


Auto Winker Cancel




Security System