The registered trademark is XL750 Transalp. No CRF750 or Africa Twin 750, but a clear reference to a historically important model for Honda and long overdue also in Italy
August 22, 2022
D.the new one Transalp we have been talking for a long time. According to rumors there were chances of seeing it already last November at EICMA, but then the plans changed and the issue of delays in procurement certainly also weighed in the decision.
Delays that have punctually come to be felt since the middle of this year with a decrease in the models offered for sale after they had begun to affect industrial plans already last year.
Honda has also recently had to stop the production of some motorcycles destined for the domestic market, and it seems that it was not just issues related to the new homologations in November.
M.a we come to today’s news, published on the Japanese site of the monthly Young Machinein which it is written that Honda has requested the registration of the name XL750 Transalp last August 12 to the Japanese homologation body. Registration which took effect today, 22nd August.
In addition to the name “Transalp” – already filed again in many markets, including Europe – there is therefore certainty also on the displacement of the new engine. An engine that will also be the basis for the new one Hornet 750and more: a two-cylinder in-line forward facing.
No.and we have already written in early Julywhen rumors of the new one came from Japan platform 750 designed to power four models.
Hornet 750 and Transalp 750 will be the first, but there are also rumors to be one in the pipeline neoclassical along the lines of the recent Hawk 11 (hence a Hawk 75) and a sporty (CBR750R), a model that joins the smaller and more well-known CBR500R.
LThe new XL750 Transalp would therefore not replace the crossover NC750X which is addressed to a different and therefore public use. It should in fact have the21-inch front end and the spoked wheels, like the Africa Twin and above all like the previous Transalp from 600 to 700 cc; those with the V-twin engine.
It would therefore enter the segment currently populated by Yamaha Ténéré 700 and Aprilia Tuareg 660, a step – below in terms of engine performance – to BMW F850GS and KTM 890 Adventure. Just to stay on the twin-cylinder theme with the 21 ”.
Uan interesting road enduro that should have a power of about eighty horsepower combined with a manageable weight and size to most.
Honda should present the Hornet 750 this year: if the Transalp 750 would make many motorcyclists happy. Although the quattro linea and the V2 unfortunately now belong to the past, but that’s another story.