The 2024 Honda XL750 Transalp appears to be a refreshing addition to Honda’s adventure-touring motorcycle segment.

Here are some of the key takeaways

  • The 2024 Honda XL750 Transalp is powered by a liquid-cooled, 755cc Unicam parallel twin engine with a 270-degree crank.
  • It features a 61.5-inch wheelbase, a 27-degree rake, and a 111mm trail.
  • Seat height is 33.7 inches, and ground clearance is 8.3 inches.
  • The curb weight is 459 pounds, and the fuel capacity is 4.5 gallons.
  • The 2024 Honda XL750 Transalp comes with a full-colour, 5-inch TFT display up front.
  • There are four preset rider modes: Sport, Standard, Rain, and Gravel.
  • There’s also a fifth, rider-definable ride mode called User.
  • Honda Selectable Torque Control is offered in five stages, and riders also get wheelie control with this model.
  • Other standard features include a rear carrier, LED lighting all around, and a USB socket located under the saddle.
  • The 2024 Honda XL750 Transalp will start at an MSRP of $9,999 in the US.
  • It will come in just one colour: Matte Black Metallic.
  • It should roll into showrooms in October 2023.

Let’s break down some of its key features and specifications


  • A liquid-cooled, 755cc Unicam parallel twin engine.
  • 35.5mm inlet valves and 29mm exhaust valves.
  • Bore x Stroke: 87.0mm x 63.5mm.
  • 6-speed gearbox.

The engine being the same as the CB750 Hornet distinguishes the Transalp from other 750 models Honda has previously released in the US.


Suspension, Brakes, and Wheels

  • Front Suspension: 43mm Showa Separate Function Fork Cartridge (SFF-CATM) with 7.9 inches of travel.
  • Rear Suspension: Pro-Link system with a Showa remote reservoir mono-shock, offering 7.5 inches of travel.
  • Front Brakes: Dual 310mm wave-type brake discs with two-piston callipers.
  • Rear Brakes: Single 256mm wave-type brake disc with one single-piston calliper. Switchable ABS in User mode.
  • Wheel Sizes: 21-inch front and 18-inch spoked wheel rear.

Dimensions, Weight, and Fuel Capacity

  • Wheelbase: 61.5 inches
  • Dimensions: 91.2 inches (L) x 33.1 inches (W) x 57.2 inches (H)
  • Seat Height: 33.7 inches
  • Ground Clearance: 8.3 inches
  •  Curb Weight: 459 pounds
  •  Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons

Key Features

  • 5-inch TFT full-color display.
  • Four preset rider modes plus one customizable mode.
  • Honda Selectable Torque Control in five stages.
  • Wheelie control.
  • LED lighting.
  • USB socket under the saddle.

Optional Accessories

  • Panniers
  • Top box
  • Heated grips
  • Low seat accessory (reducing the seat height by 20mm to approximately 32.9 inches).

Pricing and Availability

  • MSRP: $9,999
  • Colour: Matte Black Metallic
  •  Expected in showrooms: October 2023

Pros of the 2024 Honda XL750 Transalp

  • New, smooth, and responsive engine
  • Versatile and well-rounded capabilities
  • Comfortable riding position
  • Affordable price
  • Wide range of optional accessories

Cons of the 2024 Honda XL750 Transalp

  • Only available in one colour
  • No dual-clutch transmission option
  • Relatively low ground clearance
  • No cruise control

Separately, Honda has announced the return of the 2023 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP for the US, priced at $28,900, available in Pearl White, and set to hit showrooms in September 2023.


For adventure-touring enthusiasts, the 2024 Honda XL750 Transalp seems to be a blend of on-road and off-road capabilities. Its features indicate it’s set up to offer a good balance of performance, comfort, and versatility, suitable for both daily commutes and longer journeys.

 American Honda

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