New 2024 Honda XL750 Transalp ADV Motorcycle Coming to the U.S.

The storied ADV bike offers mid-size performance and low seat height

By Sarah Schilke, WRN Co-Chairwoman

Honda Transalp Returns to the U.S.

Honda’s original “do-it-all crossover” bike, the Transalp, is occasionally seen on the roads today although it was only offered in the U.S. from 1989-90. The 2024 Honda XL750 Transalp harkens back to the legendary model with design cues. But the bike features a larger 755cc engine in a lighter 472-pound fuel-injected package. I recall a friend’s excitement when seeing one on the road when I was just learning about motorcycles. I have had the Transalp on my mind since then.

2024 Honda Transalp
We are eager to try the 2024 Honda Transalp, as we expect it to be the perfect mid-sized bike in Honda’s adventure line-up for those of us who want full-size bike features without the bulk, weight, and tall height.
Africa Twin and CB500X
Many women are not fans of riding huge bikes offroad, like Honda’s CRF1100L Africa Twin (left), and its CB500X “Halfrica Twin” (right), is a bit lacking for anything but easy gravel roads.

Low Seat Height Making a Splash

We spotted the 2024 Transalp at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show where it was constantly flanked by short-statured riders, increasing our anticipation of the model coming to the U.S.

Transalp footplant
At a low-for-the-class 33.7 inches, the 2024 Honda Transalp’s seat height is competitive with only a handful of mid-sized adventure motorcycles. An even lower accessory seat is also available.

“With our new Transalp, we looked hard at what made the first model so good and wanted to strike the right balance between urban agility, long-distance, on-road touring comfort and off-road ability,” states Mr. Masatoshi Sato, Transalp Large Project Leader from Honda’s R&D team in Japan. “In arriving where we are,” he continues, “we have considered all these aspects in a ‘360 degree’ way, and created a bike that gives riders of all experience levels a fresh new option in the Honda range. The look revives the classic Transalp presence in a modern key. The new engine is incredibly strong and versatile, and the bike has an appealingly long and rich specification list. Around town or around the world—our Transalp is ready!”

The new Transalp features a host of modern features including a 5-inch TFT screen, five ride modes, Throttle-By-Wire control, LED lighting, and on- and off-road ABS brake settings.

2024 Honda Transalp riding
Just like the original, the new Transalp promises to provide a comfortable mid-sized ride whether street touring or in rugged off-road adventure conditions.

The 2024 Honda Transalp is hitting dealers now and we are keeping an eye on this exciting entrant to Honda’s adventure line-up. We expect it to be a hit with women riders with its relatively low seat, mid-sized performance, low pricing, and Honda’s reputation for reliability.

Specs at a Glance

2024 Honda XL750 Transalp
Engine Size: 755cc parallel twin
Seat Height: 33.7 inches (Optional seat lowers it by .78 inches)
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons
Wet Weight: 459 pounds
Colors: Matte Black Metallic
MSRP: $9,999

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