Honda Upcoming Middleweight Tourer Will Be The XL750 Transalp

The trademark filings for Honda’s upcoming Transalp were filed in several global markets in May 2021.

  • The Honda XL750 Transalp to feature the new 750cc parallel-twin engine.
  • The motorcycle will likely be a more street-biased ADV machine.

However, the latest trademark application by Honda Motor Corporation, dated 12 August 2022, has confirmed the name XL750 Transalp. 

While this might not be news for some, it is actually the strongest indicator of what we could expect from the upcoming Transalp.

Firstly, Honda’s ADV motorcycle, the Africa Twin, carries the CRF1100L nameplate. The CRF is a code for the Japanese firm adventure motorcycle, meaning the bike can be taken off-road and on the tarmac. 

However, considering that the Transalp bares the XL750 nameplate, this could mean that the upcoming middleweight motorcycle will likely be a more street-biased ADV machine like the previous generation.

Nevertheless, considering the explosion of mid-weight ADV bikes, the Transalp could be given some off-road treatment to compete with other brands.

Mechanically, the XL750 Transalp is likely to feature the same parallel-twin 750cc engine powering the soon-to-be-launch Hornet. 

That said, Honda’s likely to launch the Hornet first with the Transalp could make its way in 2023. 

A passionate football fan and anything two-wheels. He likes to commute on his 150cc scooter on a daily basis and occasionally takes a long trip with his 750cc machine just to "tapau" his favourite "roti canai". With a journalism background, he likes to write as much as he rides.

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