FEATURES

Transalp

Transalp

TECHNOLOGY

FIVE RIDE MODES

The Transalp features five separate riding modes: Sport, Standard, Rain, Gravel, and an additional rider-customizable setting. That lets you dial in not only power delivery, but engine braking and ABS intervention too, depending on the riding surface. Plus, switching between them is super easy.

Honda SELECTABLE TORQUE CONTROL (HSTC) 

With Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and the Transalp’s selectable ride modes, you can choose a level which allows some rear-wheel spin—on gravel or dirt for instance—or pick a second level which reduces wheel spin, particularly on slippery roads.

THROTTLE BY WIRE

The Transalp features throttle-by-wire (TBW) technology. Light, precise, and proven, it’s also the reason our engineers can build in the Transalp’s five selectable riding modes. 

PERFORMANCE

UNICAM ENGINE DESIGN 

Like our Africa Twin and CRF450R, our Honda-exclusive Unicam® engine design helps us give the Transalp a compact cylinder head for optimal engine placement. The engine also benefits from superior performance, thanks to the entire cylinder-head layout. It’s the best of both worlds! 

755cc TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE

The Transalp showcases a new engine that’s absolutely at the top of its class. Based on the Honda Hornet from Europe, the parallel-twin design is narrow, and delivers torque everywhere from idle to redline. You’ll have more grunt down low, and cruise easy on the open road. 

PARALLEL-TWIN ENGINE LAYOUT 

The Transalp’s parallel-twin engine layout makes the bike shorter front-to-back. That means the front wheel can tuck in closer to the engine, shortening the wheelbase and making the bike more nimble off road and on pavement. 

VORTEX AIRFLOW DUCTING

This is a big breakthrough you’re seeing on several Honda engines now. By speeding up intake-charge airspeed at the critical low- and mid-engine speeds from 3000 to 8000 rpm, you get better throttle response and acceleration.

Ni-SiC CYLINDER BORE PLATING 

Forget about heavy, old-school iron cylinder liners. By using Nickle-Silicon-Carbide plating like our CBR1000RR-R and CRF450R, the Transalp offers better engine cooling and more compact cylinder spacing.

HIGH-PRESSURE FUEL INJECTION

The Transalp’s engine uses a special high-pressure fuel-injection system pressurized to 65 PSI. That improves combustion and throttle characteristics for better throttle response especially in the lower and mid RPM range where you’ll be riding in technical terrain.

QUICK SHIFTER

Whether you’re riding on-road or off the pavement, you’ll always appreciate fast, decisive shifting, and the Transalp’s quick shifter makes that happen. Even better, it comes as standard equipment.

HANDLING

SPOKED WHEELS 

Real off-road bikes use wire wheels with traditional spokes for a good reason: They work way better in the dirt. And they also use a 21-inch wheel up front, just like the Transalp. The 18-inch rear wheel gives you an excellent selection of tires too, no matter what terrain you plan on riding.

LONG-TRAVEL FRONT SUSPENSION 

The Transalp doesn’t just look like an adventure bike—it has the engineering, refinement, and features to back it up. Just check out the long-travel front suspension. The inverted Showa SFF-CA fork has huge 43mm tubes and 7.9 inches of travel—just what you want for great handling both on- and off-road.

PRO-LINK REAR SUSPENSION 

The Transalp offers our patented rising-rate Pro-Link® rear suspension with a Showa shock and 7.5 inches of travel, the perfect balance for good pavement handling and solid off-pavement performance.

SLIPPER-ASSIST CLUTCH 

The Transalp features a slipper/assist clutch that helps eliminate wheel hop under downshifting, and which also gives you a lighter clutch pull at the lever.  

DISC BRAKES WITH ABS 

Dual front discs and a single rear disc brake give the Transalp great stopping power. The ABS function is linked to the riding modes, and you can even turn off the rear-wheel ABS for riding in the dirt.

LOW CENTER OF GRAVITY, COMPACT MASS 

By locating heavy components as close to the bike’s center of gravity as possible, and using a compact engine, the Transalp provides a superior platform for excellent handling. 

42-DEGREE STEERING LOCK 

With 42 degrees of steering lock both left and right, the Transalp provides excellent maneuverability on tight trails. This is one of the reasons the Transalp feels so much more nimble than many of the other bigger adventure bikes out there. 

GENEROUS GROUND CLEARANCE

With 8.3 inches of ground clearance, the Transalp strikes the perfect balance between off-pavement capability and keeping the seat height reasonable for the highway. For hard-core dirt roads, check out our optional skid plate.

ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION 

Electronic Fuel Injection means easy start-ups on cold mornings and flawless running even at high elevations. 

DIAMOND STEEL TRUSS FRAME 

Light, strong and with just the right amount of stiffness, the Transalp’s rigid and compact chassis is the foundation for precise handling and excellent durability.

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

TFT DISPLAY 

The Transalp features a 5.0-inch full-color LCD multi-informational dash display. You can choose between four display options too, and get information on vehicle speed, engine speed, fuel level, engine mode, trip distance, gear position, engine braking level, ABS, and much more.

EXTRA COMFORTABLE SEAT 

On a bike like the Transalp, you'll probably want to extend your adventures and take some longer trips. That's why we gave it a seat with a shape that’s both supportive enough for cornering and comfortable even when the miles stack up. 

OPTIONAL LOW SEAT

Want a lower seat option? Just check out our available accessory seat. It swaps out in just a minute or two and is 1.1 inches lower than the standard seat.

LARGE FUEL TANK 

Our Transalp features a 4.5-gallon fuel tank, a great balance of long range and reduced weight, especially considering how economical our super-efficient engine is.

STANDARD REAR CARRIER

Integrated with the passenger handholds, the rear carrier is standard on the Transalp. Hey, this bike is made for travelling, and if you’re going that far you need to be able to take some gear with you.

RALLY-TYPE FAIRING 

The Transalp has a long history as an excellent long-distance machine. And that’s why we gave it such a good fairing. It strikes an excellent balance between wind- and weather protection, without being too bulky or top-heavy for serious off-pavement riding. 

USB-C PORT

This super convenient connection is fully weather protected, and lets you connect your devices to keep them charged or use on the road. Located under the passenger seat, it’s an up-to-date USB-C type to use with the latest devices and cables.

SELF-CANCELLING TURN SIGNALS

Here’s another fine example of how the Transalp introduces modern electronic convience into the world of adventure motorcycling. Forget about riding down the highway with your blinker on and looking like a goon—even if you forget to turn that blinker off, the Transalp will take care of it for you.

ADVENTURE-READY ACCESSORIES 

Because the Transalp is so versatile, we offer a wide range of Honda accessories to help you custom tailor it for your adventures, and you can even bundle some together. Popular choices include heated grips, a taller windscreen, a lower seat, knuckleguards, a centerstand, skid plate, hard luggage and much more, including four convenient accessory packages.

ENGINEERING

COMPACT WATER PUMP 

Here’s another example of superior Honda design: The Transalp’s water pump tucks inside the engine alternator cover, rather than bolting on in a more vulnerable position. That’s super smart, reducing both size and weight, and the pump remains accessible for service.

GEAR-DRIVEN COUNTERBALANCER

Counterbalancers help any bike—and especially twins like the Transalp—run smoother. But our engineers gave the Transalp an additional advantage: the engine drives the counterbalance off the crank’s existing primary gear. That eliminates the weight and complexity of an additional gear and helps keep the engine compact.

270-DEGREE-PHASE CRANK 

Most twins use a 180-degree crank. By phasing the Transalp’s at 270 degrees, you get a unique power delivery that’s easy to modulate, especially in terrain where traction is challenging. 

FLS™ CLUTCH DISCS

Another example of Honda engineering you probably won’t see, but which results in a big benefit. By using oblique-layout friction material in the Transalp’s clutch discs, we’ve reduced clutch drag torque by 30 percent compared to earlier designs. That means a nimble shifting feel. Additionally, it lets us supply more oil to the clutch discs for better durability and performance.

ACCESSORY PACKAGES

Adventure Collection

Hand Guards with Deflectors; Engine Guard; Upper Fairing Guard; Radiator Guard; Radiator Grille; Skid Plate; Enduro Footpegs

Touring Collection

Pannier Cases; Pannier Panel Kit; 1-Key Inner Cylinder Set; 12-Volt Accessory Socket; Tall Windscreen; Centerstand

Comfort Collection

Tall Windscreen; Windscreen Deflector; Fairing Air Deflector; Hand Guards with Deflectors; Heated Grips; Low Seat; Comfort Passenger Footpegs

City Collection

Top Case; Top Case Panel Kit; Top Case Pad; 1-Key Inner Cylinder Set; Top Case Inner Bag; 12-Volt Accessory Socket; Centerstand