In November, 2022, Honda launched the XL750 Transalp to the world at EICMA. Powered by the recently-introduced 755cc parallel twin that was first launched within the run-up to the launch of the CB750 Hornet, it makes a claimed 90 horsepower at 9,500 rpm, and a peak 55 pound-feet (75 newton-meters) of torque. Honda stated that the tuning between the 2 new 750s could be a bit completely different, as befits every of their characters. The Transalp additionally will get an help and slipper clutch as commonplace, in contrast to the Hornet.
When the Hornet lastly broke cowl at Intermot 2022, reactions had been blended. Some riders had been happy to lastly see it, whereas others had been, shall we embrace, reasonably vital of how a lot the manufacturing machine had modified from these wonderful idea designs we’d all been eagerly eyeing for months. Against this, the XL750 Transalp’s design was largely met with constructive reactions. Europe is getting three colours for the 2023 Transalp: Tricolor Ross White, Matte Ballistic Black Metallic, and Matte Iridium Grey Metallic. The Transalp cuts fairly a placing determine, notably in white.
Just one query seemingly remained to be answered: How would Honda value it? As of January 31, 2023, we now have the beginnings of a solution. Honda Italy has now formally set a value for the 2023 XL750 Transalp, and the MSRP can be €10,690, which converts to $11,600 as of immediately’s date. That value additionally consists of the European Union’s value-added tax (VAT), so the value earlier than tax would clearly be considerably decrease.
How does that match into Honda Italy’s present bike lineup? Taking into account that each one of Honda Italy’s costs embrace VAT, the 2023 NC750X retails for €8,690, or about $9,436. If you happen to wished to go for a giant journey scooter as an alternative, the 2023 X-ADV base mannequin begins at €12,690, or about $13,772. For a few thousand Euros extra, you may additionally get the 2023 CRF1100L Africa Twin (with a 35-liter prime field and tall windscreen fitted as commonplace) for €15,190, or about $16,486.
How does 2023 Honda XL750 Transalp pricing stack up towards the competitors? The 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE begins at €11,500 in Italy, which is about $12,483. The 2023 BMW F 750 GS begins at €11,100, or about $12,050. If you happen to’d favor the 2023 BMW F 850 GS as an alternative, that begins at €14,200, or about $15,417.
The 2023 KTM 790 Journey begins at €10,990, or about $11,932. By the way, that’s additionally the very same beginning value because the 2023 CFMOTO 800MT Touring, although in case you go for the 800MT Sport as an alternative, that variant begins at €9,990, which works out to about $10,851.
It’s nonetheless not clear what the XL750 Transalp’s pricing can be in different markets at this level. Nevertheless, if this instance is something to go by, it appears that evidently Honda put some critical thought into aggressive pricing for its introduction. If you happen to (like us at RideApart) nonetheless don’t know when or if the XL750 Transalp is even coming to your market, nicely—sadly, we’ll simply have to attend and see.