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Honda Transalp noticed undisguised | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The sub-1,000cc ADV motorbike is anticipated to be formally unveiled at EICMA 2022.

For the longest time, there have been talks of Honda growing a sub-1,000cc ADV that’ll sit under the Africa Twin. And now, the motorbike has been noticed with out camouflage, supposedly whereas it was being filmed for promotional functions. As is clearly seen within the image, the motorbike is named the Transalp, which was anticipated, as Honda registered rights to the Transalp badge within the USA and different markets. The Transalp identify is previous, with the motorbike debuting in 1987. 

Honda Transalp: design

As could be seen within the image, the brand new Transalp appears to borrow design cues from the Honda Africa Twin and even the CB500X in some areas. Actually, there’s a good steadiness of kind and performance, with quintessential ADV design bits like a tall windscreen, flat surfaces and minimal tail part. The motorbike spied is draped in HRC colors, with the Transalp identify operating throughout a significant portion of the entrance fairing. The gold wire-spoke rims add a pleasant distinction to the colors on the bodywork. 

Different practical bits which can be seen embrace a distinguished seize rail with what appears like a provision to mount a high field. There’s a large bash plate that covers many of the engine’s sump and the exhaust pipes. 

Honda Transalp: engine and chassis

Coming to the engine, there may be speak that Honda will plonk in a brand new 800cc parallel-twin. Its energy and torque figures could also be within the neighborhood of competitors such because the Yamaha Tenere 700 or the Aprilia Tuareg 660. Count on the engine to be paired with a 6-speed guide transmission and even the rumoured DCT.

The chassis can be anticipated to be brand-new, suspended by a USD fork and monoshock.

Honda Transalp: availability

Honda is anticipated to formally unveil the brand new Transalp on the 2022 EICMA motorbike present, with the bike occurring sale shortly after. Concerning its India launch, there is no such thing as a phrase but, however possibilities of that taking place can’t be dominated out. 

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