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Red face 2008 Honda Transalp - August 5, 2008, 12:47 PM

Crazy Euros get all the funk.


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August 5, 2008, 01:00 PM

So funky, it has a longitude, latitude, and altitude decal! "The longitude and latitude position numbers correspond to the peak altitude of the highest paved road accessible by motorcycle in Europe: the Col de la Bonette (Bonette pass), located in the southern French Alps. "

I keep reading it as "TRANSLAP".. what a transpimp does to his hos..? Not sure if I'm digging the round/dome headlight, though.

I wonder why these are only in Europe, stronghold of the BMW GS.
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August 5, 2008, 01:52 PM

I think it look way to fugly to be a seller in the U.S
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August 5, 2008, 02:14 PM

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I think it look way to fugly to be a seller in the U.S
V-Stroms & KLR's sell ok in the U.S. Kawi brought us the Versys as well. Functional do it all bikes are usually funky looking because form takes a back seat.

My initial impression when I saw the pic of the new Transalp was favorable, but when I took a harder look I'm not so sure I like it as well. Looks like they've added a fair amount of non-functional bling to it. I'd like to see one in person though.
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August 5, 2008, 02:18 PM

I have seen better looking bikes in India :/
http://www.bajajauto.com/pulsar/
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August 5, 2008, 03:51 PM

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I have seen better looking bikes in India :/
http://www.bajajauto.com/pulsar/
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August 5, 2008, 03:56 PM

I like it. I would rather see a new Africa Twin or Super Tenere though. Hopefully Honda and Yamaha will get on the ball and start bringing some competition for the 800GS to the states.

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August 5, 2008, 04:25 PM

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I have seen better looking bikes in India :/
http://www.bajajauto.com/pulsar/
There you go worring about looks. It about function in that class.

I was looking the TA a few month ago. I think we need more of that type of machine here.
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August 5, 2008, 04:33 PM

The older I get the less I care about looks, the more I care about function.

What are the specs on this thing?


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Info, video and such here:
http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/...p-ar47282.html

General

Model: XL700V Transalp
Mold Type: ED-type

Engine

Type: Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve SOHC 52° Vtwin
Displacement: 680.2cm3
Bore x Stroke: 81 x 66mm
Compression Ratio: 10 : 1
Max. Power Output: 44.1kW / 7,750min-1
Max. Torque: 60Nm / 5,500min-1
Idling Speed: 1,200min-1
Oil Capacity: 2.9 litres

Fuel System

Carburation: PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Throttle Bore: 40mm
Aircleaner: Viscous, cartridge-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.5 litres (including 3-litre reserve)

Electrical System

Ignition System: Digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing: 10° BTDC (idle) 34.5° BTDC (7,750min-1)
Sparkplug Type: CPR8EA-9 (NGK); U24EPR9 (DENSO)
Starter: Electric
Battery Capacity: 12V / 11.2AH
ACG Output: 396W
Headlights: 12V, 55W x 1 (low) / 55W x 1 (high)

Drivetrain

Clutch: Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Clutch Operation: Mechanical; cable-actuated
Transmission: 5-speed
Primary Reduction: 1.763 (67/3
Gear Ratios:
  • 1 2.500 (35/14)
  • 2 1.722 (31/1
  • 3 1.333 (28/21)
  • 4 1.111 (30/27)
  • 5 0.961 (25/26)
Final Reduction: 3.133 (47/15)
Final Drive: O-ring sealed chain

Frame

Type: Semi-double-cradle; box-section steel tube

Chassis

Dimensions (LxWxH): 2,250 x 905 x 1,305mm
Wheelbase: 1,515mm
Caster Angle: 28° 23’
Trail: 111mm
Turning Radius: 2m
Seat Height: 841mm
Ground Clearance: 177mm
Kerb Weight: 214kg (F: 101kg; R: 113kg), *219kg (F: 103kg; R: 116kg)
Max. Carrying Capacity: 200kg
Loaded Weight: 369kg (F: 125kg; R: 244kg)

Suspension

Type:
  • Front: 41mm leading-axle telescopic fork, 177mm axle travel
  • Rear: Pro-Link with adjustable compression damping, 173mm axle travel
Wheels

Type:
  • Front: Aluminium rim/wire spoke
  • Rear: Aluminium rim/Tangentially Located (TL) spoke
Rim Size:
  • Front: 19M/C x MT2.15
  • Rear: 17M/C x MT3.50
Tyre Size:
  • Front: 100/90 R19M/C (57H)
  • Rear: 130/80 R17M/C (65H)
Tyre Pressure:
  • Front: 200kPa
  • Rear: 200kPa
Brakes

Type:
  • Front: 256 x 4mm dual hydraulic disc with dualpiston (*Combined three-piston) callipers (*ABS) and sintered metal pads
  • Rear: 240 x 6mm hydraulic disc with (*Combined) single-piston calliper (*ABS) and resin mould pads
* Combined ABS version

Optional Equipment

Honda Access Europe NV will supply the new Transalp with a wide assortment of optional accessories designed to extend its riding range and versatility. These accessories include:
  • A locking 45-litre top box in matching colours designed to carry two full-face helmets and more with security and ease. Features integrated pillion back rest and handy, quick-detach locking mounting system.
  • A set of two black polyurethane armrests, which attach to the sides of the 45-litre top box lid for enhanced pillion riding comfort.
  • A set of specially designed, aerodynamic and fully integrated 29-litre capacity panniers.
  • A set of decorative brushed aluminium pannier panels.
  • A ruggedly constructed, deluxe finish expanding inner bag designed to fit inside the top box which greatly facilitates packing, with carrying handles and shoulder belt to ease transport.
  • A set of two strong light grey nylon inner pannier bags designed to protect their contents while offering handy straps for carrying ease. 16-litre capacity with front pocket featuring embroidered Honda Wing logo included.
  • An easy-to-use Honda Motorcycle Navigation kit that finds towns, addresses, POI (Points of Interest) or Honda dealerships across Europe with 2D and 3D onscreen guidance accompanied by handy voice prompts. Integrated Bluetooth wireless technology provides inhelmet voice guidance while permitting mobile phone operation with both hands safely on the handlebars. Comes with specially designed mounting bracket and wiring.
  • A motion and vibration-sensitive anti-theft AVERTO security system that warns off potential tamperers and thieves with a piercing wail. Low-consumption sleep mode protects the battery from drainage.
  • Front and rear fog lamp kits that improve visibility in foggy conditions.
  • A 17mm taller clear polycarbonate windscreen with deflectors that improves overall wind protection at higher speeds.
  • A 20mm lower replacement seat for enhanced ridingcomfort and an easier reach to the ground for shorter riders.
  • A choice of two comfortable heated handlebar grip sets featuring adjustable temperature controller and integrated circuitry to protect the battery.
  • A tailor-made brushed aluminium-look meter panel with a 3D shape that surrounds the dials to give the bike a more stylish look. Matches the tank protection cover,decorative pannier panels, top box panels and side fairing accents.
  • A brushed aluminium-look tank protector with the same finish as the optional meter panel to help protect the fuel tank from scratches.
  • A brushed aluminium-look fairing accent set designed to mount directly to the fairing. Matches the instrument panel, tank protection cover, decorative top box and pannier panels and unit skid plate.
  • An easily mounted and highly useful mainstand.
  • A sturdy U-lock designed to fit easily under the locking pillion seat.
  • A rugged, full-coverage outdoor cycle cover to protect the Transalp’s paint against UV rays and weather.
  • A handy 12V DC electrical socket that provides power to operate additional electronic equipment. Mounts inconspicuously under the seat.
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The older I get the less I care about looks, the more I care about function.
Thats what a 60 year old man(single cum divorced and still looking) told me at a stip club
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