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2013 Honda XL700V Transalp

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If you love adventures on two wheels it will be hard not to fall in love with the Honda XL700V Transalp. This unique motorcycle was born to ride on the windy roads through the mountains and to cut through the dust of the deserts without complaining.

At its core lies a liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve SOHC 52° Vtwin engine that is paired with a five speed transmission. Fire up the engine and you’ll be assaulted by 60 Newton meters of torque which are ready to bite the pavement with greed. Needless to say that the engine features Honda’s PGM-FI electronic fuel injection system which further enhances the engine’s performances in any condition.

For maximum safety, the motorcycle was blessed with a modern Combined Antilock Brake System which optimizes the stopping power according to the road conditions.

The Honda XL700V Transalp is available with a starting price of £6,850.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda XL700V Transalp.

Overview

Honda XL700V Transalp

The XL700V Transalp is a highly versatile mid-sized motorcycle. Its Adventure Sports styling is characterised by compact, sporty bodywork and unique graphics. The heart of the XL700V Transalp is a smooth-revving 680cc fuel-injected V-twin engine. It delivers impressive roll-on acceleration and strong, torque-filled performance, especially in its wide midrange. A natural riding position and reliable Pro-Link rear suspension increase the bikes versatility for commuting and urban transport as well as adventures off the beaten path. A long-travel front suspension system, wide tyres and strong, responsive C-ABS brakes add to the feeling of control and ensure smooth, confident braking in all circumstances while the narrow front cowl features a neatly integrated windscreen for excellent wind protection. Smooth and stylish as well as ruggedly durable, the XL700V Transalp as a true all-rounder is great.

Features

Honda XL700V Transalp
  • EURO-3. Complies with EURO-3 emissions regulations.
  • Pro-Link Rear Suspension. Monoshock rear suspension utilises a triangular linkage system to progressively increase damping force through range of rear swingarm movement.
  • Honda Ignition Security System. Only allows the bike to be started by its original encoded keys to effectively protect against theft.
  • Combined Antilock Brake System.Optimises the balance of front and rear braking control while counteracting tyre slip when braking over variable road conditions.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection. Map-type computerised system maintains strong power and responsive performance in all conditions.
  • Honda Evolutional Catalysing System. Oxygen-sensing system maintains an optimal air fuel mixture for the most effective catalytic reduction of exhaust emissions.

Specifications

Honda XL700V Transalp
IgnitionDigital transistorised with electronic advance
Max. Torque60Nm / 5,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
Compression Ratio10 : 1
CarburationPGM-FI electronic fuel injection
StarterElectric
Bore & Stroke81 × 66 mm
Engine Displacement680.2cm³
Max. Power Output44.1kW / 7,750min-1 (95/1/EC)
Final DriveO-ring sealed chain
Gearbox5-speed
Seat Height841 mm
Wheelbase1,515 mm
Fuel Capacity17.5 litres (including 3-litre reserve)
Engine TypeLiquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve SOHC 52° Vtwin
Ground Clearance177 mm
Length x Width x Height2,250 x 905 x 1,305mm
Weight KERB weight218kg (F: 105kg; R:113kg)
Wheels FrontAluminium rim/wire spoke
Wheels RearAluminium rim/Tangentially Located (TL) spoke
Tyres Rear130/80 R17M/C (65H)
Suspension RearPro-Link with adjustable compression damping, 173 mm axle travel
Suspension Front41 mm leading-axle telescopic fork,177 mm axle travel
Brakes Front256 × 4 mm dual hydraulic disc with dual-piston Combined three-piston callipers, ABS and sintered metal pads
Brakes Rear240 × 6 mm hydraulic disc with Combined single-piston calliper, ABS and resin mould pads
Tyres Front100/90 R19M/C (57H)
MSRP£6,850*
Honda XL700V Transalp
Honda XL700V Transalp
Honda XL700V Transalp
Honda XL700V Transalp
Honda XL700V Transalp
Honda XL700V Transalp


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