Not Ready for the Pipe and Slippers yet..... A journey by Motorcycle through the Americas
Not Ready for the Pipe and Slippers yet..... A journey by Motorcycle through the Americas

Harry the Horse - the mighty Transalp

I'm using the bike I've owned for the last 3 years - a Honda Transalp. If you're interetsed in all the technical specifications our good friends at Wikipedia have everything your inner anorak could ask for:


Or here's what the Honda themselves  say about it:


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.



Here's a pretty picture of a pristine Transalp from Mr. Honda's website (Harry's red though, not gold)

XL700V Transalp


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