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It's official:
2023 Honda Transalp 750

460 lbs. claimed curb weight. 7.9" and 7.5" of suspension travel F and R respectively. 21/18 wheelset. Claimed 90 hp, so maybe 75 rwhp in US trim. Looks boring like a Honda but the hardware is there. Look at the ground clearance! I think a skid plate is optional since video shows the bike with a big skid plate. I'm getting a hard on.





 

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Curious to see how it pairs up to the Taureg 660.
It doesn’t appear to be available in the US yet, and I wonder what the price tag is….
 
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Curious to see how it pairs up to the Taureg 660.
My guess is not as good but at a lower price point. See my post with Suzuki's entry. That looks like a good match up to the Tuareg and T7, on specs that is. Way more suspension travel. My guess is also going to be around sub-$11k for both Honda and Suzuki entries, right smack dab on Yamaha's T7 territory. Serves Yamaha right for having such limited supply. I think their market share is about to shrink big time.
 

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I traded my 2017 KLR in for a new 2022 knowing that the Transalp would probably be out soon. One thing my 1983 Honda Sabre taught me was give them at least 3 model years to get the bugs worked out. So maybe when the 2025 / 2026's come out I might take a look.
 

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I traded my 2017 KLR in for a new 2022 knowing that the Transalp would probably be out soon. One thing my 1983 Honda Sabre taught me was give them at least 3 model years to get the bugs worked out. So maybe when the 2025 / 2026's come out I might take a look.
That's partly what I'm thinking. Start out on the KLR and ride that for a few years. Part of me thinks its probably the KLR is the better bike to get my feet wet and get comfortable riding off-road anyway, even if it isn't as "refined" as the Transalp.
 

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Didn't take them long to catch up. The Versys and Tenere have been around for years. Suppose it will take another decade to upgrade the XR650L.
 

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Suppose it will take another decade to upgrade the XR650L.
The XR650L will likely remain unchanged unless it fails future emissions standards.

When that time comes, Honda will do 1 of 2 things. It’ll either get revamped to meet emissions standards, or eliminated all-together….which might be unlikely since it’s been around since the ice age.

It’s a legendary motorcycle, but sales remain somewhat low compared to many of the other dual-sport bikes.
 

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The XR650L will likely remain unchanged unless it fails future emissions standards.

When that time comes, Honda will do 1 of 2 things. It’ll either get revamped to meet emissions standards, or eliminated all-together….which might be unlikely since it’s been around since the ice age.

It’s a legendary motorcycle, but sales remain somewhat low compared to many of the other dual-sport bikes.
When the Honda XR650L came out, I was in my late 20s. I'll be 60 next March. Boy do I feel old!!!
 

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Watched a vid, dude said 10,400.
I’m sure that’s base model
Bars and skid plate, out the door probably around 13$.
I’m in, after 130,000+ on a KLR I’m ready for something else.
I rode an AT and would have bought it if it was a little smaller.
 

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I’m in, after 130,000+ on a KLR I’m ready for something else.
At your rate, I was hoping you would be the first to hit the million mile mark on your klr!
She’s just broken-in @ 130k :cool:
 

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Didn't take them long to catch up. The Versys and Tenere have been around for years. Suppose it will take another decade to upgrade the XR650L.
the XR like the DR won't likely see an upgrade.

they were grandfathered through so if they change anything they would have to comply with all the new standards.
 
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