Honda XL400V Transalp

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The Honda XL 400 V Transalp touring enduro model appeared on the market in 1991 and was targeted at the Japanese market. The model is based on the older export version Honda XL 600 V Transalp of the second generation (XL600Vn), differing from it in the engine, gearbox ratio and other insignificant parameters. In general, both motorcycles are almost identical in appearance.

The basis of the Honda Transalp 400 was a 2-cylinder V-shaped liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 398 cubic meters. cm, delivering 37 hp. power and 34 Nm of torque. Maximum motor characteristics at 6500-8500 rpm. This engine was also installed on models Honda Bros 400, Honda VRX 400, Honda Steed 400, Honda Shadow 400.

Among the features of the model, a steel frame, disc brakes, long-travel suspensions, high ground clearance, an 18-liter fuel tank and 201 kg of curb weight should be distinguished.

In 1994, the Honda XL400V Transalp, as well as the Honda XL600V Transalp, underwent a slight restyling, receiving a new headlight and a modified fairing shape.

1996 was the last year of production of the Honda XL 400V Transalp, after which the model rolled off the assembly line and did not receive further development. The export version XL 600V was on the market until 2000, after which it was replaced by Honda XL650V Transalp.

Despite the rather weak dynamic characteristics due to the low-volume motor, the model is quite popular in Russia. And there are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, the Honda XL400V Transalp is well represented at Japanese auctions. Secondly, the model is cheap, which makes it available to a wide range of buyers. Thirdly, versatility, simplicity and reliability make the motorcycle optimal for use in Russian conditions.

The lineup of the Honda Transalp series:

The main competitors of the Honda XL400V Transalp in the class:


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Honda Transalp 400


Specifications Honda XL400V Transalp:

ModelHonda XL400V Transalp
Motorcycle typetourist enduro
Release year1991-1996
Framesteel half-duplex
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped (camber 52 °)
Working volume398 cc cm.
Bore / stroke64.0 x 62.0 mm
Compression ratio10.0: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 2x Keihin CV, 34mm
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power37.0 h.p. (27.0 kW) at 8500 rpm
Maximum torque34.0 Nm (3.5 kg-m) at 6500 rpm
Drive typechain
Front tire size90 / 90-21 (54S)
Rear tire size130 / 80-17M (65S)
Front brakes1 disc, 276 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakes1 disc, 240 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension41mm telescopic fork, 200mm travel
Rear suspensionpendulum (Pro-Link) with monoshock (preload adjustment), stroke - 187 mm
Motorcycle length2265 mm
Motorcycle width875 mm - XL400Vn

905 mm - XL400Vr

Motorcycle height1310 mm - XL400Vn

1305 mm - XL400Vr

Wheelbase1510 mm
Saddle height850 mm
Minimum ground clearance195 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h6.5 sec
Maximum speed160 km / h
Fuel tank capacity18.0 l (including reserve - 3.5 l)
Motorcycle weight (dry)183 kg
Motorcycle weight (curb)201 kg

Fuel consumption

The official fuel consumption of the Honda XL400V Transalp is 3.02 liters per 100 kilometers / 33.1 kilometers per liter of fuel (at a constant speed of 60 km / h). The exact value depends on the riding style and the condition of the motorcycle.