Honda XL600V Transalp

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Honda XL600V Transalp (1999)

The Honda XL 600 V Transalp touring enduro model appeared in 1987 and was focused primarily on the European market. For the Japanese market, a special 400 cc version of the motorcycle ( Honda XL400V Transalp) was produced, which differed only in engine size. The first year Honda XL600V Transalp was sold in Japan, but the total number of motorcycles barely exceeded 300 units.

The basis of the Honda Transalp 600 was a 2-cylinder V-shaped liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 583 cc. see, giving out 50 hp. power and 52 Nm of torque. The maximum characteristics of the motor are at 6000-8000 rpm. This engine was also put on the cruiser - Honda Steed 600.

Other features of the Honda XL600V Transalp include long-travel suspensions (200 and 187 mm), large spoked wheels (17 'and 21'), a steel frame, developed wind protection, an 18-liter fuel tank and 194 kg of curb weight.

The Transalp 600 model existed on the market until 2000, after which it was replaced by a new one - Honda XL650V Transalp.

The lineup of the Honda Transalp series:

The main competitors of the Honda XL600V Transalp in the class:


Honda Transalp 600 (1987-1990)
Honda Transalp 600 (1991-1993)
Honda Transalp 600 (1994-1996)
Honda Transalp 600 (1997-1999)


Specifications Honda XL600V Transalp:

ModelHonda XL600V Transalp
Motorcycle typetourist enduro
Release year1987-1999
Framesteel half-duplex
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped (camber 52 °)
Working volume583 cc cm.
Bore / stroke75.0 x 66.0 mm
Compression ratio9.2: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 2x Keihin CV, 34mm
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power50.3 h.p. (37.0 kW) at 8000 rpm
Maximum torque52.0 Nm (5.3 kg-m) at 6000 rpm
Drive typechain
Front tire size90 / 90-21 (54S)
Rear tire size120/90 (130/80) -17M (64S)
Front brakes1 disc, 276 mm, 2-piston caliper - XL600VH- XL600VT

2 discs, 256 mm, 2-piston calipers - XL600VV- XL600VX

Rear brakesdrum, 130 mm - XL600VH- XL600VL

1 disc, 240 mm, 1-piston caliper - XL600VM- XL600VX

Front suspension41mm telescopic fork, 200mm travel
Rear suspensionpendulum (Pro-Link) with monoshock (preload adjustment), stroke - 187 mm
Motorcycle length2280 mm
Motorcycle width865 mm - XL600VH- XL600VP

905 mm - XL600VR- XL600VX

Motorcycle height1280 mm - XL600VH- XL600VJ

1310 mm - XL600VK- XL600VP

1300 mm - XL600VR- XL600VX

Wheelbase1505 mm
Saddle height850 mm
Minimum ground clearance225 mm - XL600VH- XL600VJ

200 mm - XL600VK- XL600VL

195 mm - XL600VM- XL600VX

Acceleration to 100 km / h5.6 sec
Maximum speed164 km / h
Fuel tank capacity18.0 l (including reserve - 3.5 l)
Motorcycle weight (dry)175 kg - XL600VH- XL600VL

183 kg - XL600VM- XL600VR

189 kg - XL600VT- XL600VX

Motorcycle weight (curb)194 kg - XL600VH- XL600VL

202 kg - XL600VM- XL600VX

Fuel consumption

The officially declared fuel consumption for the Honda XL600V Transalp is 5-6 liters per 100 kilometers. The exact value depends on the load of the motorcycle, riding style and technical condition.