Honda XL700V Transalp

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Honda XL700V Transalp

The touring enduro model Honda XL 700V Transalp was produced from 2008 to 2011 inclusive, mainly for the European market. The model has replaced Honda XL650V Transalp, having received a number of innovations and improvements:

  • New engine: increased volume from 647 to 680 cc see, the compression ratio from 9.2 to 10.0, received a new cylinder head with 4 valves per cylinder and an injection power system instead of carburetors.
  • New look: received new, more modern, sharp forms. New LCD dashboard.
  • New wheels: the dimension of the front and rear wheels has changed - 90 / 90-21-> 100 / 90-19, 120 / 90-17-> 130 / 80-17.
  • New suspensions: visually the suspensions remain the same, but the travel has decreased to 177 and 173 mm, respectively, of the front and rear suspension.
  • ABS: the appearance of versions with C-ABS - combined brakes with anti-lock braking system.
  • Fuel tank: capacity decreased from 19 to 17 liters.

The Honda XL700V Transalp engine is a 680cc, 2-cylinder V-block, liquid-cooled. see, issuing 60 hp. power and 60 Nm of torque. Maximum performance - from 5500 to 8000 rpm. This motor was also installed on tourists Honda NT700V Deauville and Honda DN-01.

Comparing the Transalp 700 with previous generations, there is an improvement in road performance and a deterioration in off-road performance. This trend is inherent not only in Honda, but in general for the entire Japanese "four" motorcycle manufacturers. Pure "SUVs" have practically lost their popularity, giving way to more practical "SUVs" with a wider range of applications.

2011 was the last year of production of the Honda XL 700V Transalp, after which it was finally removed from the Honda motorcycle line and did not receive further continuation. Instead, the market was offered a budget series Honda NC700 / NC750.

The lineup of the Honda Transalp series:

The main competitors of the Honda XL700V Transalp in the class:


Honda XL 700V Transalp
Honda XL 700V Transalp
Honda XL 700V Transalp


Specifications Honda XL700V Transalp:

ModelHonda XL700V Transalp
Motorcycle typetourist enduro
Release year2008-2011
Framesteel half-duplex
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped (camber 52 °)
Working volume680 cc cm.
Bore / stroke81.0 x 66.0 mm
Compression ratio10.0: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systeminjector, PGM-Fi, 40mm
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power60.0 h.p. (44.1 kW) at 7750 rpm
Maximum torque60.0 Nm (6.1 kg-m) at 5500 rpm
Drive typechain
Front tire size100 / 90-19M / C (57H)
Rear tire size130 / 80R-17M / C (65H)
Front brakes2 discs, 256 mm, 2-piston calipers (C-ABS 3-piston)
Rear brakes1 disc, 240 mm, 1-piston caliper (C-ABS)
Front suspension41mm telescopic fork, 177mm travel
Rear suspensionpendulum (Pro-Link) with monoshock (adjustable), stroke - 173 mm
Motorcycle length2255 mm
Motorcycle width905 mm
Motorcycle height1305 mm
Wheelbase1515 mm
Saddle height837 mm
Minimum ground clearance182 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h5.1 sec
Maximum speed172 km / h
Fuel tank capacity17.0 l (including reserve - 3.0 l)
Motorcycle weight (curb)214 kg - XL700V

219 kg - XL700VA (with C-ABS)