2009 Honda XL700V Transalp

transalp-2008-givi-2 One of our all time favorite motorcycles the iconic, dual-purpose Honda XL700V rides into 2009 with new colours - Honda’s latest C-ABS anti-lock brakes. The engine is the same 680cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected v-twin as last year, now tweaked for full Euro 3 compliance. It produces 60bhp at 7,750rpm and 60Nm of torque at 5,500rpm – and it’s said to be one of the most reliable engines on the planet, take that BMW!

In all honesty as a previous owner of an 86 Transalp, this bikes rolls, its comfortable for 2 up touring, maintaining cruising speeds at 140 all day, and consumption was frugal. I owned the Transalp for 2 year and loved every moment on this bike.


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