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Honda XL600V Transalp

Sure the Suzuki DR350 is a great motorcycle but for longer trips with a lot of highway it is just torture so I had a Transalp. And now that it is so hard to get a Transalp I miss her!

Honda Transalp


Top Box – a waterproof top box that will be great for my laptop for those long trips.

Luggage Rack – Perfect for soft luggage. Some modifications where needed, but it was successful in the end.


Voltage Meter – measures how many volts you have left in your battery. It also has a 12V outlet which can be very useful if you have a phone charger, but it can drain your battery as well. Therefore, the voltage meter.

Heated Grips – for those cold days! Not a typical motorcycle heated grip, but made for a snowmobile!

LED lights – like the LED lights for the KTM, these are great if you ever get caught in the dark.

Lowering the rear – I am short, and it easy enough to lower the front forks. The rear on the other hand, took a little more work, but was well worth it.

Transalp Specs

Model: Honda XL600V Transalp
Year: 1992

Engine and Transmission

Displacement: 583 ccm
Engine type: V2
Stroke: 4
Power: 50.00 HP @ 8000 RPM
Torque: 52.00 Nm @ 6000 RPM
Valves per cylinder: 3
Transmission type final drive: Chain
Gearbox: 5-speed

Physical Measures

Dry weight: 184 kg (407.5 pounds)
Seat height: 850 mm (33.5 inches)

Chassis and Dimensions

Front brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes: Single disc