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2009 Honda XL700V TRANSALP ABS

2009 Honda XL700V TRANSALP ABS

Introduction

Since its 20th birthday celebrations last year, the Transalp has been consistently reaffirming its position as Europe’s most versatile mid-sized motorcycle. Its unique Adventure Sports styling, strong performance and superb ride comfort are matched with sure-footed control and slick manoeuvrability that are as useful in town traffic as in adventures off the beaten path. At its heart is a robust and smooth-revving fuel-injected V-twin engine that capably delivers impressive surges of acceleration on the motorway or up steep slopes, even with an extra passenger and a load of travelling gear on board. The easy riding position and superior fuel economy are perfect for long days in the saddle - and exhaust emissions are low, ensuring you leave those beauty spots unspoiled for the next generation. With robust reliability, confidence-inspiring control, agile performance and remarkable riding ease, the Transalp’s following is strong and growing fast. Here’s a long-term partner with which to share new horizons, amazing experiences and beautiful memories.

Key Features

  • Stylised bodywork and graphics project a strong and attractive outdoor design for a sophisticated Adventure Sports image
  • Smooth and powerful 680cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine features responsive fuel injection and 4-valve heads for optimum power delivery over a wide range of riding conditions
  • High-efficiency HECS3 oxygen-sensing catalytic low emissions system ensures full EURO-3 emissions compliance
  • Frame, chassis and suspension components provide compact proportions, long travel and easy handling for a comfortable two-up ride
  • Combined-ABS version available for enhanced confidence and control in varied braking situations
  • Extensive range of optional equipment greatly expands the Transalp’s touring capabilities and riding comfort

Colours

  • Moody Blue Metallic (with Shasta White and Gold Rims)
  • Pearl Concourse Black
  • Carnelian Red Metallic
  • Barley Yellow Metallic

Accessories

Various accessories including:

  • Comfort
  • Luggage
  • Decoration
  • Protection
  • Audio and Electronics
  • Anti-Theft

Availability & Model Changes For 2009

  • Available: Now
  • Changes for 2009: New colour

Technical Specification

Engine

  • Type - Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve SOHC 52° V- twin
  • Displacement - 680.2cm3
  • Bore x Stroke - 81 x 66mm
  • Compression Ratio - 10 : 1
  • Max. Power Output - 44.1kW/7,750min-1 (95/1/EC)
  • Max. Torque - 60Nm/5,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
  • Idling Speed - 1,200min-1
  • Oil Capacity - 2.9 litres

Fuel System

  • Carburetion - PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
  • Throttle Bore - 40mm
  • Aircleaner - Viscous, cartridge-type paper filter
  • Fuel Tank Capacity - 17.5 litres (including 3-litre reserve)

Electrical System

  • Ignition System - Digital transistorised with electronic advance
  • Ignition Timing - 10° BTDC (idle) ~ 34.5° BTDC (7,750min-1)
  • Sparkplug Type - CPR8EA-9 (NGK); U24EPR9 (DENSO)
  • Starter - Electric
  • Battery Capacity - 12V/11.2AH
  • ACG Output - 396W
  • Headlight - 12V; 55W ? 1 (low) / 55W ? 1 (high)

Drivetrain

  • Clutch - Wet, multiplate with coil springs
  • Clutch Operation - Mechanical; cable-actuated
  • Transmission Type - 5-speed
  • Primary Reduction - 1.763 (67/38)
  • Gear Ratios - 1; 2.500 (35/14), 2; 1.722 (31/18), 3; 1.333 (28/21), 4; 1.111 (30/27), 5; 0.961 (25/26)
  • Final Reduction - 3.133 (47/15)
  • Final Drive - O-ring sealed chain

Frame

  • Type - Semi-double-cradle; box-section steel tube

Chassis

  • Dimensions (LxWxH) - 2,250 x 905 x 1,305mm
  • Wheelbase - 1,515mm
  • Caster Angle - 28° 23'
  • Trail - 111mm
  • Turning Radius - 2m
  • Seat Height - 841mm
  • Ground Clearance - 177mm
  • Kerb Weight - 214kg (F: 101kg; R: 113kg) * 219kg (F: 103kg; R: 116kg)
  • Max. Carrying Capacity - 200kg
  • Loaded Weight - 369kg (F: 125kg; R: 244kg)

Suspension

  • Front - 41mm leading-axle telescopic fork, 177mm axle travel
  • Rear - Pro-Link with adjustable compression damping, 173mm axle travel

Wheels

  • Type - Front; Aluminium rim/wire spoke
  • Rear; Aluminium rim/Tangentially Located (TL) spoke
  • Rim Size - Front; 19 x MT2.15
  • Rear; 17 x MT3.50
  • Tyre Size - Front; 100/90–19 M/C 57H
  • Rear; 130/80R17 M/C 65H
  • Tyre Pressure - Front; 200kPa
  • Rear; 200kPa

Brakes

  • Front - 256 x 4mm dual hydraulic disc with dual-piston (*Combined three-piston) callipers (*ABS) and sintered metal pads
  • Rear - 240 x 6mm hydraulic disc with (*Combined) single-piston calliper (*ABS) and resin mould pads

*Combined-ABS version

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.