​A tale exists around the original Transalp, which debuted in 1986 with a 583cc V-Twin engine. Many of them are still in use today in Europe, which is proof of the high calibre of their construction and timeless design.

At the time, it was marketed as a comfortable, all-purpose crossover that was smooth and could handle rougher terrain thanks to its long-travel suspension and light off-road capability. The engine had increased to 647cc by the year 2000, and the last version, which debuted in 2008, featured a 680cc displacement, fuel injection, and a 214kg kerb weight.

Since the Transalp turned a wheel for the first time, the Adventure category has grown significantly. The outstanding A2-compatible pocket explorer CB500X, the multi-purpose, incredibly sporty CRF1100L Africa Twin adventure flagship, and its long-range continent-crossing brother, the Africa Twin Adventure Sports, are all available from Honda. This indicates that there is room in Honda's lineup for a model to draw buyers with a different set of daring objectives.

This is just what the new XL750 Transalp is built to do, and a legend of adventure touring is thus reborn.

The XL750 Transalp, which draws inspiration from the original, is ideal for long road trips as well as frantic city life and all in between. It is equally at home cutting through an Alpine pass as it is stirring up dust on bumpy tracks. Additionally, it incorporates a high-performance engine, a brand-new design, and the kind of top-notch equipment that contemporary riders expect.

Simply put, the XL750 Transalp is a brilliant all-rounder and leaves only one question unanswered. How far do you want to go?

Honda Smartphone Voice Control system now available on iOS smartphones

The Honda Smartphone Voice Control system is now accessible in Europe for both iOS and Android devices, Honda Motor Europe is happy to announce.

The Honda Smartphone Voice Control technology is now compatible with iOS operating systems of iOS14 and above, giving Honda customers access to their preferred apps via the Honda RoadSync app. It allows users to access their favourite apps, such as phone, text, navigation, weather, and music, while they are on the go. It was originally designed for use with Android handsets.

From the App Store and Play Store, customers in Europe can download the free Honda Roadsync app. The Honda Smartphone Voice Control system is standard equipment on the new CB750 Hornet and XL750 Transalp in addition to the CB1000R, X-ADV, ADV350, Forza 750, and Forza 350.

The rider can safely stow their smartphone in a pocket or tank bag and stay completely connected because the rider can use voice input and/or a 4-way toggle switch situated on the left handlebar to control every aspect of the app.