The original Transalp, introduced in 1986 with a 583cc V-Twin engine, is something of a legend. And as testament to the sheer quality of its build and timelessness of its design, many can still be seen on Europe’s roads today.

Model Overview

The Transalp’s design projects an unmistakeable feeling of adventure touring in a package that works superbly on the road. The long-legged stance makes a strong statement of adventurous intent, while the fairing and screen work together to deliver wind protection without bulk. The overall look is sleek, simple and clean.


Key Features

Styling & Equipment
  • Fairing and bodywork balance aerodynamic wind protection, on-road comfort and off-road ability
  • Practicality from 850mm seat height, USB socket and rear carrier
  • Premium feel of a 5-inch full colour TFT screen 
  • Full LED lighting and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) technology for the rear indicators
  • 755cc, 8-valve Unicam parallel twin-cylinder engine with 270° crank
  • 5kW @ 9,500rpm, 75Nm torque @ 7,250rpm and 35kW A2 licence option
  • Transalp-specific TBW mapping for touring focus
  • Patented Vortex flow intake ducts and tuned exhaust note
  • Assist/slipper clutch
  • Lightweight 18.3kg steel diamond frame with integrated subframe
  • Showa 43mm SFF-CA USD forks and Pro-link rear shock; both spring preload adjustable
  • Two-piston front calipers/310mm wave discs; single piston caliper/256mm rear disc
  • 21/18-inch wheel combination wearing 90/90-21/150/70-18 front and rear tyres


Engine Type Liquid-cooled OHC 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and Unicam
Engine Displacement 755cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 87mm x 63.5mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Max. Power Output 67.5kW @ 9,500rpm
Max. Torque 75Nm @ 7,250rpm
Noise Level (dB) Lwot - 81.5; Lurban - 77.5
Oil Capacity 3.9L
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12v 8.6Ah
Clutch Type Wet multiple, assist slipper clutch
Transmission Type 6 speed Manual Transmission
Final Drive Chain
Frame Type Steel diamond
Dimensions (L´W´H) 2,325mm x 838mm x 1,450mm
Wheelbase 1560mm
Caster Angle 27°
Trail 111mm
Seat Height 850mm
Ground Clearance 210mm
Kerb Weight 208kg
Turning radius 2.6m
Suspension Front Showa 43mm SFF-CA – 200mm travel
Suspension Rear Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm, 190mm travel
Wheels Front 21in (stainless steel) spoked wheels
Wheels Rear 18in (stainless steel) spoked wheels
Tyres Front 90/90-R21 M/C 54H
Tyres Rear 150/70-R18 M/C 70H
ABS Type 2 channel
Brakes Front Dual 310mm x 4.5mm ‘wave’ discs with axial mounted 2 piston calipers
Brakes Rear Single 256mm x 6.0mm ‘wave’ disc is operated by a single-piston caliper
Instruments TFT
Headlight LED
Taillight LED
USB Type C (under the pillion seat)
12V Socket Optional
Auto Winker Cancel Yes
Quickshifter Optional
Security System HISS