2008 Honda XL700 Transalp from France
Very underestimated and a shame it's no longer in production
Fuel pump had to be replaced this year at a price of 800 euro. The problem started when the engine was hot and standing still at traffic lights; the motor just cut out.
Superb, very good on the hills, and as I live in the alps, it's the perfect bike. It's quite a tall bike, but with the low seat option, it is OK for my short legs; even though I am on tip toes, the balance is very good. Excellent at low speeds through traffic.
On the motorway, it is lacking another gear at the top end, and sometimes I click up to find it when I have run out of gears!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th November, 2014