2008 Honda XL700 Transalp from New Zealand
Does just what I expected it would. Honda delivers, yet again
Good dual-purpose machine, competent on the road and on gravel. But too heavy for any serious off-road stuff.
Gearing was a bit low, but new gearbox sprocket with 1 extra tooth sorted that out.
Very comfortable on longer runs. Handlebar now added raisers means it's easy to stand up over the rough stuff.
Fuel economy a little disappointing, not really any better than the FZ1 thousand I had before.
Sedate and easy going bike, just what I want. 59 HP will do me fine. Keeps the speeding tickets at bay.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th October, 2010