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new Transalp for 2021
« on: April 08, 2020, 16:00:42 »
During this time Honda's R&D still working on the bike which doesn't exist  ;D they say a few months ago there are no "small AT", but as expected it can be presented in EICMA ...



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Re: new Transalp for 2021
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2020, 00:17:32 »
Old news and not confirmed. Chance is more likely that Honda will come with a "small" Africa Twin, with a 750/850 capacity. Hence the upgrade of the Africa Twin from 1.000 to 1.100.
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Re: new Transalp for 2021
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2020, 10:33:20 »
Nothing else is said here Bernard. A new Transalp/Africa twin on the base of the NX motor , with 800 cc (790) . Seems there is a bundle of concordances this time on this information .
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Re: new Transalp for 2021
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2020, 11:38:45 »
Hi, you must mean Honda NC engine? So far 750 cc is the biggest.
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Re: new Transalp for 2021
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2020, 12:17:45 »
Yes NC sorry .... upgraded from 750 to 790 cc  VCIF_salut
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Re: new Transalp for 2021
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2020, 15:23:41 »
I think if this bike would be in the pipeline, it would be an instand succes; looking how well for example Yamaha T7 and Beamer F800GS are selling... Honda doesn't have a real compatitor.
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Re: new Transalp for 2021
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2020, 19:05:17 »
With NC engine it would not became a competitor to the other mentioned bikes...
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Re: new Transalp for 2021
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2020, 19:37:22 »
but Honda have others weapons than power  VCIF_ok
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Re: new Transalp for 2021
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2020, 13:36:45 »
With NC engine it would not became a competitor to the other mentioned bikes...

I think a detuned CRF1100 engine would be the best guess, Jyrki. The NC750 engine is good, but technically its at its end of possibilities, based on a 'cut-to-half' Honda 1400cc Jazz car engine; where the CRF1000/1100 are new designed powerplants.
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Re: new Transalp for 2021
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2020, 13:42:09 »
perhaps/surely less expensive to upgrade NC's motor, then downsizing the heavier AT's...  ;)
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Re: new Transalp for 2021
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2020, 15:07:38 »
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Re: new Transalp for 2021
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2020, 21:36:19 »
Until Honda manages to lighten their bikes, they'll always be behind, a Tracer 700 weighs 196Kg
while the NC750 weighs 220Kg  har_scratch.

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Re: new Transalp for 2021
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2020, 22:05:48 »
CRF1100 is lighter then CRF1000  VCIF_ThumbUp
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Re: new Transalp for 2021
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2020, 00:06:57 »
It is nice to speculate, but I would not be surprised if Honda bring out a mid-sized engine Africa Twin. Unlikely that they will develop a brand new motor, so it is more likely to be based on an existing motor as many of you have already noted.
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