What is the real power of a Honda Transalp?

We are used to watching videos of motorcycles on power banks, to discover what their real power is and what power reaches the wheel. This time it is the turn of the Honda Transalp, which passes the test at the Dinojet bench of CycleWorld colleagues.

As usual, the Transalp gets on the bench already warm and ready for the technician to start doing the tests. And although these tests are quite reliable, the outside atmospheric conditions, the condition of the motorcycle and, also, the good work of the technician are the key.

That is why it is important, to take this into account, that the tests to compare models take place in the same bank, just as the colleagues from the American publication do. The fact is that once it has been uploaded to the bank and everything is prepared, it is time to draw conclusions.

This is how the Honda Transalp behaves on the test bench

As you well know, the Japanese trail bike uses a liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine measuring 755 cc and offering, according to Honda data, 91.8 HP at 9,500 revolutions per minute. These figures, like all those that manufacturers provide us, are for the crankshaft, but how much does it reach the rear tire?

The power curve is progressive

In this case, the power that we end up transmitting to the asphalt, at least in that specific unit and according to CycleWorld tests, is 70.58 HP and, curiously, it arrives 1,000 revolutions earlier than expected.

As for the engine torque, it declares 75 Nm at 7,250 rpm and here it also nails it on the power bank, because although 63.73 Nm reaches the wheel, it does so at 7,270 rpm. With all this and taking into account tests on motorcycles in the segment, we can say that it is at a high level. In fact, it is less than 2 HP behind the Suzuki V-Strom 800 DE (which scored 72.21 HP) and 9 HP above the Yamaha Ténéré 700 and its 61.68 HP at the wheel.

We must also take into account, and in view of the graph, an almost perfect power and torque curve. The only problem is the slight bump at 3,500 rpm, but it makes up for it with 6,000 revolutions in which the torque delivery remains almost flat and constant, as does the power escalation. It is what we would say as a very usable engine in all ranges of use.

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