Honda has launched the 2008 Honda XL700V Transalp at the 2007 Paris Motorcycle Show in a new motorcycle line-up which also includes the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR FireBlade and the 2008 Honda CBF600 and CBF600S.
The 2008Honda Transalp marks the first update for several years for the perennial Honda which has always had a reasonable following on the continent. The styling has been brought up to date with new bodywork, a smaller frontal area, and a bikini windscreen.
The Honda is also narrower overall, and rather than trying to shield the rider from any windblast, the motorcycle now tries to use it to enhance comort and take weight off the motorcyclist. The 2008 Honda Transalp has a smaller tank size than previous models, but the actual range is extended due to improved fuel economy.