Listing Information Motorcycles
Model XL650V Transalp
Price 4,400 (When new)
Top Speed 110
Insurance Group 11
Engine Size 647cc
Engine Type SOHC 52Âº V-twin
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
BH Power 40 kW (54 hp) at 7,500 rpm
Torque 54 NÂ·m (40 ftÂ·lbf) at 5,500 rpm
Seat Hight 843 mm
Fuel Capacity 19.6 litres
Average MPG 50 - 60
Tank Range 170 - 180 miles
Dry Weight 192
Front Tyre Size 90/90-21 54S
Rear Tyre Size 120/90-17 64S
Brakes Front 2 x Disc Brakes
Brakes Rear Disc Brakes
I get on very well with my Transalp , it' composed on the road especially on the A & B roads .
Very easy to handle with an upright seating position gives you a great view of the road ahead.
The bike is great at low speed when parking , slow speed manoeuvres with its v twin and carbs give lovely low end control.
In a straight line it will cruise along at 70 all day but in standard trim the windscreen can get wind blast.
I have modified from the standard quite a bit , with screen and crash-bars the first things I did .
I bought the bike in 2008 with 4000 miles on the clock at a year old the bike had had a fairly hard life , changed the chain and tyres at the showroom ..
Now its 2013 .. The Transalp 650 has now nearly 40,000 on her , with zero issues .
As for servicing , once the warranty ran out , I have done all my own servicing . Easy enough to service apart from the strip down to do the valves .
In a sentence .. A very underrated bike which will just keep going !