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Tenere to 700 to Transalps 750
on: September 24, 2023, 09:50:11 am
September 24, 2023, 09:50:11 am
Hi want to move to Transalps 750 i have tenere 700 which i use on road only i found out its top heavy for me specially when moving around and slow turning is Transalps top heavy aswell?

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    Re: Tenere to 700 to Transalps 750
    Reply #1 on: September 24, 2023, 12:02:06 pm
    September 24, 2023, 12:02:06 pm
    Hello Rider05, by weight the Tenere 700 and Transalp750 are almost the same, the Transalp 750 weighs 208Kg in running order, while the Tenere 700 declares a weight of 203Kg in running order.
    I think that Honda has created the Transalp750 more oriented towards road use, it is comfortable and above all the big difference with all the equivalents such as Tenere 700, Aprilia Touareg 660, Suzuki V-Strom 800, is that it gives 91CV compared to 73, 4 HP of the Tenere 700.
    It also features more electronic engine management and safety controls than the Tenere. It has 5 driving modes Sport, Standard, Rain, Grave and the last User that can define all the parameters (Engine power, Engine brake, traction control, ABS) to your liking.
    For me in curves it goes very well, but of course, I come from a Yamaha Diversion 900 with 285Kg, 89CV and 0 electronic assistance, so riding this Transalp 750 with 208Kg and almost 92CV is a joy.

    The best thing is that you ask for a test at a Honda dealership and assess for yourself if it works better in slow corners.

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    Re: Tenere to 700 to Transalps 750
    Reply #2 on: September 24, 2023, 12:18:14 pm
    September 24, 2023, 12:18:14 pm
    xenonmam thank you so much for your reply my only concern with tenere is top heavy i will have test ride before i will buy reason iam asking is transalps top heavy because tenere is top heavy

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    Re: Tenere to 700 to Transalps 750
    Reply #3 on: September 24, 2023, 01:19:12 pm
    September 24, 2023, 01:19:12 pm
    *Originally Posted by Rider05 [+]
    Hi want to move to Transalps 750 i have tenere 700 which i use on road only i found out its top heavy for me specially when moving around and slow turning is Transalps top heavy aswell?

    I have heard many comments about the T7 being top heavy.  The bike that my TA replaced (X-Adv) carried its 238kg very low and accordingly was a very easy bike to handle. You would never know it weighed 238. The TA carries its weight a bit higher but even then I did not feel that weight riding both bikes back to back. I also have a 2016 Strom 1000 and that is a very top heavy bike, but the TA is nothing like that, despite being taller.  As I mentioned elsewhere I never had any intention of purchasing a TA. I simply rode one to find out what they were like.

    I ride mostly backroads, rough ones, and my first test ride was on such roads. I was only about 20km into the ride when I suddenly realised that I really liked this bike. I continued riding into the mountains locally. Eventually I had to call the shop to reassure them that I was still ok. I gave it back after 150kms of a trip.  The bike turns easily and inspires confidence in all conditions. It feels light and neat/small. It fits somewhere between an Africa Twin and a CB500X. I have owned a CRF1000L and have ridden the 500X extensively.

    I took two further test rides from that shop and one of those rides was back to back with the new Strom 800. I put 300kms on the Strom. It too was a lovely bike with a significantly stronger lower rev range than the TA. It is also heavier though and one can feel that extra weight. That extra weight was not to my liking as I could feel it up high. In the end the perfect ergonomics (for me), plush suspension (albeit the Strom is better suspended), plus the lighter weight and overall less bulky feel to the TA swung me in its favour, despite the less robust lower rev range. The TA still has a lovely motor that for me also is very relaxing if one wants that sort of ride, but will also be very quick if one is willing to use its gearbox and strong midrange/top end.   

    I hope these observations will be of some help but a test ride is the only sure way to make up your mind.

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    Re: Tenere to 700 to Transalps 750
    Reply #4 on: September 24, 2023, 03:53:59 pm
    September 24, 2023, 03:53:59 pm
    Griff thank you for detail answer appreciate that im not a big and strong person im 5'8" i had cb500x 2022 before Tenere i felt i need more power for motorways thats the reason i bought Tenere 700 live in london so i dont have here gravel or offroad i took this bike for long trip around 800 miles to scotland its really nice on the motorway but i felt its big and top heavy for me to move around my Tenere already in a marketplace hopefully will sell in a few days.
    Thanks again for the reply

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    Re: Tenere to 700 to Transalps 750
    Reply #5 on: September 24, 2023, 05:06:52 pm
    September 24, 2023, 05:06:52 pm
    *Originally Posted by Rider05 [+]
    Griff thank you for detail answer appreciate that im not a big and strong person im 5'8" i had cb500x 2022 before Tenere i felt i need more power for motorways thats the reason i bought Tenere 700 live in london so i dont have here gravel or offroad i took this bike for long trip around 800 miles to scotland its really nice on the motorway but i felt its big and top heavy for me to move around my Tenere already in a marketplace hopefully will sell in a few days.
    Thanks again for the reply

    Same height as me so I know where You are coming from.

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    Re: Tenere to 700 to Transalps 750
    Reply #6 on: September 25, 2023, 10:58:55 am
    September 25, 2023, 10:58:55 am
    Sold my Tenere will have test ride for Transalps i hope it wont be top heavy

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    Re: Tenere to 700 to Transalps 750
    Reply #7 on: September 25, 2023, 05:32:41 pm
    September 25, 2023, 05:32:41 pm
    I look forward to hearing Your opinion.

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    Re: Tenere to 700 to Transalps 750
    Reply #8 on: September 27, 2023, 06:49:28 am
    September 27, 2023, 06:49:28 am
    In the similar price you also have the KTM 790. For sure not top heavy.

    Cheers, V.

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    Re: Tenere to 700 to Transalps 750
    Reply #9 on: September 27, 2023, 08:30:28 am
    September 27, 2023, 08:30:28 am
    scandiuz thank you for your advise but KTM is not reliable as honda