SW-MOTECH Upgrades Now Available for Honda Transalp  

A range of luggage and crash protection options for the 2023 Honda Transalp.

With a storied history going all the way back to its introduction in 1986, the Honda Transalp has a loyal, near cult-like following. This bike’s long-time absence from the U.S. market — only dipping its toe in the water from 1989 to 1990 — has reinforced its mystique with American riders. With the era of compact middleweight adventure bikes well underway, the Honda XL750 Transalp returns to offer an intriguing blend of adventure and sport-touring capabilities based on the already successful Honda Hornet platform.

Before the bike’s launch in Europe last year, the designers at SW-MOTECH took the new 2023 Honda Transalp into the workshop to develop accessories as quickly as possible. The offerings developed include high-quality protection products, several different luggage solutions and custom-made components to improve ergonomics and safety.

SW-MOTECH PRO Luggage Front to Back

SW-MOTECH has developed a range of luggage solutions to equip the Honda Transalp for all kinds of riding styles and trips. The tank bags and tail bags from the PRO line offer a simple and stylish way to put together the perfect setup that works for any ride.

After mounting a PRO Tank Ring, any of the PRO tank bags can be snapped easily into place due to the Fidlock magnetic guide. Matching the curved tank shape of the Transalp, the PRO City Tank Bag offers a total of 14 liters of storage space. Even when fully loaded, the slim shape of the tank bag allows for the bag to clear the handlebars at full lock.

With the PRO tail bags, luggage can also be attached to the pillion seat or the rear rack of the Transalp. The bags are made of durable ballistic nylon with a simple attachment system thanks to the patented lashing hooks. Depending on the need for storage space, you can strap either the PRO Roadpack with 8 to 14 liters or the PRO Rackpack with 32 to 42 liters of volume to the bike.

Rock-Solid Side Carrier Systems

The PRO Side Carriers are designed to hug close to the Transalp to limit overall width after adding cases. The carriers are removable with just a few quarter-turn QUICK-LOCK fasteners, so you can add or remove the racks from the bike between trips in seconds.

With the PRO Side Carriers, Transalp owners can choose between several different types of luggage. The SysBag WP L provides a quick-detachable, waterproof, soft adventure luggage option. Two SW-MOTECH SysBag WP L bags provides 54 liters of storage — with up to 80 liters when fully expanded.

For hard luggage, riders can attach either the TRAX ADV aluminum cases or the new DUSC hard luggage cases. Both types of cases are completely waterproof and offer plenty of storage space for all travel essentials. The TRAX ADV hard panniers are offered in black or silver, in either size L (45 liters) or M (37 liters), with the DUSC cases available only in black, in size M (33 liters) and L (41 liters). Either type of case can also be setup with a top case system.

Alternatively, the SLC Side Carrier can also be mounted to the Transalp. A quick-release system allows smaller side panniers to be attached and removed in a single step while also providing a stable and reliable mounting system. The SLC carrier provides a secure hold for the URBAN ABS side panniers and the SysBag WP S and M bags.

Protection for the Transalp

Protecting critical components of the bike is always important. That’s why SW-MOTECH offers sturdy crash bars and an engine guard (aka skid plate) for the Honda Transalp. These parts are designed to protect the fairing and engine from damage in crashes or from the rigors of off-road travel.

When developing the crash bars, the designers took the lines of the Transalp into account to create an aesthetically pleasing result. The robust steel tubes are firmly bolted together across the front for strength and are designed to protect the fairing on both sides from damage.

To ensure that the new Honda in-line twin is adequately protected, especially during off-road rides, SW-MOTECH manufactures the engine guard from a high-quality aluminum alloy. This keeps critical components on the Transalp engine protected from gravel flung off the front wheel or contact with obstacles.

Comfort and Safety

SW-MOTECH also offers accessories for the Transalp to improve ergonomics. Both the EVO footrests and the rear brake pedal extension improve riding comfort and control — especially off-road. To ensure that the new Honda can be parked safely, it makes sense to fit a sidestand foot extension. It’s a simple and practical way to find firm footing on almost any surface.

Pricing and Availability

Honda Transalp SW-MOTECH accessories are available now at sw-motech.us and through SW- MOTECH dealers. See listing and current pricing below. All Honda Transalp products here.

DescriptionPart NumberPricing
Crash BarsSBL.01.070.10000/B$311
Engine Guard (Skid Plate)MSS.01.070.10001/B (also available in silver)$366
PRO Side CarriersKFT.01.070.30000/B$344
DUSC Hard Case System (M)
-Two DUSC M hard cases
-Lock set
-PRO Side Carriers
DUSC Hard Case System (L)
-Two DUSC L hard cases
-Lock set
-PRO Side Carriers
DUSC Top Case System
-DUSC L hard case
-Lock set
-Adapter kit
Adventure Luggage Set
-PRO Side Carriers
-TRAX ADV Side Cases
-TRAX ADV Top Case
-Adapter kits
-Multi-tool keychain
ADV.01.070.75000/B (also available in silver)$2,490
SysBag WP L/L System
-Two SysBag WP L bags
-Adapter plates
-PRO Side Carriers
SLC Side CarriersHTA.01.070.10000 (left) HTA.01.070.11000 (right)$122 (per side)
Urban ABS Side Case System
-SLC Side Carriers (L+R)
-Two Urban ABS side cases
-Zipper locks
-Waterproof inner liners
EVO Footrest KitFRS.01.112.10500$201
Sidestand Foot ExtensionSTS.01.971.10001$70
EVO Fog LightsNSW.00.490.10001$373
Headlight GuardLPS.01.070.10000/B$154

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