- 755cc parallel-twin engine details revealed
- Churns out 91bhp
- Will power Transalp, Hornet
Honda has finally pulled the wraps off its most awaited project – the new 755cc parallel twin engine. This new motor will power two soon-to-be-launched motorcycles - the Hornet roadster and the recently spotted Transalp adventure bike.
This new 755cc engine is new and churns out 91bhp of peak power at 9500rpm and maximum torque of 75Nm at 7250rpm. This motor is mated to a six-speed gearbox. Honda already has a 745cc parallel-twin engine that powers the X-ADV, Forza 750 and also the NC750X but the power is much lower at 58bhp which makes us believe that the new 755cc engine will be much more fun and engaging to ride.
Just like the Yamaha MT-07, this parallel-twin motor too has a 270-degree crankshaft. There’s still no information if Honda will offer a DCT variant with this new motor. Hopefully, this detail will be out at the time of its global launch.
Honda claims that the Hornet project was very special for them and they wanted to develop a motorcycle that was engaging by having good top-end performance and at the same time good low to mid-range torque. Interestingly, the Japanese brand hasn’t been talking about the Transalp which clearly suggests the focus is on the Hornet. But the Transalp was recently spotted during an official shoot that makes us believe that both the bikes will be launched this year.