Lot 304 - 2000 Honda Transalp XL600V
|Odometer reading||2,800 miles|
|Estimate||£2,500 - £4,500|
|Result||Sold - £3,360|
In commemoration of Honda's 50th year of motorcycle production, four European market models were specially selected as unique representatives of the major classes of motorcycling that Honda has been involved in over the years. The XL600V Transalp ably represents the uniquely focused machines that Honda has designed, as much to venture off the beaten path as to travel in comfort along the highways and byways of the urban jungle. When Honda's 'Rally Touring' Transalp appeared on the scene back in 1987, the road and trail-going V-twin breathed fresh life into the middleweight class. Based in part on the Paris-Dakar racers, the Transalp looked like a rugged desert stormer but it offered superbly comfortable ergonomics and the ability to cruise motorways with remarkable ease. The 50th Anniversary Edition of the Transalp harkened back to its original silvery blue colour, to provide a nostalgic 'retro' look for older customers who remember its astonishing debut, while at the same time provided a fresh 'new' look to appeal to younger riders for whom the Transalp is an old standby.
This rare Honda Transalp XL600V anniversary model is one of the last of the desirable 600cc twin disc models. Having covered just 2,800 miles from new, the Transalp is completely original and unmolested, including its anniversary key. This XL600V is finished in Winter Lake Blue Metallic, the 50th Anniversary Edition colour variation, with new stripes and graphics and is supplied with the commemorative emblem, a complete, full Givi luggage kit, original handbook and service book, a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate which expires in 2016. An opportunity to purchase a rare, limited edition Honda.
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