Quick Stats

1987 on, 583cc OHC vtwin, 55hp, 110mph, 50mpg, 385lbs

What to Expect

Known as the Plastic Teapot, the Transalp works reasonably on the tarmac but’s barge-like off-road. By the time the camchains are rattling at 60k, the rest of the motor’s about ready for the chop, although cossetted bikes have done 80,000 miles. The plastic can crack with age and fuel tank leakage ain’t unknown.