New Honda 755 cc Parallel-Twin Engine Unveiled

The new 755 cc parallel-twin engine will be introduced in the upcoming Honda Hornet, as well as the Honda XL750 Transalp.

By Carandbike Team


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Published on September 12, 2022

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  • New 755 cc parallel-twin, eight-valve engine unveiled
  • 90.5 bhp @ 9,500 rpm, 75 Nm @ 7,250 rpm
  • New engine likely to be used in Hornet, Transalp

Honda has officially unveiled its new 755 cc parallel-twin engine which will power the upcoming Honda Hornet and Honda Transalp models. The first bike to get the new engine will be the new Honda Hornet, a middleweight streetfighter which will compete with the likes of the Yamaha MT-07. Honda has now released test footage and details about the new engine, with the new Hornet to be powered by a 755 cc, parallel-twin, 8-valve, Unicam engine with a 270-degree crank.

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New Honda 755 cc parallel-twin engine also likely to debut in the upcoming Honda Transalp, pictured above.

The new engine will put out 90.5 bhp at 9,500 rpm and 75 Nm of peak torque at 7,250 rpm. The engine’s design is similar to the bigger 1,084 cc twin used in the Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin, which also has Honda’s ‘unicam’ cylinder head layout. The Unicam engine uses a single overhead camshaft that acts directly on the intake valves and opens the exhaust valves using rocker arms. The upcoming Hornet’s development is led by Fuyuki Hosokawa, who was also in charge of the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade project.


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“The Hornet has always been a very special motorcycle for Honda. Exciting and engaging performance has always been combined with flexible and agile handling,” Honda deputy director of major projects, Fuyuki Hosokawa, said in a statement. 

“Before starting this project, we thought a lot about what kind of performance we wanted to give the driver. We knew it was essential to maintain the classic Hornet's peak power "punch" and at the same time, as a new generation Hornet for modern times, we wanted the engine to have a really strong torquey feel and a "throbbing" feel. in the low to mid rev range,” he continued. 

“To get the kind of performance and lightweight handling we wanted, we knew we had to develop an entirely new short-stroke twin engine with a 270° crankshaft. This would not only deliver that peak power, but also the sporty low-end torque, ideal for driving in urban environments and coming out of corners on the highway. For us, the Hornet has always been the epitome of the streetfighter concept and this new Hornet concept proudly continues this tradition,” Hosokawa concluded. 

The teaser video shows Hosokawa testing out what will be the first new model to get the 755 cc parallel-twin engine, the new Honda Hornet. The same engine, possibly in a slightly different state of tune, will also be used in the Honda XL750 Transalp.

The 755 cc parallel-twin engine is also expected to be employed in the upcoming Honda XL750 Transalp, the new middleweight adventure bike, which, along with the new Hornet, are expected to be unveiled at the EICMA 2022 show in Milan, Italy.

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