It may not be hard core but it will cross a desert and get you there in good shape.
It's easy to say that the Transalp is very softcore but we rode it from straight from Hondas warehouse in Melbourne back to Sydney, gave it an oil change then headed to the Flinders Ranges. It just ate up the wide open dirt miles and only multiple punctures slowed it down.
Very Comfortable, smooth V-Twin engine
Softcore, way too much plastic.
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