OFF-ROAD SCOOT HONDA CON­FIRM CRAZY X-ADV

It’s the ad­ven­ture scooter you never knew you wanted

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - By James Archibald

Honda have con­firmed that the X-ADV scooter, first shown as the City Ad­ven­ture con­cept this time last year, will be go­ing into pro­duc­tion, and have re­leased these im­ages and a video (see it at www.mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com) fea­tur­ing the fin­ished bike.

It’s de­signed to blur the lines be­tween a maxi-scooter and an ad­ven­ture bike and, while tech­ni­cal de­tails are still un­der wraps un­til its of­fi­cial launch at the Mi­lan show in Novem­ber, the City Ad­ven­ture con­cept sug­gestes that it will be based around the 745cc par­al­lel-twin en­gine that pow­ers the NC750 range. Given the sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween the NC750X and the In­te­gra, we’re ex­pect­ing it to weigh around 230kg and pro­duce 54bhp.

The un­con­ven­tional scooter is to be built as an off-road ca­pa­ble ma­chine that Honda say “com­bines the spirit of ad­ven­ture with all-round per­for­mance, prac­ti­cal­ity and com­fort for ur­ban com­mut­ing and week­end es­capes.”

Honda have con­firmed that the bike will use the firm’s Dual Clutch Trans­mis­sion (DCT) as stan­dard fit­ment, a sys­tem which evolved sig­nif­i­cantly this year on the Africa Twin, on which Honda proved the sys­tem could work seam­lessly both on and off-road. The X-ADV will also fea­ture longer travel sus­pen­sion com­pared to a maxi-scoot, so that it can to deal with rougher ter­rain – or more likely bump­ing over kerbs.

There’s no word on price or avail­abil­ity yet, but we ex­pect all to be re­vealed in Mi­lan this Novem­ber.

Step-thru to ad­ven­ture on Honda’s new X-ADV scooter

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