OFF-ROAD SCOOT HONDA CONFIRM CRAZY X-ADV
It’s the adventure scooter you never knew you wanted
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