Motorcycle News (UK) - - GARAGE -

I’ve never felt so clumsy get­ting on and off a bike as I do on the Honda X-ADV. With the top box fit­ted it’s dif­fi­cult to mount the bike in the tra­di­tional man­ner, from the left by cock­ing your leg over the pil­lion seat.

The cen­tre console is high and wide, so a hop on the left leg, while try­ing to feed my right leg through the gap is not par­tic­u­larly el­e­gant or la­dy­like, ei­ther.

An ad­ven­ture rider sug­gested I try his tech­nique – and it’s the ideal so­lu­tion. I now ap­proach the bike from the right, the op­po­site side to the side­stand, swing my left leg over and tadah, prob­lem solved.

The X-ADV isn’t eas­ily get-on-and-of­fa­ble

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