Designed by Italian Honda man Daniele Lucchesi, the unique X-ADV uses much of the same engine and chassis from the firm’s Integra scooter. The 745cc parallel twin is the same one used in the Integra and NC750 models. It’s only available with DCT, a switchable auto system offering Drive and three levels of Sport and Manual modes. Bar-mounted buttons allow you to override the auto settings.
A 17-inch front wheel is one of the secrets to the Honda’s very predictable steering. The spoked rims are fitted with tubeless tyres and slowed by ABS brakes with both front and rear calipers operated by bar-mounted levers. Drive is by chain.
Underseat storage is large enough to take a full-face helmet, as is the standard fitment top box. Neither will hold an adventure-style lid with a peak though. Ignition is keyless and a rocker switch opens the lockable seat and fuel cap cover. The hand-adjustable screen is stepless.
SPEC HONDA X-ADV Price £9599 Engine 745cc, 8v sohc parallel twin, l/c Power 54bhp @ 6250rpm Torque 50lb·ft @ 4750rpm Transmission 6-speed DCT, chain Chassis steel-tube diamond Front suspension 41mm forks, 154mm travel, adjustable preload and rebound Rear suspension monoshock, 150mm travel, adjustable preload Front brakes 310mm discs, 4-piston calipers Rear brake 240mm disc, 1-piston caliper Front tyre 120/70 R17 Rear tyre 160/60 R15 Wheelbase 1590mm Rake/trail 27°/104mm Seat height 820mm Kerb weight 238kg Fuel capacity 13.1 litres PCP FINANCE Price £9599 Deposit £1700.36 Monthly repayments 36 x £109 Optional final payment £5356.15 APR 6.9% Total payable £10,980.51 Annual mileage 4000