Here’s an oddball two-wheeler that no one had asked for yet many are liking, Honda’s X-ADV scooter. Using the 745cc parallel-Twin with a dual-clutch transmission from the NC700/750 series, the X combines scooter ease of use with splashes of adventure-bike ruggedness.
Motorcycle elements for this burly scooter include long-travel suspension with a 41mm inverted fork, a 17-inch wire-spoke front wheel with radial-mount four-piston calipers, adjustable windscreen and aluminum bash plate. The only thing squelching our enthusiasm for the X-ADV is that it hasn’t yet been confirmed to be imported to the U.S.
A year ago at EICMA, Honda debuted its intriguing City Adventure concept, combining an adventure-bike design with a scooter platform. Today, Honda officially presented the final production version in the 2017 X-ADV. At the moment, the X-ADV has only been announced for Europe and it’s not likely to be brought over to the U.S.
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