Gallery: Honda X-ADV first ride

Published: 02 March 2017

Honda's new 745cc scooter aims to blend the ease of use you get with an automatic scooter with the practicality and versatility of an adventure bike. A scooter and an adventure bike might seem like an odd pairing, but Honda have managed to make the X-ADV work. 

The parallel twin engine is the same used in the firm's Integra scooter and NC series of bikes, so it comes with Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), adding a layer of refinement and excitement that other scooters lack.

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Like most big scooters the biggest stumbling block for the X-ADV will be the price. It costs £9599 in the UK, which is similar to most of its big scooter rivals, but also puts it in direct competition with 'proper' adventure bikes such as the BMW F800GS.

You can read my first impressions of the Honda X-ADV, here.

 

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