MCN Fleet: Be safe, be seen on the X-ADV

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Today is the first day I’ve felt fully justified for having the fog lights fitted to the Honda X-ADV. With the trees rapidly going from summery green to autumnal brown the change of the season is definitely here.

As I peered through the crack of the bedroom curtains this morning it was a very drab and foggy scene that awaited. For just a couple of minutes I looked longingly at my lovely little red Mini parked on the drive. I gave myself a good talking to and donned my Rukka kit, grabbed the scoot keys and headed for the garage.


It wasn’t as cold as it looked so the heated grips weren’t needed, I was pleased I’d opted for the fog lights though. The light the fogs gives out is clear and gives a much broader field of vision, another benefit is that I feel as if I can be seen better. There’s nothing worse than feeling vulnerable on a bike and bad lights are definitely one thing that can contribute to this. With the already more than adequate headlight, combined with the bright fogs I feel there’s no excuse but to see me.

Both the fog lights and heated grips are part of the Honda Comfort Pack I had fitted earlier in the year. At £835 it is a pricey addition to the bike, although it does include crash bars, fitting time and won’t invalidate the warranty.

Alison Silcox

By Alison Silcox

Office Manager and centre of the MCN universe.