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Honda X-ADV recalled for potential loss of power

Published: 19 December 2018

Owners of Honda’s oddly attractive scooter-adventure crossover X-ADV should check with their dealer whether their model is affected by a FEMA listed recall for model year 2018/18-plate bikes.

The problem centres on persistent low-speed riding that could see the PPTC control module overheat, kicking the ECU into safe mode, preventing the bike from changing gear and resulting in a potential loss of power.

Although not an official recall from Honda themselves, if you feel you might be affected, please contact your local supplying dealership. 

A maxi-scooter with a difference

Although the Honda X-ADV is still a scooter, it actually uses the firm's DCT gear system, meaning it can offer a dynamic ride that other maxi-scooters can only dream of.

It's engaging to ride and will handle light off-road work should you fancy it, however an OTR price of £9959 means it's firmly in the territory of 'proper' adventure bikes, such as the BMW F850GS and Suzuki V-Strom family.

For 2018, Honda gifted the X-ADV with a 'G switch' for off-road and a two-Level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). A 35kW version is also now available for A2 licence holders.

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