Meet Honda's new adventure scoot
Honda have confirmed that the X-ADV scooter, first shown as the City Adventure concept in Milan last year, will be going into production and have released images and a video featuring the finished bike for the first time.
It’s designed to blur the lines between a large scooter and an adventure bike and, while technical details are still under wraps, the City Adventure concept revealed that it will be based on the 745cc parallel-twin engine that powers the NC750 range. Given the similarities between the NC750X and the Integra, we're expecting it to weigh around 230kg and produce 54bhp.
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The unconventional scooter is to be built as an off-road capable machine that Honda say “combines the spirit of adventure with all-round performance, practicality and comfort for urban commuting and weekend escapes.”
It has been confirmed that the bike will utilise Hondas Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), which has been proven to work well both on and off-road this year with the Africa Twin and will also feature long travel suspension to deal with rougher terrain.
After applying for trademarks for the ADV and X-ADV names back in late January that were accepted and granted in June, Honda then went on to release a number of videos that gave first glimpses of the finished machine, where it was featured riding on the streets as well as off-road. MCN also got a first look at what the production bike would look like from the design patents back in August.
The bike will be shown in its finished form for the first time at the EICMA show in Milan this November.