Affordable adventure scooting: Lexmoto dive into the A2-sized all-terrain scooter market with new XDV300

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Lexmoto are once again growing their affordable low-capacity motorcycle range, with a new A2-compliant adventure-styled XDV300 scooter available for just shy of £4700.

The mid-sized twist-and-go market has exploded in recent years, with the many of the established Japanese and European brands going toe-to-toe for the ultimate utilitarian top spot.

Models include the £5799 Honda ADV350 (a clear inspiration for Lexmoto…), £6560 BMW C400X, and £6999 Suzuki Burgman 400 – with credible leftfield options cropping up including the £5559 Kymco DTX 360, and £7449 Peugeot XP400 GT, too.

Lexmoto XDV300 front wheel

Now Lexmoto are after a slice of the action – undercutting the market at £4699.99 plus on the road charges, whilst offering the ability to equip three-piece luggage and space to ride either one- or two-up.

Powered by a Euro5 compliant 279cc single-cylinder engine fed by a 13.5-litre fuel tank, the XDV is said to produce a modest 25.5bhp at 8250rpm and 17.7lb.ft of torque at 7000rpm. Although down on much of the more premium competition, the top speed remains a claimed 81mph – meaning you should be able to keep up with the traffic around you.

This belt-driven, liquid-cooled motor is shrouded by a set of bulky bodywork, which shares more than a passing resemblance to Honda’s larger X-ADV semi-automatic maxi scooter – with an adjustable clear screen up front and decent storage under the single piece seat.

Lexmoto XDV300 luggage

Other neat features also include a single LCD clock sat behind the open flat bars, which comes finished in blue and white. Heated grips also available for those chilly mornings, plus LED strip lighting up front for improved visibility. Ready to ride, it tips the scales at a manageable 168kg.

Despite its adventure bike looks though, this is a bike that is likely to perform best when sticking to the tarmac.

Rolling on a pair of 13in rims with the base of the motor partially exposed to the elements in front of the back wheel, it could struggle with any more than a dusty dirt track. There’s also minimal space between the road-biased front tyre and mudguard, which could quickly fill up with gunk if you ventured onto a trail.

Lexmoto XDV300 headlight

Elsewhere, stopping power comes courtesy of a single disc at the front and rear, with suspension coming courtesy of long-travel upside down KYB forks, and gas-charged rear shocks adjustable for preload.