GOODBYE TARMAC, HELLO ADVENTUREA crossover styled machine, with strong off-road ability. To make people sit up and take notice you have to do something entirely different, and the Honda X-ADV does just that. Conceived and developed by Honda’s R&D team in Italy, it brings a new look to our adventure line-up. There’s no mistaking the X-ADV anywhere. It stands out from the crowd with a blend of sophistication and ruggedness that runs from front to rear – it’s in a class of its own.
GO HAVE FUN
A motorcycle that thinks it’s an SUV and looks well beyond the city limits. The X-ADV’s agility makes light work of the everyday ride through town traffic; but come the weekend, you can set your sights much further afield.
Technology and design coexist perfectly to deliver strong all-round performance. Side facing Honda X-ADV on location. The X-ADV is built round a 745cc twin-cylinder engine that has plenty of getaway torque in town, and drive to take you up a steep off-road track. Combined with a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) – similar to the Africa Twin you get seamless gear changes over all kinds of terrain. Dirt track or tarmac, the choice is yours.
A totally different motorcycle. The X-ADV is built around a strong, completely new, tubular-steel chassis for firm and confident handling on different road surfaces. It’s also been created to provide a roomy 21-litres of handy, under-seat storage space too.
A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
The X-ADV with a Dual Clutch Transmission. Two clutches are independently controlled by their own electro-hydraulic circuit, so when a gear is selected it switches through one clutch to the other. It’s quick and seamless, eliminating shift-shock, as you change up or down through the gears. Select your mode, and let it take you along for the ride.
POWER TO HAND
An engine that really wants to go. Rear three-quarter of Honda X-ADV with rider. The X-ADV’s 745cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC 8-valve parallel twin-cylinder engine puts out strong low-to-mid-range torque of 68Nm @ 4750rpm. This long-stroke motor delivers a rush of road-ripping acceleration from very low rpm; quite capable of leaving most other motorcycles standing at a traffic light.
When the call for adventure comes through loud and clear, the X-ADV is happy to oblige, just hit the G switch then hit the trail.
The 41mm upside-down fork offers spring preload and rebound damping adjustment along with 153mm of travel, while the preload-adjustable Pro-Link rear shock offers 150mm. All this, matched with a ground clearance of 162mm, make it ideal for more than just a casual off-road excursion.
Braking on the X-ADV with ABS inspires confidence on less than perfect roads or in wet conditions. It delivers strong, precise and stable stopping performance through dual-discs with radial-mounted, 4-piston front brake calipers. Rear disc brake is a 2-piston caliper type.
Twin balancers on the crank shaft counteract vibration when the engine runs at higher revs, yet still allows a distinctive ‘throb’ and deep exhaust note delivered by the 270° firing order. It’s a unique and satisfying sound.
A single 36mm throttle body and PGM-FI feeds the exact fuel/air ratio to make the X-ADV EURO4 compliant. With fuel consumption that provides approximately 300km range, there's a lot of riding to do on a 13.1-litre fuel tank.