2017 Honda X-ADV Confirmed for EICMA

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

After teasing us with a couple of videos, Honda announced its adventure-styled scooter will enter production bearing the name “X-ADV” ( which we were the first to report). The X-ADV was first previewed by the City Adventure concep t at last year’s EICMA show so it’s no surprise that the production model will make its debut at this year’s show in Milan.

The X-ADV maintains the maxi-scooter shape but with hand guards, long-travel suspension, and a tall riding posture for some light off-road riding. The windscreen is adjustable between five positions and Honda says the storage space has enough room for an off-road style helmet.

From what we saw from the City Adventure concept, the X-ADV is based on Honda’s NC750 platform, likely sharing the same 745cc engine with a 270 degree crank and its twin cylinders banked forward at a 55-degree slant. Honda says its Dual Clutch Transmission will be offered as standard.

We’ll have more information and specifications when Honda presents the X-ADV Nov. 8 at EICMA.

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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