2017 Honda X-ADV Preview

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

The SUV of scooters

A year ago at EICMA, Honda debuted its intriguing City Adventure concept, combining an adventure-bike design with a scooter platform. Today, Honda officially presented the final production version in the 2017 X-ADV. At the moment, the X-ADV has only been announced for Europe and it’s not likely to be brought over to the U.S.

The X-ADV is powered by a 745cc parallel-Twin with a dual-clutch transmission inherited from the NC700/750 series. Honda claims a peak output of 54.0 hp at 6250 rpm, while maximum torque of 50.2 lb-ft. is reached at 4750 rpm.


Rather than using the same frame as the NC series, Honda developed a new tubular-steel chassis to create room for 5.5 gallons of underseat storage space. The 41mm upside-down fork offers spring preload and rebound damping adjustment along with 6.0 inches of travel, while the preload-adjustable Pro-Link rear shock offers 5.9 inches of travel.


Up front, the X-ADV runs on a 17-inch wheel while a 15-inch wheel spins at the back. Both use stainless steel rust-resistant spokes and come wrapped in chunky-looking block-pattern tires. Radial-mount four-piston calipers stop the dual 310mm front rotors, while ABS comes standard as per Euro 4 requirements.


Other features include a five-position adjustable windscreen, all-LED lighting, a CRF450 Rally-style instrument cluster, Africa Twin-style hand guards, and a shot-peened aluminum bash plate.

The 2017 Honda X-ADV will be offered in four color options. Digital Silver Metallic and Matt Bullet Silver are the standard colors, but Honda will also offer a Pearl Glare White with the Africa Twin’s tricolor scheme and a CRF-inspired Victory Red.


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2017 Honda X-Adv

Engine TypeLiquid-cooled, L2, SOHC
No. of Valves4 per cylinder
Bore x Stroke (mm)77 x 80
Compression Ratio10.7:1
Max. Power Output54.0 hp at 6,250rpm
Max. Torque50.2 lb-ft at 4,750rpm
Oil Capacity1.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity3.4 gallons
Fuel Consumption64.7 mpg
Battery Capacity12V-11.2AH
ACG Output420W @ 5,000rpm
Clutch TypeWet multiplate Hydraulic Dual clutch (DCT)
Transmission Type6-speed
Final DriveChain
TypeSteel Diamond
Dimensions (LxWxH)88.4 in. x 35.8 in. x 54.1 in.
Wheelbase62.6 in.
Caster Angle27°
Trail4.1 in.
Seat Height32.2 in.
Ground Clearance6.4 in.
Kerb Weight524.7 pounds
Turning radius9.2 ft
Front Suspension41mm upside-down fork with spring preload and rebound damping adjustment
Rear SuspensionProlink with rear shock preload adjustment
Front wheel17 inch
Rear wheel15 inch
Front Tire120/70 R17
Rear Tire160/60 R15
Front BrakesDual four-piston calipers with 310mm discs
ABS System Type2 Channel
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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