2017 Honda X-ADV Crossover Scooter Revealed (w/ Video)

When is a scooter really a motorcycle? When is a motorcycle really a scooter? Does it ever matter? Those are some of the questions Honda is trying to answer with this, all-new, segment-busting two wheeler. It’s the 2017 Honda X-ADV “crossover” bike, and- if you’ll allow the subjective, editorial commentary- it looks amazing.

The initial promo video for the 2017 Honda X-ADV shows the bike’s owner, an architect named Marco, claiming “every road is my road”. It then cuts to the X-ADV doing some light off-road duty in (what looks like) a local park. It’s kind of a silly video, since no one is going to mistake the X-ADV for a knobby-tired KLX650 or anything. Still, it speaks to the kind of wannabe ultra-cool, hipster douche young urban professional that Honda’s marketing team thinks/hopes will line up to buy this bike in the same way people lined up to buy Honda’s last mega-hit, the diminutive Grom 125.

On the “it’s a motorcycle” side of things, the Honda X-ADV can boast serious, big-boy suspension and braking bits, along with a chain drive, a 6-speed transmission, and a big, 745 cc engine. On the “it’s a scooter” side, the bike has a leg shield, a feet-forward riding position, a big, under-seat storage area, and a transmission that is largely shiftless (although the Vespa aficionados out there might argue that shifting is a critical element of authentic scootering). Regardless of where the X-ADV eventually lands on your personal bike/scooter line, however, Honda’s engineering department has certainly seen to it that the X-ADV will be up to just about any task you or “Marco” will throw at it.

Check out the official specs- along with a pretty comprehensive collection of relevant photos- below. Then, let us know what you think of Honda’s latest crossover bike in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!


2017 Honda X-ADV Crossover Scooter | Gallery


2017 Honda X-ADV Crossover Scooter | Specs

Type Liquid-cooled, L2, SOHC
Engine Displacement (cm³) 745cc
No. of Valves per Cylinder 4
Bore ´ Stroke (mm) 77 x 80
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Max. Power Output 54 Horsepower (40.3kW) @ 6,250 rpm
Max. Torque 50 ftl/lb (68Nm) @ 4,750 rpm
Oil Capacity 4.1L
Fuel Injection PGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.46 Gallons (13.1L)
Fuel Consumption 65 MPG (27.5km/l)
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V-11.2AH
ACG Output 420W @ 5,000rpm
Clutch Type Wet multiplate Hydraulic / Wet multiplate Hydraulic Dual clutch (DCT)
Transmission Type 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
Type Steel Diamond
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2245x910x1375
Wheelbase 1,590 mm
Caster Angle 27°
Trail 104 mm
Seat Height 32.3 inches / 820 mm
Ground Clearance 162 mm
Kerb Weight 524 lbs. / 238 kg
Turning radius 2.8m
Type Front Adjustment
Type Rear Prolink with Rear Shock Preload adjustment
Rim Size Front 17 inch
Rim Size Rear 15 inch
Tires Front 120/70 R17
Tires Rear 160/60 R15
ABS System Type 2 Channel
Instruments Digital
Headlight LED
Taillight LED


Source | Images: Honda, via Honda Pro Kevin.


Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.