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


ENGINE
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 SYSTEM
Fuel Injection PGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.46 Gallons (13.1L)
Fuel Consumption 65 MPG (27.5km/l)
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V-11.2AH
ACG Output 420W @ 5,000rpm
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet multiplate Hydraulic / Wet multiplate Hydraulic Dual clutch (DCT)
Transmission Type 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
FRAME
Type Steel Diamond
CHASSIS
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
SUSPENSION
Type Front Adjustment
Type Rear Prolink with Rear Shock Preload adjustment
WHEELS
Rim Size Front 17 inch
Rim Size Rear 15 inch
Tires Front 120/70 R17
Tires Rear 160/60 R15
BRAKES
ABS System Type 2 Channel
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments Digital
Headlight LED
Taillight LED

 

Source | Images: Honda, via Honda Pro Kevin.

 

Jo Borrás

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