Honda X-ADV Scooter Confirmed for EICMA 2016

The last Honda ADV teaser video ended in such a way that led us into thinking the new adventure-scooter crossover will make debut at EICMA this year. Yep, we were right as Honda just revealed plans to officially unveil the new ride there this November.
Honda X-ADV scooter 1 photo
Photo: Honda
A recent report from Honda Motor Europe announces the company is pleased to confirm the production of the new X-ADV in 2017 as well as showcasing it for the public at this year’s EICMA in Milan.

The new X-ADV is based on the City Adventure concept displayed at the same event in 2015. The new machine promises to combine the spirit of adventure with all-round performance, practicality, and comfort for urban commuting and weekend trips.

Among features, you can count on an upright riding position, which grants high visibility and comfort, and long travel suspension to handle rough road surfaces. Moreover, Honda said the X-ADV will come out with a 5-stage adjustable windscreen and storage space for an off-road style helmet.

Technical specifications have not been released yet, following to show up at the moment of debut. But looking at the X-ADV teasers and knowing it is based on the Honda NC750X and the Integra, means it should come with a 750cc parallel-twin engine and a DCT automatic transmission.

Other features include a longer swingarm, USD forks, wired wheels and ABS, which is mandatory in Europe. Extra adventure bits come in the form of hand guards, a belly pan and probably heated grips.

The scooter is set to be shown for the first time to the public at the EICMA show in Milan between 8 and 13 November, so set you a reminder to come back and check for more if you’re not present at the site.

It looks like Honda is creating a new trend on the motorcycle market, borrowing the “crossover” idea from the car world - a road machine with a slightly higher suspension that can tackle some rough terrain when needed. It’s quite a bold step, and I think more bike makers are already pinning theirs on the drawing board.
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