Honda’s New X-ADV Is Inspiring Artists Around The World

Just when you though the motorcycle industry has nothing new to offer, Honda steps right in with a bold proposal - a crossover scooter that’s best suited both for city commuting and light off-road touring. The X-ADV opened a new chapter in the scooter world, and it also looks to inspire artists in creating stunning pieces.
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On this occasion, Honda Motor Europe just release five short films that illustrate what happens when an innovative project like the X-ADV gets interpreted through the eyes of artists working across a wide range of different genres.

Now reaching dealerships across Europe, Honda’s X-ADV is the first vehicle to combine the comfort and convenience of a scooter with the spirit and dynamic performance of an adventure motorcycle.

The scooter’s aggressive angular shapes hide a tough, lightweight chassis suspended through a long-travel inverted fork at the front and a monoshock at the back. Stopping power is provided by twin discs with radial mounted four-piston calipers in the forefront and a more standard configuration in the rear.

As expected for a bike that has to tackle unpaved roads, the X-ADV also comes with BMW-inspired wired wheels, which are wrapped in Bridgestone Trail Wing rubber. Other features include handguards, a five-position adjustable windshield, center stand, smart key system, multi-functional LCD dashboard, and room for a full-face helmet under the seat.

Appropriately for this latest example of Honda’s long tradition of innovation, a new promotional approach has been taken to bring the X-ADV to the attention of a wider audience.

Based on a briefing by Daniele Lucchesi and Maurizio Carbonara – the two engineers who initiated and led the project at Honda’s Rome R&D center – five artists from across Europe were given the task of expressing the world of the X-ADV in their chosen medium.

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