17YM X-ADV

17YM X-ADV

After teasing a couple of videos last month, Honda Motor Europe has confirmed that the 2017 X-ADV adventure scooter will enter the market as a new model. Further to that, it also confirmed the X-ADV will be shown to the public at the EICMA show in Milan in early November.

Based on the City Adventure concept scooter shown previously at EICMA in 2015, the X-ADV is a new breed of machine, according to Honda. Defining the X-ADV has been something of a problem, as it is a long suspension travel design, but mated to Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).

However, its step-through bodywork – the fuel tank resides below the rider – makes it a scooter by definition, and a big one at that. Regardless, the X-ADV’s upright riding position with long-travel forks and absorber will find favour among commuters.

The X-ADV comes with a five-position adjustable windscreen to afford varying degrees of wind protection and to suit different rider heights. An underseat storage area allows the rider to store a single off-road style helmet.