Trail-ready X-ADV adventure crossover scooter debuts in Thailand

Fresh from its world premiere at the Milan Motorcycle Show, Honda Thailand brought over the X-ADV, creating a niche that it calls, scooter adventure crossover.

This 750cc dual-sport maxi-scooter combines a high-ground clearance, with a step-through chassis, upright motoring, and an automatic transmission with manual mode.

BIMS 2017: Honda X-ADV launched

It's not simply a fancy maxi as the X-ADV has the goods to back it up. Propelling it is a 745cc twin-cylinder engine that produces 55 PS at 6250 rpm and torque of 68 Nm at 4750 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed dual clutch gearbox that operates automatically but offers a 3-level S mode and manual mode.

Rolling over bumps are 17-inch front wheels and 15-inch in the rear. They're suspended by forks with 41mm of travel. Twin Nissin 310mm discs with ABS are mounted in front with another disc in the rear.

BIMS 2017: Honda X-ADV launched

It has amenities for touring too, such as all LED lighting, a 5-level adjustable screen, multi-information display, 13.1-liter tank, 21-liter underseat storage, 12V power socket and handguards as well. It has a tall seat height of 820mm but should be easier to mount thanks to the step-through style. All told, it tips the scales with a dry weight of 238kg.

This is all started up with a transponder fob for keyless ignition.

The 'scooter crossover' was designed by Honda's R&D center in Rome, Italy.

BIMS 2017: Honda X-ADV launched

It's offered in Honda Thailand for ThB 425,000 (PhP 595,000) and comes in grey, red, or the Africa Twin-inspired white with red and blue stripes.