High-riding Honda X-ADV makes world premiere

Honda arrived at this year's Milan Motorcycle Show with something unique and different. Called the X-ADV, the new scooter combines high-ground clearance, a powerful 745cc engine and SUV-inspired ruggedness and looks.

The 'scooter crossover' was designed by Honda's R&D center in Rome, Italy and appears to blend scooter ergonomics and adventure bike prowess. Up front, it gets inverted long travel suspension along with 4-piston radial-mounted disc brakes that sits on a tough chassis.

Sitting in the middle of the frame is a 745cc twin-cylinder engine that produces 55 PS at 6250 rpm and a torque pull of 68 Nm at 4750 rpm. The motor is then mated to a 6-speed dual clutch gearbox that features two modes: D for drive and S for sport. It even comes with a manual mode for those that want a more spirited ride.

The Honda X-ADV scooter crossover

For amenities, it has a 5-level adjustable screen, multi-information display, 21-liter underseat storage, 12V power socket and handguards as well. Anti-lock brakes and a key fob also come as standard on the all-new X-ADV.

It will soon be available in European and North American markets soon.