Continuous low-speed operation could lead to power loss

The Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) has listed a recall urging owners of the Honda X-ADV adventure maxi-scooter to contact their dealers.

According to FEMA, when the Honda X-ADV is continuously driven at low speed, the ECU’s polymer positive temperature coefficient (PPTC) device may overheat. This would trigger the scooter to enter a failsafe mode. In this situation, shifting gears becomes impossible. Power loss and the inability to ride are inevitable results.

The Honda X-ADV is powered by a 745cc parallel twin mated to a 6-speed transmission with DCT. FEMA’s recall affects units produced between January 2017 and April 2018.

While this is not an official recall from Honda, it describes a problem that European authorities are taking seriously. Any X-ADV owner is urged to contact dealers to examine whether a unit is affected by the potential flaw.