Honda builds weird but really cool bikes from time to time!
No, we don’t know what Honda’s X-ADV is either. At first glance it’s an off-road adventure scooter. Except it isn’t a scooter (because the engine is at the front with a conventional chain driven transmission) or an adventure bike (because your feet are in the wrong place for any kind of off-road control) or anything like we’ve seen before. We tested the latest version with Honda’s Dual-Clutch-Transmission (DCT) is superb. Ran it in manual rather the automatic modes at Sepang Circuit. Without needing the clutch feels weird but we really got use to the DCT after 1 lap. It’s a great system that Honda developed to ease the ride in the city and even long distance rides some what new technology than the standard traction control, anti-wheelie or electronic suspension modes. Top speed can hit over 200km/h which excellent.
Power by a L-Twin 745cc engine which produce 54 horse power at 6,450 rpm and 68 nM at 4,750 rpm. PGM-FI optimizes the exact fuel/air ratio. There are two automatic modes plus the MT mode for manual gear changes. Honda’s DCT uses two clutch system, one for start-up and 1st, 3rd and 5th gears: the other for 2nd, 4th and 6th, with the mainshaft for each clutch located inside the other. Each clutch is independently controlled by its own electro-hydraulic circuit.
Honda graced the X-ADV with its six-speed, DCT that delivers shifterless shifts for the same twist-and-go operation you’d expect from a scooter, plus much more with rear 15inch and front 17inch the XAdv does handle pretty good in the circuit but that we haven’t gone off road which the XAdv was build for.
Easily could get 190km/h at the front straight of Sepang Circuit with only 75-80% on the throttle. But remember this XAdv is not designed for the tracks.
With the package above for a Complete Built Unit (CBU) X ADV, we gonna see a lot of X ADV on the Malaysian roads, with the pricing at RM59,999 excluding Road Tax and Insurance.