2017 Motorcycle Previews 2017 Honda X-ADV First Look | Urban Adventure Motorcycle

2017 Honda X-ADV First Look | Urban Adventure Motorcycle

2017 Honda X-ADV First Look | EICMA Debut

2017 Honda X-ADV First Look
2017 Honda X-ADV

It isn’t slated for release in the United States, yet, but the 2017 Honda X-ADV is definitely a next-generation motorcycle worth examining. A truly multi-purpose motorcycle, the X-ADV is, according to a Honda spokesman, “combines the spirit of adventure with all-round performance, premium specifications, practicality, and comfort for urban commuting and weekend escapes.”

The 2017 Honda X-ADV is power by a 745cc twin, tuned with a focus on torque. A Honda Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) makes the X-ADV accessible to riders unfamiliar with a manual clutch, as well as making it easier to ride in urban areas for all riders.

The Honda X-ADV may have a plasticky look, but underneath, Honda says it has a “tough chassis.” We can see the inverted forks—Honda calls them “long travel”—twin discs with radially mounted four-piston calipers, wire-spoke tubeless rims, Bridgestone Trail Wing off-roadable tires, and handguards. So, it definitely has premium components that can be of value in a number of situations.

Other features include a five-position windshield, centerstand, rally-style multi-function LCD dash, a Honda Smart Key system, a storage space under the seat large enough to swallow a full-face dirt bike or adventure helmet.

If you think the X-ADV has a continental look, it was designed at the Honda R&D Europe in Rome.

We would definitely encourage Honda to bring the 2017 Honda X-ADV to America!

 

 

Don Williams
Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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