for off-road use
The X-ADV is built around a strong, completely new, tubular-steel chassis for firm and confident handling on different road surfaces. It’s also been created to provide a roomy 21-litres of handy, under-seat storage space too.
The 41mm upside-down fork offers spring preload and rebound damping adjustment along with 153mm of travel, while the preload-adjustable Pro-Link rear shock offers 150mm. All this, matched with a ground clearance of 162mm, make it ideal for more than just a casual off-road excursion.
Braking on the X-ADV with ABS inspires confidence on less than perfect roads or in wet conditions. It delivers strong, precise and stable stopping performance through dual-discs with radial-mounted, 4-piston front brake calipers. Rear disc brake is a 2-piston caliper type.
Pro-Link rear suspension – operating a sturdy swingarm – is featured for high levels of rider comfort, together with durability, over the rough stuff.
Front forks are fully adjustable to give you a smoother ride over all kinds of terrain.
With the rake and trail set at 27° and 104mm respectively, it feels naturally balanced with exceptional straight-line stability. The X-ADV is designed with a 39˚steering angle and a turning circle of just 2.8 metres, making it really easy to handle in a tight spot.
The X-ADV can take every journey in its stride with a Dual Clutch Transmission that comes with 4-rider modes.
It’s easy to choose the ride that suits you best for different road conditions and off-road surfaces. Once selected, each mode is clearly displayed on the wide LCD instrument panel.
Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) features 2 Levels: Level 1 allows some rear wheel spin on gravel or dirt tracks and Level 2 inspires greater confidence on slippery roads. The default setting, which is Level 2, can be changed by simply pushing the button on the handlebar. (Pushing and holding the button turns HSTC off.)
A feature taken straight from the Africa Twin, the G switch increases the X-ADV’s off-road capability and is positioned on the instrument panel. Hitting the switch, in any riding mode, improves traction and delivers power exactly to where you need it most – at the back wheel.
If you want to take complete control of the X-ADV and experience that direct contact between brain, wrist, throttle, engine and road surface, then select this manual mode for some old-school riding thrills.
Standard automatic D mode selects lower ratios for quick acceleration; just what you need in town traffic. For a sportier ride – out of town – S mode really hits the spot by changing gear at higher RPM. You can save S mode settings for subsequent and similar rides too, and it’s all displayed on the LCD panel.
Two clutches are independently controlled by their own electro-hydraulic circuit, so when a gear is selected it switches through one clutch to the other. It’s quick and seamless, eliminating shift-shock, as you change up or down through the gears. Select your mode, and let it take you along for the ride.
The upswept exhaust emits a strong pulsing sound; it’s slim and has good ground clearance tucked in close to the bodywork.
The X-ADV’s 745cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC 8-valve parallel twin-cylinder engine puts out strong low-to-mid-range torque of 68Nm @ 4750rpm. This long-stroke motor delivers a rush of road-ripping acceleration from very low rpm; quite capable of leaving most other motorcycles standing at a traffic light.
Twin balancers on the crank shaft counteract vibration when the engine runs at higher revs, yet still allows a distinctive ‘throb’ and deep exhaust note delivered by the 270° firing order. It’s a unique and satisfying sound.
A single 36mm throttle body and PGM-FI feeds the exact fuel/air ratio to make the X-ADV EURO4 compliant. With fuel consumption that provides approximately 300km range, there's a lot of riding to do on a 13.1-litre fuel tank.
Plenty of torque to pull away from a traffic light combines well with smooth power and performance out on the open road. This is much more of a motorcycle than you can imagine, and when you ride it you’ll know, so why not arrange a test ride and find out for yourself.