2021 Honda X Adv


Our X-ADV made the first move. Broke the ground. And led the way. Combining the capabilities and performance of an adventure motorcycle, with the comfort, convenience and commuting ability of a large-capacity scooter, it’s a two-wheeled SUV that defies convention. A premium urban explorer, capable of going from city block, to off-road trail (and back) in a heartbeat, the X-ADV turns every single ride into a unique experience. And we’ve made every part of it better.


We’ve made the X-ADV even more versatile, ready for whatever you have planned.
The frame is lighter, a redesigned seat makes ground reach easier and new bodywork heightens a rugged style that the X-ADV has made its own. It also hides more storage space and a USB Type-C charger. Dual headlights feature highly-visible DRL technology, while the full-colour TFT screen offers intuitive control. You can also now link to many smartphone functions, such as navigation, calls, messages and music, via the new Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (available with Android™ devices only). So, wherever you end up, you’re never out of touch.
For a thrilling charge around the rev-counter, we’ve raised the rpm limit and boosted power from the 745cc, twin-cylinder engine. Throttle By Wire (TBW) control and four default riding modes optimise performance to suit conditions and terrain. And the X-ADV is flexible – you have the option to fully customise engine output and character, as well as the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) shifting schedule, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and ABS level.


From smooth tarmac, via rough city streets, to off-road trails. The X-ADV has it covered.


Find out in detail what it takes to put together our unique, two-wheeled SUV.
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LED DRL headlights plus extra storage
Sharp, dual LED headlights lead the way with bright, Daytime Running Lights (DRL) technology. The under-seat luggage space now has 21L volume and accepts a full-face adventure-style helmet; you’ll also find a USB Type-C socket for charging your smartphone.
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5-inch TFT screen for connectivity and control
Linking to your device, the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (available with Android™ devices only) keeps you in touch with everything that matters while you’re riding. You can manage riding modes quickly and easily, as well as customise the information displayed to suit your preference.
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Smart Key convenience plus ESS visibility
All the small details make a big difference. The Smart Key can be stored in your pocket. It operates the keyless ignition system, fuel cap and seat and also opens the (optional) Smart Top Box. The rear indicators feature Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), which flashes the rear hazards under extreme braking. The system adjusts for wet weather, and the indicators also auto-cancel.
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More powerful, 745cc, 8-valve parallel twin-cylinder engine
69Nm of torque with 43.1kW peak power; the X-ADV can go from highway to trail in a flash, and the engine is tuned to deliver instant response. You also have an extra 600rpm to play with before the redline. And, for A2 licence holders, a 35kW conversion is available from your local Honda dealer.
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Throttle By Wire control and 5 riding modes
Set the engine how you want it. STANDARD riding mode is the mid-point base setting, SPORT turns up the excitement dial, with low HSTC, RAIN softens everything off and GRAVEL gives full power, with low HSTC and ABS. USER mode allows complete customisation.
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Six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)
Another feature unique to the X-ADV – seamless shifting either manually controlled or automatic. The DCT shift schedule goes from smooth and early, in RAIN mode to fast and aggressive – with auto-blipping on down changes – in GRAVEL and SPORT modes.
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Long-travel suspension
Long-travel, 41mm cartridge-style Up Side Down (USD) front forks adjust for spring preload and rebound damping. They provide superb bump absorption on broken tarmac or rutted trails, and everything in between. The lightweight aluminium swingarm operates a single-tube, split-pressure monoshock, adjustable for spring preload to maintain optimum steering ability when loaded.
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Tough, durable wheels and block tyres
The 17-inch front wheel and 15-inch rear use stainless steel rust-resistant spokes and contribute to the X-ADV’s capacity to soak up rough terrain. Block-pattern tyres add to the ride quality and L-shape valve stems make checking air pressure easy. Tyres are sized 120/70 R17 front and 160/60 R15 rear.
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Performance to enjoy and handling that inspires. Wherever you ride.
The twin-cylinder engine is a compact, punchy powerhouse. You know what adventures you have planned for your X-ADV, so we’ve taken away 2kg of weight and given it more peak power, 43.1kW (with 69Nm torque) through revised intake, cam timing and exhaust. With Throttle By Wire control, four default riding modes cover most conditions and manage engine power and engine braking, ABS and Dual Clutch Transmission together. The Honda Selectable Torque Control level has much finer control over 3 levels, also adjusts to suit. All riding modes are easily selected via the TFT screen and left handlebar switches and, with the USER option, you can fully customise your X-ADV’s performance.
The tubular steel diamond-style frame is brand new. It’s stronger, with the exact same dimensions, steering geometry and long-travel suspension that provides the sure-footed, agile handling to inspire confidence no matter what, or where, you’re riding. And dual, radial-mount opposed four-piston brake calipers bite their discs hard. In all default road riding modes the ABS level is high; with GRAVEL selected ABS level is low, for efficient and consistent braking on loose surfaces.
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