2017 Honda X-ADV

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by fullmetalscooter, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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  2. Qaz

    Qaz Been here awhile

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    If I have to take care of a chain, I want a manual transmission for power.
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  3. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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    At a guessed 500 cc, too big for 'urban' uses in my book. Frankly like the anti-sportsbike upright crouch and chunky-Gundam aesthetics. I could see going for a 250-300, appropriately scaled-down in weight. Bit of legshield there.
    Sole comment so far at this site is a sneer, but de gustibus, and all that.
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  4. Dabears

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    Has some things going it: Dual sport tires, adjustable? windscreen, handguards, adjustable handlebars.. appears to have some kind of highway pegs that fold out? If the weight was kept down and the engine at 250-350cc, it would appeal to me. Chain is ok, allows lots of travel in the back with stationary engine. Wonder how much storage they had to give up....

    I applaud any of the manufacturers that try new things. Will be interesting to hear more about this in the coming weeks. Almost assumed it was an electric bike until I saw the exhaust.

    HA HA- Appears Redhandmoto and I think alike!
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  5. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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    Following links for Honda on that same site, it was reported that a British publication sez that "one dealer" claims Honda will likely push through with an earlier concept, the Zero-Halliburton-Case-On-Wheels...

    this...hmmmm, I dunno...not so much...or mebbe...

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  6. jon_l

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    I like the Urban Adventure concept!

    An enclosed chain should require very little maintenance, and would still allow gearing changes with sprocket swaps.
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  7. GREY.HOUND

    GREY.HOUND Been here awhile

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    If that doesn't say battle scooter, I don't know what does. Designed for the Xbone/Ps4 generation. Looks like a DCT, probably has LED lights all around and the dash probably has different colors like the NM4.
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  8. tastroman

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    Looks like it might solve one of the biggest complaints I've had with every scooter I have owned to date and that would be the harsh suspension. Another vote for the 250-350 range.
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  9. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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    "Ps4 Generation" - Hah! Well-seen; Well said you, sir.
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  10. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    That is one cool scooter!

    I wonder if it's a Forza 125 under all that.
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  11. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  12. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I like this thing a lot. I bet if it makes it to production, we'd never see it in the US.

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  13. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  14. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  15. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Cool dash and motocross handlebar

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  16. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    Mid 80's styling. Maybe my 86 Elite 150 will be cool again? I'm hoping.
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  17. GREY.HOUND

    GREY.HOUND Been here awhile

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    Are the handguards LED/indicators? A small square aluminum top case/zombie first aid kit to balance the front/back. Add a holster on one side and a sheath on the other; ion shield and cloaking capabilities and you're good.
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  18. Tromper

    Tromper Sagaciously Annoying Supporter

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    Kinda nifty looking. I'll have to give one a look if they actually produce it and bring it to the U.S.
    For me. A few extra cc's vs. the 350 would give it enough more oomph on the freeway to make it a decent compromise, but there are some other considerations as well too.
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  19. jon_l

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    With the engine not on the swingarm, it isn't really a scooter, is it?

    Regardless, I like it. Make mine with the 300cc from the Forza and a useful rear rack, since it doesn't look to have have scooter-like under-seat storage.

    Come to think of it, make mine with the 500cc twin from the CB500X!
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  20. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    The engine is a 750 cc with 55 HP.
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