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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by cabanza, Jul 17, 2019.
Yup, this is happening
Looks like it is based on the PCX 150
The wife and I will each take one. Thank you.
This looks very interesting. I just hope they don't put linked brakes on a scooter designed for off road. They also need to have off road ABS or an ABS off switch. If they do this right I might just buy one.
The “ADV” label is used so liberally these days it’s hard to tell if it’s just a marketing gimmick or if the Mfr has actually done something appreciably more than chunkier tires. It would be nice if they spent some money on better suspension but I’m not holding my breath. Of course, when I see twin 5 spoke mags and minimal front fender clearance I expect it to be mainly marketing and some 90/10 tires. I don’t expect a 150 to be built to Dakar specs, but I wish someone would do something more substantial to build a pavement/off pavement scooter that was also interstate capable.
Looks like longer travel suspension and a longer swingarm unit.
Only time will tell if this is just a PCX dressed up as an "ADV" scooter or if they actually make it off road worthy. I wouldn't expect this thing to match a KTM dual sport bike but it would need to be reasonably off road capable. I'm OK with them selling it with 80/20 tires as long as more knobby tires are available from the aftermarket.
Some things it would need to have:
Off road capable brakes as mentioned in an earlier post.
More & better suspension than the typical scooter.
Air intakes for the engine and CVT high enough for water crossings.
At least a 2 gallon tank, preferably a bit larger.
Frame sturdy enough to take the abuse.
If they do it right I'd expect a 1K price jump from the PCX but I'd be OK with that.
The Honda X ADV 150 will be unveiled at the GIIAS show in Indonesia. The show starts July 18 (tomorrow). There should be more information coming out real fast. Not sure if it will be sold outside of Asia at this point but given the popularity of the PCX, I would say there's a good chance Honda USA will bring it over here.
The pics show a smaller wheel on the back and a larger wheel at the front. It really mimics the X ADV. What sizes are those rims? Perhaps a 12" at the back and a 14" at the front?
This is going to be one cool scoot!
The PCX has a 2.1 gal tank. I don't see the X ADV having a much larger tank if it is larger at all. Suspension seem longer than it is on the PCX. Price point is huge but if they are introducing this model in Indonesia, it shouldn't be too much more than a PCX.
It takes some nice cues from the larger X ADV like the exhaust and the windshield which looks like it is adjustable. It also has disk brakes front and back which is nice.
Another thing it will need is some sort of skidplate to protect the bottom of the scooter. Of course many modern dual sport bikes don't have that but plates are available form the aftermarket. The ground clearance on this scooter looks pretty low for off road.
This isn't going to be a real off road scooter. It's just a PCX in disguise. Will it handle some off road? Probably. I wouldn't get my hopes too high about its off road abilities. Just look at how low the center stand is in the second picture above.
But damn it looks good!
It will be interesting to compare specs and price of the X ADV 150 to the PCX 150 sold in Indonesia. The Indonesian PCX has features we don't have here: disk brake on the back and keyless start. It already looks like the X ADV 150 has those features too. Could be get a "low cost" version here in the US? Not that it would be much cheaper anyway. An Indonesian PCX 150 non ABS cost only $2,050. Wow.
Lots and lots of similarities with the PCX 150
And thank the heavens, it has a rear disc brake
300cc and it would sell ALOT better.
The original X-ADV 750 was already a 'bitsa' parts bin special
This only continues the tradition, but I had expected it to have upside down suspension from the Grom or something,
Also looks like they dropped the X, it's just the ADV 150
Lots of pics