Honda X-ADV Texas Style

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by cabanza, May 17, 2019.

  1. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I went for a ride this morning. My destination was a Honda dealership in the area. I was hoping to take a look at a Super Cub (just for fun) but they didn't have any. There was a young tech who saw my bike and really liked it. He asked a bunch of questions. He said he had to do a double take because he first thought it was an Africa Twin. I saw a Honda NM4 Vultus. You don't see one of those very often. You can still buy a brand new 2018 Honda NM4. It retails at $11,299 (+ $380 for destination charge). The NM4 has the old(er) 700cc engine from the NC700X. Honda says "Looking to stand out? Then look no further than the Honda NM4." I don't know. I think I stand out plenty. :ricky

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  2. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I am commuting to work on the X ADV this week. Traffic? What traffic?

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  3. Redoubt

    Redoubt Been here awhile

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    I wouldn't mind a vultus in the future if I can find a cheap used one. What mpg does your xadv get doing 70mph on flat highway? Can you use regular 87?
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  4. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Yes the X ADV takes regular gas. I never do 70 mph but I would assume that you can probably get about 65 mpg at that speed.
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  5. theloop

    theloop Long timer

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    I have been leaning that way also. I like the low 25.5 seat height and the automatic transmission, I never warmed up to the cvt, but I could wind up with one if I find a 150cc or so scooter with plenty of leg room
  6. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I gassed up today and my mpg came out to an even 60. It is consistent with my previous gas mileage. I have been riding in manual (so my rpm is usually higher since I shift later) but it doesn't seem to change the mpg.

    The X ADV feels like a little dragster off the lights. I smoked a guy riding an MT-10. He pulled up next to me trying to figure out what the hell I was riding. He was twisting his throttle a bit (may be he was trying to establish dominance?). When the light turned green, he was left behind. He tried again at the next light but it ended with the same result. He will tell tales about his encounter with the third kind. :lol3
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  7. DaBinChe

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    I like the long travel and tubeless. Wire spoke wheels done right.
  8. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Faster than the rain? I think so! I made it back home in the nick of time. Ain't no rain touching my X ADV! :lol3

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  9. JerryH

    JerryH To Each Their Own Supporter

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    If I had the money I would buy it. I found a CTX700 DCT on Craigslist for less than half that. I didn't even go check it out. Even if I could manage to get on it now, I might not be able to next year. That thing shows just how easy it is to make wire spoke wheels for tubeless tires, and proof that you no longer need tubes because you want wire spoke wheels. I wish somebody would build a 300cc DCT scooter. Just big enough for the freeway, but no more. What a ride that would be. And you could downshift it so it would climb anything. I wish I could get one of those chain drive underbone bikes they sell in Mexico. It would make a great trail bike, with a seat I could slide back on. How do you title and plate a vehicle in Mexico if you are not a Mexican citizen, and how do you insure it in the U.S.?
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  10. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    1. You own land in Mexico or
    2. You are a resident of Mexico or
    3. You are a Mexican citizen.

    Insurance is easy. One place to buy it is at the border. There are insurance companies online that will also provide coverage. Same as you buying insurance for your vehicle when you go to Mexico.
  11. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I have been riding my X ADV to work pretty much every day. I mostly ride manual now (what can I say? I'm a control freak :lol3) until I get into heavy traffic and then I switch to auto. I say it every time but that DCT is amazing!

    So I have ordered the Rizoma foot pegs in red for my X ADV. I ordered them out of Europe. They should ship on September 6. Not sure how long it will take until they get here but hopefully somewhere around mid-September. It will give me another riding position - closer to the riding position of the NC750X. Can't wait to put them on!

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  12. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Another week, another fill up. Still getting 60 mpg. No matter how I ride. Good enough for me.

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  13. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    So I'm still waiting on mÿ Rizoma foot pegs. They cleared Customs in New York on September 13 and left USPS facilities on September 15. Today is September 20 and the tracking simple shows it's on its way to the next facility. I was hoping to install them bÿ the weekend so I could go for a ride and try them out... :becca
  14. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    So... I got rained on! I thought I was going to be able to skip the rain but no such luck. The sun was out for a bit and I made the most of it but we aren't done with the rain yet here in Houston.

    I went and priced parts and service at mÿ local Honda dealer. It won't be a problem for me to get tires. Awesome! There are a few choices between road and dirt oriented tires. I also got a quote for what the next service will be (I still got time though) and it's pretty cheap. So, all in all, not a bad morning and I got to ride too.

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  15. Redoubt

    Redoubt Been here awhile

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    If I was on the mainland I'd buy that off you right now.
  16. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Thanks but it's not for sale anymore. I would have made a huge mistake selling it.
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  17. Redoubt

    Redoubt Been here awhile

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    I agree it would be a mistake.
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    tonymarchman Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    It is a beautiful bike. I'm sure you made the right choice!
  19. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Sun's out this morning so I coerced the wife into going for a short ride around town.

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  20. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Ok, well, it was just coffee. :lol3

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