UPDATE: Here’s my review!
When Vy and I went to Spain, I flirted with the idea of touring with the 750cc X-ADV maxi scooter. That didn’t pan out, and unfortunately it hasn’t yet made it to the US, but now we’ve got a baby brother in the form of the ADV150. Honda calls the ADV150 an “adventure-style scooter that’s ready to conquer the asphalt jungle,” and tomorrow I get a few hours with it. What do you want to know?
Realistically, it seems as though we’re looking at a PCX150 (a highly-regarded scoot) that’s in costume. I don’t have any experience with the PCX and don’t really know what to expect, but I can give you at least give you the basics for now:
– 149cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine in a steel frame
– 2.1 gallon fuel tank
– two-position windscreen and a LCD dash
– automatic transmission
– SMART key (keyless ignition)
– 1-channel ABS (front wheel only)
– 27 liters of underseat storage
– center stand and side stand
– 294 lb wet weight
– 12V outlet.
Where it truly stands out is the suspension, as it’s packing very unscooter-like 31mm Showa forks with 5.1″ of travel/twin Showa shocks with remote reservoirs and 4.7″ of travel. It’s an interesting concept. The only miss to me on paper is the sole color choice of Matte Black Metallic, which hides all the lines unless it’s beautifully lit and photographed:
The price for all of this majesty? $4,299 MSRP + $380 destination charge = $4,679! Check out what Honda has to say about their newest scooter, and then let me know if there’s anything I can help with in the comments below!