The New 2024YM XADV
The X-ADV has broken new ground with its unique mix of adventure bike ability and big-scooter usefulness and practicality. Its rich specification includes Throttle By Wire management, 4 default riding modes and 3 level Honda Selectable Torque Control. The 22L seat storage compartment includes a USB-C charger while a glovebox adds further convenience. Twin LED headlights feature Daytime Running Lights and a 5-inch TFT display allows smartphone connectivity via the Honda Smartphone Voice Control System.
For 24YM two new Special Editions that headline the X-ADV line-up are joined by an all-new colour, guaranteeing that the X-ADV will continue to turn heads across Europe.
The 24YM X-ADV will be available in the following colour options:
**NEW** Iridium Gray Metallic Special Edition with graphite black trim and yellow highlights
**NEW** Grand Prix Red Special Edition with graphite black trim
**NEW** Puco Blue with graphite black trim
Mat Ballistic Black Metallic with graphite black trim
The design of the X-ADV’s liquid-cooled, SOHC 8-valve parallel twin-cylinder engine ensures punchy performance in the low-to-mid range. Its relatively long-stroke architecture and specially shaped combustion chambers combine with the high-inertial mass crankshaft to produce large amounts of effortless torque from very low rpm. A forward cant brings the centre of gravity down for optimum stability.
Peak power is set at 43.1kW @ 6,750rpm, with maximum torque of 69Nm @ 4,750rpm. From 30 km/h the X-ADV will cover 20m in 1.7s, 50m in 3.2s, while at 60km/h the torquey engine is turning at just 2,500rpm.
For A2 licence holders a 35kW version is available, which can be easily converted to the full power version by a Honda dealer at the appropriate time. Equally, it is possible to restrict the full power version to 35kW by a Honda dealer remapping the ECU.
Twin balancers counteract vibration from higher rpm inertia without affecting the distinct ‘throb’ delivered by the engine’s irregular firing order and 270° phased crankshaft. Bore and stroke is set at 77 x 80mm. Where possible components are made to do more than one job: the camshaft drives the water pump, while one of the balancer shafts drives the oil pump.
By keeping the number of parts to a minimum in this way, the engine is kept light, efficient and reliable.
The X-ADV engine also sips fuel – with a measured consumption of 27.8km/l (WMTC mode) providing a potential 366km range from the 13.2-litre fuel tank.
We can expect to see the New 2024 model in our showroom from September.