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Honda X-ADV 300 in North America

 
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cummingsjc
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:10 am    Post subject: Honda X-ADV 300 in North America Reply with quote

This is intriguing. This article says that a 300cc version of the Honda X-ADV 750cc adventure scooter may be coming to North America. It would be a really cool off-road capable scooter that might be worth some consideration.

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/365486/rumor-honda-xadv-300-usa/
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great news. I've always liked the X-ADV so if it shows up on our shores as a 300 or bigger I'd be interested. I wonder what the MSRP will be for this bad boy.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a Honda product, probably too much. But it would be cool to have one.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a 300 would be a mistake. The DCT transmission adds a lot of weight. The bike will suffer accordingly. I've always wanted a X-ADV or Africa Twin in the 450 to 500 cc range. I think that's powerful enough to overcome the weight penalty of the DCT, but still won't weigh too much like the 700 or 1000.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Chinese will produce a clone version within 6 months of the X-ADV release.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

k1dude wrote:
I think a 300 would be a mistake. The DCT transmission adds a lot of weight. The bike will suffer accordingly. I've always wanted a X-ADV or Africa Twin in the 450 to 500 cc range. I think that's powerful enough to overcome the weight penalty of the DCT, but still won't weigh too much like the 700 or 1000.


Rumor has it that the engine will come from the Forza 300 which uses a conventional CVT transmission as far as I can tell. The Forza's weight is around 400lbs so I'm guessing the X-ADV will be pretty close to that.
With that being said, quite honestly I think I would rather have the Forza because I like it's features and looks. Not sure if it'll make it State side though.

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