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Honda X-ADV identify trademarked in India | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The identify is utilized by an especially fascinating maxi-scooter/journey bike crossover product that’s bought by Honda in abroad markets.

Honda has trademarked the X-ADV identify tag in India. It’s the mannequin identify for a novel Honda automobile bought in abroad markets that’s a crossover between a maxi-scooter and an journey bike.

This ‘journey scooter’ is powered by a 745cc parallel-twin engine that’s borrowed from the NC750X journey tourer, mated to a 6-speed semi-automatic dual-clutch transmission. Output figures stand at 59hp and 69Nm, and the X-ADV has no clutch lever or gear shifter. The management scheme for the transmission is kind of just like the Africa Twin or the Gold Wing, the place shuffling by means of the gearbox will be left to the scooter to deal with, or handbook management will be taken utilizing buttons on the handlebars.

Serving to its off-road credentials are 17-inch/15-inch wire-spoke wheels wrapped in block-pattern tyres, and about 150mm of suspension journey at every finish. It’s additionally fairly a feature-rich scooter, coming with keyless ignition, a Bluetooth-equipped 5.0-inch TFT show, 5 driving modes and even three modes for the DCT.

So, is that this peculiar little journey scooter coming to India? Nicely, regardless of the trademark submitting, it appears fairly unlikely that Honda would deliver such an unconventional product to the Indian market, particularly when way more doubtless arrivals are but to hit our shores. Moreover, Honda has a historical past of trademarking abroad fashions in India that it doesn’t plan to promote right here – the most up-to-date instance is the CRF300L. However hey, by no means say by no means. Who would’ve thought the BMW C 400 GT would ever be on sale in India?

Have your say – would you wish to see the X-ADV in Indian showrooms? Inform us within the feedback.

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