adventure scooter

While some Malaysians are still waiting to get their hands on the 2nd-generation Honda X-ADV, the Japanese manufacturer seems to already be working on a new generation based on the latest patent filed recently.

  • upcoming Honda X-ADV to feature an all-new front fascia including a different headlamp layout. 
  • the next-gen X-ADV is expected to feature the same parallel-twin 749cc engine. 

This patent, published in Japan, promises exciting advancements in both aesthetics and functionality, reaffirming Honda’s commitment to pushing boundaries in the world of two-wheelers.

Building on the success of its predecessor and drawing inspiration from the renowned NC750 platform, including Honda’s signature dual-clutch transmission, the second-generation X-ADV made its debut in 2020 with subtle yet impactful design enhancements. The evolution didn’t stop there; Honda extended the X-ADV’s influence, spawning a family of adventure-scooters, including the ADV350, ADV150, and ADV160 models. 

The recently revealed patent provides a tantalising glimpse into the future of the X-ADV, showcasing significant modifications to the bike’s front and rear sections. A key highlight is the reimagined headlight design, which underscores Honda’s dedication to functional innovation.

Departing from convention, the patent highlights a radical shift in headlight placement, with the lights elegantly nestled into the underside of the front end, curving over the front wheel. This arrangement features two headlight units, each equipped with three distinct LED bulbs.

Not to be outdone, the X-ADV’s rear section showcases a complete overhaul, marked by a redesigned tail and exhaust system. Departing from the traditional side-mounted mufflers that defined previous generations, the upcoming model boasts an under-seat exhaust configuration.

This shift not only enhances the bike’s visual appeal but also optimises weight distribution and centralises mass for improved handling and manoeuvrability. The patent documentation details this transformation, emphasising the reimagined exhaust layout and its integration into the bike’s frame, resulting in a streamlined and harmonious design.

Honda’s commitment to excellence is further evident in the intricate details of the patent, which specify the meticulous engineering required to accommodate the new exhaust system. The rear bodywork has been skilfully reimagined to provide clearance for the under-seat exhaust, a testament to Honda’s dedication to both aesthetics and performance.

As we eagerly await further details and an official unveiling, it is evident that Honda’s commitment to innovation and pushing the boundaries of design will ensure that the upcoming X-ADV is poised to redefine the adventure-scooter landscape once again.

(source: Cycle World)

Kymco rolls out two new adventure scooter for the European market with the new DTX125 and DTX300 set to join the DTX360 introduced back in 2020. 

  • The DTX125 and DTX300 is introduced to meet the demand of young and beginner riders.

  • Features similar ‘adventure scooter’ aesthetic like the DTX300.

  • The DTX125 makes 13hp while the DTX300 pumps out 23.1hp.

The adventure scooter market has expanded ever since Honda brought upon the X-ADV 750 and ADV 150.

Kymco also joined the fight with its DTX360, introduced back in November 2020, features knobby tyres, a 12.4L fuel tank and weighs 195kg.

However, for 2023, the Taiwan-based company is expanding the DTX range with a new 125cc and 300cc variants to cater the beginner riders.

The DTX125 features a similar off-road aesthetic to the DTX360 but carries a 125ccc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that makes 13hp @ 8,750rpm.

Thanks to the smaller mill, the DTX125 is also lighter, at just 176kgs, making it the perfect ‘adventure scooter’ for first-time riders.

Meanwhile, the DTX300 also features similar styling to the DTX360 and serves as a middle ground between the 125 and 360.

Nevertheless, the DTX300 gets a 276cc liquid-cooled, a two-valve single-cylinder engine capable of churning 23.1hp @ 7,500rpm.

Despite the country of origin, the DTX125 is surprisingly pricey for a 125cc scooter, starting at EUR5,640 (RM26.6k), while the DTX300 retails for EUR6,640 (RM31.3k)

The Aprilia SR GT 200 first caught our attention after making its global debut at EICMA, last year.

Aprilia introduced two variants, the SR GT 125 and 200, with the latter being launched in the Japanese market, recently.

Following a similar design concept as the Honda ADV 150, the SR GT 200 features the same rugged and aggresive design.

Appropriately labelled as an ‘urban adventure scooter’, the SR GT 200 comes with a wider handlebar, long-travel suspension and knobby tyres.

Aprilia also fitted the SR GT 200 with the firm signature tri-LED headlights with DRL functionality at the front.

The SR GT 200 also features ADV elements which include a smoked windscreen heavily faired front panel and a slightly forward-set footpegs.

Other exciting features include:

  • full digital LCD instrument cluster
  • auto engine start/stop
  • 9L fuel tank
  • Showa 33mm telescopic fork
  • Showa rear twin shock
  • 260mm front petal disc
  • 220mm rear petal disc

Powering the SR GT 200 is a 174cc single-cylinder engine that pumps out 17.43hp @ 8,500rpm and 16.5Nm @ 7,000rpm.

The SR GT 200 is available in Japan for JPY550,00 (RM20k).

Could we see the SR GT range make its way to Malaysia anytime soon?

Along with the adventure motorcycle segment, the urban adventure scooter is also showing an upward trend.

Taiwanese scooter company, SYM is the latest manufacturer to join in the fight with the all-new 2022 Husky ADV.

With 150cc displacement, the Husky ADV is a direct competitor to the Honda ADV 150 which is priced at RM11,999 in Malaysia.

The liquid-cooled, single-cylinder SOHC engine on the Husky makes 14.4hp @ 7,500rpm and 14.5m @ 6,000rpm as compared to the Honda’s 14.6hp and 13.8Nm.

Nevertheless, the Husky ADV boast some interesting features, which includes a large 15-litres tank, bigger than its cousin, the SYM Maxsym TL500 that offers a 12.5L tank.

The Husky is also equipped with a full LED light setup including a neat-looking DRL (daytime running light) and a full-colour TFT instrument display that features an auto-dimming function.

It also comes with a conventional suspension setup, with telescopic forks at the front and mono-shock at the rear.

Braking is done by a 260mm front disc and 233mm rear disc paired to a dual-channel ABS as standard.

The world of dual-purpose adventure scooter is dominated by the one and only Honda X-ADV. That title is currently unchallenged (and even more so with the 2021 model), but Kymco has something up its sleeves to bring the fight to the world’s biggest motorcycle manufacturer. Will they succeed? (more…)

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