Honda X-ADV

Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2019 (GIIAS) membuka tirai dengan memperkenalkan Honda ADV 150, sebuah skuter ‘adventurer’ yang sebelum ini diperkenalkan menerusi model skuter yang lebih besar, Honda X-ADV.

Meskipun didatangkan dengan enjin 150cc namun sekali pandang, jelas Honda ADV 150 memiliki reka bentuk paling unik di dalam kelasnya.

Seperti model abangnya (X-ADV), rekaan keseluruhan ADV 150 turut tampak agresif.

Honda ADV 150 turut didatangkan dengan paparan digital penuh dan lampu LED di bahagian depan dan belakang.

Meskipun bersaiz kecil namun model ini turut dilengkapi dengan cermin penghadang angin boleh laras dan ruang simpan yang luas di bawah tempat duduk.

Pada masa sama, Honda ADV 150 turut dilengkapi dengan fork teleskopik dan penyerap hentakan Showa di bahagian belakang dan beberapa ciri keselamatan penting, antaranya ABS.

Perbezaan paling ketara ADV 150 dengan X-ADV adalah penggunaan rim aloi berukuran 14 inci depan dan 13 inci di belakang namun masih didatangkan dengan tayar ‘dual-purpose’.

Honda ADV 150 dilengkapi dengan enjin 149.3cc SOHC satu silinder dengan sistem Idling Stop yang menghasilkan 14hp pada 8,500rpm dan 13.8Nm pada 6,500rpm.

Disebabkan model ini mendapat enjin 150 pastinya ia akan menjadi saingan kepada Yamaha NVX seandainya Honda membawa masuk jentera ini ke pasaran Malaysia.

  • A Honda X-Adv had won in the 2019 Gibraltar Race ahead of other dual-purpose bikes.

  • It took the middleweight category and placed seventh overall.

  • A competitor will ride an X-Adv in the upcoming GIVI Rimba Raid at Janda Baik 2019.

A Honda X-Adv had won in the 2019 Gibraltar Race ahead of other dual-purpose bikes.

Renato Zocchi steered the X-Adv to the Class 2 victory in the especially tough 7,000-km rally through Europe. His class win also puts him as seventh overall in the event, beating our scores of purpose-built dirtbikes and adventure-tourers.

Class 2 is designated to motorcycles between 601 to 950cc, hence includes some menacing middleweight adventure bikes such as the KTM 790 Adventure R, KTM 690 Enduro, KTM 950 Super Enduro, Husqvarna 701 Enduro, BMW F 800 GS Adventure and many more.

While the X-Adv was specially prepared for the race, the bike was reliable. Competitors faced various terrains including dirt roads, rocky mule tracks, river crossings, mud and grass. Zocchi kept the DCT (dual clutch transmission) and G (gravel) mode. The suspension was modified to provide extra wheel travel and ground clearance. The footboards remained in place.

The route covered several countries, taking the riders from the Baltic Sea to the Atlantic Ocean coast. It began in Gdansk, Poland, passed through the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, France and finally ending at the Cape Finiterre Lighthouse in Spain.

The results were surprising, of course but wait, you’ll get to witness a Honda X-Adv taking part in the GIVI Rimba Raid Janda Baik 2019 from 27th to 28th July!

  • Sebuah video menampilkan proses dan hasil kerjasama antara Marc Marquez, DJ Roger Wid, dan sebuah motosikal Honda X-ADV dalam menghasilkan sebuah lagu.
  • Marquez menghasilkan sampel bunyi menggunakan sebuah motosikal X-ADV dan ianya diadun oleh DJ Roger Wid.
  • Model Honda X-ADV telah menjadi motosikal paling laris di Eropah.


  • Marc Marquez takes a spin on the Honda X-Adv while DJ Roger Wid records all the sounds.

  • The sounds were then turned into a techno song.

  • The Honda X-Adv became Europe’s best-selling motorcycle.

Just as Suzuki released the video of ex-GP rider Nobuatsu Aoki taking the new Suzuki Katana out for a spin, now Honda has MotoGP champion, Marc Marquez takes a ride on the Honda X-Adv and gets the sounds turned into music by DJ Roger Wid.

Every of Marquez’s move was recorded and turned into music, including zipping up his jacket, unlocking the bike, opening the seat to retrieve his signature Shoei helmet, flipping up the passenger footpegs.

The rider then proceeded to whip the bike into a smoky rolling burnout while it pirouettes around him, while sound technicians hold the microphones to the action.

At the end, all those sounds you and I have grown so familiar with on a daily basis were turned into techno music by the said DJ.

The X-Adv is powered by the 745cc twin-cylinder engine which is also fitted to the Honda NC750X. However, the X-Adv uses Honda’s proprietary Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). The DCT is actually a manual gearbox without a clutch lever.

We’ve tested and reviewed the bike months ago and found it entertaining, although on the more expensive side. But here’s a bit of trivia, the Honda X-Adv became Europe’s best-selling motorcycle, even dethroning the might BMW R 1200 GS.

Source: A Ride Apart

  • Boon Siew Honda rolled out a new colour for the 2019 Honda X-ADV.

  • The X-ADV is a cross-platform motorcycle.

  • It features a 750cc engine and Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).

Boon Siew Honda introduced a new colour for the 2019 Honda X-ADV line-up called Matt Moonstone Silver Metallic. It complements the present Grand Prix Red and Matt Bullet Silver colours.

The Honda X-ADV is a groundbreaking cross-platform motorcycle. It incorporates a number of features that are only found in individual motorcycles in the body of a scooter.

First up, the liquid-cooled, 745cc engine produces 54 bhp (40.3 kW) and 68 Nm of torque. It means that the bike isn’t a run-of-the-mill scooter.

Secondly, it is equipped with Honda’s proprietary Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). The DCT is a 6-speed manual gearbox but can be operated in Drive and Sport full-automatic modes or in fully manual model.

Thirdly, the X-ADV has a Gravel model for off-road riding, hence the knobby tyres. There’s no other scooter which boasts such capability. The front wheel is a 17-inch unit for tackling the rough.

With such engine power and capabilities, the Honda X-ADV makes for both a practical daily commuter and long-distance tourer. We have ridden the bike all the way to Kuantan and back in comfort. The adjustable windscreen it tall in its highest adjustment, keeping windblast off the rider’s torso.

The underseat storage compartment is large and supplemented by cubby holes up front.

The new colour is available from December 2019 onwards at Honda Big Wing Dealers. The Honda X-ADV is priced from RM 63,229 for standard colours and from RM 65,499 for special colours.

Boon Siew Honda (BSH) baru sahaja mengumumkan pilhan warna baharu bagi dua model Big Bikes tawaran mereka untuk pasaran Malaysia iaitu Honda Rebel 500 dan juga Honda X-ADV. Menuju ke tahun 2019, Honda Rebel kini ditawarkan dengan dua warna baharu manakala terdapat satu lagu pilihan baharu untuk model Honda X-ADV. (more…)

  • Boon Siew Honda has launched the CB1000R and CB250R as part of their Neo Sports Café lineup.

  • The two new bikes augment the X-ADV and Africa Twin as part of Boon Siew Honda’s Big Bike offerings.

  • The CB1000R is priced from RM 74,999 and CB250R from RM 22,999 (basic selling price with 0% GST).

Malaysian Honda motorcycles distributor, Boon Siew Honda, has just launched the Neo Sports Café lineup – the CB1000R and CB250R.

The launch event also served as an occasion for BSH to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri with members of the media. It is a tradition that BSH has observed throughout the years and to spice things up even further, the media was treated to riding the CB1000R, CB250R, X-ADV and CRF1000L Africa Twin at the Sepang International Circuit.

In his speech, Mr. Keiichi Yasuda, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Boon Siew Honda revealed that the company had received overwhelming response for the Africa Twin and X-ADV – which became the catalyst to introduce the Neo Sports Café bikes.

Safety briefings from both BSH’s riding instructor and SIC’s clerk of course followed Mr. Yasuda’s speech and we were then ushered to the paddock downstairs for a short product introduction and briefing.

The briefing centred primarily around the Africa Twin and X-ADV as they were both with Honda’s proprietary Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT). The DCT on both bikes could perform as fully automatic, more “aggressive” SPORT auto and manual by way of push buttons on the left handlebar.


I drew the X-ADV on our first trip out. I had ridden this bike around in Pattaya, Thailand and found it to be superb around the congested city. I left the transmission in “D” (for “DRIVE” as in fully automatic just like in a car) while I concentrated on navigating through heavy traffic and throngs of tourists.

Of course, it looks like scooter with some offroad capability thrown in, but truth is, the X-ADV is a motorcycle of a different concept. It’s a bike that’s meant to go anywhere and does it in seamless fashion. Honda’s copywriting blurb says that it’s “A motorcycle that thinks it’s an SUV.”

Since we were given only three laps per bike here at SIC, I decided to just keep in “D,” too. Well, it was also because I kept finding the horn button through my race gloves, instead.

Out of the pits and into Turn One, the X-ADV felt strange initially. It turned out that I was trying to trail brake into the corner.

Anyhow, it didn’t take long to learn the bike and I was already speeding into Turn Five with the throttle held open. But when I let of the gas to set up for Turn Six, the transmission downshifted almost imperceptibly, and I had the right amount of power at the exit.

It was just a seamless piece of cloth as I blasted down the front straight (it’s a 750cc bike, by the way). The brakes were superbly strong as I braked for Turn One. It was as easy as that. The X-ADV touched down its centrestand through Turn Two but there was lots of cornering clearance, overall.

And it’s NOT a scooter!


Just like the X-ADV, I’ve also ridden the ‘Twin before but that one had a “normal” gearbox. The first thing I noticed about this one was the low seat height which took me by surprise.

Then I did a noob thing: I tried to grab the “clutch lever” but it was waaay further than the reach of my fingers. The group was about to leave the pits, so I waved my arms around like one of Caesar’s friends (as in Caesar in Planet of the Apes). The Honda guys ran over and stifled their laughter as they told me, “That’s the parking brake for uphill.” Ooooh-kaaay.

Now, a noob thing #2. I started searching for the gear pedal. The same guy saw it and told me to shift using the up and down buttons on the left switch cluster. I tried dabbing at them with my stiff gloves and found the horn again. So, yes, I decided to leave it in D.

The Africa Twin may have more cc’s than the X-ADV but it got going a lot smoother. The suspension was also much softly damped and I could feel that as I started braking for Turn One. However, while I could feel the rear swingarm moving up and down to cope with the cornering forces, the good news was the bike didn’t wallow like an old KL taxi.

Riding the Africa Twin with DCT was so easy perhaps anyone could do it. Accelerate, brake, turn, repeat.

Through this first experience, I could safety assume that the bike was geared mainly for the dirt, hence the soft suspension. Its power character was also on the softer and smoother side. Not that you couldn’t push it on tarmac, but it kind of defeats the bike’s real mission in life. As for the DCT, it should take the workload off the rider while he concentrates on negotiating the trail.

Please click on the link below for the prices of the X-ADV and Africa Twin.

2018 Honda X-ADV & Africa Twin prices announced! From RM57,999


Now, we’re talking! VROOOM! VROOOOM! Yeah, heh heh. The exhaust note was raunchy enough it could be heard through my Arai and racing earplugs. It’s probably one of the few bikes which the owner doesn’t have to bin the stock exhaust.

The styling was definitely a funky mix of new and old elements, hence Neo Sports.

The engine is derived from an old CBR1000RR Fireblade and has a longer stroke. It produces 143 bhp at 7500 RPM and 104 Nm of torque at 8250 RPM.

In SPORT mode, the bike charged ahead but it did so very smoothly. Its engine braking was equally as smooth without robbing you of corner rolling speed. The suspension and seat were equally comfortable.

Despite being comfy, the CB1000R could be hustled through corners with ease, even at the narrow Turns Two and Four. It flicked over with hardly any steering input.

But it did fly down the straight. Braking hard for Turn One, I was surprised to find a lack of fork dive. I only found out later that the forks are Showa’s new Separate Function Fork – Big Piston (SFF-BP).

I was just starting to have fun when Ahmad Zakhwan, our lead marshal waved us into the pits. Sheesh.


This is gonna be awkward, I thought. I should’ve started on this one instead of the progressively bigger bikes.

But it felt so good to ride a lightweight bike as soon as the clutch went out. The single-cylinder engine revved very quickly without much vibration. Just as the rest I’ve tested earlier, the suspension may be on the softer side but it didn’t mean the bike was going to squirm around.

And since it was so light, I just chucked it into all the corners in a gear too high. The engine was also super smooth for a single and didn’t feel like it was being revved to destruction despite hitting the rev limiter a few times. I had so much fun I actually missed the checkered flag and had to circulate for one extra lap.

But the best thing about it was just amazingly easy it was to ride. Coupled with the low seat height, beginners will find it easily accessible.

In closing, all four bikes were great and showcased Honda’s attention to detail and quality. All panels joined uniformly, the paint quality was consistently good for all four bikes.

But I couldn’t wait to fully review the CB1000R at a later date.

Boon Siew Honda (BSH) has unveiled the official prices for the 2018 Honda X-ADV and Honda Africa Twin for the Malaysian market.

The announcement was made in conjunction with the launch of the Malaysia Autoshow 2018.

The X-ADV is priced from RM57,999 whereas the Africa Twin is from RM69,999 (basic prices without GST).

Boon Siew Honda (BSH) has officially announced not one but two of their highly-awaited big bikes for this year which are the 2018 Honda X-ADV adventure scooter and 2018 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin earlier today. The announcement was made in conjunction with the launch of the Malaysia Autoshow 2018.

2018 Honda X-ADV – from RM57,999 to 59,999 (basic price without GST)

It was recently implied that Boon Siew Honda is ready to sell the 2018 Honda X-ADV adventure scooter at a price of below RM70,000. In fact, this statement was released during the launch of Malaysia’s first Honda Big Wing Centre in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur earlier this year.

The X-ADV is indeed a formidable off-road machine capable of some very interesting things. Fitted with a 745cc liquid-cooled SOHC parallel-twin engine, the X-ADV is able to produce over 57hp and 68Nm of maximum torque.

What makes the X-ADV even more special is its six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) gearbox. This allows the rider to switch the transmission riding mode to accommodate different riding situations. Whether it’s for highway cruising or some off-road fun out in the dirt, the X-ADV is designed to conquer them all.

Bookings are already accepted at the Honda Big Wing Centre at a price of RM61,478.94 whereas the Special colour will set you back at RM63,598.94 (basic price with GST). Other amazing specs include a fully-adjustable 41mm upside-down front fork, 21-litre under-seat storage, 13.1-litre fuel tank, selectable riding modes, and many more.

2018 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin – From RM69,999 (basic price without GST)

Boon Siew Honda did mention earlier this year that their latest Africa Twin series will be available for purchase around the RM80,000 mark. Highly-regarded as one of the most successful rally bikes of all time, the Africa Twin has already made their way here to our shores as Honda Big Wing Centre are already accepting bookings for the bike.


A bike that’s capable to do it all even managed to climb up a 5,965-metre volcano which also set the world record for highest altitude reached by a twin-cylinder motorcycle. This is partly thanks to its 998cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that’s able to produce around 94hp and 98Nm of maximum torque.

With a curb weight of 232kg, the Africa Twin is indeed a formidable machine with specs like a fully-adjustable 45mm USD Showa front forks, fully-adjustable Showa rear shock, front dual 310mm floating discs with four-piston radial calipers, and a 256mm rear disc with two-piston caliper just to name a few.

There will be two different models available; one with a normal six-speed transmission and another fitted with Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) gearbox. BSH has priced them at RM74,198.94 and RM80,558.94 (basic prices with GST) respectively.

Interested in the CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports? Get yours for only RM77,378.94 and RM83,738.94 (basic prices with GST) for the Standard and DCT models respectively.

Well, what are you waiting for?

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  • Boon Siew Honda (BSH) baru sahaja melancarkan Pusat Honda BigWing pertama di Malaysia di Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Pusat motosikal besar Honda serba baru itu bertumpukan kepada model-model motosikal Honda yang terbaik di atas 250cc.
  • Honda X-ADV 2018 dan juga Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin telah dipratontonkan sewaktu upacara pembukaan besar-besarannya itu.


Boon Siew Honda (BSH) has just launched Malaysia’s first Honda BigWing Centre in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.

The all-new Honda big bike centre focuses on some of the best Honda models above 250cc.

The 2018 Honda X-ADV and Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin were previewed during the grand opening.

Boon Siew Honda (BSH) has just launched the country’s first ever Honda BigWing centre here in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. The all-new exclusive Honda big bike centre made its debut here in Kuala Lumpur thanks to BSH and Ee Tiong Motorsports Sdn Bhd. (more…)


  • Boon Siew Honda sedang merancang untuk mengembangkan lagi rangkaian motosikal mereka bagi tahun 2018 dengan lebih kurang sepuluh model terbaru.
  • Dua daripada model baru ini akan memenuhi permintaan yang semakin bertambah bagi motosikal kembara.
  • Selain daripada rangkaian Honda CRF250L 2017 yang telah diperkenalkan baru-baru ini, kita boleh nantikan kemunculan Honda X-ADV dan Africa Twin di tanah air kita pada tahun hadapan.


Boon Siew Honda plans to expand their motorcycle line-up for 2018 with around ten new models.

Two of these new models will cater to a growing demand for adventure bikes.

Apart from the recently introduced 2017 Honda CRF250L series, we can expect to see the Honda X-ADV and Africa Twin on our shores sometime next year.

The world of motorcycling has been witnessing quite a huge jump new and current riders going for a much more versatile two-wheelers. Touring, dual-sport and adventure bikes have been placed right in the spotlight for those looking for more than just entry-level cubs or manic superbikes. (more…)


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