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Offline tommyt

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Honda X-ADV 750
« on: September 03, 2018, 09:23:12 PM »
I may be mad but I'm seriously considering one of these. The main reason is that I struggle to get my leg over the Tiger as I'm already a short arse but I'm now having issues with my spine.

I've ridden an Africa Twin with DCT and was very impressed with the DCT but the bike was too tall for me and not as smooth as my Tiger. The X-ADV might be the answer but it's so "off the map" that I am in two minds. Anyone tried one or have any views? Thanks.

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Re: Honda X-ADV 750
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 06:12:57 AM »
They're definitely different, a local dealer told me he shifts quite a few of them but I've never seen one on the road.
Give it a test and see how it goes.

Have a good look at the new Suzuki SV650 too for a more conventional option

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Re: Honda X-ADV 750
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 07:27:20 AM »
I'm surprised you liked the Africa Twin DCT - I tested one round town and it was like a bucking bronco, especially when it got hot, couldn't decide whether it wanted first or second in slow traffic, and kept changing gears mid roundabouts - The throttle was also heavy and I ended up using the manual paddles which kinda defeats the object. I guess if you are on a motorway it's OK.

I think the ADV scooter looks nice and hopefully rides better than the AT. Personally if I was going that route I would go for a Yamaha Tmax or Xmax or other maxi scooter which are brilliant and great fun, especially if comfort is the most important thing. Just my two pennies  :002: Good Luck

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Re: Honda X-ADV 750
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 09:48:29 AM »
Freddie Spencer rides one.  Enough said.   :123:
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Re: Honda X-ADV 750
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 06:08:20 PM »
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Re: Honda X-ADV 750
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 09:03:50 PM »
Thanks for all the useful comments. If it's Frank Spencer who rides one then I'd obviously be having a word with myself!

Rtwo - the SV650 is a bit too retro unfortunately.

I've been offered a great part-ex price for my Tiger and am now sorely tempted. Decision time!

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Re: Honda X-ADV 750
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 09:26:22 PM »
The Honda's seat height is 820 mm

My Tiger XRX lows seat height is 760-780 mm and has the comfort seat.

My inseam is a mere 26.5" but I can stand up astride the machine when motionless.

With bar risers fitted this Tiger variant may suit. Have you tried one owt?

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Re: Honda X-ADV 750
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2018, 05:38:46 PM »
Had a test ride today and the X ADV is a great scooter/bike. It has all the power that anyone really needs, is very comfortable and the DCT is better than the one that I tried on the Africa Twin. It handles really well, has great suspension and is a joy to ride. Try one because it's an amazing machine!

My only gripe was that I couldn't get both balls of my feet on the ground whereas I can do so with my Tiger on the standard seat height. The Honda is wide so your feet are about 6 inches further apart and that almost killed it for me. However, the "twist and go" with real "go" is a delight so I'm still in two minds.

After all that, when I had ridden my Tiger home, my head said "what the "****" are you thinking about" and my heart said "it's probably time to move on." It's going to be an incredibly hard decision to part with my Tiger so I will be sleeping on it for a while!

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Re: Honda X-ADV 750
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2018, 07:52:23 PM »
Nice to see Honda returning to the 750cc engine size group again.
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