03.Mar.2017 | ID: 104535

Marquez takes to the snow on the new X-ADV

Honda’s triple MotoGP champion Marc Marquez has taken advantage of a unique opportunity to test a unique new kind of motorcycle, by piloting the Honda X-ADV through the snow of the celebrated Hahnenkamm mountain in Kitzbuehel, Austria.

Marc Marquez on the X-ADV

The X-ADV is where the comfort and convenience of a scooter meet the spirit and riding performance of an adventure motorcycle. It mixes rugged SUV style with premium specifications, thanks to a tough chassis, long travel suspension, four-piston radial-mount brakes and a torque-laden 745cc twin-cylinder engine driving through Dual Clutch Transmission*. It is also equipped with a 5-level adjustable screen, underseat storage space for an off-road style helmet, hand guards, Rally-style instrument display, centre stand, and the Honda Smart Key system.

Marc Marquez on the X-ADV

Marc Marquez on the X-ADV

Having already ridden his RC213V MotoGP machine through the snow of one of the world’s most famous ski slopes, it was Marquez’s next mission to try out the new X-ADV – complete with spiked ‘snow’ tyres – on a course more usually ‘ridden’ by world champions of a different sporting discipline. The video of his exploits can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD8rr_PZzfY

For full details of the Honda X-ADV, go to: http://hondanews.eu/eu/en/motorcycles/media/pressreleases/83627/2017-honda-x-adv

Marquez’s ride in the snow on the RC213V-S can be seen here: http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/motogp/stories/1331840524267/marc-marquez-motogp-bike-alps


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* Over 60,000 customers have bought a DCT-equipped machine since its introduction in 2010. In 2016, 51% of customers have chosen the DCT version of models where it is available as an option.