Honda ADV350 Adventure Scooter Unveiled At 2021 EICMA
Modified On Nov 24, 2021 02:29 PM By Praveen M.
The all-new scooter slots between the smaller Honda ADV150 and the more premium Honda X-ADV 750
- The Honda ADV350 gets a 330cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine making 29.2PS and 31.5Nm.
- Gets X-ADV-derived aggressive styling and block pattern tyres.
- Also gets massive 48-litre underseat storage and Bluetooth connectivity with voice control.
After the radical Honda X-ADV, and the smaller Honda ADV150, there was only one way for the Japanese bikemaker to go: mid-capacity segment. So, at this year’s EICMA show in Milan, Italy, Honda has done just that: unveil the Honda ADV350. This all-new scooter slots between the 150cc and the 750cc adventure scooters.
The Honda ADV350’s styling is properly aggressive, with numerous cuts and slashes, clearly taking inspiration from the bigger Honda X-ADV. Its sleek twin-LED headlamps are shaped similar to the X-ADV but the apron design feels slightly more muscular. The height-adjustable windscreen, knuckle guards, well-cushioned, contoured seat, and upswept exhaust top-off the go-anywhere look.
Oh, and it isn’t short on features and practicality either. Honda has equipped the ADV350 with an all-LED lighting system, LCD instrument cluster with bluetooth connectivity, voice control system, a USB type-C socket in the glovebox on the apron, a smart key, and more importantly, a massive 48 litre underseat storage. And you even get an optional top box with a 50-litre capacity.
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The Honda ADV350 is powered by a 330cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, churning out 29.23PS at 7500rpm and 31.5Nm at 5250rpm. Comparatively, the Honda Forza 350 makes 0.13PS and 0.4Nm more. The ADV350’s engine is reined in by a switchable traction control system, and the scooter offers a claimed mileage of 30kmpl, decent enough for a scooter of this segment. This coupled with the 11.5-litre fuel tank ensures a claimed range of over 340km.
True to its ADV roots, the scooter gets a 37mm inverted front fork with 137mm stroke, and a twin rear shock absorber setup with 130mm travel. The scooter rolls on a larger 15-inch front and a smaller 14-inch rear cast aluminium wheels shod with tubeless block pattern tyres. Braking is via a 256mm front and a 240mm rear disc, enhanced with a dual-channel ABS. But at 145mm, the ground clearance isn’t exactly ADV-like. Even the kerb weight of 186kg is a little too heavy for a scooter of this class. Thankfully, the seat is fairly accessible, at 795mm.
Overall, the Honda ADV350 is a feature-packed, snazzy-looking offering in the niche adventure scooter segment. While it’s a little tall order for Honda to bring this scooter to India, we do hope the Japanese company brings us the ADV150 considering the 150+cc segment just got more exciting with the launch of the 2021 Aprilia SR160 and the Yamaha Aerox 155. Let us know what you think in the comments below.