By Wade Thiel
I’m Going to Have to Test Ride One Soon
I’m a fan of adventures and small bikes and scooters, so I was excited when Honda announced the ADV150 adventure scooter for the U.S. market. I wanted one right away. The bike is based on the PCX, which is ugly as sin but a reliable, practical, and easy-to-ride scooter. With some minor upgrades, Honda has taken the PCX, made it look tough (ish) and added some suspension travel and power outlets. Now the first ride reviews are coming in.
I’m sad I wasn’t one of the first to ride this bike, but I do have to say that I want to ride one now more than before. Folks seem to like this bike a lot, but it’s not all praise. Here’s what they had to say:
“If you’re going to ride around town, why not have a machine that could hit a jump if it wanted to? I don’t think the ADV150 is going to change the world of two wheels, but I do prefer to see it as the best of both worlds rather than the worst. That’s why I want one.” — Zack Courts of Revzilla
“The ADV 150 isn’t just about stunning looks. It might not live up to the promise of being as capable off the road as it is on the tarmac, but the ADV 150 will not fail you in the crazy urban adventure that we face on a daily basis in the metro.” — Adris Ilagan of Top Gear Philippines
“The styling, the extra suspension travel, the ADV moniker, they’ll do little more than the preceding PCX when the pavement runs out. That’s not to say it’s not a blast – like most scooters are – to rip around on.” – Joeseph McKimmy of <a class="colorbox" …read more