Honda ADV 350 Introducing the Honda ADV 350 Starting From £5,699.00

ADV350

A new scooter takes its place in the Honda range. The ADV350 mixes the tough adventure style of its X-ADV sibling with a rugged chassis spec. that includes tubular steel frame, 37mm USD forks and remote reservoir rear shocks. Its 330cc engine produces a healthy 21.5kW and 31.5Nm, with rear wheel grip managed by HSTC. The screen is height adjustable, there’s room for two full-face helmets under the seat and a USB Type-C socket in the glovebox. An LCD dash integrates the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system, while Smart Key operation adds day-to-day riding convenience.

From £5,699.00 OTR

OVERVIEW

With its tough stance the ADV350 already stands out from the homogenous crowd, and rugged angles and block colours promote the off-road look. The X-ADV is an obvious style benchmark, but so too is the CRF series of off-road performance machines.

Practicality has not been forgotten: there’s room for two full-face helmets under the seat, USB charger in the glovebox and convenience of Smart Key operation. The screen is height-adjustable and the LCD dash also integrates the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system.

The adventurous styling shows off the ADV350’s front end; the riding position offers natural control and the chassis – which includes 37mm USD forks, tubular steel frame and remote reservoir rear shocks – tuned to deliver agile steering, feedback and feel. Lightweight 15-inch front/14-inch rear wheels wear 120/70-15 front and 140/70-14 rear block-pattern tubeless tyres, allowing the ADV350 ample grip across all conditions. A 256mm single disc is matched to a 240mm rear.

There’s plenty of acceleration on tap, for urban and highway use. A 330cc, enhanced Smart Power+ (eSP+) SOHC four-valve engine delivers peak power of 21.6kW and 31.9Nm torque. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and Emergency Stop Signals are standard.

Styling

The ADV350’s styling gives more than a slight taste of adventure. Dual LED headlights (all lighting is LED) are set high above the front wheel, with the fairing sides cut out to show off the USD forks. Further accentuating the off-road feel, the painted panels are set high on blacked-out lower and rear seat cowl, giving an impression of the higher centre of gravity of machines like the X-ADV and competition-specification CRF450R.

A host of detail features are found around the ADV350 to add genuine versatility. The screen adjusts easily with a slide-lock mechanism through 2 stages and 133mm travel. In the high position airflow is controlled to wrap around the shoulders to reduce fatigue during longer, higher speed journeys. For city environments – where some cooling air is often appreciated, as is open visibility – the low position is perfect.

Chassis

As a scooter designed to handle the rough-road rigours of the city – and even light off-road conditions – the ADV350’s chassis is built to be confidence-inspiring. A lightweight tubular steel frame provides core strength; wheelbase is set at 1520mm, with rake of 26.5° and 89mm trail. Wet weight is 186kg.

Motorcycle-style 37mm USD forks (with 125mm stroke) are clamped by motorcycle-style top and bottom yokes, increasing rigidity for the entire front end. Twin remote reservoir shock absorbers use progressive, dual rate springs and offer excellent suspension reaction on a variety of road surfaces, and when two-up. With 130mm travel, they work a one-piece aluminium swingarm.

Engine

The ADV350’s 330cc, enhanced Smart Power+ (eSP+) SOHC four-valve engine achieves both high environmental performance and strong output characteristic – for use in and out of the city – through comprehensive adoption of low-friction technology.

Peak power of 21.5kW @ 7,500rpm is matched to 31.5Nm torque @ 5,250rpm. Bore and stroke are set at 77mm x 70.7mm, with compression ratio of 10.5:1. A roller-type rocker arm, plain journal crank bearings and sealed crankcases deliver long-term reliability together with strong performance. To enhance piston cooling, an oil jet, as used on the CRF450R, sprays oil right to the back of the piston, advancing ignition timing and improving combustion performance. Oil capacity is 1.8 litres.

Technical Specification

Engine Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke, 4 valve SOHC single; Euro 5 compliant
Engine Displacement 330cc
Max Power Output 21.5 kW @ 7,500 rpm
Max Torque 31.5 Nm @ 5,250 rpm
Bore x Stroke (mm) 77mm x 70.8mm
Front Brake Single, 2 piston Nissin caliper. Single 256mm disc
Rear Brake Single 1 piston Nissin caliper. Single 240mm disc
Front Suspension 37mm Upside down forks - 125mm stroke
Rear Suspension Twin Shock - 130mm travel
Front Wheel 15 inch six spoke cast aluminium (120/70-15MC 56P)
Rear Wheel 14 inch six spoke cast aluminium (140/70-14MC 62P)
Dimensions 2200mm x 895mm x 1430mm
Frame Type Steel underbone
Fuel Tank Capacity 11.7L
Kerb Weight 186kg
Seat Height 795mm
Clutch Automatic centrifugal clutch; dry type
Gearbox CVT
X-ADV Starting from £10,249 OTR
Overview The ADV350 stands out from the crowd. Its rugged design has adventure in its blood, thanks to long-travel suspension and block-pattern tyres, matched to a sporty engine that powers through every challenge with HSTC traction management. Fully equipped with large under seat storage area, adjustable screen, Smart Key and LCD dash – with the connectivity of Honda Smartphone Voice Control system – it’s a unique scooter big on performance, style and urban practicality.