Is the Honda ADV 150 heading to European markets?

A European-spec Honda ADV 150 is spotted on the company's website to suggest the beefed-up scooter could be joining the X-ADV on our shores


The successful European Honda scooter range looks set to grow later this year with the addition of a new 150cc variant to join the beefed-up X-ADV 750.

The Honda X-ADV 750 was launched in 2017 as a more capable interpretation of the humble two-wheeler, billed as a scooter-motorcycle hybrid with an adventurous mentality.

The machine has gone on to become a sales success for Honda and has even proved its mettle with success in an off-road competition in Gibraltar against more honed Adventure bikes.

As such, Honda expanded the line in 2019 with the launch of a 150cc version bearing all the physical hallmarks of its bigger brother, if not the muscle.

At the time the model was being reserved for Asian markets only, but having announced it will now take the ADV 150 to the United States and to Australia, it appears the scooter will find its way to our shores after being spotted on the firm’s website in a ‘European’ spec.

Despite the ADV tagline, the 150 version is designed more to tackle the urban jungle rather than the wilderness, but it at least looks the part with 14-inch front wheels and 13-inch rear alloys, muscular tapered lines and a few sporty styling traits, such as the exhaust and the brake discs.

Under the skin, the 149.3cc 4-stroke single cylinder engine produces 14.2bhp at 8,500rpm and weighs in at just 133kg making it ideal for nipping between vehicles.

In the US, the Honda ADV 150 will go on sale this summer priced at $4,299, which works out at the direct equivalent of £3,500.