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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.
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.
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 at: 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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