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Cycle News 2020 Issue 35 September 1

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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A s a Cycle News reader, you probably already know that we're pretty much in love with adventure riding and the bikes that allow us to fulfill that love. Evi- dently, many of you are as well. Adventure bikes account for the single largest growing sector in the motorcycle industry right now. There's an ADV bike to suit pretty much everybody, whether you're just starting out or a complete bad ass like Quinn Cody. Honda's been at the forefront of the ADV movement in recent years with the wildly successful Africa Twin, and for a couple of years you've been able to buy the 750cc X-ADV scooter (which sadly isn't imported into the U.S.). However, Honda chose to grace us with an ADV (ish) bike no one saw coming in the ADV150. 2021 HONDA ADV150 R I D E R E V I E W P84 BY RENNIE SCAYSBROOK PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSEPH MCKIMMY We know, this looks odd, but the ADV150 is surprisingly good on dirt roads. ADV ADV NOT YOUR AVERAGE SCOOTERS ARE FOR GETTING MILK ON AND… GOING OFF-ROAD? REALLY? It's a semi off-road scooter that uses a liquid-cooled 149cc four- stroke single, wedged into a rug- ged looking chassis and body and laced with blocky 50/50 road/dirt tires. Confused? Yeah, I was too. Try as I might, I simply couldn't come up for a good reason why the ADV150 should exist, that was until I rode it. It's a heavy-duty take

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