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2015 Honda NC700XD DCT ABS Review
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Honda’s NC700X is a real breath of fresh air in today’s world of specialized motorcycles, a concept in streetbikes, and one that puts the fun in Functional. During the week it’s an awesome commuter. On the weekend it lets you go exploring in the country, or carve up a twisty canyon road. Light, nimble, and with an engine that offers a generous helping of useable torque, it’s all wrapped up in a package that’s big enough for longer rides, but not a handful in tight traffic or in a parking lot. And to sweeten the deal, it’s even available in two versions: one model features a conventional six-speed, manual-clutch transmission, while a second version is available with Honda’s exclusive automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Plus, the DCT version comes with Honda’s
There’s a lot to talk about when it comes to Honda’s NC700X. We’ve highlighted some of the individual features here, but what we can’t show with a hotspot is just how versatile this machine is. It’s really the best of all worlds when it comes to riding where you want. Maybe best of all, since it’s a Honda, you know that wherever you ride, the NC700X is going to run perfectly, and it will run that way for years to come.
Options & Pricing
As if the NC700X weren’t innovative enough, we’re offering two versions: one with a conventional six-speed transmission and a second with our exclusive Honda Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT). DCT lets you shift racecar-style with a pair of “paddle-shift” type buttons on the handlebar, or you can choose automatic mode and the NC700X will upshift and downshift by itself, helping you to concentrate more on the rest of your ride.
NC700X DCT ABS
Base MSRP $8,799*
•670cc Parallel Twin engine
•21-liter integrated storage
•Underseat fuel tank (centralizes mass)
•Dual Clutch Transmission and Honda ABS
2015 Honda NC700XD DCT ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
The NC700X’s 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine produces tons of torque and enough power for easy two-up cruising. But it’s thrifty, too—the standard transmission version gets an estimated 64 MPG.*
*Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
Upright Seating Position
Comfortable over a wide range of speeds, the NC700X’s upright seating position gives you a great view in traffic and is a huge contributor to this bike’s overall capability. Sit on it in the showroom, and you’ll instantly know it just plain makes sense.
Integrated Storage Compartment
In the real world, we need to carry more than just a cell phone and a credit card. That’s why the NC700X offers a 21-liter utility compartment big enough to hold a full-face helmet. Safe, secure and convenient, you’ll use it every time you ride. 2013 model year shown.
Automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT)
Want to know more details about Honda’s Automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT)? Here’s a page that offers riding reviews, product overviews and a DCT Q&A.
2015 Honda NC700XD DCT ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Cast Aluminum 17″ Wheels
The 17″ wheels give you a wide choice of premium tires to choose from and really help the NC700X offer responsive handling in turns. The cast wheels are light and strong too.
Disc Brakes With Available ABS
Single front and rear disc brakes give the NC700X great stopping power. The brakes are linked rear-to-front and incorporate an anti-lock feature ABS for excellent stopping power, especially under challenging conditions.
With 5.4″ of travel, the NC700X strikes a perfect balance between a long-distance and a short-hop street machine. This gives it a wide range of capability, good handling and helps inspire confidence.
The NC700X offers just the right amount of bodywork—enough to offer good wind protection, but not so much that the bike gets heavy or wide.
LCD Instrument Panel
Full digital LCD instrumentation includes digital speedometer, digital bar-type tachometer, clock, low-fuel gauge and two trip meters. The meter is light, compact and easy to read, too.
Steel Truss Frame
Light, strong and with just the right amount of stiffness, the NC700X’s rigid and compact chassis is the foundation for precise handling.
Electronic Fuel Injection
Carbureted engines can be fussy when it comes to feeding them fuel. Not the NC700X. Electronic Fuel Injection means easy start-ups on cold mornings and flawless running even at high elevations.
670cc Parallel-Twin Engine
With its cylinders tipped 62° forward for better weight distribution, the NC700X’s engine is a big step forward in modern powerplant design. The two-cylinder format produces tons of low- and midrange torque, and the 270°-phase crank and uniaxial primary balancer make it smooth, too.
Optional Automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission
Shift with the push of a button, or select the NC700X’s automatic mode and the bike will shift itself. DCT has been a huge hit on our other models, and once you ride an NC700X with DCT, you’ll see why.
Pro-Link HMAS Rear Suspension
Offering 5.9″ of rear-wheel travel and teamed with a Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) rear shock, the NC700X eats up the gnarliest pavement while giving you a smooth ride.
Integrated Storage Compartment
The NC700X offers a 21-liter utility compartment that’s big enough to hold most full-face helmets. Safe, secure and convenient, you’ll use it every time you ride.
Under-Seat 3.7-Gallon Fuel Tank
The under-seat 3.7-gallon fuel tank centralizes mass and enhances overall handling. Locating the fuel tank and filler underneath the passenger seat allows for innovative centralized storage where the fuel tank is normally placed (something along those lines).
2015 Honda NC700XD DCT ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8799 USD
670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore And Stroke
73mm x 80mm
PGM-FI, 36mm throttle body
SOHC; four valves per cylinder
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
41mm fork, 5.4 inches travel
Pro-Link® single shock; 5.9 inches travel
Single 320mm disc with two-piston caliper, ABS
Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper, ABS
110.0mm (4.3 inches)
500 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride
Miles Per Gallon
64 MPG – Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Transferable, Unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2015 Honda NC700XD DCT ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2015 Honda NC700XD DCT ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £ (On The Road).
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.