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2017 Honda NC700X
2017 Honda NC700X (DCT model shown)



2017 Honda NC700X Review

2017 Honda NC700X on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Way Ahead of the Curve. And the Pack…

Few machines are as versatile as Honda’s NC700X, which is powered by a fuel-efficient 670cc twin-cylinder engine and is available with a fully automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Honda’s middleweight adventure bike is fun, practical and reliable, and ready for everything from weekday urban commuting to big-mileage exploration.

On weekdays the NC700X is an awesome commuter. On weekends it’s a completely different animal. An explorer in the country and a devoted carver on twisty canyon roads. All made possible by the NC700X’s 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine offering a generous helping of useable torque, and the seating position for whatever adventure you have in mind.

The bike offers more than endless possibilities. It offers practically endless features. It sports a large windscreen for better weather protection, tough-looking bodywork, and a pentagonal muffler for a tighter look and a sound you’re bound to love. The luggage compartment holds a full 22 liters, and comes with a “utility rail” and a storage hook inside the lid. Available in two versions—the conventional six-speed, manual-clutch transmission remains one choice, while a second version is available with Honda’s exclusive automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT). Even the tires are easy to service, thanks to “L”-shaped valve stems. All of these features add up to the most versatile option around, the NC700X.


670cc of Liquid-Cooled Possibilities.

The NC700X’s 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine produces enough torque and enough power to guzzle up adventure. But it can sip, too—the standard transmission version has an estimated fuel economy of 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.


Take in the View.

The NC700X has a large windscreen that makes the cockpit comfortable over a wide range of speeds. And in the upright seating position you have a great view in traffic, making this bike even more appealing.


Integrated Storage Compartment

The NC700X offers an integrated storage compartment holding a full 22 liters. It features a storage hook and a utility rail, because we all ride with more than just a cell phone and a credit card.


Automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT)

Honda’s revolutionary Automatic DCT transmission is changing the way people ride. It’s smooth, smart and the clear choice for a machine like this. Want to shift it yourself? The handlebar-mounted paddle-style buttons put you in control. It’s the best of both worlds



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 Automatic 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

Base MSRP $7,699

Features & Options
•670cc Parallel-Twin engine
•22-liter Integrated Storage
•Underseat Fuel Tank (centralizes mass)


NC700X DCT

Base MSRP $8,299

Features & Options
•670cc Parallel-Twin engine
•Combined Anti-Lock Brakes
•Underseat Fuel Tank (centralizes mass)
•Dual Clutch Transmission and Anti-Lock Brakes


 



2017 Honda NC700X www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Innovation, value, versatility.

Looking for a new adventure bike? These days, you have a lot of good machines to choose from. And a lot of them look pretty similar on paper, or if you’re comparing spec charts. But when you actually come down to ownership, there’s a world of difference. And a Honda starts looking better and better. Why? First there’s Honda’s famous engineering—better materials and better design that make your bike lighter, more powerful, and more fun to ride. Second, there’s Honda’s reputation for reliability, another byproduct of superior design and materials. And finally there’s Honda’s famous build quality. Taken together, they elevate your new Honda far above other similar machines.

LCD Instrument Panel

Full digital LCD instrumentation includes digital speedometer, digital bar-type tachometer, clock, low-fuel gauge and two trip meters. Plus, the tach bar graph changes color according to fuel consumption, RPM, gear position and more.

Low-Profile Windscreen

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.

Integrated Storage Compartment

The NC700X offers a 22-liter utility compartment—that’s big enough to hold most full-face helmets and then some. 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.

41mm Fork

With 5.4 inches 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.

Disc Brakes

Single front and rear disc brakes give the NC700X great stopping power. The DCT model comes with ABS brakes which are linked rear-to-front for stopping power, even under challenging conditions.

Cast Aluminum 17-inch Wheels

The 17-inch 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.

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.

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.

670cc Parallel-Twin Engine

With its cylinders tipped 62° forward for lower center of gravity, the NC700X’s engine is a big step forward in modern powerplant design. The two-cylinder format produces tons of low- and mid-range torque, and the 270°-phase crank and uniaxial primary balancer make it smooth, too.

Pro-Link HMAS Rear Suspension

Offering 5.9 inches 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.

Optional Automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT)

Shift with the push of a button, or select the NC700X’s automatic mode and the bike will shift itself and offers three modes in the “S” setting, depending on the kind of performance you want. DCT has been a huge hit on our other models, and once you ride an NC700X with DCT, you’ll see why.

 

 

2017 Honda NC700X www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine/Drivetrain
•Sophisticated liquid-cooled SOHC eight-valve 670cc parallel-twin engine has good torque and a broad spread of power for maximum versatility.
•Available in versions with standard gearbox or Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT); the latter has three different sport-mode settings, and the rider can select between fully automatic shifting or manually changing gears with the push of a button.

Chassis/Suspension
•Upright, roomy riding position is comfortable during long stints in the saddle.
•Aggressive bodywork has a tough, adventure-ready look.
•Tall windscreen provides great wind protection.
•LED taillight for a sharp look.
•Luggage compartment boasts a capacity of 22 liters—large enough to hold a helmet—and has a utility rail for attaching luggage
•Pentagon shaped muffler has a sharp look and a great exhaust note.
•L-shaped valve stems on the wheels enable easy access for checking pressure, adding air.
•Meets current EPA and CARB standards
•California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment


 



 

2017 Honda NC700X – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7699 USD

ENGINE
Engine Type 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore And Stroke 73mm x 80mm
Induction PGM-FI, 36mm throttle body
Ignition Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Valve Train SOHC; four valves per cylinder
DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive Chain
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 41mm fork, 5.4 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link® single shock; 5.9 inches travel
Front Brake Single 320mm disc with two-piston caliper
Rear Brake Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70ZR17 radial
Rear Tire 160/60ZR17 radial
DIMENSIONS
Rake 27.0 degrees
Trail 110.0mm (4.3 inches)
Wheelbase 60.6 inches
Seat Height 32.7 inches
Curb Weight 474 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of
fuel—ready to ride
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gallons
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.
OTHER
Model ID NC700X
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB
standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Candy Red
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable, Unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with
a Honda Protection Plan.


 


 

2017 Honda NC700X – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
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