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2017 Honda CTX700 DCT
2017 Honda CTX700 DCT

2017 Honda CTX700 DCT
2017 Honda CTX700 DCT

2017 Honda CTX700 DCT
2017 Honda CTX700 DCT

2017 Honda CTX700 DCT Review

2017 Honda CTX700 DCT on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Like Nothing Else and That’s the Point…

If you’ve ever wanted to transport yourself into the future, this is your machine. By design, the NM4 shakes up the status quo and explodes conventional barriers in order to attract a whole new segment of forward-thinking riders to motorcycling. Beneath its futuristic bodywork there’s a 670cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine with four valves per cylinder, automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) and ABS. Storage pockets in the fairing plus saddlebags add real-world utility, and the rear turn signals are neatly integrated into the rear bags. The rider settles easily onto a comfy seat that’s perched a low 25.6 inches off the ground, and there’s also a cool and practical rider backrest feature—the passenger seat flips up and can be set at three different angles and slides fore and aft to one of four positions. Full LED lighting lets the NM4 stand out whether it’s coming or going, the fat, 200mm rear tire imparts a cool look, and the meter display can be illuminated in any of 25 different color choices—nearly one for every day of the month

Free yourself.

Tearing up the rule book and breaking free from the boundaries of traditional motorcycle design, the NM4 Vultus combines imagination, function and proven engineering to create a unique machine that stands out from the crowd.

Pure imagination

Tokyo Style.

The NM4 Vultus brings jet fighter styling to the streets, enveloping the rider in a cocoon of aerodynamic angles inspired by Japanese Manga comics. Its broad angular stance exudes power and gives the rider the confidence to take on the city in style. It comes in the only colour fit for such design – menacing black.

Power player

With twin cylinders and 745cc capacity, the low-friction motor offers crisp, immediate acceleration. At its peak, 68Nm of torque is available at just 4,750rpm. Super efficient PGM-FI fuel injection feeds the engine, delivering an impressive 80.2mpg (WMTC mode) and allows a range of over 186 miles from the 11.6 litre fuel tank. A high-absorption catalyser is located close to the engine, helping it to reach operating temperature quickly and further reduce emissions. It also feels great, thanks to a 270° firing order and twin-balance shafts transmitting a characterful edge.

Core strength

Wrapping the compact power unit is a rugged steel diamond frame that delivers agile, responsive handling, giving the rider a sense of freedom whether riding busy urban streets or wide-open roads. The rider feels in complete control thanks to a seat height of just 650mm, allowing for easy ground reach, while 43mm telescopic front forks and Pro-Link rear suspension offer a smooth and comfortable ride. The front and rear disc brakes provide great confidence while the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) helps reduce the chance of wheel lock-ups on slippery or wet surfaces.


2017 Honda CTX700 DCT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Conserves resources

Designed to be light, compact, extremely stingy on fuel and to conserve resources during manufacturing, the liquid-cooled, inline-twin engine incorporates numerous advanced and patented technologies.

Strong acceleration for city driving

To ensure strong acceleration, ease-of-use in the city and a relaxed character on the highway, the engine delivers exceptionally strong low-rpm performance. The unique design creates a muscular, easy-to-use powerband.

An engine that connects with sense

To give the engine a satisfying and distinctive sound and feel, engineers thought way outside the box. Twin balance shafts counteract vibration from higher rpm inertia, making the engine feel more refined, yet still with the distinct “throb” delivered by its 270° firing order. The intake-port layout was carefully designed to create an intentional interference between adjacent ports, resulting in subtle combustion variations. In addition, the timing for the opening and closing of the intake valves was set differently for each cylinder. The result? An engine that connects with the senses.

Confidence-inspiring handling

The engine’s inline cylinders are canted forward to help create a low overall centre of gravity for nimble, confidence-inspiring handling.

Exceptional fuel economy

Through the use of friction-reducing technologies, integrated components (such as running the water pump off the camshaft), precise PGM-FI electronic fuel-injection and efficient combustion, the NM4 engine delivers exceptional fuel economy.

More compact fuel tank

The engine’s efficient use of fuel enables the use of a smaller-volume, more-compact fuel tank that still allows ample riding range while giving engineers extra freedom to re-think the optimal placement of other components.

Maximized purification efficiency

The exhaust catalytic converter sits directly beneath the exhaust ports and is activated early when the engine starts. This design lets the combustion gas pass through the catalyst while it is at its hottest, thereby maximizing purification efficiency.

Seamless gear-shifting

The Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) includes two automatic drive modes, normal (D) and sport (S), as well as a manual mode with trigger-style shifting. Offering consistent, fast and seamless gear changes the twin clutches transfer drive from one gear to the next with minimal interruption, reducing gear change shock and pitching of the machine. Gear changes feel direct and smooth.

Smooth ride with exhilarating road feel

The lightweight, diamond-shaped steel-tube frame was carefully designed to be very sturdy while also allowing just enough flexibility to respond smoothly to changing road surfaces. This “tuned flexibility” produces a smooth ride while also generating a strong feel for what the bike is doing.

Increased rider confidence

Low seat height of only 650 mm and well placed floorboards put the rider firmly in control, with handlebars just a relaxed reach away. The high leverage handlebars and super-low centre-of-gravity further increase rider confidence.

Stopping power no matter the weather

Honda’s two-channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) provides added confidence during sudden stops or when the road is wet or slippery.

Excellent suspension & control

Lightweight aluminum swingarm improves suspension reaction and control.

Chromotherapy at your fingertips

The digital dash changes mood depending on the drive mode selected, with subtle colour changes from grey in Neutral, to light blue in D, to vibrant pink in S, ultimately to aggressive red in manual mode. The rider can also choose between five other tonal ranges of colour – 25 individual colours altogether to personalize their dash.

Versatile seating positions

The rear pillion seat flips upright when not in use, locking to provide the rider with a secure backrest and an almost fighter-pilot riding position. Its angle can be adjusted through three positions and it slides back/forward 25 mm through four settings, to fine-tune cockpit comfort.

Concealed storage & recharge station

Convenient storage spaces are concealed in the front bodywork. The left compartment opens with the ignition key and features 1-litre of storage space plus a 12V DC adaptor to recharge personal electronics. The right compartment has 3-litres of storage and opens with the push of a recessed, triangulated button.

Stylish & brilliant lighting

Lighting is full LED with front indicators built in to the bodywork while the angular headlight is framed with a stylish LED definition line.

Handsome finish

Matte black paint and componentry is complemented by carefully placed glimpses of burnished aluminum.



2017 Honda CTX700 DCT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

•Sophisticated, liquid-cooled SOHC eight-valve 670cc parallel-twin engine pumps out abundant torque for a linear and smooth power delivery.
•Second-generation Automatic six-speed Honda Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) uses two hydraulically controlled clutches to deliver quick and smooth gear changes in a choice of three modes: Manual (MT), which allows the rider to shift gears using buttons, and two automatic (AT) modes—S for sportier riding and D for everyday use.
•Twin engine balancer shafts quell vibration for smooth, comfortable operation, and rubber-mounted floorboards also add to rider comfort.
•Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors numerous variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture for existing riding and atmospheric conditions, thereby delivering optimal performance and crisp throttle response over a wide range of operating conditions.

•Neo-futuristic styling highlights Honda’s capabilities for innovation.
•Remarkably low seat height of 25.6 inches along with the 62-degree forward angle of the cylinder assembly help create a very low center of gravity, making the NM4 feel distinctly nimble and fun to ride.
•Antilock Braking System (ABS) provides full antilock functionality for secure braking action.
•Full LED lighting for the headlight, taillight and turn signals gives bright illumination and a distinctive appearance with reduced power draw.
•Convertible passenger seat flips up to provide a backrest for the rider; three-way adjustable for lean angle, four-way adjustable for fore-and-aft positioning.
•Integrated storage includes two saddlebags plus two storage pockets in the upper cowl.
•Rider floorboards for added comfort.
•Large 18-inch front wheel and fat rear wheel with 200mm tire lend a distinctive look.
•High-tech meter display can be set to any of 25 different colors. Stock settings alter by drive mode: white for Neutral; blue for D; pink for S; red for MT.

Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Honda Genuine Accessories
Passenger Backrest, Rear Seat Cowl, Tall Windscreen, Heated Grips

WARRANTY: Because we’re so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine Accessories, we’re pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.
•Meets current CARB and EPA standards.
•Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.



2017 Honda CTX700 DCT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing USD

Model NM4
Engine Type 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore x Stroke 73.0mm x 80.0mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Induction PGM-FI w/ 36mm throttle body
Ignition Fully transistorized
Transmission Automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) six-speed
Final Drive Chain; 16T/39T
Valve Train SOHC; four valves per cylinder
Front 43mm telescopic fork; 3.9 in. travel
Rear Pro-Link® single shock; 3.9 in. travel
Front Single 320mm hydraulic disc w/ twin-piston caliper; ABS
Rear Single 240mm hydraulic disc w/ single-piston caliper; ABS
Front 120/70-18
Rear 200/50-17
Rake (Caster Angle) 33°
Trail 110mm (4.3 in.)
Seat Height 25.6 in.
Ground Clearance 5.2 in.
Wheelbase 64.7 in.
Fuel Capacity 3.0 gal.
Color Matte Black Metallic
Curb Weight* 562 lbs.



2017 Honda CTX700 DCT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in CDN

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine Type

Liquid-cooled, parallel twin with 55-degree slant angle and 270-degree phase crank


745 cc

Bore & Stroke

77 mm x 80 mm

Compression Ratio


Valve Train

Chain-driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Fuel Delivery

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection


Six-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission with two automatic shift modes and a manual shift mode

Final Drive

#520 O-ring sealed chain

Chassis & Suspension

Front Suspension

41 mm telescopic fork;100 mm (3.9 in.) travel

Rear Suspension

Single shock, Pro-Link swingarm; 100 mm (3.9 in.) travel

Additional Information


Front: 120/70ZR-18 radial Rear: 200/50ZR – 17 radial


Front: 320 mm single wavy hydraulic disc with two-piston caliper Rear: 240 mm single wavy hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper with ABS

Seat Height

650 mm (25.6 in.)


1,645 mm (64.8 in.)

Curb Weight

255 kg (562 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride

Fuel Capacity

11.6 litres


Matte Black Metallic


12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus


2017 Honda CTX700 DCT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £9999 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)


Bore × Stroke (mm) 77 x 80
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 745
Engine Type (cm³) Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve, SOHC parallel 2-cylinder
Max. Power Output 40.3kW @ 6,250rpm (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 68Nm @ 4,750rpm (95/1/EC)
Starter Electric


Brakes Front 320mm single wavy hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Brakes Rear 240mm single wavy hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and resin mold pads
Suspension Front 43mm telescopic fork, 125mm stroke
Suspension Rear Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm, 100mm travel
Tyre Size Front 120/70 ZR18
Tyre Size Rear 200/50 ZR17
Wheels Front Multi-spoke cast aluminium
Wheels Rear Multi-spoke cast aluminium

Dimensions and Weights

Battery Capacity (VAh) 12V 11.2Ah
Caster Angle 33°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 2380 x 933 x 1170
Frame type Diamond; steel pipe
Fuel Consumption 80.2mpg (WMTC mode, tested in D-Mode)
Ground Clearance (mm) 130
Kerb Weight (kg) 245
Seat Height (mm) 650
Trail (mm) 110
Wheelbase (mm) 1645


Clutch Wet, multiplate hydraulic 2-clutch
Final Drive Chain
Gearbox 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission

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