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2020 Honda NC750X DCT ABS:
Long heralded as the ultimate commuting motorcycle, the NC750X is also a legitimate adventure machine. For the former application, features like excellent fuel efficiency, storage compartment and smooth power are the standouts, whereas the ADV styling, upright riding position and long-travel suspension are welcome when it comes to recreational expeditions. In both cases, this midsize machine’s affordable price, legendary reliability and available dual clutch transmission (DCT) appeal to riders of varying backgrounds and skill levels.
Twisty roads. Open highways. City centers. Rural roadways. The Honda NC750X is the one bike that confidently conquers them all with ease and style. Powered by a 745cc engine, it has the broad powerband and low-end torque for canyon carving and urban commuting. The available Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)** tailors the parallel-twin power delivery in user-friendly ways. And with innovations like integrated storage and our available Automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT), you get function, and fun, for every riding scenario. So if you’re looking for a bike that’s perfect for everyday and nearly everywhere, look no further than the NC750X.
**On DCT ABS model only.
2020 Honda NC750X DCT ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Honda’s automatic Dual Clutch Transmission technology is now in its ninth year of production and is steadily gaining popularity. DCT uses two clutches—one for startup and first, third, and fifth gears, and the other for second, fourth, and sixth gears, with the main shaft for one clutch located inside that of the other. Each clutch is independently controlled by its own electro-hydraulic circuit.
The DCT system features two automatic modes, plus the manual mode for manual gear changes. The standard automatic DRIVE mode is for general or highway riding and maximum fuel efficiency. SPORT mode—which holds a higher rpm for up- and downshifts—offers three levels of performance.
Some riders prefer to ride higher gears, some lower, and the three mode options make it possible to tailor the gearbox response to riding style. The selected level is stored and acts as the default SPORT Mode for subsequent rides. It is also displayed on the dash.
The DCT used by the NC750X features Adaptive Clutch Capability Control, which manages the amount of clutch torque transmitted. This adds a natural “feathered” clutch feel when opening or closing the throttle, for a smoother ride. Further refinements include fast operation of the Neutral-Drive switch when turning on the ignition, as well as a control system in Automatic mode for gauging the angle of ascent or descent and adapting the shift pattern accordingly. The DCT rev ceiling for upshifts is at 7,500 rpm (which is where redline starts), to make full use of the engine’s peak power.
2020 Honda NC750X DCT ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Much of the motorcycle-riding experience comes down to feeling, and the NC750X was designed to be fun yet convenient. From the front, the machine has a bold, adventurous identity, with an LED headlight and running lights forming a unique impression.
The tall windscreen guides airflow around the rider’s upper body, and a central duct equalizes pressure, while slits on the upper left and right sides reduce wind noise. The side cowls and side covers create muscular lines, and the slender seat unit and clear-smoke LED taillight are underlined in a minimal manner by the exhaust muffler, further emphasizing the mass-forward stance.
Volume of the storage compartment is 22 liters (enough to hold a full-size helmet), and its lid features external rails that are useful for mounting a tank bag. Inside the lid are four hooks that allow rubber straps to assist in organizing contents.
Attractive instruments use a negative LCD display, and information includes odometer, trip meter, gear position, fuel economy and consumption gauges, (optional) heated grip temperature, and three-stage SPORT mode for the DCT model.
The color of the rev-counter bar display can be changed by the rider; a total of nine options are available. It is also possible to have colors change according to gear selected, rpm range, or (for the DCT version) riding mode.
ECO mode turns the display to light blue if riding with good fuel efficiency, and green if riding even more economically. SHIFT mode sees the color change to orange if engine rpm exceeds a level pre-set by the rider.
The design of the NC750X’s liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve parallel-twin-cylinder engine ensures punchy performance in the low-to-mid rpm range. Its relatively long-stroke architecture and specially shaped combustion chambers combine with the high-inertial-mass crankshaft to produce large amounts of effortless torque from very low rpm. The engine’s forward-leaning position lowers the center of gravity for optimum handling.
The NC750X has Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), featuring two levels. Level 1 allows some rear-wheel spin—on gravel or dirt for instance—while Level 2 reduces wheel spin, particularly on slippery roads. Level 2 is the default from “ignition on,” and a push of the button on the left side of the handlebar changes the setting to Level 1. Pushing and holding the button turns HSTC off.
Twin balancers counteract vibration from higher rpm inertia, refining the engine yet still allowing the distinct “throb” delivered by its 270° firing order, and bore and stroke are set at 80mm x 77mm. By minimizing the number of parts, the engine is kept light, efficient, and reliable, as components are made to do more than one job where possible; for example, the camshaft drives the water pump, while one of the balancer shafts drives the oil pump.
A lightweight, pentagon-shaped muffler uses two chambers joined by a hole-punched link pipe, which works with a final resonator chamber to create a deeply distinctive sound and exhaust pulse. The built-in catalyzer has a two-layer structure to help reduce emissions.
The NC750X’s rugged steel diamond frame has the high levels of rigidity required for agile, responsive handling in a variety of conditions. It’s also ideal where space is at a premium, since it takes up very little volume but offers superb riding dynamics.
Rake is set at 27°, with trail of 110mm, wheelbase of 60.6 inches, and front/rear weight distribution of 48% / 52%. Curb weight is 474 pounds (500 pounds DCT), and seat height is 32.7 inches. The riding position is upright and neutral, with a high viewpoint. Another advantage of this adventure-style riding position is great low-speed control; combined with the low center of gravity and generous steering lock, the result is exceptional low-speed handling and balance.
The 41mm telescopic Showa fork features 6.0 inches of travel, and the single shock features a spring-preload adjuster system and has 5.9 inches of travel. It operates through a Pro-Link® configuration that offers an optimized balance of a soft initial stroke for dealing with low-speed bumps, together with excellent control.
Up front, the 320mm wave rotor and two-piston brake caliper deliver plenty of easy-to-modulate stopping power, complemented by the rear 240mm wave rotor and single-piston caliper. The DCT model comes with lightweight two-channel ABS that provides powerful and confident braking even on slippery or wet road surfaces.
Cast-aluminum front and rear wheels are black for 2019, and the L-shaped rim valves simplify the process of checking and adjusting air pressure.
- Meets current EPA and CARB standards
- California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment
2020 Honda NC750X DCT ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
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|Type||745cc liquid-cooled four-stroke 55º parallel twin|
|Valve Train||SOHC; four valves per cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke||77.0mm x 80.0mm|
|Induction||PGM-FI electronic fuel injection|
|Ignition||Full transistorized ignition|
|Transmission||6 speed automatic DCT|
|Clutch||2 multiplate wet|
|Final Drive||16T/43T; chain|
|Front||41mm Showa telescopic fork; 5.4 in. travel|
|Rear||Pro-Link® w/ single shock; 5.9 in. travel|
|Single hydraulic caliper w/ 320mm wave|
|Front||disc; 2-channel ABS|
|Single hydraulic caliper w/ 240mm wave|
|Rear||disc; 2-channel ABS|
|Rake (Caster Angle)||27º|
|Trail||110mm (4.33 in.)|
|Seat Height||32.7 in.|
|Ground Clearance||6.5 in.|
|Fuel Capacity||3.7 gal. (.8 gal. reserve)|
|Curb Weight*||505 lbs.|
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride Meets current EPA standards
Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment Specifications subject to change
2020 Honda NC750X DCT ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Engine & Drivetrain
Liquid-cooled parallel-twin with 55-degree slant angle, 270-degree phase crank
Bore & Stroke
77 mm x 80 mm
Chain-driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with 36 mm throttle bodies
Standard model: Six-speed
DCT model: Six-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission with four automatic shift modes and a manual paddle-shift mode
#520 O-ring-sealed chain standard (17T/43T) DCT (17T/39T)
Chassis & Suspension
41 mm SDBV telescopic fork, 137 mm (5.4 in) travel
Pro-Link® single shock swingarm; 150 mm (5.9 in.) travel
Front: 320 mm single wave disc with two-piston caliper
Rear: 240 mm single disc with single-piston caliper 2-channel ABS
830 mm (32.7 in.)
1,535 mm (60.4 in.)
Standard model: 220 kg (485 lbs.)
DCT model: 230 kg (507 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas—ready to ride
Standard model: Pearl Glare White
DCT model: Pearl Glare White
12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
2020 Honda NC750X DCT ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
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