2016 Honda® NC700X®More Versatile Than Ever.
What do you do with a bike as revolutionary as the class-leading Honda® NC700X® How about make it even better, with a list of updates and improvements that put it even further out in front? The best parts haven’t changed: During the week the NC700X® is an awesome commuter, while on the weekend it lets you go exploring in the country, or carve up a twisty canyon road. Its parallel-twin engine offers a generous helping of useable torque, and the seating position makes sense for a ride around the block or around your favorite continent.
So what’s new? How about a larger windscreen for better weather protection; new, tougher-looking bodywork; a new front-brake caliper; and a new pentagonal muffler for a sharper look and a sound you’re bound to love. The new luggage compartment holds even more, a full 22 liters, and comes with a new “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 an updated version of Honda®’s exclusive automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT). Even the tires are easier to service, thanks to new “L”-shaped valve stems.Features May Include:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. DCT has been a huge hit on our other models, and once you ride an NC700X® with DCT, you'll see why. For 2016, the latest third-generation DCT on the NC700X® offers three modes in the “S” setting, depending on the kind of performance you want.
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.
- 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.
Full digital LCD instrumentation includes digital speedometer, digital bar-type tachometer, clock, low-fuel gauge and two trip meters. Plus, for 2016, the tach bar graph changes color according to fuel consumption, RPM, gear position and more.
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.