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Funky Honda crossover in SA

2012-02-23 11:49

The NC700X crossover offers the long-travel suspension, agility and commanding riding position of an off-road bike, but Honda says its new crossover provides a fun, engaging riding experience coupled with practicality for daily commuting, too.
 
Powering the NC700X is a liquid-cooled, in-line two-cylinder 670cc engine capable of 38.1kW at 6250rpm and 60Nm at 4750rpm and has a claimed fuel consumption of 3.5l/100km (14.1 fuel tank). The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission
 
During the development, Honda’s research showed that 90% of riding involved speeds of 140km/h or less and engine speeds of 6000rpm or less.

As a result the powerplant of the NC700X is ideally suited to this kind of usage, with strong torque characteristics across the rev range typically used.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

 
Ideally suited to commuting in the city, the bike also inspires an adventurous spirit at the weekend. A long tour, a leisurely ride into the countryside or a trip into the city with a passenger to meet friends – the NC700X is ready for anything.  
 
The NC700X features a protective windscreen to provide comfort even at speed.

The new model has a relaxed and comfortable upright riding position with a high viewpoint for enhanced hazard perception. Another advantage of this riding position is low-speed control.

Combined with the machine’s low centre of gravity and generous steering lock, the result is exceptional low-speed handling and agility.

Honda NC700X

DIGITAL DISPLAY: The NC700X features a digital speedometer, bar-type tachometer, clock, bar-type fuel meter and two trip meters.

The NC700X features an internal storage space large enough to accommodate a full-face helmet. Together with the fuel filler cap, this space is accessed using a key to unlock and flip-up the seat.

The suspension (153.5mm at the front and 150mm at the rear) on the NC700X is set to ensure smooth ride.

Price:
NC700X  - R64 999
(Only non ABS units available in South Africa)

Service intervals are every 12 000km. The model will be launched in a choice of colours including Digital Silver Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White and Magna Red.


Comments
  • Cyrus - 2012-02-23 12:46

    Good value

  • Lourens - 2012-02-23 19:20

    Why only non ABS units for SA???? Why can honda not bring bikes with decent spec to SA? Sorry Honda, just like the scaled down spec transalps you are trying to flock to uninformed people. And when you ask the salesman what about the ABS, they say, real bikers do not require ABS - cheers Honda

      Cyrus - 2012-02-23 20:36

      I agree that its a bit ridiculous not to offer ABS but if you really take all things into account, this bike doesnt really need ABS

      Lourens - 2012-02-27 08:22

      Any motor bike, including scooters should have ABS as a minimum. Think about it, you do not always ride in ideal conditions, sometimes it rains or there is sand/gravel in the area where you require to stop. I commute to work on a bike with ABS for the last 4 to 5 years now and my ABS have probably saved my backside 3 or 4 times, so it is worth it. It helps you without you needing to worry about how hard you appy the brakes in a tricky situation no matter what the grip is on the road. - Just my opinion.

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