No doubt the all-new Honda NC700X is a great motorcycle, but it wasn’t long after the moto-press began throwing around terms like “revolutionary” and “game-changer” and “make mine red” before cooler heads (our readers) began to question the bike’s claim to unique fame. Dual-clutch transmission? It’s a fancy automatic; seen it. Built-in storage? Meh, the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(12)
Four Affordable Motorcycles For City Commuting and Cross-Country Adventure BMW F700GS vs. Honda NC700X DCT ABS vs. Kawasaki Versys vs. Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS.
Photographer : Jeff Allen
The Affordable Adventure One-Bike-Solution – Comparison Test Video BMW F700GS vs. Honda NC700X DCT ABS vs. Kawasaki Versys vs. Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS.
If there is a mechanical match made in heaven, it has to be the marriage of new 670cc parallel-Twin and its second- generation Automatic Dual Clutch Transmission. A quick refresher course: Although Honda’s DCT does shift itself in Drive mode, it is not an automatic transmission in the traditional hydraulic torque-converter sense, and it isn’t a [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
The NC700X isn’t just another two- cylinder motorcycle. It represents a paradigm shift from the horsepower-centered design of sportbikes to the utility- and economy-centered design of a new class of machines that, in the current economic climate, may have broader appeal. Sportbikes needed high rpm to generate the class-leading horsepower that once translated to substantial sales. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)
Photographer : Fran Kuhn
Welcome to the brave new world. “New” because the motorcycle you see here, Honda’s innovative NC700X, is a distinct, almost 180-degree change in direction from where motorcycles have been heading for many years. And “brave” because Honda has rolled the dice with this all-new-from-the-ground-up machine, gambling that there are legions of current, past and would-be [...]Read Full Post | Comments(9)
When the big economic crisis struck and the going got really tough for the motorcycle industry, the tough kept going. Honda upshifted and responded like the world leader that it is, redefining the sport to attract a new generation of riders and revitalize the battered old legion searching for a new direction after years of [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
2012 Honda NC700X – First Look New parallel-Twin adventure crossover announced and coming to the U.S.
How much longer could Honda ignore this category in the U.S. market? The answer is: no longer. Yes, with adventure bikes grabbing increasing sales and the category itself constantly broadening to include a wider variety of machines, Honda has finally jumped back into the stateside fray after a longtime absence. But this time around it [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Future Hondas: Twin-cylinder Integra, NC700S and NC700X, plus V-Four Crosstourer Parallel-Twin powers three new Honda motorcycles.
Honda is exploring new and more efficient ways to deal with urban traffic. At EICMA, it showed the Integra, NC700S, NC700X and a production version of the Crosstourer concept unveiled last year at Intermot. Three of the four machines are powered by a 670cc parallel-Twin; the Crosstourer uses the 1237cc V-Four from the VFR1200F. Honda [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)