2020 Honda NC750X

For on-road adventures, the NC750X—and its DCT sibling—remains a winner.

NC750X
2020 Honda NC750XHonda North America

The 2020 Honda NC750X is part of Big Red’s five-model “adventure” line of streetbikes, but this twin-cylinder machine is really best suited to exploring asphalt, not rough-and-tumble off-road single-track. With the optional $800 dual-clutch transmission, which includes Honda Selectable Traction Control and combined antilock braking, the NC750X is at home commuting to the workplace and running errands around town. The 745cc engine combines good low-to-midrange torque with outstanding fuel economy, and the nonadjustable 41mm fork, 17-inch wheels, and Bridgestone Battlewing tires deliver a smooth ride. A lockable integrated 22-liter storage compartment located where the gas tank—call it a “frunk”—would normally reside greatly enhances user convenience.

With its moderate wind protection, neutral ergonomics, and low mass centralization thanks to an underseat fuel tank, the NC750X and NC750X DCT ABS are aimed at riders who want solid, predictable on-road performance at a reasonable price. Offered in one color, Graphite Black, the current model is mechanically unchanged from the last major upgrade in 2018 when displacement was increased from 670cc to 745cc, HSTC was added to the DCT model, and other features, like an upgraded instrument display and LED lighting, were fitted.

2020 Honda NC750X Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Honda NC750X
2020 Honda NC750XHonda North America


Manufacturer Claimed Specifications

Price $8,099/$8,899
Engine Liquid-cooled, SOHC, twin-cylinder
Displacement 745cc
Bore x Stroke 77.0mm x 80.0mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque N/A
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 32.7 in.
Rake 27.0°
Trail 4.3 in.
Front Suspension 41mm; 5.4-in. travel
Rear Suspension Preload adjustable, 5.9-in. travel
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 160/60-17
Wheelbase 60.4 in.
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 478/505 lb.

Cycle World Tested Specifications

Seat Height N/A
Dry Weight N/A
Rear-Wheel Horsepower N/A
Rear-Wheel Torque N/A
0–60 mph N/A
1/4-mile N/A
Braking 30–0 mph N/A
Braking 60–0 mph N/A