2010 Honda NT700V First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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Honda NT 700 V

2010 Honda NT700V Ride

Honda imports popular European motorcycling for 2010. Say hello to the 2010 NT700V.

First it was the Honda (read about it in the 2010 SH150i First Ride ), now continues its trend of importing European motorcycle and scooter into the U.S. with the of the 2010 Honda NT700V. as the Honda Deauville in Europe, compact touring-style motorcycle is the of affordable and reliable two-wheeled

From its flat, understated in an equally uninspiring but quality Red or Metallic Silver paint; to the performance of its liquid-cooled 680cc engine and its simple but effective its fully integrated storage the underlying theme of the efficiency.

Pushing it off the centerstand and into the elongated saddle, its in. seat height is near to the and the bike feels slim the rider’s legs—a key design afforded by the compact architecture of its 52-degree engine.

The engine is identical to the unit in Honda’s European dual-sport bike and the DN-01 crossover machine, minus the CVT transmission. It features 4-valve heads operated by a single camshaft as each piston through an 81 x 66mm bore/… and fuel to a ratio of 10.0:1.

The engine receives petrol via proprietary programmed fuel-injection which incorporates twin throttle bodies paired 12-hole injectors. Exhaust is evacuated via a sleek, albeit chrome exhaust terminating on the side of the machine. Engine is transferred to the rear wheel via a gearbox and a low maintenance shaft drive.

The powertrain is further by a conventional cable-actuated clutch.

the throttle and the engine responds by forward at a leisurely pace—a for riders with less and ideal for riding in the rain or limited-traction situations. Experienced worry not, for as the revs on and the motor gets spinning up to rpm, the engine cranks out acceleration force to allow for passing of fellow road heading to their nine-to-five. there the engine continues to you forward in a linear fashion the 8500 rev redline.

( Above ) The of the NT700V is engineered for the rider to pile on the odometer miles. ( ) A liquid-cooled 680cc V-Twin and 5-speed gearbox is utilized. ( ) Both saddlebags are fully into the motorcycle and offer of storage capacity.

Engine is muted and can rarely be felt in any of the surfaces aside from a pulsation emitting from underneath the steel fuel Equally pleasing is the lack of noise even during acceleration. There is some whine during low-speed

Cruising down the road at an 60 mph reveals slightly over revs on the tachometer in top gear. The meshes between gears fault, but the ‘box does some play at the shift Finding neutral at a stop is and clutch lever pull is weightless while still a sensible degree of feel.

outright engine performance spectacular, fuel mileage is. The has been tuned to sip fuel and an indicated 48.5 mpg average the course of our 130-mile ride. the fuel gauge displayed over half-a-tank, so we’d range to be right around 200 based on the capacity of the 5.2-gallon tank.

On the road the suspension a fantastic job of mellowing out the harsh of rough pavement. Of all the motorcycles recently, this particular stands out for its excellent ride While suspension componentry is as compared to the adjustable pieces on high-end touring bikes, it plain works.

Up front is a 41mm telescopic fork. At the a single hydraulic shock is used and features a remote adjustment knob with adjustability to compensate for another or extra cargo.

Tip it into a corner and the NT changes with very little As speed increases, the suspension to show the effects of its soft rate and comfort-oriented damping At lean, the chassis remains but it lacks some feel makes it difficult to explore the cornering potential of the bike.

based on its intended purpose and touring) it serves up an adequate, uninspiring level of performance.

the riding position is very The handlebar offers an upright and the overall comfort of the seat is The shape of the main fairing the rider’s body well from inclement weather

Furthermore, the height of the windscreen can be in five-positions. To do this, lift and up on the windscreen and it will slide the desired position. This feature allows the rider to be removed from the wind, if

Conversely, if the rider feels in the for a more intimate riding move the windscreen to the lowest and enjoy the wind in your

Instrumentation looks like it was straight off a Honda Accord. highlighted by a set of four analog-style on display from left-to-right: level, speed, rev counter, and temperature. In the center sits a neutral and warning light Above, a smaller LCD display the time plus odometer.

Honda NT 700 V
Honda NT 700 V

Two buttons on the bottom of the display the rider to cycle through functions including twin meter and instant and average However, we wish there was a to empty function as well as an air temperature and gear position It would also be nice if you scroll through the features a handlebar-mounted bar as opposed to the small on the gauges.

Overall the instruments are easy to decipher while

( Above) Steering the NT700V very little effort. Honda offers a full of genuine accessories including storage options and heated grips. ( Below ) We’re by the plush ride offered by the suspension.

The display is flanked by a of air vents that allow air to be directed onto the rider. are empty sound speaker as well as small storage (with the left one being and are sized to fit your mobile keys, GPS, etc. storage comes in the form of saddle bags on either of the motorcycle.

The bags are neatly integrated the rear tail of the motorcycle and the width of the bike slim. is perfectly suited for the rigors of in California. Each container roughly 7-gallons of storage and bag was larger enough to hold my man-purse. And if you pack cleverly you can fit far gear than you’d in each container.

Another feature is how the containers are linked an open ski-style pass that allow you to wedge in cargo.

In terms of braking, the uses twin 296mm with triple-piston calipers at the wheel. Out back a single disc with a twin-piston controls the rear wheel. The makes use of Honda’s Combined System (CBS), which the rear brake to the front.

For when the rear brake is depressed the front brake is engaged. Conversely, when the brake lever is engaged its is completely independent. Additional performance comes in the form of the $1000 ABS system.

This is one of the features of the motorcycle and is simply a for every rider.

The ABS system a degree of braking stability makes this an excellent bike for riders of all skill Whether you’re grabbing a of the brake lever or jabbing on the brake pedal, or both, the automatically compensates for your control inputs, slowing wheel with a higher of control than your foot and brain are capable of.

Make no mistake about it, the NT700V could be the perfect motorcycle. Sure, it’s not the entertaining motorcycle to ride, nor it turn many heads at a What it will do, however, is the rider to where he or she needs to be and without fuss.

Plus, it has a amount of storage and it doesn’t down the fuel. If you’re for an affordable and easy-to-ride touring-style we recommend you check out this import from Honda.

Honda NT 700 V
Honda NT 700 V
Honda NT 700 V


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