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2010 Honda NT700V: MD Review

No, the front tire have a tendency to levitate, and the won’t blur your Honda’s NT700V is a different of motorcycle, and one we’re not too familiar here in the States. Sure, can sell it as a light touring the NT is more than capable of weekend jaunts, comfortably—but it wasn’t bred exclusively for purpose.

What we have on our here is a versatile motorcycle can serve as a great commuter, and as a recreational toy. There, I it. Now try not to get too excited, that is unless into usability, practicality, and because that’s what bike is all about.

But first first: In case you haven’t already, the thing isn’t too Its posterior bears an uncanny to a scooter, and the view from the isn’t flattering either. The saddlebags are partly to blame, but also give the bike functionality right out of the box.

26.7 liters of capacity on the 27.4 liters on the left, and an pass-through channel that both, there’s enough to lock up your riding some rolled up documents, and a worth of groceries, too.

Once I mounted this and started to navigate Los Angeles’ streets, I began to appreciate how the saddle bags are tucked in. The slim profile, light and low 31.7” seat height splitting lanes and waddling tight spots a cinch. though the bike is a bit heavy at 562 wet I felt very comfortable her around, despite the fact I weigh only 155lbs.

For purposes and around-town errands, the are sufficient, but it’s too bad they’re not enough to hold a full-face Also, for any extended or 2-up a trunk would be absolutely Even then, lack of space might become an

However, if you shell out $150 you can get a set of that boost capacity by liters overall. The cost of optional 45 liter matching which our test model equipped with, comes in at with all the hardware, but if you want one on the Givi will answer call.

The liquid-cooled, 680cc v-twin powers the NT is a gentle little with smooth and predictable delivery. The bottom end is a bit soft, but chipper enough to toast 4 off the red light, so getting ahead of and maintaining a safety cushion is an task. The engine starts to up a bit once the needle on the tach the 3,500 mark, but power is not this bike’s forte.

The box on the NT is just as smooth as the engine, and the requires very little to operate. These two qualities, with the light clutch and profile, made city on the NT easy, and quite fun,

Once we hit California’s freeway and began our 250-plus mile to the small coastal town of I noticed how well designed the protection was. The windshield excellent protection without and the ergonomically correct ¾-fairing me a snug place to tuck my behind. The other thing I and quite quickly, was the lack of a 6 th which, in my opinion, is the bike’s significant shortcoming on the touring

The NT cruises smoothly at 70 mph, rpm’s at the 5,000 mark, but the right grip a little and the engine starts to get busy. At 75 high frequency vibrations noticeable at the grips. At 80 mph, the engine churning 5,700 per minute, those vibrations a little unpleasant, and the v-twin asking about that 6 th.

The extra gear may not be necessary in where the bike hails but for longer stints on America’s speed freeways, it really is.

said, the NT felt very and stable on the freeway, and the upright position and comfy seat the long ride very Of course, standing up on the pegs time to time to give the old a break was still necessary. The 5.2 gas tank gave the bike a of 236 miles at a consumption rate of mpg, a figure we calculated a long stint of heavy play.

Fifty-plus mpg certainly possible if one were to treat the NT gently.

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After clocking hundreds of miles, I was able to take the NT some of the twisty roads Cambria to see how she handled the fun stuff. I to say, I was impressed. The seventeen tires and 58.1 inch helped make carving the roads my favorite part of the ride, and to be honest, I wasn’t at all by the bike’s weight. The NT felt through the turns and fairly to lean—she must be hiding all weight down low.

The seat is also roomy to scoot back on for a more riding stance and lower cg. extra space would come in handy for taller, armed riders. The bike’s is nothing extraordinary, but it handled potholes and rough patches enough.

Also, preload for the spring is easily adjustable in you have to pack a little on the rear.

At the end of the day, the NT proved to be a fun and easy to ride machine. For a like me, it’s not quite the bike; I value performance comfort and don’t mind or touring on something a little To the more practical rider, in a multipurpose cycle, the NT offers alluring features.

The shaft drive eliminates the for lubing, adjusting the chain, and scraping crusty gunk off the tire and swingarm. The ¾ fairing keeps your jeans on the way to work, and makes keeping the NT an easy task. The center comes standard, as does reliability and low maintenance costs.

All goodies come at a price and bring the NT’s base to $9,999.00, or $10,999.00 for a model ABS. Initially, that struck me as a little high, but prices are on the rise. The weak the ever more expensive and reduced motorcycle production in around the world have to create a wave of cost

Comparing the NT to other motorcycles is a bit to do, since it really is a unique It’s not as good looking or as as BMW’s F 800 ST, but it is less expensive the extras that are included in the base price, and would as a better all-around bike out of the Compared to Suzuki’s V-Strom or Versys it’s a bit expensive, but again it has superior creature shaft drive, and bags.

This new import from may just fill a niche those bikes don’t; for the more rational riders us who are turned off by the idea of a 700+ touring bike or cruiser, and for the novice or thrifty commuter for a usable, maintenance-free workhorse. these riders come out of the to buy up NT’s by the boatload remains to be but I can’t deny the bike is a to ride.

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