2010 Honda NT700V Review — Cycle News

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Honda NT 700 V

2010 Honda NT700V

By Kit Palmer | 12/18/2009 2:12 PM

month, Honda announced it be offering a new model for 2010, the a sporty, light-duty touring/heavy-duty streetbike. This week, gave us a chance to ride the on the back roads of southern

The original variant of the NT700V was for the tighter and more curvy of Europe and with touring in but has never seen the light of day in the United States — now. Touring in America, generally favors the higher-capacity such as Honda’s 1800cc Wings and 1300cc ST’s, but today’s economic climate, thought the timing might be right to introduce the NT700V to the States, for those perhaps for a comfortable and economical weekday that doubles as a fun and sporty touring bike.

I’ll let describe the NT700V to you:

the introduction of the 2010 NT700V, shuffles the deck in the world of motorcycles. Here is a machine handles with delightful around town or on twisty yet stands fully prepared to you across two or three state with ease. Whether the day for the usual commute to work, a spent running errands, a day ride or the onset of a two-week-long adventure, the NT700V can do it all.

In the most riding enthusiasts that motorcycles should for recreational purposes during times rather than on an ongoing basis. However, the world, that balance decidedly in favor of day-in, transportation in order to capitalize on the economy and efficiency inherent in travel. In Europe especially, the and its precursors have gained favor-and for good reason.

The mid-sized NT700V comes to roll with an effective with a five-position quick-adjustable plus two storage pockets, and saddlebags-amenities that equip machine equally well for a range of tasks. Also, the feature a unique pass-through that spans from one bag to the to add additional stowage capacity or longer items-a very innovation.

Yet at the same time machine weighs only 562 rolls on a wheelbase that a moderate 58.1 inches and has steering geometry measurements of 28 of rake and 115mm (4.5 of trail. Practiced eyes recognize that these indicate a machine with middleweight characteristics, and because powered by a narrow V-twin displacing 680cc, the NT700V delightfully slim between the and also decidedly nimble for a bike. Indeed, the NT700V excellent handling that it fun and easy to ride, which it a travel-worthy roadbike that it all with less bulk and

At the heart of the NT700V lies a liquid-cooled SOHC 52-degree with four valves per The modern bore and … of 81mm by 66mm result in a oversquare engine that an actual 680cc. The single cams are chain-driven, and each employs a pair of forked that actuate the intake and the valves; valve lash is via screw-type adjusters.

Fuel chores are ably handled by Programmed Fuel Injection system with twin throttle bodies and high-performance injectors. This system automatic adjustment for cold excellent throttle response, for changes in elevation and other factors, and superior fuel while contributing to low emissions.

This powerplant pumps out torque and power, especially in the which works out perfectly for every application it will Whether the day calls for arcing lonely backroads or piling up on the freeway, the liquid-cooled 680cc engine serves as a great companion.

A delightfully broad spread makes for easy regardless of what the road up, with the option of employing the roll-on pull or running up the to let those four-valve heads breathe. In addition, the NT700V’s five-speed gearbox complements the powerband in a natural marriage, and final drive makes for maintenance-free convenience. Heading the road, the NT700V rolls with that V-twin that adds character to the

The NT700V cradles the Vee engine in a yet strong twin-spar steel Suspension chores are handled up by a 41mm fork and in back a single heavy-duty rear Together, they strike a balance between all-day and sporty performance.

As a bonus, the suspension features a remote spring preload adjuster offers 40 click steps of and proves to be very convenient and for making changes in settings. a passenger or lots of cargo? No just dial up the preload. softer settings for freeway

Just dial it back quickly, no fuss. In addition, lines facilitate back-and-forth in shock preload for those who riding conditions often, as a primary operator who rides during the work week and rides two-up come the

In the braking department, the NT700V Honda’s Combined Braking (CBS) in a triple-disc setup the option of an Antilock Braking (ABS) for confident braking in conditions. The CBS setup features two 296mm front rotors by three-piston calipers and a single rear rotor with a brake caliper.

When the brake is applied, all three in the right-front caliper are actuated with two of the three pistons in the caliper. The rear brake, actuated, engages a combination of the brake caliper plus one of the front-left brake caliper, helping to maintain balanced, braking action. As would be the addition of the ABS option to the NT700V even greater confidence-inspiring control when called

The NT700V is an extremely well-executed a machine that will many roles, all with efficiency. This is one do-it-all that serves equally whether you call on it for around-town daily commutes or cross-country With the Honda NT700V, do with less does prove to gain far more might be expected.

I found the to live up to most of Honda’s but I would call the NT700V of a lightweight touring machine middleweight. Not only does it extremely light and agile, the is just large enough to long rides quite I couldn’t imagine any true machines being any less 680cc’s — I guess would indeed be a lightweight bike.

But, yes, the does feel light and and is very easy to ride. It little muscle and effort to it do what you want it to on the twisty yet is still rather stable and when rolling down the open highways.

The NT doesn’t really feel your traditional, big-bore bike. Instead, the NT feels like you’re riding a big but with V-twin torque and power, not to mention, there’s destinctive V-twin vibe and

This kind of makes since this motor is an of the one that powers Honda’s a rather large rally-style machine that Honda to offer here in the U.S. Transalp is still very in Europe.) So that probably the NT’s single — though it’s a V-twin feel. The motor is also to the automatic D1-01.

As far as power, the NT is feisty and certainly perks up you reach about the 5000 rpm No worries, however, the NT doesn’t being revved one bit when you to pep things up a bit, and it is just as off the bottom when a more pace is desired. Shifting is and easy, clutch-pull is light, and I detect very little lash or torque-effect from the shaft-drive system.

You will however, quite a bit of gear-whine the NT’s motor, especially on deceleration.

Unlike the big 1800cc bikes, the NT is about as thirsty as a Throw in a large five-plus fuel tank and the NT will a lot longer between gas stops you will.

Comfort is another one of the strong points. Seat has firm padding and has nice and at 31 inches, seat height is low. Tubular handlebars a neutral bend and should be replaceable if they don’t fit

Honda NT 700 V
Honda NT 700 V

It has traditional triple-clamp mounting.

to the NT’s riding comfort is the adjustable windscreen. It has a rather top-to-bottom range and is surprisingly when it comes to wind You can reach over and raise or the windscreen while in motion it’s difficult), but I wouldn’t that — it’s of risky. It’s better to for a stop sign when you can reach over with hands and make adjustments. a nice set-up, but not if you’re to push-buttons.

Still, it’s better than having to out tools to make adjustment.

are extremely narrow and don’t a ton, but lane-splitters in California love ’em. There is, a cool pass-over channel runs from one bag to the other, is a perfect place to store objects, such as posters or a pool cue. You could ’em linked bags.

also two small glove in the fairing for more storage.

I enjoyed the NT’s strong and the performance from the ABS and how the front is not linked to the back brake. it seems to be a good system for this bike is intended.

feels a little on the stiff but seems to be well balanced Rear-shock preload adjusting is simple thanks to an easy-to-reach on the side of the bike. Unfortunately, are no other suspension adjustability.

will provide some for the bike, such as a rear large enough to store a helmet. A bag liner will be to go with it. Heated grips also be offered for $189.

Even though the ride was 70 or so miles, I came away impressed with the little NT. It make for a nice, light-duty touring bike just Honda said it would, but I its greatest attribute is commuting. its narrow bags, outstanding excellent comfort, light and good overall performance, the makes for a classy everyday and longer the commute the better.

The NT is in two colors — red and silver. The model sells for $9999 and the NT sells for a grand more at ABS is only available on the silver

Compared to full-size touring such as a fully equipped Wing which sells for $24,000, 10 grand doesn’t too bad. Still, for that I’d like to see suspension is fully adjustable (as well as the lever) or at least heated as standard equipment. That’s my only real gripe the NT700V, otherwise I could see bike being a commuter’s friend.


Model: / NT700VA ABS

Engine Type: liquid-cooled 52° V-twin


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