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Honda Integra Review

In the maxi-scooter world saw the launch of two game changers: BMW’s C650 GT (review) and C600 and Honda’s innovative Integra.

A few after test riding brace of beauties (BMW C 600 vs. C 650 GT ), I turned my attentions to Honda.

The manufacturer has a long history of production, and the legacy of the successful Wing series is obvious in the styling.

Elsewhere, though, are very different.

The Honda Integra, to give it its full shares its transmission and many — everything lower the seat, essentially — its motorcycle siblings, the … and the adventure-style NC700X .

Its motorcycling is visible in aspects like the (for a scooter) 17-inch and the chain drive. Chain on a scooter?

And rather than the scooter-typical Variable Transmission (CVT), the has a hybrid semi-automatic system, to that found on the Suzuki and Aprilia Mana 850 GT (review) .

The can be ridden in one of two auto modes, or Drive, but there’s also the to change gear manually push-buttons on the left handlebar other models in the NC700-series are in fully manual or the more semi-automatic configuration).

Riding the Integra NC700D

It’s to switch between automatic and and between the two automatic modes, riding. In auto mode, you can use the selector buttons to change up or if, for instance, there’s a speed coming up, or you want to overtake.

In manual mode, the bike still change down if the revs drop too much a bike that’s impossible to

After I’d had these and the controls, explained to me by Honda of it was time to go for a ride, escorted by my H on his VFR.

I was immediately concerned the seat height. At 790 mm, it looked than my Gilera GP800, is difficult for me to flat-foot, and I found not so much mounting and dismounting as up and down its slopes.

Luckily, the is so well balanced I rarely to put my feet down; it will along almost indefinitely at low speeds, and I found I was able to in a straight line with my off the bars for several seconds. worked hard to keep the of gravity low, and it shows.

The Integra is easy to manouevre pushing, which is important for me as too short to sit on a bike and paddle, and a to roll on and off the centre stand.

The stand I found trickier, when I tried to operate it on the bike. In fact it’s to tell when mounted the stand is up or down. That’s how I a way in which the Integra differs most conventional bikes and with the side stand the bike will start, but go out of neutral. (Yes, it has a neutral!).


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The seat is wide, adding to the when putting my feet and rather firm, although I it comfortable. The riding position is which suits my usual style. Feet can be placed on the footboards or slightly forward and up; I the latter.

The small digital is clear and concise: dominated by a speedo on the left, followed by and gear information and a fuel (which flashes red when low) on the right, with a rev running along the top. A row of the lights (indicators, ABS, light, etc.) is above the though, strangely, there seem to be a fuel light, the digital warning. The gauge really have enough to give a clear picture of how fuel remains.

The windscreen is tall and isn’t adjustable, but I see over it fine, and despite its width it seemed to do a good job of the wind off my head and hands.

Integra Storage?

The biggest I heard about the Integra to launch, and the one thing which to make it not a proper scooter in eyes, was the woeful storage

The under-seat storage area is to take a helmet, its domed contributing to the height and hardness of the I didn’t test it with but suspect my flip front be too bulky; I’d be more to use the space to store a chain and There’s also a helmet which allows you to secure a lid to the of the bike; I wouldn’t risk with my BMW helmet, or in London, but or with a less attractive I might.

There’s a titchy glovebox, perhaps roomy enough for a bag of a glasses case or a side puck.

An OEM top box and panniers are available, but not cheap: the top box is nearly Ј300, and before you add the rack and fitting The top box is rather shallow, with a in the centre to take a helmet.


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