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Honda NTV 600

Review of the Honda NTV 600 Revere

in Automotive

January 29, 2014

I this bike as a second I already had the SLR 650 that I love, but on occasions it needs attention it me with no 2-wheeld transport. always liked the NTV range of because they are known for reliability and ease of maintenance.

I was looking at the much newer but the few dealers with second machines would not deal on the Searching through the biketrader I this bike for £1300.

I to look at it in the shop and it immediately me as a genuine bike. It had a large fitted, was clean but not polished, had dropped but no serious damage and did not like it had been bodged by cowboy such as myself. A was struck and a few days later I my purchase home.

First impressions were Acceleration is acceptable below then becomes quite above, running out of steam short of the 9500rpm redline. is not fast but very solid riding the twitchy SLR for so long.

remains to be seen but the riding is very sporty for a bike for hard-working long-distance couriers and mile eaters.

Let’s with comfort. Before I you about this I ask you to bear in I had a motorcycle accident 3 years ago left me with a stiff knee and hip. I am 5 feet 9 tall, which is considered average for my country. The riding has the knees quite bent and a lean forward across the large tank is required.

At speed this makes my feet on and off the pegs a chore and my can ache. The lean forward into its own at motorway speeds, but my backside goes numb.

This is not a comfy long bike, for myself. I suspect it be me and not the bike as countless couriers millions of miles cannot be I talked about this to biker once and he agreed, the is too low and the pegs too high and the bars too far

It may suit a smaller rider. He placing a cushion on the seat, I tried this and it is a great I am now trying to work out how to lift the 1 inch without making the look silly.

If you plan to use the for long trips, try to get a long in before you buy to see if the ergonomics suit

Handling. This is spot on for me. I ride like a racer but I do on and the bike is solid, stable and through the bends. I use Bridgestone tyres that provide grip in both wet and dry, and last a long time.

I’ve used these before on other bikes and did not them, but they are perfectly to the NTV. The whole chassis confidence.

Power. This in at 50 something bhp, not a great in modern motorcycling, but more the SLR I normally ride. It is quick for myself, will beat traffic and surprises the sport by keeping up with them.

The is smooth but really comes in 6000rpm. It will also run to 1800rpm, any lower than and the shaft starts to rattle. and easy power and flexible.

Shaft drive, what can I say. Use it, forget it, change a bit of oil whenever you remember that there then forget it As for the rest it’s difficult to really, not had to do anything to it! Removing the wheel takes 2 minutes due to the sided swingarm.

Changing the oil and filter is a doddle as is easy to reach. Cleaning is Even adjusting the shock is with ease.

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There is a adjusting knob behind one of the and the damping adjuster screw is no It’s so easy. I know previous ownership of an NT400 that any carburettor work be a nightmare, changing the plugs be fiddly and getting to rocker is challenging. But hey, it’s not a as they never need kind of work.

I hope. keep on changing the oil every 3 to 4 miles.

Loading the bike is as you can see above. It takes load a lorry and I always worry not having enough space, this bike I always spare space. The bike it in its stride. With this lot on the was a bit soft but it took 1 minute to the shock by clicking the knob.

Except at slow speeds I did not notice a difference with the

Costs. If ridden hard bike returns 45mpg. The I have managed is 59mpg but I had to like an old lady. Normally runs at 50 to 53mpg being for commuting. Most people me this is good or at least but I don’t like spending

I am looking for 150mpg, haven’t it yet. Tyres should 8000 miles rear, god knows how many at the front. are cheaper than super tyres. Parts will be Honda prices, expensive. is quite a good aftermarket due to the bike being popular the couriers.

No chain to replace.

Can I this bike? Yes. use is a pleasure and it should last mine is already 14 years old 35,000 miles and I’ve these with over miles, looking tired but running strong. If you plan distance riding then try one first or be prepared to alter the position somehow.

If you are looking for speed then elsewhere or look at the NTV650 and all the American tuning companies. of the tuning add-ons will fit the too. It’s not a sports but can be made to move and handle well.

About the author: another guy trying tog et his voice on the internet.

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