Honda NT700V Review


Introducing the Honda NT700V, newly arrived here in the U.S., and the perfect combination of cross-town commuter and cross-country capability that's been wowing Europeans for over a decade. Think of it this way: If the ST1300 had a little brother, it would be the NT700V. Plenty nimble to eat up around-town urban assaults, and plenty plush and feature-packed for the luxurious long haul.

From this machine's potent, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 680cc V-twin, disc brakes (with optional ABS) and bulletproof shaft drive to its integrated saddlebags and weather-cheating adjustable windscreen and bodywork, the NT700V rolls out as the ultimate light-weight tourer/commuter for both entry-level and seasoned riders alike. In other words, the best of both worlds.

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Feature Specifications
Engine Type: 680cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Bore And Stroke: 81mm x 66mm
Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, 40mm throttle bodies and 12-hole injectors
Ignition: Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Valve Train: SOHC; four valves per cylinder
Transmission: Five-speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Front Suspension: 41mm telescopic fork; 4.5 inches travel
Rear Suspension: Single shock with spring-preload adjustability; 4.8 inches travel
Front Brake: Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers
Rear Brake: Single 276mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper
Front Tires: 120/70 ZR17 radial
Rear Tires: 150/70 ZR17 radial
Curb Weight: 562 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.)
Fuel Capacity: 5.2 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve