HONDA NC750X (2014-on) Review

Published: 21 March 2014

As friendly and non-threatening as a motorcycle can possibly be, despite the adventure bike-esque styling

As friendly and non-threatening as a motorcycle can possibly be, despite the adventure bike-esque styling

  • At a glance
  • 745cc  -  54 bhp
  • 70 mpg  -  210 miles range
  • Medium seat height (830mm)
  • £6,299

Overall Rating 4 out of 5

Riding the NC for any length of time reveals a bike that handles sweetly, brakes more than adequately, is comfortable, tackles scabby back roads well and, with the addition of the DCT gearbox, is easy to ride and super economical in terms of fuel use. There’s a lot to like. If, however, you want a bike that will be the sort of machine you will always give a second glance to as you walk away, or spend time looking at and aching to ride, then the NC is not going to be the one for you.

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5

The NC is as friendly and non-threatening as a motorcycle can possibly be, despite the adventure bike-esque styling. There is plenty of room on board and the low seat height makes touching the floor very easy, which is ideal for less confident riders. The ABS is reassuring when the road’s surface is wet or badly damaged and the NC’s handling is stable and comfortable and turns sweetly into corners. It’s unlikely to throw up any nasty surprises, making it perfect for newer riders. The DCT adds to the over-all feeling of control and is a worthy addition.

Engine 4 out of 5

Thanks to a 4mm bigger bore, the NC700 becomes the NC750 for 2014. Peak power is increased 54bhp and the torque is boosted to 50lbft while the engine also gains a second balancer shaft which, Honda claims, halves the amount of mechanical vibration. It’s instantly noticeable how much better the low end of the NC750 is and the parallel twin is also considerably smoother than before. The updated DCT is far more responsive at low speed when compared to the older version and makes for brilliant low speed control.

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5

The build quality is superb and the NC range has a reputation for reliability.

Value & Running Costs 4 out of 5

It’s not the cheapest middleweight, but it is very frugal to run.

Equipment 4 out of 5

ABS comes as standard and the dummy tank has a storage area

Owners' Reviews

3 owners have reviewed their HONDA NC750X (2014-on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

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Summary of Owners' Reviews
Overall Rating 5 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 4.7 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 5 out of 5
Equipment 4 out of 5
5 out of 5

Honda NC750X- DCT

29 July 2014 by petervoros

Had this bike since the middle of March. Only done about 1000 miles so far because I have another bike (Harley Fat Bob). I had a 700X-DCT which was good, but this one has noticable improvements. Twist and go simplicity, D mode for economy and S... Read more mode for more speed, there is a manual mode too which I never bother to use. In town it is king with a good vantage point and is off the line before others get their gears and clutch sorted. The seat was not to my taste so got an aftermarket one (Sargent). The only thing I would like to be changed is selector button on the bars instead of having to push the button on the dash. It's not a race bike but is quick enough for everything I need it for. The handling is sweet and confident, easy at low speeds. I get in the low 70's to the gallon. With plenty of luggage options available this bike makes an excellent mid sized tourer or shopping bike. I change my bikes regularly but this one is a keeper because it is just so easy to ride. The service intervals are 8000 miles and with the good mpg it is a cheap bike to keep.

Overall Rating 5 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 5 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 5 out of 5
Equipment 4 out of 5
5 out of 5

The sensible option.

09 July 2014 by sandwick

I have just taken delivery of my "S" version. Would have loved the "X" but too vertically challenged! This bike is fun and no hassle. I've got the DCT version and in Auto or Manual it's a joy to ride. It's never going to win a traffic lights drag... Read more race but who cares; it'll win everything else. Honda got this just right :)

Overall Rating 5 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 5 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 5 out of 5
Equipment 4 out of 5
5 out of 5

Confortable & easy to ride

28 March 2014 by Gabelo

If you want to ride easy and sweetly, you should have Honda NC750X DCT. it is nimble in order to ride in speedway and city.but if you want to go the speed limit the NC 750 X is not for you. Read more

Overall Rating 5 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 4 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 5 out of 5
Equipment 4 out of 5
Read all 3 owners' reviews in full

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2014
Year discontinued -
New price £6,299
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax £80
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 54 bhp
Max torque 50 ft-lb
Top speed 125 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 70 mpg
Tank range 210 miles
Specification
Engine size 745cc
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled DOHC, 8v parallel twin
Frame type Steel backbone
Fuel capacity 14.1 litres
Seat height 830mm
Bike weight 229kg
Front suspension 41mm forks, non-adjustable
Rear suspension Monoshock
Front brake 1x320mm discs. Two-piston caliper ABS
Rear brake 1x240mm disc, Single-piston caliper ABS
Front tyre size 120/70ZR17
Rear tyre size 160/60ZR17

History & Versions

Model history

The NC700 was launched in 2012 in S, X and Integra format.

Other versions

Adding Honda’s duel clutch costs £600 while the Integra scooter is £7799.

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