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MCN overall verdict rating is 2

A maxi-scooter that's really a motorbike, with the same engine and chassis as Honda's NC700S and NC700X. Although technically accomplished, the Integra has a utilitarian feel, like a motorcycle made for people who don't particularly like motorcycling.


MCN rating rating is 2
Owners' rating rating is 5

As with the rest of the NC700 range, the Integra's gentle power curve contains zero surprises, except the redline, which is too easy to bump into at just over 6000rpm. Despite the uninspiring delivery, it will out-accelerate nearly all maxi scooters. It’s got two automatic modes – Drive and Sport – and a semi-automatic mode, where you change up and down using buttons on the left bar. Fuel economy is good, at 60.1mpg in MCN tests.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 5

Without the lower centre-of-gravity or small wheels of most scooters, only the leg shields suggest you're not on motorcycle. The Integra's handling is better than its bland looks suggest but won't exactly have you throwing it into every corner. Try hard enough and the bodywork grounds first.


MCN rating rating is 2
Owners' rating rating is 4

The Integra has the comfort and weather protection of a scooter but not the luggage capacity. There's one glove box, just about big enough for a phone. Because it has a motorcycle chassis, there's not the cavernous underseat compartment of scooters. The one you get is nowhere near big enough even for an open-face lid.

Honda NC700D Integra (2012-2013)

Detail Value
New price £7,699
Dealer used prices
£5,550 (2012) - £6,890 (2013)
Private used prices
£4,990 (2012) - £6,200 (2013)
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Engine size 670 cc
Power 51 bhp
Top speed 98 mph
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 2 rating is 5
Engine rating is 2 rating is 5
Ride & Handling rating is 4 rating is 5
Equipment rating is 2 rating is 4
Quality & Reliability rating is 4 rating is 5
Value rating is 4 rating is 5

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 5

Honda says it's DCT system meets its usual high standards of long-term reliability, and who are we to doubt them? The Integra hasn't exactly topped UK sales charts, meaning fewer owners to tell us about any problems. If any manufacturer deserves the benefit of the doubt, it's Honda.


MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 5

At £7699 as of August 2013, it convincingly undercuts the maxi-scooter competition. It's over £1000 less than Suzuki's Burgman and Yamaha's TMAX, and £2000 less than BMW's C650GT. Given its level of sophistication, it leaves you asking why the others cost so much.


Insurance group: n/a

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Model History

2012: Model introduced

Other Versions

NC750D, updated version introduced 2014


Top speed 98 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 51 bhp
Max torque 46 ft-lb
Weight 238 kg
Seat height 790 mm
Fuel capacity 14 litres
Average fuel consumption 60 mpg
Tank range 190 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group of 17
Engine size 670 cc
Engine specification Liquid-cooled eight-valve parallel twin, Dual Clutch Transmission, chain final drive.
Frame Tubular steel
Front suspension adjustment 41 mm telescopic forks, 120 mm travel
Rear suspension adjustment Single monoshock damper, 120 mm travel
Front brakes 320mm single disc
Rear brake 240mm disc
Front tyre size 160/60-17
Rear tyre size 120/70-17

Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4.5(1 review)

  • Integra 700


    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    Ride and Handling
    Quality and Reliabilty

    I have owned this bike since September 2012 and I can honestly say that I am very happy with it. I had a 2011 HRC Fireblade before this and also a Suzuki Burgman AN650 Executive, before the Burgman I had a Honda Deauville NT650(the Deauville and then the Burgman were bought for 40 miles commutes from Romford to Kent). I found that I was using the Burgman a lot more often than the blade, because it was so much more practical and comfortable to ride. Last year I decided to sell the Fireblade because I had only covered 500 miles on it and I had owned it for just over a year. I contacted my local dealer and negotiated and I was able to do a straight swap for the Integra, in the colour which I wanted, which was Candy Graceful Red. I decided on the Integra because it combines the comfort and protection of a scooter and the ride and handling of a motorcycle. I had a demo ride on a NC700X DCT, because none of my local dealers had an Integra demo bike available. I liked the NC700X, but I thought that it did not provide enough weather protection and the padding in the seat was a bit too firm. 1. The DCT in a word is excellent, I know that some people will argue and disagree, but I think that Honda should make DCT an option on all of their larger capacity bikes. 2. I disagree with MCN, the bike has plenty of torque and I know that off the line, this bike will keep up with most sportsbikes. Most people think that bhp is important, when it comes to acceleration, when in actual fact it is torque that matters when it comes to acceleration. BHP is for top speed, the more bhp, the higher top speed. 3. Top end speed is not everything and the top speed of this bike is more than enough for UK roads. The NC range are all built in Japan. I have owned mostly sportsbikes, ever since I passed my test in 2003. I have owned a CBR600F, CBR600RR7, CBR1000RR6 and CBR1000RRB HRC. before buying the CBR1000RRB, I tried out the then new crossplane crank Yamaha R1, but I decided that the bike was not good around town and you really needed to rev the bike a lot to get the power out of it. The CBR1000RR felt more powerful.

    12 September 2013


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