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Honda NC750X Adventure Motorbike Review

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MCN overall verdict rating is 4

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.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

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.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 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.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

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

Honda NC750X (2014-current)

Detail Value
New price £6,299
Dealer used prices
£6,030 (2014) - £6,550 (2014)
Private used prices
£5,430 (2014) - £5,890 (2014)
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Engine size 745 cc
Power 54 bhp
Top speed 125 mph
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 4 rating is 5
Engine rating is 4 rating is 4.5
Ride & Handling rating is 4 rating is 5
Equipment rating is 4 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

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

Value

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 5

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

Insurance

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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.

Specifications

Top speed 125 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 54 bhp
Max torque 50 ft-lb
Weight 229 kg
Seat height 830 mm
Fuel capacity 14.1 litres
Average fuel consumption 70 mpg
Tank range 210 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group of 17
Engine size 745 cc
Engine specification Four-stroke, liquid-cooled DOHC, 8v parallel twin
Frame Steel backbone
Front suspension adjustment 41mm forks, non-adjustable
Rear suspension adjustment Monoshock
Front brakes 1x320mm discs. Two-piston caliper ABS
Rear brake 1x240mm disc, Single-piston caliper ABS
Front tyre size 120/70ZR17
Rear tyre size 160/60ZR17

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Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4.5(3 reviews)

  • Honda NC750X- DCT

    petervoros

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    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 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.

    29 July 2014

  • The sensible option.

    sandwick

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    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 race but who cares; it'll win everything else. Honda got this just right :)

    09 July 2014

  • Confortable & easy to ride

    Gabelo

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    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.

    28 March 2014

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Does it all

I've had every type of bike over the last 45 years, and this is one of the best! It does everything - including touring - and the DCT is a delight. Don't be fooled into thinking this is usual 'twist-n-go' transmission and you'll be dumbing down. Honda's DCT gives you all the options and the ultra-rapid gear changes make the most of the bike's relatively modest power. I honestly wouldn't swap this for any other bike.

14 October 2014 10:45

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