Honda NC700 series
|Manufacturer||Honda Motor Company|
|Class||Naked Bike / Standard|
|Engine||Honda RC61 670 cc (41 cu in) SOHC Parallel twin engine, 4-stroke, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled|
|Bore / stroke||73 mm × 80 mm (2.9 in × 3.1 in)|
|Power||38 kW (51 hp) @ 6,250 rpm|
|Torque||61 N·m (45 lb·ft) @ 4,750 rpm|
|Frame type||Rigid tube steel diamond|
|Suspension||41 mm telescopic forks, 120 mm travel|
|Brakes||320 mm single wavy hydraulic disc with 3-piston calipers and sintered metal pads (front), 240 mm single wavy hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and sintered metal pads (rear)|
|Tires||120/70-ZR17M/C (58W) front, 160/60-ZR17M/C (69W) rear|
|Dimensions||L 2,195 mm
W 760 mm
H 1,130 mm
|Seat height||790 mm (S)
830 mm (X)
800 mm (X Type LD - JDM )
|Weight||211 kg (NC700S)
215 kg (NC700SA)
218 kg (NC700X)
225 kg (NC700SD) (wet)
|Fuel capacity||14.1 L|
|Fuel consumption||3.58 L/100 km (78.9 mpg-imp; 65.7 mpg-US) (claimed)|
|Turning radius||3.0 m|
The Honda NC700 series is a family of motorcycles produced by Honda since 2011. NC700 series was a 'new concept' bike designed for commuters or riders who are transitioning from scooter to motorcycle. The series also includes the motorcycle/scooter hybrid NC700D Integra. The NC700 series is classed as a commuter model bike which has incorporated design and mechanical elements from various motorcycle types. The riding position is similar to naked bike styles. There is helmet-sized internal storage in place of the traditional fuel tank, which is instead located under the seat. The series is often marketed as fun to ride, easy to handle and very fuel efficient.
Models & Variants
Basic model with naked bike styling. The NC700SA model is also available with the addition of a combined antilock braking system. The NC700SD features a dual-clutch transmission, which allows the rider to switch between manual gear shifts or automatic shifts.
The NC700D Integra is a motorcycle/scooter hybrid made by Honda since 2012.
The NC700 series is powered by a single overhead camshaft 670 cc (41 cu in) parallel-twin engine that is tilted 62˚ forward to provide a low centre of gravity, with near uniform weight distribution. The undersquare engine has programmed fuel injection, separate timing profiles for each cylinder, and is tuned to deliver powerful torque in the low- to mid-speed range. The engine was designed to deliver a "pleasant throbbing feel" of a V-twin through the use of a 270˚ crankshaft, which Honda "deliberately designed with a uniaxial primary balancer" even though the primary vibration of the crankshaft could have been balanced perfectly using a biaxial balance shaft. The fuel consumption figure of 3.58 L/100 km (78.9 mpg-imp; 65.7 mpg-US) has been attributed to the low number of moving parts in the engine – the oil pump is driven by the balance shaft, while the camshaft also drives the water pump. The design also resulted in water hoses that were 30% shorter. The pistons are resin-coated and lightweight aluminum material is used for the friction-reducing roller rocker arm.
The NC700X, NC700S and NC700SA come with a six-speed manual gearbox while the Integra and the NC700SD come standard with a second generation of the six-speed dual-clutch transmission first used on the Honda VFR1200F. The version used on the Integra and NC700SD is lighter and more compact due to a simplified hydraulic circuit; a learning function has also been added to each of the drive modes to detect a variety of riding environments. The system uses heavy duty large-diameter clutches to deal with the rigours of use in stop/start city traffic.
"Drive" mode on the transmission generally selects a high gear ratio, keeping engine speeds between 2,000 and 2,500 rpm, while selecting "Sport" keeps the engine running at a higher speed for more power on the open road.
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