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Honda NC700X (2011 - present) review

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Manufacturer:
Honda
Category:
Adventure
Overall
3
It is no coincidence that the project started with half a Honda Jazz engine.
Comfortable. Stable. Tractable engine. Good fuel economy.
You need to really work the gears. Price is a bit steep for what you get

Where to start?

Well, let’s look at the facts first – or at least a very quick paraphrase of Honda’s lengthy NC700X mission statement. There’s a lot going on here – so much so that Honda officials felt the need to show us a ‘word cloud’ to help explain the bike’s positioning. I hope I never hear that phrase ever again.

The NC700X is an adventure-styled ‘fun crossover.’ What does that mean, you quite rightly ask? Well, it’s exactly the same bike as the NC700S and the recently launched Integra but with different clothes/handlebars. Honda call this base bike their ‘Mid Platform’.

There’s nothing new about this modular concept of bike production. Take the same engine and chassis, dress it up differently and pitch it into another market and another group of customers. It’s efficient and ubiquitous in the car world. As an example, the Fiat 500 uses Fiat Panda underpinnings and so too does the Ford Ka.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-honda-nc700x-review/19622.html#ixzz2DRFn0DPk

Where to start?

Well, let’s look at the facts first – or at least a very quick paraphrase of Honda’s lengthy NC700X mission statement. There’s a lot going on here – so much so that Honda officials felt the need to show us a ‘word cloud’ to help explain the bike’s positioning. I hope I never hear that phrase ever again.

The NC700X is an adventure-styled ‘fun crossover.’ What does that mean, you quite rightly ask? Well, it’s exactly the same bike as the NC700S and the recently launched Integra but with different clothes/handlebars. Honda call this base bike their ‘Mid Platform’.

There’s nothing new about this modular concept of bike production. Take the same engine and chassis, dress it up differently and pitch it into another market and another group of customers. It’s efficient and ubiquitous in the car world. As an example, the Fiat 500 uses Fiat Panda underpinnings and so too does the Ford Ka.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-honda-nc700x-review/19622.html#ixzz2DRFn0DPk

Comfortable. Stable. Tractable engine. Good fuel economy.
You need to really work the gears. Price is a bit steep for what you get

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