Honda Deauville

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2010 Honda Deauville NT700V

The Honda Deauville, also marketed as the NT650V and NT700V, is a mid-range touring motorcycle introduced by Honda in 1998[1] initially for the European market, replacing the NTV650 Revere. Launched as the NT650V Deauville, the motorcycle was powered by a liquid-cooled 52° 650 cc V-twin engine. In 2006, the engine capacity was enlarged to 680 cc and the bike was renamed the NT700V Deauville. For model years 2010-2011, Honda marketed the bike in the U.S. market as the NT700V.

The Deauville/NT700V features include programmed fuel-injection system, digital transistorized ignition with electronic advance, power delivery via shaft drive, five-speed gearbox, cable-actuated clutch, center and side stands, standard riding posture, 58.1" wheelbase, 31.7" seat height, 5.2-gallon fuel tank, three-spoke 17" alloy wheels, 562-lb curb weight, linked braking system with optional ABS, manually adjustable five-position integral windscreen and integral fairing, twin trip odometers, instant and average MPG readouts and twin dash-mounted storage compartments (one lockable).

With a history of designing bikes with integral storage — namely the Pacific Coast/PC800, ST1100, Gold Wing and ST1300 — Honda designed the Deauville/NT700V with integral side panniers featuring a 7-gallon/45-liter cargo capacity connected via a pass-through port to accommodate longer items.[2]

History[edit]

In 1998, the NT650V Deauville made its debut with a fully integrated three-quarter fairing and panniers to distinguish it from the Revere on which it was based. The engine was also re-tuned for stronger low-to-midrange torque. To further suit its touring role, the fuel tank capacity was enlarged to 19 litres. Despite some minor additions in 1999, the motorcycle remained unchanged until it was revamped in 2002. Larger-capacity panniers (left capacity increased from 18 to 24 litres; right capacity increased from 16.7 to 19.5 litres) with more secure cover latches and hinges were fitted. The engine was overhauled with lighter pistons and other engine modifications to reduce vibration. A catalytic converter was fitted to ensure compliance with the stricter EU emissions laws. A combined braking system was fitted and the front brakes were upgraded to 3-piston calipers.

Aside from some minor additions in 2004, the motorcycle remained largely unchanged until its relaunch as the NT700V in 2006 when the taller windscreen became manually adjustable for height and the larger capacity engine, now fuel injected, provided an approximately 20% power increase. Also revised were the instrument panel and addition of optional ABS brakes.

Specifications[edit]

NT650V NT700V
Engine Two cylinder 52° V Twin, Four stroke
Displacement 647 cc 680.2 cc
Bore & Stroke 79 mm × 66 mm (3.11 in × 2.60 in) 81 mm × 66 mm (3.19 in × 2.60 in)
Valvetrain SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Compression ratio 9.2:1 10:1
Maximum power 41 kW (55 hp) @ 7,750 rpm 48.3 kW (65 hp) @ 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque 55 N·m (41 lb·ft) @ 6,250 rpm 66.2 N·m (48.8 lb·ft) @ 6,500 rpm
Starter Electric
Cooling system Water cooled
Transmission Five-speed
Gear ratios 1: 2.571 (36/14)
2: 1.688 (27/16)
3: 1.300 (26/20)
4: 1.074 (29/27)
5: 0.923 (24/26)
Clutch Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Drivetrain Enclosed shaft
Seat Height 814 mm (32 inch) 806 mm (31.7 inch)
Fuel capacity 19 litres (4.2 imp gal; 5.0 US gal) including 3.5 litre reserve 19.7 litres (4.3 imp gal; 5.2 US gal) including 3.5 litre reserve
Brakes Front: 296 mm dual disc
Rear: 276mm single disc
Front: 296 mm dual disc
Rear: 276 mm single disc
Optional ABS
Dry weight 233 kg (514 lb) 236 kg (520 lb)

Police use[edit]

In the Republic Of Ireland, the Deauville has been in use as the standard police motorcycle of the Garda Síochána since 2004. Police forces in other countries, including the UK, Argentina, Portugal and Spain, also use it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Honda Deauville (1998-current)", Motorcycle News 
  2. ^ "2010 Honda NT700V First Ride". Motorcycle USA, 21 December 2009, Adam Waheed. 

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