Honda NC700 series

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Honda NC700 series
2012 Honda NC700SA.jpg
2012 NC700SA
Manufacturer Honda Motor Company
Production 2012–
Class Standard
Engine Honda RC61 670 cc (41 cu in) SOHC parallel-twin, 4-stroke, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled
Bore / stroke 73 mm × 80 mm (2.9 in × 3.1 in)
Compression ratio 10.7:1
Power 35 and 38 kW (47 and 51 hp) @ 6,250 rpm[citation needed]
Torque 60 and 62 N·m (44 and 46 lb·ft) @ 4,750 rpm[citation needed]
Ignition type Electronic
Transmission 6-speed
Frame type Rigid tube steel diamond
Suspension 41 mm (1.6 in) telescopic forks, 120 mm (4.7 in) travel
Brakes 320 mm (13 in) single wavy hydraulic disc with 3-piston calipers and sintered metal pads (front), 240 mm (9.4 in) 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
Wheelbase 1,525 mm (60.0 in)
Dimensions L: 2,195 mm (86.4 in)
W: 760 mm (30 in)
H: 1,130 mm (44 in)
Seat height 790 mm (31 in) (S)
830 mm (33 in) (X)
800 mm (31 in) (X Type LD - JDM )
Weight 211 kg (465 lb)(NC700S)
215 kg (474 lb)(NC700SA)
218 kg (481 lb)(NC700X)
225 kg (496 lb)(NC700SD)[citation needed] (wet)
Fuel capacity 14.1 l (3.1 imp gal; 3.7 US gal)
Fuel consumption 3.58 L/100 km (79 mpg‑imp; 65.7 mpg‑US) (claimed)[citation needed]
Turning radius 3.0 m (9.8 ft)
Related Honda NM4

The Honda NC700 series is a family of motorcycles produced by Honda since 2012. NC700 series was a 'new concept', being unlike conventional motorcycles, a bike designed for commuters, new or veteran riders. 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 standard bike styles. There is a helmet-sized internal storage in place of the traditional fuel tank, which in turn is located under the seat.[1] The series is often marketed as fun to ride, easy to handle and very fuel efficient.[2][3]

Models & variants[edit]


Basic model with naked bike styling. The NC700SA model is also available with the addition of a combined antilock braking system.[4] The NC700SD has a dual-clutch transmission, which allows the rider to switch between manual gear shifts or automatic shifts.


Styling of NC700X has reference to road and dual-sport motorcycles. It was released in late 2011 in Europe.[5] The NC700XA model adds the combined antilock braking system.[6]

NC750S and NC750X[edit]

In Europe, Australia and Canada,[7] 745 cc variants are available as the NC750S and NC750X, with slightly larger 77 mm cylinder bore producing 40.3 kilowatts (54.0 hp).[8] Torque is 68Nm.[9]

NC700D and NC750D Integra[edit]

The NC700D Integra is a motorcycle/scooter hybrid made by Honda since 2012. In Europe it is sold as the NC750D with the larger 745 cc engine.[10]

CTX700 and CTX700N[edit]

The CTX700 has cruiser-style forward placed footpegs, wide handlebars, and a fairing; the CTX700N is a "naked" with just a small fairing around the headlamp.[11]

The storage compartment and under seat fuel tank of a NC700SA
NC750X at the 2016 Auto China


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.[12][13] The undersquare engine has programmed fuel injection, separate timing profiles for each cylinder,[14][15][16] and is tuned to deliver powerful torque in the low- to mid-speed range.[15] The engine was designed to deliver a "pleasant throbbing feel" of a V-twin through the use of a 270° crank, 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.[17][18] The fuel consumption figure of 3.58 L/100 km (79 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.[17] The design also resulted in water hoses that were 30% shorter.[12] The pistons are resin-coated and lightweight aluminum material is used for the friction-reducing roller rocker arm.[16]


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.[16] The system uses heavy duty large-diameter clutches to deal with the rigours of use in stop/start city traffic.[17]

"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.[19]


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  2. ^ "2012 Honda NC700SA Review". Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Pickett, Bob. "Is Cheap Fuel a False Economy? Honda NC700S Review |web". Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Ash, Kevin. "Honda Australia NC700SA". Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Ash, Kevin. "Honda NC700X UK ride". The Telegraph. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Bastien, Pascal. "". Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
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  8. ^ NC750S / Overview, Honda Motor Europe Limited, archived from the original on 2013-11-16, retrieved 2014-04-05 
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  10. ^ Integra (NC750D) / Overview, Honda Motor Europe Limited, archived from the original on 2013-11-16, retrieved 2014-04-05 
  11. ^ Mark Tuttle (September 3, 2013), 2014 Honda CTX700 Road Test, Rider Magazine 
  12. ^ a b van der Linden, Paco. "INTRODUCTIE: HONDA INTEGRA". Motor Freaks. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  13. ^ 125cc and Scooters (PDF). United Kingdom: Honda (UK) Motorcycles. 2012. 
  14. ^ "Global 700cc Engine Technical Details". Honda. 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  15. ^ a b Hanlon, Mike. "Honda announces next generation motorcycle engines with outstanding fuel economy and useability". Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  16. ^ a b c Beeler, Jensen. "700cc Honda Integra Motor for Mid-Sized Motorcycles". Asphalt & Rubber. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  17. ^ a b c Bowman, Zach. "Honda stuns world by showing off surprise new Integra". Autoblog. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  18. ^ "Technical details. Uniaxial primary balancer". Honda. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  19. ^ Abaidullah, Rana. "Honda Integra 700 C-ABS 2012". Latest Bikes Info. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 

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