2016 Honda NC700X DCT ABS

More Versatile Than Ever.

What do you do with a bike as revolutionary as the class-leading Honda NC700X? How about make it even better, with a list of updates and improvements that put it even further out in front? The best parts haven’t changed: During the week the NC700X is an awesome commuter, while on the weekend it lets you go exploring in the country, or carve up a twisty canyon road. Its parallel-twin engine offers a generous helping of useable torque, and the seating position makes sense for a ride around the block or around your favorite continent.

So what’s new? How about a larger windscreen for better weather protection; new, tougher-looking bodywork; a new front-brake caliper; and a new pentagonal muffler for a sharper look and a sound you’re bound to love. The new luggage compartment holds even more, a full 22 liters, and comes with a new “utility rail” and a storage hook inside the lid. Even the tires are easier to service, thanks to new “L”-shaped valve stems.

Standard Features

  • LOW-PROFILE WINDSCREEN: The NC700X offers just the right amount of bodywork—enough to offer good wind protection, but not so much that the bike gets heavy or wide.
  • LCD INSTRUMENT PANEL: Full digital LCD instrumentation includes digital speedometer, digital bar-type tachometer, clock, low-fuel gauge and two trip meters. Plus, for 2016, the tach bar graph changes color according to fuel consumption, RPM, gear position and more.
  • INTEGRATED STORAGE COMPARTMENT: The NC700X offers a bigger 22-liter utility compartment this year—that’s big enough to hold most full-face helmets and then some. Safe, secure and convenient, you'll use it every time you ride.
  • UNDER-SEAT 3.7-GALLON FUEL TANK: The under-seat 3.7-gallon fuel tank centralizes mass and enhances overall handling. Locating the fuel tank and filler underneath the passenger seat allows for innovative centralized storage where the fuel tank is normally placed (something along those lines).
  • CAST ALUMINUM 17-INCH WHEELS: The 17 in. wheels give you a wide choice of premium tires to choose from and really help the NC700X offer responsive handling in turns. The cast wheels are light and strong too.
  • 41 MM FORK: With 5.4 in. of travel, the NC700X strikes a perfect balance between a long-distance and a short-hop street machine. This gives it a wide range of capability, good handling and helps inspire confidence.
  • STEEL TRUSS FRAME: Light, strong and with just the right amount of stiffness, the NC700X's rigid and compact chassis is the foundation for precise handling.
  • ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION: Carbureted engines can be fussy when it comes to feeding them fuel. Not the NC700X. Electronic Fuel Injection means easy start-ups on cold mornings and flawless running even at high elevations.
  • 670 CC PARALLEL-TWIN ENGINE: With its cylinders tipped 62° forward for lower center of gravity, the NC700X's engine is a big step forward in modern powerplant design. The two-cylinder format produces tons of low- and mid-range torque, and the 270°-phase crank and uniaxial primary balancer make it smooth, too.
  • PRO-LINK HMAS REAR SUSPENSION: Offering 5.9 inches of rear-wheel travel and teamed with a Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) rear shock, the NC700X eats up the gnarliest pavement while giving you a smooth ride.
  • DISC BRAKES WITH AVAILABLE ABS: Single front and rear disc brakes give the NC700X great stopping power. The available ABS brakes are linked rear-to-front for stopping power, even under challenging conditions.
  • OPTIONAL AUTOMATIC DUAL-CLUTCH TRANSMISSION (DCT): Shift with the push of a button, or select the NC700X's automatic mode and the bike will shift itself. DCT has been a huge hit on our other models, and once you ride an NC700X with DCT, you'll see why. For 2016, the latest third-generation DCT on the NC700X offers three modes in the “S” setting, depending on the kind of performance you want.

Warranty

  • One year, transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2016
Model NC700X DCT ABS
Model Code NC700XD
Color Silver Metallic

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Single 320 mm disc with 2-piston caliper, ABS

Rear - Single 240 mm disc with 1-piston caliper, ABS

Tires

Front - 120/70ZR17 radial

Rear - 160/60ZR17 radial

Dimensions

Weight 474 lbs.
Wheelbase 60.6 in.
Seat Height 32.7 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain

Engine

Engine 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Displacement 670 cc
Bore x Stroke 73mm x 80mm
Compression Ratio 10.7 : 1
Fuel System PGM-FI, 36 mm throttle body
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal.
MPG Rating 64
Cooling Liquid

Operational

Suspension

Front - 41 mm fork; 5.4 in. travel

Rear - Pro-Link® single shock; 5.9 in. travel

Rake 27.0 degrees
Trail 110.0mm (4.3 inches)