2010 Honda NT700V Touring First Look

want something lighter, more economical, and more practical for every day use than a Goldwing. I owned a 1988 Goldwing and loved it for long trips but found I didn't ride it often due to bulk for every day use. But I want to be able to take that occaisional long multi day trip through country that the Goldwing excells at. I tried a V-Strom 650 and it was nice but thought I gave up a little to much in the long haul comfort and convenience areas.

I've been looking for a comfortable mc that is great around town, can hop over a curb if necessary, has good storage capacity and wind protection, and will cruise smoothely two up at 78 mph all day long. I also want low maintenance features like shaft drive, self adjusting or long intervals between adjustments on valves.

And the motorcycle needs to get around 60 miles per gallon. Economy is what brought many of us to motorcycling back in the 1970's and the fun factor kept us there. I'm willing to give up super acceleration and top speed. Acceleration times from 0 to 60 in eight seconds and top speeds around 100 mph are more than enough for me.

I don't know that the NT700V is what I'm looking for but I've been eyeing the Deauville on the internet in Europe for a few years and would like to check it out. I'm keeping hope alive for that one motorcyle that will do everything.

Rode one and it totally stinkkkks, so heavy most folks will drop it a few times. Lock was hard to get key in and turn, bag on my rental fell open. It's like an underpowered Pacific Coast which is around on the used market for 1/3 the price but twice the bike. If your in the marked for a VT700 then check out the PC800. A much much better bike that I see selling for around 3500. I have a PC and love it and it's going strong for over 20 years with zero issues or maintains needed. The Deauville IMHO su (c) K S , hope that got around censor programs save your money. If you want a new ride I guess the 750 Shadow is a choice if you wanna stay Honda. I say another amen to the 1200 VFR with shaft drive, yeah buddy, bring that to the showroom floor and I'm there. Honda’s linked combined braking system (CBS) brings the new design to a halt. The three-disc arrangement places dual 296mm rotors in the front, pinched by three-piston calipers, with a single 276mm disc and three-piston caliper in the rear. The braking can be upgraded to Honda’s full ABS system.

The chassis features a front 41mm fork with 4.5 inches of travel and a rear shock with 4.8 inches travel. Only the shock is listed as being adjustable, with a remote preload adjustment nob dialing in settings for the extra lbs a touring bike needs to carry. Honda’s claimed curb weight for the NT700V is 566 lbs for the standard models and 571 lbs for the ABS unit.

Model: NT700V / NT700VA ABS

Capable of solo jaunts or two-up travel, now there is another touring option from the folks at Honda - the NT700V.Engine Type: 680cc liquid-cooled 52° V-Twin
Bore and Stroke: 81mm x 66mm
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Valve Train: SOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, 40mm throttle bodies and 12-hole injectors
Ignition: Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Transmission: Five-speed
Suspension Front: 41mm telescopic fork; 4.5 inches travel
Rear: Single shock with spring preload adjustability; 4.8 inches travel
Brakes Front: Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers
Rear: Single 276mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper; Optional ABS
Tires Front: 120/70 ZR17 radial
Rear: 150/70 ZR17 radial
Wheelbase: 58.1 inches
Rake: 26 degrees
Trail: 115mm (4.5 inches)
Seat Height: 31.7 inches
Fuel Capacity: 5.2 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Colors: NT700V: Metallic Red, Metallic Silver
NT700VA ABS: Metallic Silver
Curb Weight*: 566 pounds (NT700V) / 571 pounds (NT700VA ABS
Source : motorcycle-usa.com

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