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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-17-2009, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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2010 Honda NT700V

http://powersports.honda.com/2010/nt700v.aspx

Curious new (well new to US) bike. Not as stripped down or as versatile as the V, but would be interesting to give it a test.
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680 cc v-twin with a shaft drive = low power + it's heavy.

Definitely misses the SPORT aspect of Sport-touring.
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10 grand?!?! Gimme a break. It doesn't even have an inverted front fork or a six speed gearbox?! I remember when Hondas were really great, cutting edge bikes, now they just make weird crap that people just scratch their heads about. I think this thing was designed to compete againt the V-strom 650. But the Wee would walk all over the honda.

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It wasn't designed to compete with anything. It's a Pacific Coast reincarnated.
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Short of leftover 919s, there just isn't anything in a Honda showroom that interests me. This bike has potential but i think it misses the mark, at least for me.
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I like it and will be interested to look at one closer. I'm an old BMW rider and good reliable tourer's are what interest me. I don't ride 2 up and the power would be fine for what I like to do with a bike. Like the bags and fairing too. Honda quality and dealer network is a big plus too. The price doesn't bother me either. 5- Speed trans is OK as long as it's geared correctly.
What concerns me is the service intervals. I though I read somewhere they recommend checking the valve clearance every 6000 miles. I would not like that expense looking at all the tupperware to get through just to see the heads. At $100. per hour too.
I love that my Versys doesn't have to have that until 26,000 miles. That's more like it. I'll have my Versys with Givi V35 bags on the road touring for a long time though as much as I have fallen in love with it!
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Found an interesting review...

"Style-wise, the NT700V looks to us like the forbidden love-child of the ST1300 and Kawasaki Versys. Which really would be a Romeo and Juliet romance if it were true…"

HA! Forbidden love child ! Also the article mentions how the integral bags have "pass-through feature" where the bags have openings you can open in each bag then pass something through. Interesting... Check it out:

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/624/45...irst-Look.aspx

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I rented on in the UK in '07. Deauville NT700 it's called. Folks over there nick named it Dullsville. It fits!
It worked fine for me but it's no powerhouse. V2 is pretty buzzy at freeway speed. One thing I didn't like the sidecases didn't come off.
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mudarra you know what you are talking about. My uncle had a Pacific Coast and now he wishes this bike was available when he bought a replacement a few years ago.


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Typically Honda, refined but underpowered. Get the new VFR or an ST if you want a Honda Tourer.

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It's ok looking but I think I'd go for the ST1300 as a second ride. Not that much more money and twice the bike, comfort, and long haul capability. The ST along with the V might be a good combo to have, and I don't doubt the V is more fun to ride than that 700.

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I threw a leg over one at the Dallas IMS show last weekend. To me, it seems like a good bike for someone who should probably be riding a scooter but doesn't want the stigma of the scooter to go along with it. Should be a nice, safe, dependable ride for the commuter. J.
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I'm thinking stabbing the old VFR 750 V-4 in there would greatly improve the bike. Update the suspension a bit and It'd be a great universal sport tourer commuter. As opposed to the Interceptor that is a good sportbike you can marginally tour on if really motivated, or the ST that is almost a Goldwing.

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Still waiting on the africa twin or at least the transalp to come to the states. When that happens the Versys will get traded. Until then Im gonna ride it until the wheels turn square.
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Like the way the NT700V looks

2010 Versys $7,599
+ Givi V35 saddlebags and SW-Motech racks $830
+ Baldwin Custom Saddle With Vinyl Cover & Pro Pad Gel Insert $395
+ Mike's Touring shield $90
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$ 8914 (effective price relative to the NT700V not incl. lowering kits ... or mirrors)

2010 Honda NT700V $9999


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NT700V info:
  • V-twin
  • 31.7" seat height < 1.4" lower then Versys>
  • 5-speed trany w/ shaft drive
  • 65 horsepower <5 more then Versys>
  • 49 ft/lb of torque <4 more then Versys>
  • same range and MPG as Versys
  • 566 pounds <112 lbs more then Versys>
  • Honda’s Combined Braking System (CBS) & ABS available in USA

  • Black Firstgear Mesh-Tex 2.0 Pants + Y/B Fieldsheer Air Tour Mesh Jacket + N/S Deluxe All Season Cover X-Large + Evolution 4 Disc Lock

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Saw it at the dealership 2 days ago caught my eye but it was pretty wide in the rear end

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Looked at one at the local dealership. I like the fairing pockets. Nice bike but for the price I will stick with my Versys.

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http://powersports.honda.com/2010/nt...fications.aspx

http://ww1.honda.co.uk/motorcycles/D...+ABS#focusHere

this engine is used in honda transalp (xlv700) also.
it is well sold in europe,but believe me in the real road its much slower than the versys.calculate also that the range of mpg in versys is much better.i dont see any reason to buy something so technologicaly outdated ,you must love ,or pity honda tooooo much to buy it
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