Does It Deliver?
Billed as a mini sport-tourer,...
Billed as a mini sport-tourer, the NT700V is a comfortable ride that's unassuming in every way. Saddlebags come standard, but the 45 liter top case is a $392.95 option.
As lightweight sport-tourers go the NT700V performs exactly as advertised. Manageable power is perfect for someone not looking to enter the sportbike market, yet wants something capable of occasional backroad jaunts along the way. It'll take you somewhere far from home without gulping gas or breaking your (or your pillion's) back as well. Though it's this comfortable ride that makes for a less than exciting experience when the road turns exciting, the NT is still surprisingly capable. That being said, the technology behind the NT700V is long in the tooth already and if it were me, I might be looking to spend my $9999 on other Japanese-or even German-alternatives.
2010 Honda NT700V/C-ABS
Type: Liquid-cooled, 52-degree 4-stroke V-twin
Bore x Stroke: 81.0 x 66.0mm
Induction: PGM-FI, 40mm throttle bodies, one injector/cyl.
Front suspension: 41mm fork, 4.5 in. travel
Rear suspension: Single shock absorber, adjustable for preload, 4.8 in. travel
Front tire:120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone Battlax BT021
Rear tire: 150/70ZR-17 Bridgestone Battlax BT021
Rake/Trail: 28.5 deg./4.5 in. (115mm)
Wheelbase: 58.1 in. (1475mm)
Weight: 562 lb. (255 kg) claimed wet; 569 lb. (258 kg) w/ABS
Fuel consumption:50 mpg avg. (claimed)