The 2012 Honda NC700X uses the 670cc parallel twin engine from the Integra maxi-scooter released in Europe.
A 21-liter capacity storage space resides in the area where the fuel tank is normally located.
The NC700X also has a version with the DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) available, along with Combined ABS.
The fuel tank is located underneath the seat.
American Honda decided to choose the New York motorcycle show to unveil the 2012 NC700X to the U.S. market, a semi-adventure-tour-styled machine powered by the same 670cc parallel twin used in its Integra maxi-scooter introduced in Europe. The long-stroke (73mm x 80mm bore/stroke) engine has its cylinders canted forward at a 62-degree angle and is tuned for a flat torque curve and fuel economy, with a single 36mm throttle body feeding both cylinders. Available with either a six-speed manual or Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), the NC700X is claimed to have “nearly 240 miles” of cruising range from its 3.7-gallon fuel tank, which is located underneath the seat instead of its usual spot for better mass centralization. A large 21-liter lockable storage area (spacious enough to hold a helmet) lies in the area where a fuel tank would normally reside.
Suspension is fairly long-travel, with the 41mm fork up front providing 6.0 inches of travel, and the rear 5.9 inches. A single 320mm disc with two-piston slide caliper handles braking duties up front, and a single 240mm disc/single-piston slide caliper is out back. Seat height is listed as 32.7 inches, with the standard six-speed model’s fully tanked-up curb weight listed as 472 pounds, while the DCT version tips the scales fully fueled at 505 pounds. The DCT version also comes with Honda’s Combined ABS. A full range of accessories are also available for the NC700X, including a 45-liter capacity rear trunk, 29-liter capacity hardbags, high windscreen, LED fog light kit, heated grips, and more.
The MSRP for the standard six-speed NC700X is listed as $6999. The DCT version goes for $8999 according to Honda's website.