The New 2016 Honda NC750X is a very comfortable ride, perfect for a daily commute and definitely up for something more!
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First of all, a big shout to MOTOTUR, the Honda Dealership that provided me with this lovely bike to test and make this happen! Had a great time with the bike!
The 2016 Honda NC750X clearly follows the on going design tendency. It still has a pointy upper mud-guard on the front, just as some of the other competitors.
The bike is very similar to the previous model but has been updated in some points, making it much more appealing. The rear section, for example, was redesigned and is now much prettier and modern. It has a new black exhaust much better looking than the older one(and it sounds nice actually)!
The 2016 Honda NC750X is simply much more appealing. I think the bike is better put together now and you don’t get that lower range feeling when you look at it. I used to feel like that with the previous one. That, really impressed me!
The windscreen is higher now and that makes the whole front of the bike look better composed. Also, the new LED front and rear lights not only look good but are also more effective and modern.
I noticed the big LCD dashboard had plenty of information and was easy enough to read. Even with the sun directly on it, I could perfectly see all the data. The only thing I noticed was that the navigation through the display was a bit too simple, with only one button making you go through all the available info before you get to the one you were previously seeing…that’s a lot of clicks!
Then, it was time to jump on the bike and ride it! And this was the first time I really saw the practicality of the Honda NC750X. Usually, during these tests, I need to carry all my gear on a backpack. Well, in this case, I just had to open the “tank” storage and drop the equipment there. There’s loads of space!
This compartment has 22 liter capacity, which most of the times is enough for the daily runs. Therefore, it might not be necessary to carry top or side cases, making it easier on city traffic while filtering.
After jumping on the bike, the first thing I noticed was that it wasn’t light but, thanks to the fact that the fuel tank is lower than usual (under the seat), it is not that hard to maneuver. I still felt it a bit heavy while positioning it for the photos.
I immediately saw a compromise Honda had to make here. The fuel tank is under the seat and the bike gained storage space, but the cost is that the fuel tank is only 14,1L(Luckily, the average fuel consumption is 3,5L/100km)! Also, the under seat tank makes the seat itself not as low as it could be, but at 830mm it stills good for shorter riders.
The riding position is fantastic! It’s very comfortable and upright and the windscreen gives proper protection. An higher screen is available, for taller riders and maybe longer journeys.
I was hoping that the 2016 Honda NC750X was equipped with 2 brake discs at the front, but after the ride I was convinced by the single disc front brake with 320mm. The braking feel is good and the ABS does its job.
The engine is a 745cc parallel twin developing 54hp and 68Nm of torque. Although the torque is good, I found the power a bit too low for my taste and it felt like a detuned engine. Sometimes, it felt like the rev limiter was just to low and the engine would like to go a bit high. Anyway, that’s how you managed such a low fuel consumption.
The handling it self didn’t quite satisfied me. I found it really easy to ride through the city traffic, the gearbox is very smooth and precise, the suspension is good and comfortable but I never felt confident cornering. It was like the front wasn’t 100% there.
|Type||4 Stroke Parallel Twin||Front||41mm telescopic fork 153,5mm stroke|
|Capacity||745cc||Rear||Monoshock Prolink 150mm travel|
|Gearbox||6 speed manual
6-speed automatic dual-clutch(DCT)
|Front||2 piston caliper single 320mm disc||Fuel Consumption/Capacity||3,5l/100km / 14.1L tank|
|Rear||1 piston caliper 240mm disc||Weight||220kg(230kg DCT)|
Overall, I liked the bike. It’s an excellent choice for the money. The RRP for 2016 Honda NC750X is 7.300,00€ for the manual version and 8.200,00€ for DCT(automatic dual-clutch transmission) version.
It is a dual purpose bike, perfect for your daily commute for being easy and practical, and very good for your weekend adventures, being so comfortable, safe and capable. If you could only afford one bike, and if you intend to use it everyday, I think this is a very good option to go with!
Huge thanks to MOTOTUR for putting the 2016 Honda NC750X at my disposal! Super cool guys! Don’t hesitate to visit them and take a look!
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