2016 Honda NC750X Review

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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!

2016 Honda NC750X

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!

2016 Honda NC750X

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!

2016 Honda NC750X

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.

2016 Honda NC750X

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.

2016 Honda NC750X

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.

2016 Honda NC750X
Engine Suspension
Type 4 Stroke Parallel Twin Front 41mm telescopic fork 153,5mm stroke
Capacity 745cc Rear Monoshock Prolink 150mm travel
Power/Torque 54hp(40,3kW)/68Nm Tyres
Gearbox 6 speed manual

6-speed automatic dual-clutch(DCT)

Front 120/70ZR17
Brakes Rear 160/60ZR17
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!

2016 Honda NC750X

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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8 Responses

  1. Hi. Quick question. I´m between the Versys and the NC750X… both 2016 models for my next bike.
    I´m 195cms tall.. which would you recommend?

    • Hi Paul!
      Hum….not an easy question to me as I’ve never ridden the Versys! Let me try to help you anyway.
      First of all, seat height is no issue here. You’re tall enough for either the Honda or the Kawa.
      I would love to try the Kawa, but I’m guessing that it might ride a bit better. It’s shorter between wheels but also a bit higher.
      The Versys weights less than the NC and the fuel tank is much bigger.
      If you’re considering to use it just for Touring, than I think the Versys would be better. But, if you’ll use it on a daily basis, I think that the NC750 might be a better compromise.
      Hope I helped you! Tell me which one did you choose!
      Ride safe! Cheers!

  2. BOB BEST

    I have a new NC 750x DCT
    MY LAST BIKE WAS A 2010 YAMAHA 950 VTS STAR
    THE NEW ONE IS 100% BETTER HANDLING MPG IS BRILL LIGHTS ARE BETTER THAN MY CITRON C4
    THE ONLY THING IS IM 6 FT 23″ INSIDE LEG ITS OK BUT WOULD LIKE IT A LITTLE LOWER AT LEAST YOU DONT CATCH THE FOOT PEGS LIKE THE BOARDS ON THE YAM
    I LOVE IT ESPECIALLY WHEN FILLING UP ALOT LESS THAN THE YAM

    • Hey!
      I experienced the DCT on the CTX and found it really nice! Congrats on your bike!
      The NC750X really is a whole different bike from the 950 VTS Star. Completely distinct riding experiences and I’m sure you’re enjoying it a lot! Cruisers are not built to lean, so I think you’re having more fun now!
      Ride safe! Cheers!

  3. Hi . What is your opinion regarding
    Loving the nc 750 using lowering
    Links ?
    I’m only 5″1 and have difficulty at
    Stops and low maneuvers .
    Danny

    • Hi Danny!

      When I had my V-Strom, my dad actually owned one too. He was short, so his bike was lowered. It barely afected the bike handling at all and it was much more comfortable for him.

      If you can, do it! I think you will be able to enjoy your rides much better and the bike will still be pretty much the same!

      If you make it, let us know what you think!

      Cheers!

  4. David williamson

    Of 20+ bikes is the best so far 1unusual styling 2 Silence 3 fast on open African main roads I’ve had several complaints by local villagers 4 70mph in 6th gear reminds me of a Gold Wing ride at 70 on the M62 in1982 5 mph on a closed throttle is up to 113mpg!

    • Hello David,
      It is probably the most practical bike I’ve ever ridden! It looks good too!
      Thank you and have some nice rides!

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