An economical little work horse that can just about cut it out of town when you fancy going a little faster. Stability, comfort, cheap price and a large storage space make the NC700S a very appealing bike. Overall the NC700S is a surprisingly endearing utility bike. You’d buy it with your head…but it would soon find a place in your heart.

Typical Honda and a doddle to ride fast or slow: it’s relatively light and flickable, just keep the throttle pinned and as soon as is starts to deck out you know you’re near the limit. In short: the chassis and brakes way out-perform the NC700S’s engine. In town, the NC700S makes a lot of sense. The low centre of gravity and centralised mass mean that it never feels anything less than glued to the road, and combined with the firm suspension and positive front end it’s a very well balanced bike and very much at home in the city.

Despite only making a claimed 47bhp, the Honda never seems to lack grunt. Out of town the Honda works OK once you get the hang of the limiter and short shift to suit – just ride it like you would drive a diesel car and you soon get the hang of it. It's likable and incredibly easy to get on with from the off because of the way it pulls cleanly and strongly thanks largely to its long stroke.

Rugged frontage
Lightweight 17" cast aluminium wheels
Digital metering panel
Equipped with PGM-FI fuel injection system
EURO-3 Standard gas emission
Wide 17” tyres
Ergonomic seats
Spacious storage compartment


Engine Type : Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve, SOHC parallel 2-cylinder
Bore & Stroke : 73mm x 80mm
Displacement : 670cm3
Throttle Bore : 36mm
Compression Ratio : 10.7 : 1
Aircleaner Capacity : 5.8 liter

Carburation : PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity : 14.1 liter
Fuel Consumption : 35.0 kw / MT27.7 km/l / DCT 27.9 km/l (WMTC mode *Tested in D-Mode)

Starter : Electric
Ignition System : Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing : 12° BTDC (idle) ~ 53.9° BTDC (6,600min-1)
Sparkplug : IFR6G-11K
Battery Capacity : 12V/11AH
Headlights : 12V; 60W × 1 (high) / 55W × 1 (low)

Clutch Type : Wet multiplate (Standard version) Wet multiplate, hydraulic 2-clutch (ABS with DCT version)
Clutch Operation : D mode / S mode / Manual mode (ABS with DCT version)
Transmission Type : 6 speed
Primary Reduction : STD: 1.731 ABS: with DCT 1.921
Gear Ratios 1 : STD: 2.812 ABS: with DCT 2.666
Gear Ratios 2 : STD: 1.894 ABS: with DCT 1.904
Gear Ratios 3 : STD: 1.454 ABS: with DCT 1.454
Gear Ratios 4 : STD: 1.200 ABS: with DCT 1.200
Gear Ratios 5 : STD: 1.033 ABS: with DCT 1.033
Gear Ratios 6 : STD: 0.837 ABS: with DCT 0.837
Final Drive : STD: 2.687 ABS: with DCT 2.437
Final Reduction : Chain

Length x Width x Height : 2195mm x 760mm x 1130mm
Wheelbase : 1525mm
Curb Weight : 211kg (F: 101kg; R: 110kg)(Standard version)
227kg (F: 108kg; R: 119kg)(ABS with DCT version)
Max Carrying Capacity : 209kg

Frame : Diamond; Steel Pipe
Suspension : Front: 41mm telescopic fork, 120mm travel
Rear: Pro-Link swingarm, 120mm travel
Tyre Measurement : Front: 120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear: 160/60-ZR17M/C (69W)
Brakes Type : Front: 320mm single wavy hydraulic disc with 2-piston (3-piston for ABS with DCT version) caliper and sintered metal pads
Rear: 240mm single wavy hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and sintered metal pads

Available in 2 versions : Standard & ABS with DCT.
Caster : 27°
Trail Distance : 110mm
Turning Radius : 3.0m
Seat Height : 790mm
Ground Clearance : 140mm

Type : Front: Cast aluminium
Rear: Cast aluminium
Rim Size : Front: 17M/C x MT3.50
Rear: 17M/C x MT4.50
Tyre Size : Front: 120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear: 160/60-ZR17M/C (69W)
Tyre Pressure : Front: 250kPa
Rear: 290kPa

Maximum Power Output : 35kW/6,250min-1 (95/1/EC)
Maximum Torque : 60Nm/4,750min-1 (95/1/EC)