The Honda NC700X has a lot to love. The bike was created for those who put fun and functionality on the first place and is packed with a long list of features which help it offer first class performances and top notch agility.

At the heart of the 2012 Honda NC700X lies Honda’s new 670cc parallel-twin engine which rewards with enough power and torque to fill your brain with a tasty mix of dopamine and adrenaline.

The liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine features a single overhead cam, four valves per cylinder and a counterbalancer along with a PGM-FI fuel-injection system and Honda’s second-generation DCT transmission - a technological mix that guarantees advanced performances. In terms of power, the engine is rated at 51 hp at a modest 6250 rpm and 45.7 ft-lb. at a low 4750 rpm.

On top of that, the bike carries a slew of new features, including a watertight, locking compartment, a 41mm fork that provides 6" of travel, a Pro-Link shock that delivers 5.9" at the rear wheel, and a single 320mm brake disc squeezed by a two-piston caliper - three pistons on the C-ABS model - up front and a 240mm disc/single-piston-caliper combo out back.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Honda NC700X.

  • 2012 Honda NC700X
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    liquid-cooled parallel-twin
  • Transmission:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    51 @ 6250
  • Torque @ RPM:
    45 @ 4750
  • Energy:
    PGM-FI, 36mm throttle body
  • Displacement:
    670 L
  • Price:

Honda NC700X

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Honda’s new NC700X is a real breath of fresh air in today’s world of specialized motorcycles, a new concept in streetbikes, and one that puts the FUN in Functional. During the week it’s an awesome commuter. On the weekend it lets you go exploring in the country, or carve up a twisty canyon road. Light, nimble, and with an engine that offers a generous helping of useable torque, it’s all wrapped up in a package that’s big enough for longer rides, but not a handful in tight traffic or in a parking lot. And to sweeten the deal, it’s even available in two versions: one model features a conventional six-speed, manual-clutch transmission, while a second version is available with the latest generation of Honda’s exclusive automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Plus, the DCT version comes with Honda’s revolutionary Combined ABS!

Your Power Partner

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The NC700X’s 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine produces tons of torque and enough power for easy two-up cruising.

Comfortable Seating Position

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Comfortable over a wide range of speeds, the NC700X’s upright seating position gives you a great view in traffic and is a huge contributor to this bike’s overall capability. Sit on it in the showroom and you’ll instantly know it just plain makes sense.

Large Integrated Storage Compartment

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In the real world, we need to carry more than just a cell phone and a credit card. That’s why the new NC700X offers a 21-liter utility compartment, big enough to hold most full-face helmets. Safe, secure, and convenient, you’ll use it every time you ride.

Make it Your Own

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A wide array of accessories designed specifically for the NC700X are available to help you personalize your adventure and get what you want out of your new ride. Best of all, they feature the same quality and durability you’ve come to expect from Honda.


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There’s a lot to talk about when it comes to Honda’s new NC700X. We’ve highlighted some of the individual features here, but what we can’t show with a hotspot is just how versatile this machine is. It’s really the best of all worlds when it comes to riding the way you want. And maybe best of all, since it’s a Honda, you know that when you ride, the NC700X is going to be reliable and fun, and run that way for years to come.

LCD Instrument Panel

Full digital LCD instrumentation includes digital speedometer, digital bar-type tachometer, clock, low-fuel gauge, and 2 tripometers. The meter is light, compact, and easy to read, too.

Low-Profile Windscreen

The new NC700X offers just the right amount of bodywork, enough to offer good wind protection but not so much that the bike gets heavy or wide.

Large Integrated Storage Compartment

The new NC700X offers a 21-liter utility compartment, big enough to hold most full-face helmets. Safe, secure, and convenient, you’ll use it every time you ride.

Underseat 3.7 Gallon Fuel Tank

Underseat 3.7 gallon fuel tank centralizes mass and enhances overall handling. Locating the fuel filler underneath the passenger seat allows for innovative centralized storage.

Electronic Fuel Injection

Carbureted engines can be fussy when it comes to feeding them fuel. Not the NC700X. Electronic Fuel Injection means easy startups on cold mornings and flawless running even at high elevations.

41mm Fork

With six inches of travel, the NC700X strikes a perfect balance between a long-distance and a short-hop street machine. This gives it a wide range of capability, good handling, and helps inspire confidence.

Cast Aluminum 17-inch Wheels

The 17-inch wheels give you a wide choice of premium tires to choose from, and really help the NC700X offer responsive handling in turns. The cast wheels are light and strong too.

Disc Brakes with Available Combined ABS

Single front- and rear disc brakes give the NC700X great stopping power.

The brakes are linked rear-to-front and incorporate an Anti-lock feature (C-ABS) for excellent stopping power, especially under challenging conditions.

Diamond-Shape Steel Frame

Light, strong, and with just the right amount of stiffness, the NC700X’s rigid and compact chassis is the foundation for precise handling.

670cc Parallel-Twin Engine

With its cylinders tipped 62 degrees forward for better weight distribution, the NC700X’s new engine is a big step forward in modern powerplant design. The two-cylinder format produces tons of low- and mid-range torque, and the 270-degree-phase crank and uniaxial primary balancer make it smooth, too.

Optional Automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT)

Shift with the push of a handlebar-mounted button, or select the NC700X’s automatic mode and the bike will shift itself. DCT has been a huge hit on our other models, and once you ride an NC700X with DCT, you’ll see why.

Pro-Link HMAS Rear Suspension

Offering 5.9 inches of rear-wheel travel and teamed with a Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) rear shock, the NC700X eats up the gnarliest pavement while giving you a smooth ride.

Cast Aluminum 17-inch Wheels

The 17-inch wheels give you a wide choice of premium tires to choose from, and really help the NC700X offer responsive handling in turns. The cast wheels are light and strong too.


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Engine Type 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore And Stroke 73mm x 80mm
Induction PGM-FI, 36mm throttle body
Ignition Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Valve Train SOHC; four valves per cylinder
Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive Chain
Front Suspension 41mm fork, 6.0 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link® single shock with spring-preload adjustability; 5.9 inches travel
Front Brake Single 320mm disc with two-piston caliper
Rear Brake Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70ZR17 radial
Rear Tire 160/60ZR17 radial
Rake 27.0 degrees
Trail 110.0mm (4.3 inches)
Wheelbase 60.6 inches
Seat Height 32.7 inches
Curb Weight 472 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gallons
Miles Per Gallon 64 MPG - Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
Model Id NC700X
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Light Silver Metallic
One Year Transferable, Unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.


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Motorcycle-usa ---- "American Honda chose the New York International Motorcycle Show to reveal its NC700X. Big Red will bring the first of its new NC700 designs to the United States as a 2012 model"

Cycleworld ---- "the 2012 Honda NC700X could also be called a commuter, a sport-tourer or even a quasi-sportbike/scooter"

Motorcycle ---- "Unveiled today at the New York International Motorcycle Show, the NC700X is a multi-purpose, versatile machine with a big emphasis on utility, perfectly timed for today’s tight economic climate"

Ultimatemotorcycling ---- "During the New York City International Motorcycle Show Friday, Honda unveiled its latest 2012 offering - the NC700X"

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