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Honda's New Downsized Sport-Tourer

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by UhOh, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Saw a new bike this week.
    Honda NT700V with a super paint job.

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    Shaft drive. Looks like a downsized ST1300.

    No other info.
     
  2. Grantizzle

    Grantizzle Moderator Staff Member

    That bike has been out for a few years.
     
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  3. ^^^ Son of a gun, you're right. Like 2010. Still the first one I've seen.
     
  4. I saw one in Klickitat a few weeks back. The guy just loved it :) It has a small pass-through between the side cases. It seems like a nice ride.
     
  5. Probably because only about nineteen people bought them.
    I still think it's neat, but there's a very good chance I'm wrong.
     
  6. RedKat600

    RedKat600 Vintage Screwball Staff Member

    65 HP, 50 Lb feet of torque, 50 MPG.....reminds me of a V-Strom 650 too.
     
  7. james1300

    james1300 Track School Dazed

    I hear the same 'power plant platform' is going to be used in a 'Dual Sport' style bike as well.
    The PRICE is supposed to be real reasonable too.
     
  8. what's with the ape hangers?
     
  9. Dragon Rider

    Dragon Rider Post Whore (In Training)

    the reincarnation of the pacific coast
     
  10. kinda get the ' meh...' feeling about this bike... i think honda coulda done way better
     
  11. I have always liked the look of the 1989-1998 Honda Pacific Coast, or PC800.

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  12. After having an ST1300. No thanks. Honda is lacking in the tech dept. And advancements.

    Go with a V-Strom. A much better platform and proven. There are so many aftermarket items avaliable.

    The NV is more of a "chick" sport tourer to ride along with Daddy. lol You would think that Honda would have the coolest and most cutting edge rides out there with their size and Corp. power. Sorry, too many issues that were never addressed and resolved with the bulky ST1300. Honda up your game!

    The ST had almost zero changes since 2003. And their attempt at the VFR1200? Hmmm. Should have been a busa eater. Instead goofy auto shift and looks like a transformer going down the road.

    Just saying. Much better platforms avaliable to Sport Tour. IMHO.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2012
  13. Is this the one they were going to do the paddle shift/auto tranny on?
     
  14. When the VFR went up in size I think this slots in nicely for the class. Looks like a good choice for smaller riders.
     
  15. The most serious problem with that bike is the price......$10K.
     
  16. Hah. Couldn't have stated my own opinion better. Those side bags are actually a pass-thru trunk, probly the neatest part. Other than that... well, I love all Hondas
     
  17. I absolutely loved my '89 Pacific Coast, and I'm thinking I might get one of these in the future (if I don't just buy another PC800). It's not intended to be a tourer, but a commuter, and it competes directly with the SV650 in that dept. It seems a bit higher priced, but if you outfit a SV with bags, you're looking at close to the same price. The NT700 has the same big selling point going for it that the PC800 did...very low maintenance. Contrary to Maverick's opinion, Honda intentionally went low tech, reliable, bullet proof.

    Like the PC800 in its day, though, this isn't selling very well. I haven't ridden this, but I have a buddy with one, and if it's anything like the PC800, it's a very agile, easy to handle bike, unlike the big sport/touring rigs. About the only thing it lacks is a cruise control to really make it a good x-country tourer. I rode my PC800 from KS to Everett in 3 days, and could have kept on going! :)
     
  18. Grantizzle

    Grantizzle Moderator Staff Member

    ummm... have you ridden a newer sport touring bike?
     
  19. I wish they would bring back the VFR, one that does not look like a Star Trek prop reject.
     
  20. looks a little top heavy and under powered.
     
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