Honda‰ЫЄs best-kept secret in the Australian Adventure Touring market is without a doubt the NC750X!
Apart from its obvious touring and adventure riding functionality with comfort considerations for rider and pillion at the forefront of its design, it‰ЫЄs also suitable for commuting or as a weekend runner, making the NC750X the ideal mid-range motorcycle with compelling all-round appeal.
This quiet achiever is one of the top selling models in Europe and Japan because it‰ЫЄs the total package. Now updated to include Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and an LED headlight.
The HSTC features 2 levels; Level 1 allows some rear wheel spin ‰ЫТ on gravel or dirt for instance ‰ЫТ while Level 2 provides confidence-inspiring traction on slippery roads. Level 2 is the default from ‰Ычignition on‰ЫЄ, and a push of the button on the left handlebar changes the setting to Level 1. Pushing and holding the button turns HSTC off.
The design of the NC750X‰ЫЄs liquid-cooled, SOHC 8-valve parallel twin-cylinder engine ensures punchy performance in the low-to-mid range. Its relatively long-stroke architecture and specially shaped combustion chambers combine with the high-inertial mass crankshaft to produce large amounts of effortless torque from very low rpm. Its forward-leaning position brings the centre of gravity down for optimum stability.
The rear shock absorber features a spring preload adjustment system for dealing with low-speed bumps while Showa Dual Bending Valves (SDBV) front forks are fitted up front, improving ride quality and comfort.
The NC750X‰ЫЄs rugged steel diamond frame delivers the high levels of rigidity required for agile, responsive handling in a variety of conditions. It‰ЫЄs also ideal where space is at a premium, since it takes up very little volume but offers superb riding dynamics.
Its adventure-oriented edge ensures comfort for rider and pillion are more than considered. The riding position is upright and neutral, with a higher viewpoint for enhanced hazard perception.
Another advantage of the NC750Xs adventure-style riding position is that it offers great low-speed control ‰ЫТ combined with a low centre of gravity and generous steering lock, which results in exceptional low-speed handling and balance.
A large windscreen gives great wind protection and there is plenty of room, 22 litres to be exact, in the storage compartment positioned where the fuel tank is normally situated.
On the exterior of the storage compartment there are rugged external rails built onto its lid ‰ЫТ useful for mounting a tank bag. The lid‰ЫЄs interior has four hooks to allow rubber straps to assist in organising luggage and make best use of all of the space.
Lightweight two-channel ABS provides powerful and confident braking even on slippery or wet road surfaces.
The NC750X will be available in two colours for this year model, Candy Chromosphere Red and Matte Pearl Glare White and is available for an MLP of $9,599.
For more information on the updated NC750X or on the entire Honda range, visit your nearest Honda Dealer, ring 1 300 1 HONDA or go to www.hondamotorcycles.com.au