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Honda Unveils Updated NC700X and NC750X for 2016

 Honda's upgrades its NC line with both aesthetic and technical improvements.

Published on 10.28.2015
2016 Honda NC750x
Honda's practical and reliable middle-weight adventure tourer, the NC750X (NC700 in the U.S.), gets a face lift and technical updates for 2016.

Honda unveils the 2016 NC700X (US) and NC750X (European and Japanese markets) this week in conjunction with the Tokyo Motor Show. The practical and reliable middleweight adventure tourer has been upgraded for the new model year with both aesthetic and technical improvements.

NC700X

The versatile 670cc parallel-twin NC700X gets exciting new styling changes for 2016 including more aggressive bodywork, a 70mm higher touring windscreen and a new lighter pentagon-shaped muffler with an improved exhaust note.

Other functional changes include a larger luggage compartment (.25 gallons larger), three different levels of ‘S’ mode (sport mode) for the DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) version and a utility rail to simplify fitting a tank bag. Also new are “L”-shaped air valves on the wheels that make air fill ups easier, a revised dash meter and a smoother-functioning “wave”-style ignition key.

2016 Honda NC700X
Styling updates for the 2016 Honda NC700X include new bodywork, taller windscreen, a smaller muffler and LED rear taillight.

The 2016 Honda NC700X will be offered in a new Silver Metallic color and will be available on US dealer showroom floors this April 2016. MSRP pricing for both the Base and DCT versions remain unchanged at $7,499 and $8,009 respectively. The updated 2016 Honda NC700X will be on display alongside the CB500X, VFR1200X and CRF1000L Africa Twin at the November 20-22 International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California.

NC750X

The 745cc parallel twin engine NC750X (European and Japanese markets only) gets the same updates as the NC700X but also receives a few additional improvements not available on the US model. Updates include enhanced styling from an LED headlight and an improved ride from a new Showa “dual-bending valve” front fork. The NC750X rear suspension also receives a preload adjuster for the new year.

2016 Honda NC750X suspension
The suspension on the 2016 Honda NC750X gets upgraded with a new “dual-bending valve” front fork with optimized damping, and a preload adjuster on the rear shock.
2016 Honda NC750X suspension
The NC750X receives an LED headlight not available on the US only NC700X.

Author: Rob Dabney

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    • “The NC750X receives a rear preload adjuster for the new year.” Oohhh, so that’s what changes a pedestrian commuter bike into an “adventure” bike!

    • Hi Robert. Yes, it would be nice to have another worthy competitor to the F800GS and Triumph 800 Tiger. Something with a bit more of a budget focus and great Honda reliability. Thanks for your thoughts!

  1. The nc700x no power. i will wait for the nc750x or i will never buy it at all . honda wakeup. my bmw scooter is faster. so for 2016 i will pick up my new moto guzzi v7 stoner.

    • Hi MotoMike. It is unlikely that the NC750X will ever arrive in the US. We have spoken to Honda about this and they say the import duties on 750cc+ motorcycles and premium features on the NC750X would make the bike too expensive here.

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