BMW C600 Sport vs. Honda NC700X DCT vs. Yamaha Majesty | Practicality Check

Which One of These Is Not Like the Others?

By Zack Courts, Photography by Kevin Wing

Tech Spec

BMW C600 Sport - $9590

Engine type: l-c parallel-twin
Valve train: DOHC, 8v
Displacement: 647cc
Bore x stroke: 79.0 x 66.0mm
Compression: 11.6:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Centrifugal
Transmission: Automatic
Frame: Steel-tube under-cradle
Front suspension: Marzocchi 40mm inverted fork
Rear suspension: Sachs shock with adjustable spring preload
Front brake: Dual Nissin two-piston caliper, 270mm discs with ABS
Rear brake: Nissin two-piston caliper, 270mm disc with ABS
Front tire: 120/70ZR-15 Pirelli Diablo Scooter
Rear tire: 160/60ZR-15 Pirelli Diablo Scooter
Rake/trail: 25.4°/3.6 in.
Seat height: 31.9 in.
Wheelbase: 62.6 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.2 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty): 557/532 lbs.
Claimed horsepower: 60 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Claimed torque: 49 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Fuel mileage (high/low/avg.): 42/40/41 mpg
Colors: Cosmic Blue Metallic Matte, Titanium Silver Metallic, Sapphire Black Metallic
Available: Now
Warranty : 36 mo., 36,000 mi.
Contact:
BMW of North America
P.O. Box 1227
Westwood, NJ 07575
800.831.1117
www.bmwmotorcycles.com


Honda NC700X - $8999

Engine type: l-c parallel-twin
Valve train: SOHC, 8v
Displacement: 670cc
Bore x stroke: 73.0 x 80.0mm
Compression: 10.7:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: Automatic or manual
Frame: Steel-tube twin-spar
Front suspension: Showa 41mm fork
Rear suspension: Showa shock with adjustable spring preload
Front brake: Nissin three-piston caliper, 320mm disc with ABS
Rear brake: Nissin single-piston caliper, 240mm disc with ABS
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Metzeler Z-8
Rear tire: 160/60ZR-17 Metzeler Z-8
Rake/trail: 27.0°/4.3 in.
Seat height: 32.7 in.
Wheelbase: 60.6 in.
Fuel capacity: 3.7 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty): 502/480 lbs.
Claimed horsepower: na
Claimed torque: na
Fuel mileage (high/low/avg.): 62/55/59 mpg
Colors: Light Silver Metallic
Available: Now
Warranty: 12 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact:
American Honda Motor Co. Inc.
P.O. Box 2200
Torrance, CA 90509
866.784.1870
www.powersports.honda.com


Yamaha Majesty - $6850

Engine type: l-c single
Valve train: DOHC, 4v
Displacement: 395cc
Bore x stroke: 83.0 x 73.0mm
Compression: 10.6:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Centrifugal
Transmission: Automatic
Frame: Steel-tube under-cradle
Front suspension: YHS 41mm fork
Rear suspension: YHS shock with adjustable spring preload
Front brake: Nissin two-piston caliper, 267mm disc
Rear brake: Nissin single-piston caliper, 267mm disc
Front tire: 120/80-14 Dunlop L305F
Rear tire: 150/70-13 Dunlop L305L
Rake/trail: 27.0°/3.9 in.
Seat height: 29.9 in.
Wheelbase: 61.6 in.
Fuel capacity: 3.7 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty): 473/450 lbs.
Claimed horsepower: na
Claimed torque: 26.6 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Fuel mileage (high/low/avg.): 54/45/50 mpg
Colors: Charcoal Silver
Available: Now
Warranty: 12 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact:
Yamaha Motor Corp. USA
6555 Katella Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
800.962.7926
www.yahama-motor.com

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