The 2011 Honda NT700V ABS is a midsize, sport touring motorcycle that is also excellent for commuting. It offers enough comfort for long days in the saddle and well integrated storage for hauling luggage on a long tour. And it combines this with fairly sporty performance that won't disappoint when the road heads into twisty mountains and canyons. Honda markets the 2011 Honda NT700V ABS as a more affordable alternative to its large ST1300 sports touring bike for riders who want a comfortable bike for traveling and also need it to be a practical commuter. The NT700V offers most of the amenities of much larger sports touring machines. Its bodywork offers excellent wind protection. The windscreen can be adjusted for height through a range of eight inches, without tools. Moving the screen down requires just a simple one-handed push and can be easily accomplished at highway speeds. For most riders, adjusting the screen to a higher position will require two hands and is best done while the bike is stopped. The instrument panel is well-appointed and includes a fuel gauge. A trip computer calculates fuel range and consumption, though the display may be somewhat optimistic. Real-world fuel mileage will typically be around 50 mpg. The attractive bodywork includes two integrated storage compartments up front, one of which is lockable. There is an additional small storage area under the seat. The mirrors are mounted to the fairing and provide excellent visibility mostly free of vibration. At the sides, well-integrated tipover protectors should save the bodywork from most parking lot drops. They can be replaced should they sustain too much abuse.