The NC700X seems conventional until you look closer. The nearly horizontal engine is carried in a low-slung steel-trellis frame, creating a low center of gravity that should provide confident, stable handling. The unique engine configuration leaves room for a full fuel load and enough room to carry a full-face helmet in a storage area under the tank. Equipped with the optional DCT transmission, the NC700X will deliver twist-and-go drivability that will be appreciated by novice and casual riders alike. Long-travel suspension and 17-inch wheels should provide a smooth ride and responsive handling, and a full line of available accessories, including hard luggage, larger windscreen options, heated grips and more will make the machine ready for any paved adventure you can come up with.