2012 Honda NC700X Review


The 2012 Honda NC700X is a strong and powerful machine that features an extremely comfortable riding position making this bike an ideal choice for both the long and short ride. The NC700X is a unique and fun adventure-style bike, and its easy handling makes this bike and ideal choice for the beginner rider. The heart of this bike is unlike any other that Honda has offered to date. The engine of the 2012 Honda NC700X is a 6700cc parallel twin that lies forward at an angle of 62 degrees and boosts bore and stroke dimensions of 73mm x 80mm which delivers a powerful and precise ride. In order to gain a very high level of fuel efficiency, the pistons have a low friction coating and the value train features roller rockers arms that are lightweight. These innovative ideas have led to an impressive 65 mpg.

Two transmission options are offered on the 2012 Honda NC700X, which are the standard six-speed transmission and the new automatic Dual Clutch transmission. The Dual Clutch transmission (DCT) allows the rider to let the clutch do the shifting when in standard drive mode or in sports mode. There are two hydraulically controlled clutches that take care of shifting, which is ideal for the inexperienced rider.

The seat height for the 2012 Honda NC700X is 32.7 inches, but once you are on the bike, you will feel as if you are much lower to the ground than you really are. Most riders should be able to place both feet on the ground at a stop without much issue. The sleek styling of the seats is firm and slim and designed for optimal comfort. The overall look and feel of the Honda NC700X is sure to delight just about any rider and there is no doubt that this bike will turn heads out on the open road.

New For 2012

  • Optional clutch lever free gearbox derived from the DN-01 and specifically aimed for the new and inexperienced rider. This works like a traditional clutch and has the default drive (D) setting as well as a sports (S) setting for the sportier ride and feel.
  • Two transmission options include the standard six-speed transmission as well as the new Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).
  • Parallel twin engine with a displacement of 670cc.
  • Comfortable, upright seating position helps to give a great view of traffic when in the urban setting.

2012 Honda NC700X Specs

  • Model: NC700X
  • Engine Type: 670cc, liquid-cooled, parallel twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 73mm x 80mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.7:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: PGM-FI
  • Ignition: Digital transistorized with electronic advance
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual, six-speed automatic with a manual mode
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Single disc with two-piston caliper
  • Brakes (Rear): Single disc with three-piston caliper
  • Suspension (Front): 41mm stanchions
  • Suspension (Rear): Pro-link single shock with adjustable spring preload
  • Wheelbase: 60.6 inches
  • Rake: 27 degrees
  • Trail: 4.3 inches
  • Seat Height: 30.2 inches
  • Curb Weight: 472 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/70-ZR17
  • Tires (Rear): 160/60- ZR17


  • Slim heated grips with integrated controls
  • Custom center stand
  • Wind deflectors
  • Custom-fitted, waterproof cycle cover

Key Competitors For The 2012 Honda NC700X

  • Triumph Tiger 800
  • Kawasaki Versys
  • Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS