Brochures & Promo 2012 NC700X New Concept Fun Crossover

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    Contents:
    1 Model Overview
    2 Key features
    3 Model details
    4 Colours
    5 Optional equipment
    6 Technical specification


    Model updates: All-new model; adventurer commuter, new engine and transmission; new frame and suspension
    1. Model Overview

    The NC700X crossover offers the long-travel suspension, agility and commanding riding position of an off-road bike in an overall package with high standards of stability, braking and engine performance. It promises a fun, engaging riding experience together with the practicality and ease of use that make it a machine eminently suitable for daily commuting.At the heart of the NC700X is a purpose-built engine and transmission package. The liquid-cooled, in-line 2-cylinder 670ccengine is a lightweight and compact unit with a low centre of gravity. It offers a very usable power delivery with strong levels of torque at low to medium RPM combined with low exhaust gas emissions and outstanding fuel economy (78.8mpg WMTC mode. Tested in D-Mode). On the NC700X there is the option to enjoy this new engine with the second generation of Honda’s innovative Dual Clutch Transmission, offering both manual gear shifting and fully automatic functionality – a suitably advanced and versatile core for an innovative new motorcycle.

    The NC700X has been designed with a secure internal storage space large enough to accommodate a full-face helmet, located where you would typically find the fuel tanks. It is also offered with Honda’s Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS) as an option. It offers the practicality of a commuter with easy handling in a crossover styling.

    2. Key features

    2.1 Innovative two-cylinder engine

    Developed to provide responsive power and strong torque in a compact package, the new 670cc inline two-cylinder engine also meets the demands of today’s environmental concerns by being highly fuel-efficient (78.8mpg) for a tank range of nearly 250 miles.

    2.2 Versatility and practicality

    With its internal storage compartment, protective fairing and windscreen and commanding riding position, the NC700X is ready for anything, whether city or long distance riding.

    2.3 Joyous and intuitive handling

    Light in weight, pure and swift in its handling responses, the NC700X is fun and easy to handle.

    Using the same rigid and compact steel diamond frame as the NC700S, the NC700X uses its own unique suspension package to deliver a supremely adaptable chassis.

    2.4 Crossover styling

    The NC700X has a rugged adaptable styling suggestive of its limitless usability.

    2.5 Optional Dual Clutch Transmission

    The NC700X is available with either a conventional manual 6-speed transmission or the second generation of Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission. The system uses two hydraulic controlled clutches to deliver swift and very smooth gear changes in a choice of three modes. Manual (MT) allows the rider to shift gears using buttons, while automatic mode (AT) offers two settings: S for sporty riding and D for everyday use.

    2.6 Secure C-ABS braking

    Combined Antilock Braking System (C-ABS) is offered as standard on the NC700X.

    3. Model details

    3.1 Engine

    Designed for purpose

    Early in the development of the NC700X, new research yielded some key data regarding the typical engine use of a rider commuting on a mid-capacity machine. It was determined that 90% of riding involved speeds of 140km/h (87mph) or less and engine speeds of 6000rpm or less. The NC700X demanded a new engine ideally suited to this kind of usage, with strong torque characteristics across the RPM range typically used providing ease of use, thanks to its flexibility and outstanding fuel efficiency.

    All-new twin-cylinder engine

    The liquid-cooled SOHC 670cctwin-cylinder engine has been designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century. It is smooth, clean, fuel efficient and compact, but it is also fun to use, with a strong low-RPM power delivery thanks to its relatively long-stroke SOHC architecture and specially shaped combustion chambers. Further enhancing this satisfying feeling of effortless torque is the crankshaft, which has been designed with high levels of inertial mass.

    The NC700X will be produced with two different specifications of engine. One produces a peak power output of 38.1kW at 6,250rpm and 62Nm of torque at 4,750rpm; the other, specifically offered with the 2013 A2 European licensing regulations in mind, produces 35.0kW at 6,250rpm and 60Nm of torque at 4,750rpm.

    Practical, efficient and reliable

    The in-line two-cylinder configuration is both practical and efficient in terms of space layout, freeing up space within the body of the motorcycle. By reducing the number of parts to a minimum the engine is lighter, more efficient and more reliable. For example there is just one throttle body and one exhaust, despite the two cylinders. Where possible, components are made to do more than one job too. The camshaft also drives the water pump for the cooling system, while the balancer shaft, which ensures smooth, comfortable running, also drives the oil pump.

    To further reduce fuel consumption, the engine was developed using stoichiometric analysis. By analysing combustion in this way, the engine has been developed to deliver exactly the fuel/air ratio required for a complete, clean burn at all idle engine RPM. An efficiency target of 76.2mpg per litre was accomplished thanks to these technology developments. Such low fuel consumption target is attractive given the sense of responsibility we all feel towards our environment. It also makes the NC700X more practical on a day-to-day basis, since a fuel-efficient vehicle is cheaper to run and requires fewer fuel stops over a given week of commuter travel.

    Clean exhaust emissions

    Thanks to the same stoichiometric analysis, used to reduce fuel consumption, the engine also burns extremely cleanly, minimising the emission of harmful exhaust gases. The PGM-FI fuel injection system supplies the optimum amount of fuel and is fully EURO-3 compliant thanks to an oxygen sensor in the exhaust. Finally the high-absorption catalyser has been located close to the engine. As a result the catalyst reaches operating temperature more quickly after a cold start, reducing harmful emissions over a typical journey.

    3.2 Versatility and practicality

    True versatility

    The NC700X redefines the multi-role motorcycle by uniting a strong, fuel-efficient engine with a comfortable riding position and a versatile chassis. Ideally suited to commuting during the working week, the bike also inspires an adventurous spirit at the weekend. A long tour, a leisurely ride into the countryside or a trip into the city with a passenger to meet friends – the NC700X is ready for anything.

    Practicality and convenience

    The NC700X features an internal storage space large enough to hold a full-face helmet, a waterproof suit or a bag. Together with the fuel filler cap, this space is accessed using a key to unlock and flip-up the seat. The fuel tank holds 14.1 litres – enough for an impressive range of nearly 400km (250 miles) between fill-ups. Since this range is due to engine efficiency, not a large fuel tank, it comes without the penalty of additional weight or bulk, and also ensures low running costs.

    The NC700X features a protective windscreen to provide comfortable running even at highway speeds.

    Commanding riding position

    The NC700X has a relaxed and comfortable upright riding position with a higher viewpoint for enhanced hazard perception. Another advantage of this off-road inspired riding position is great low-speed control. Combined with the machine’s low centre of gravity and generous steering lock, the result is exceptional low-speed handling and agility. In busy traffic and on twisting roads the NC700X is a confidence-inspiring ally. Thanks to its carefully shaped fairing the machine is equally comfortable when cruising at speed. The windscreen and bodywork divert wind around the rider, minimising fatigue.

    Advanced multi-function instrument display

    The NC700X reassures the rider by communicating all the important running information at a glance. The clear and easy-to-read instrument display features a digital speedometer, digital bar-type tachometer, clock, bar-type fuel meter and two trip meters.

    3.3 Joyous and Intuitive handling

    Highly adaptable crossover chassis

    Using the same rigid and compact steel diamond frame as the NC700S, the NC700X uses its own unique crossover wheel and suspension package to deliver a supremely adaptable chassis.

    Steel diamond frame

    A rugged steel diamond frame offers agile, responsive handling. This type of frame is ideal where space within the machine is at a premium, since it takes up very little volume but offers superb riding dynamics.

    Reassuring stability

    Suspension travel on the NC700X is set to ensure smooth ride on ever changing surfaces. (153.5mm at the front and 150mm at the rear). Spring and damping rates – optimised for the suspension travel – ensure good control and feedback. The off-road inspired riding position and 35° of steering lock also help with reassuring stability, even loaded with hard luggage.

    Cast aluminium wheels

    Reflecting the machine’s multi-purpose remit, the NC700X combines lightweight 17” cast aluminium wheels for excellent traction and control on all types of road surfaces. To absorb shocks the wheel spokes have been designed with a Y-shaped cross section, contributing to the ride quality.Tyresizes are 120/70 at the front and a broad 160/60 at the rear.

    3.4 Styling concept

    Strong, inspiring styling

    The NC700X is a multi-purpose machine designed to excel in a wide range of tough riding conditions. To inspire a sense of adventure, the machine has been designed with a rugged look; at home in a wealth of urban and out-of-city environments. The NC700X makes clear its willingness to take on any ride, however demanding.

    3.5 Optional Dual Clutch Transmission

    Optional second generation Dual Clutch Transmission

    Honda’s Dual Clutch transmission takes ease of use to new heights in the NC700X, offering either manual shifts at the push of a button or fully automatic functionality – just twist and go. As the name implies, the system uses two clutches: one for start-up and 1st, 3rd and 5th gears; and another for 2nd, 4th and 6th. By pre-selecting the next gear using the clutch not currently in use, the system hydraulically controls each clutch as required, delivering swift, smooth and seamless gearshifts. This smoothness is particularly beneficial when carrying a passenger.

    Three modes of operation are available for outstanding flexibility. MT mode gives full manual control, allowing the rider to shift gears with the handlebar controls. Two fully automatic shift modes are also available. D mode is ideal for city and highway riding. In sporty S mode the transmission lets the engine rev a little higher before shifting up, giving greater performance, and also shifts down sooner when decelerating, offering useful additional engine braking.In either D or S mode the Dual Clutch Transmission also offers immediate manual intervention if required. The rider simply selects the required gear using the MT mode shift buttons, after which the system will continue to act as an automatic transmission. This is particularly useful when preparing to overtake or when approaching a tight corner on a twisty hill road. To ensure the optimum shifting schedule in D and S modes, extensive testing was conducted on all kinds of European roads.

    Hassle-free maintenance
    Designed to offer convenience and low running costs, the engine and transmission require the bare minimum of maintenance. The optional Dual Clutch Transmission uses heavy duty large-diameter clutches to comfortably deal with the rigours of daily use in stop/start city traffic. After purchase, a first service to check valve clearances is commonplace on commuter motorcycles but the engine requires no such attention. Service intervals are every 8,000 miles, and the engine’s highly efficient iridium sparkplugs only require replacement at 32,000 miles. The result is convenient and efficient personal transport with no hassle and low running costs.

    3.6 Secure C-ABS braking

    Secure C-ABS braking

    Honda is committed to improving motorcycle safety and is proud to offer a Combined Antilock Braking System (C-ABS) as standard on the NC700X. The system dramatically improves braking performance in an emergency situation. The front and rear braking systems on two-wheeled vehicles are usually independent. This means the rider must use just the right amount of front and rear brake, a skill that comes only with experience. C-ABS links the two systems and works to optimise the pressure acting on each brake. The result is strong and safe deceleration. Additionally, C-ABS has full antilock functionality. Should the system detect either wheel is about to lock up and skid, C-ABS momentarily reduces the hydraulic pressure being applied to the relevant brake, ensuring powerful and secure braking in all conditions.

    4. Colours

    The 2012 NC700X will be launched in four colours.
    - Darkness Black Metallic
    - Digital Silver Metallic
    - Pearl Sunbeam White
    - Magna Red

    5. Optional equipment

    Optional equipment

    The versatility of the NC700X can be further enhanced with a range of genuine Honda accessories.

    35L top box
    45L top box on/off
    29L pannier kit
    Pannier kit decoration panel
    Topbox35L inner bag
    Topbox45L inner bag
    Pannier inner bag set
    High windscreen
    Front side cowl panel
    Leg deflector kit
    Foot deflector kit
    LED fog lamp Kit
    Accessory pipe
    Grip heater kit
    12V DC socket kit
    Main stand
    Alarm
    U-lock

    6. Technical Specification – NC700X (E-type)

    ENGINE
    Type: Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve, SOHC parallel 2-cylinder
    Displacement: 670cc
    Bore x Stroke: 73 x 80mm
    Compression Ratio: 10.7 : 1
    Max. Power Output: 38.1kW/6,250min-1 (95/1/EC) 35kW/6,250min-1 (95/1/EC)
    Max. Torque: *60Nm/4750min-1 (95/1/EC)

    FUEL SYSTEM
    Carburation: PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
    Throttle Bore: 36mm
    Air-cleaner: 5.8 Litres
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.1 litres
    Fuel Consumption: MT 27.7 km/l (78.2mpg) (WMTC of 35kW machine)

    DCT 27.9 km/l (78.8mpg)

    Fuel Consumption: MT 27.9 km/l (78.8mpg) (WMTC of 38.1kW machine)

    DCT 27.9 km/l (78.8mpg)

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    Ignition System: Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
    Ignition Timing: 12° BTDC (idle) ~ 20° BTDC (6,600min-1)
    Sparkplug: Type IFR6G-11K
    Starter: Electric
    Battery Capacity: 12V-11AH
    Headlights: 12V; 60W ´ 1 (High) / 55W ´ 1 (Low)

    DRIVETRAIN
    Clutch: Wet, multiplate

    * Wet multiplate, hydraulic 2-clutch

    Clutch Operation: Manual

    * D mode/S mode/Manual mode
    Transmission Type: 6-speed
    Primary Reduction: 1.731DCT: 1.921

    Gear Ratios
    1: 2.812DCT: 2.666
    2: 1.894DCT: 1.904
    3: 1.454DCT: 1.454
    4: 1.200DCT: 1.200
    5: 1.033DCT: 1.033
    6: 0.837DCT: 0.837

    Final Reduction: 2.687 DCT: 2.437
    Final Drive: Chain

    FRAME
    Type: Diamond; steel pipe

    CHASSIS

    Dimensions: (LxWxH) 2210mm x 830mm x 1285mm
    Wheelbase: 1540mm
    Caster Angle: 27°
    Trail: 110mm
    Turning Radius: 3.0m
    Seat Height: 830mm
    Ground Clearance: 165mm
    Kerb Weight: 218kg
    *229.2kg
    Max Carrying Capacity: 209kg

    SUSPENSION
    Type:
    Front: 41mm telescopic fork, 153.5mm travel
    Rear Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm, 150mm travel

    WHEELS

    Type:
    Front: multi-spoke cast aluminium
    Rear: multi-spoke cast aluminium
    Rim Size:
    Front: 17M/C x MT3.50
    Rear: 17M/C XMT 4.50
    Tyre Size:
    Front: 120/70-ZR17M/C(58W)
    Rear: 160/60-ZR17M/C(69W)

    Tyre Pressure:
    Front: 250KPa
    Rear: 290KPa

    BRAKES
    Type:
    Front: 320mm single wavy hydraulic disc with 2-piston (* 3-piston) caliper and sintered metal pads
    Rear: 240 single wavy hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and sintered metal pads

    *DCT version

    2014 model
    HK_2014_NC700X (1). HK_2014_NC700X (2). HK_2014_NC700X (3). HK_2014_NC700X (4). HK_2014_NC700X (5). HK_2014_NC700X (6). HK_2014_NC700X (7). HK_2014_NC700X (8). HK_2014_NC700X (9).

    2013 Model
    HK_NC700X (2). HK_NC700X (3). HK_NC700X (4). HK_NC700X (5). HK_NC700X (6). HK_NC700X (7). HK_NC700X (8). HK_NC700X (9). HK_NC700X (10).
     

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