Brochures & Promo 2013 Honda NC700S

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  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    Release date: 12 November 2012


    1 Model overview
    2 Key features
    3 Model details
    4 Colours
    5 Optional equipment
    6 Technical specification

    Model overview

    The NC700S is the product of a simple requirement: to deliver a motorcycle that is fun to ride and user-friendly at a reasonable price. The NC700S offers the practicality of a commuter together with distinctive styling of a naked and fun ride-ability, combined with sharp mid-capacity handling and performance.The development theme for the NC700S was ‘New Concept - Fun Naked’. Right from the beginning, the NC700S had to be fun to ride. For this, handling is a key element, and the NC700S offers a direct, intuitive, confidence-inspiring ride for all levels of experience. The low seat position adds to the accessibility of the machine, and the engine appeals to all kinds of rider, with its smooth, responsive power and a strong feeling of low-RPM torque. The result is a machine that brings instant joy to anyone who rides it.As well as being fun, the machine had to be easy to use and versatile. The riding position gives a high degree of control and freedom; there is also a secure internal storage space large enough to accommodate a full-face helmet, a practical feature not normally offered on a naked. The motorcycle is available with both Honda’s antilock Combined Braking System (C-ABS) and the option of the second generation of Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission, which offers fingertip manual operation or the ease of completely automatic functionality.At the heart of the machine is an all-new purpose-built engine. The liquid-cooled, in-line 2-cylinder 670cc engine is a lightweight and compact unit with a low centre of gravity. It offers a usable power delivery with excellent torque at low to medium engine RPM, combined with low emissions and a truly outstanding level of fuel efficiency.

    The NC700S fuses striking, futuristic design, a pure riding experience and low running costs. All this is complemented by the versatility and ease of use that are important for a daily commuting machine. At its core lay the fundamentals of motorcycling; fun, low-cost and mobility.

    2. Key features

    2.1 Innovative two-cylinder engine
    Developed to provide responsive power and strong torque in a compact package, the new 670ccinline 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, flexible riding position and punchy, highly efficient engine, the NC700S 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 NC700S is fun and easy to handle thanks to the combination of the steel diamond frame, cast aluminium 17” wheels and accomplished chassis geometry.

    2.4 Naked styling
    In keeping with a true naked look, the NC700S has minimal styling to emphasise its urban usability.

    2.5 Optional Dual Clutch Transmission
    The NC700S is available with either a conventional manual 6-speed transmission or Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission. The system uses two electronically 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 a handlebar-mounted lever, 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 NC700S.

    3. Model details

    3.1 Engine

    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 engine produces a peak power output of 35.0 kW at 6,250rpm but more important is the available torque throughout the rev range peaking at 60.0 Nm at 4,750rpm. What’s more, so linear and smooth is the power delivery that even riders new to mid-capacity engines can fully enjoy the strong level of performance.

    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 78.8mpg 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 NC700S 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

    Internal storage; outstanding range

    Unusually for a traditional motorcycle, the NC700S features an internal storage space large enough to hold a full-face helmet. The fuel tank holds 14.1 litres – enough for an impressive range of nearly 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 very low running costs.

    Comfort and accessibility

    The NC700S uses a riding position similar to that of traditional naked motorcycles, which is ideal for almost every kind of environment. Key to the machine’s ease of use is its low seat position, which puts riders of any physical size at ease straight away since they can put a foot down whenever they need to. The riding position also puts the rider firmly in control, with the handlebars only a relaxed reach away. The width of the handlebars offers excellent control at low and high speed, and with 35° of steering lock and a low centre of gravity thanks to the compact engine, the NC700S is perfect for getting through even the tightest city streets. The result is a machine that feels balanced and manageable. Passengers too are made comfortable, with twin grab handles for comfort and security.

    Advanced multi-function instrument display
    The clear and easy-to-read instrument display features a digital speedometer, a digital bar-type tachometer, a clock, a bar-type fuel meter and two trip meters.

    3.3 Joyous and intuitive handling


    Immediate, responsive handling
    One of the main objectives of the development team was to create a motorcycle that handles intuitively, one that turns just as you want it to with only the lightest input. Only by making the riding experience as direct and engaging as possible could the NC700S hope to be both a commuter machine and one that owners will ride purely for pleasure.

    Steel diamond frame
    The frame is a rugged steel diamond frame with the high levels of rigidity required for 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. Front suspension comprises 41mm telescopic forks with hydraulic damping. With 120mm of smooth wheel travel, the forks can soak up the roughest roads while also offering superb control and feedback on smooth surfaces. The rear suspension system uses a monoshock and Honda’s proven Pro-Link configuration, which offers an optimised balance of soft initial stroke, for dealing with bumps, together with excellent control throughout the 120mm of wheel travel.

    Optimised geometry
    With 27° of caster angle and a 1525mm wheelbase, the chassis manages to deliver both reassuring straight-line stability and superb agility in the corners.

    Cast aluminium wheels, powerful brakes
    The NC700S uses lightweight 17” cast aluminium wheels and optimised tyre sizes. The tyres are a 120/70 at the front for quick and light steering with plenty of traction when cornering and braking, while the broad 160/60 rear tyre delivers confidence-inspiring grip. To ensure powerful braking performance, the NC700S uses hydraulic disc brakes front and rear. The front brake uses a single large-diameter 320mm disc and the rear uses a 240mm diameter wave design for consistent all-weather performance.

    3.4 Naked styling

    The machine’s minimalistic naked styling gives it a rugged look - set to take on tough urban environments.

    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 NC700S, 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 can electronically switch clutches when required to deliver 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, for example. 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 Combined Antilock Braking System (C-ABS)

    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 NC700S. 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 NC700S will be launched in three colours.
    - Seal Silver Metallic
    - Pearl Sunbeam White
    - Graphite Black

    5. Optional equipment

    Optional equipment
    The versatility of the NC700S can be further enhanced with a range of genuine Honda accessories.

    35L top box
    29L pannier kit
    Top box inner bag
    Pannier inner bag set
    Leg deflector kit
    Foot deflector kit
    Grip heater kit
    12V DC socket kit
    Main stand

    6. Technical Specification Specifications – NC700S (E-type)

    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: 35 kW/6,250min-1 (95/1/EC)
    Max. Torque: 60Nm/4,750min-1 (95/1/EC)

    Carburation: PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
    Throttle Bore: 36 mm
    Air-cleaner capacity: 5.8 litres
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.1 litres
    Fuel Consumption: (WMTC mode of 35kW machine)
    MT 27.7 km/l (78.2mpg)
    DCT 27.9 km/l (78.8mpg)


    Ignition System: Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
    Ignition Timing: 12° BTDC (idle) ~ 53.9° BTDC (6,600min-1)
    Sparkplug Type: IFR6G-11K
    Starter: Electric
    BatteryCapacity: 12V-11AH
    Headlights: 12V; 60W ´ 1 (High) / 55W ´ 1


    Clutch: Wet, multiplate
    * Wet multiplate, hydraulic 2-clutch
    Clutch Operation: * 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: 2.687DCT: 2.437
    Final Drive: Chain

    Type: Diamond; steel pipe

    Dimensions (LxWxH): 2195mm x 760mm x 1130mm
    Wheelbase: 525mm
    Caster Angle: 27°
    Trail: 110mm
    Turning Radius: 3.0m
    Seat Height: 790mm
    Ground Clearance: 140mm
    Kerb Weight: 215kg (F: 103kg; R: 112kg) *227(F: 108kg; R: 119kg)
    Max Carrying Capacity: 209kg

    Type Front: 41mm telescopic fork, 120mm travel
    Rear: Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm, 120mm travel

    Type: Front: cast aluminium
    Rear: cast aluminium
    Rim Size:
    Front: 17M/C x MT3.50
    Rear: 17M/C X MT 4.50
    Tyre Size:
    Front: 120/70-ZR17M/C(58W)
    Rear: 160/60-ZR17M/C(69W)
    Tyre Pressure:
    Front: 250KPa
    Rear: 290KPa


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

    *DCT version

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