Buyers Guide 2017 Honda NC700X Buyer's Guide | Specs & Price

2017 Honda NC700X Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price

2017 Honda NC700X

Although the Honda NC700X looks the part of an adventure bike, it is very much a street bike. From the 17-inch wheels to the limited suspension travel (less than six inches at each end), this is a street bike that won’t handle much more than high-quality dirt roads.

2016 Honda NC700X Buyer's Guide | Specs & Price
2016 Honda NC700X

Regardless, the NC700X does make for an excellent commuter bike that can also be taken out on the weekend for light-duty touring. To make things simple, a 23-quart storage box sits where you expect the gas tank to be; the 3.7-gallon fuel tank is under the seat.

The 2017 NC700X comes in two flavors. There’s the standard bike with a manual six-speed transmission, and then there’s the version we prefer—the NC700X DCT, which also includes Combined ABS. The DCT system is nearly flawless, and makes the low-revving NC700X much easier to ride effectively, while the Combined ABS improves braking while also making the process simpler and safer—well worth the additional $600 for the upgrade.

Also, the Candy Red paint looks great in 2017, with the silver and black accents.

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2017 Honda NC700X Specs:


  • Type: Parallel twin
  • Bore x stroke: 73 x 80mm
  • Displacement: 670cc
  • Compression ratio: 10.7:1
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Valve train: SOHC; 4vpc
  • Induction: EFI w/ 36mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Digital transistorized w/h electronic advance
  • Transmission: Manual six-speed; optional automatic Dual Clutch Transmission
  • Final drive: Chain


  • Front suspension: 41mm forks; 5.4 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted single shock w/ spring preload adjustability; 5.9 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 120/70ZR17 radial
  • Rear tire: 160/60ZR17 radial
  • Front brake: 320mm disc with 4-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc with 2-piston caliper
  • Combined ABS: Standard (DCT only)


  • Wheelbase: 60.6 inches
  • Rake: 27.0°
  • Trail: 4.3 inches
  • Seat height: 32.7 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 3.7 gallons
  • EPA estimated fuel economy: 64 mpg
  • Curb Weight: 474 pounds (standard); 500 pounds (DCT)

2016 Honda NC700X Color:

  • Candy Red

2017 Honda NC700X Price (MSRP):

  • $7699 (standard)
  • $8299 (DCT)

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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