The European version of the 2021 Honda NC750X is here. There are a number of updates to the adventure-touring-commuter with a focus on street performance. We won’t be the least bit surprised to see these changes on the 2021 Honda NC750X in the United States, for both the standard and Dual Clutch Transmission versions.
Peak horsepower is up a tad, along with a 600 rpm lift in the rev ceiling. The forward-canted parallel twin puts out a bit more than one more horsepower than last year.
There are now three riding modes, plus a customizable mode for the DCT version. Along with the modes comes a new full-color LCD display. Honda also says its Honda Selectable Torque Control has been refined—it adjusts engine compression braking to prevent the rear wheel from skidding during deceleration.
With the new power delivery comes a change in gear ratios. The bottom three gears are lower than last year, increasing off-the-line acceleration.
The 2021 Honda NC750X’s suspension is shorter than last year, and so is the seat height. Fork travel is shortened by 0.7 inches and rear suspension travel is down 1.2 inches. While that might discourage off-roaders, the seat height is an accommodating 31.5 inches—1.2 inches lower than last year.
Weight is down by 13 pounds.
Dunlop Trailmax D603 tires are now employed. Earlier versions of the X ran this tire.
The storage area in the traditional fuel tank location is now 23 liters. That’s an increase of over one liter.
8. Smartphones will always be charged thanks to a standard USB port.9. We don’t have prices or an arrival dates for the 2021 Honda NC750X—standard or DCT versions. That applies to both Europe and the United States. Fortunately, we have specs and lots of photos.2021 Honda NC750X and NC750X DCT Specs ENGINE
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