2010 NT700V

Discussion in 'Honda' started by Andy, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Andy

    Andy Wheelie for Safety

    Location:
    Los Altos, CA
    Name:
    Andy
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    Model: 2010 Honda NT700V
    MSRP: $9,999

    Luxury Tourer or Upscale Commuter? Why Not Both?

    Introducing the Honda NT700V, newly arrived here in the U.S., and the perfect combination of cross-town commuter and cross-country capability that’s been wowing Europeans for over a decade. Think of it this way: If the ST1300 had a little brother, it would be the NT700V. Plenty nimble to eat up around-town urban assaults, and plenty plush and feature-packed for the luxurious long haul.

    From this machine’s potent, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 680cc V-twin, disc brakes (with optional ABS) and bulletproof shaft drive to its integrated saddlebags and weather-cheating adjustable windscreen and bodywork, the NT700V rolls out as the ultimate light-weight tourer/commuter for both entry-level and seasoned riders alike. In other words, the best of both worlds.
     
  2. Andy

    Andy Wheelie for Safety

    Location:
    Los Altos, CA
    Name:
    Andy
  3. Andy

    Andy Wheelie for Safety

    Location:
    Los Altos, CA
    Name:
    Andy
  4. Andy

    Andy Wheelie for Safety

    Location:
    Los Altos, CA
    Name:
    Andy
  5. Andy

    Andy Wheelie for Safety

    Location:
    Los Altos, CA
    Name:
    Andy
  6. Andy

    Andy Wheelie for Safety

    Location:
    Los Altos, CA
    Name:
    Andy
  7. Andy

    Andy Wheelie for Safety

    Location:
    Los Altos, CA
    Name:
    Andy
  8. Andy

    Andy Wheelie for Safety

    Location:
    Los Altos, CA
    Name:
    Andy
  9. ferrariman

    ferrariman Am a Learner

    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Name:
    KB
    wow this is really interesting!
     
  10. alikkon

    alikkon Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Jose
    Name:
    Brian
    Why couldn't this have been on the market in '06 when I bought my bike???
     
  11. Sivan

    Sivan Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    562lbs on 65hp for $10K. I think a V-Strom 650 is a much better deal.
     
  12. alikkon

    alikkon Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Jose
    Name:
    Brian
    They're not the same class, are they? The V-Strom is a weird supermoto thing... and this is a touring bike.
     
  13. Neepuk

    Neepuk Going, Going, Gone

    Location:
    Redstone, Colorado. Population 96
    Name:
    Chris
    It looks like a modern PC800 to me... Pretty cool bike.
     
  14. fonseca

    fonseca Well-Known Member

    My thoughts too Chris. Re-born PC800


    $10K is a big note right now from a market standpoint. Still looks nice though. :)
     
  15. needles

    needles Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Name:
    Dan
    Could be very interesting... shaft drive is a big bonus (for me). I wonder what the valve service interval is..

    Dan
     
  16. Motomania

    Motomania Licensed to ...

    Location:
    Merced
    Name:
    George
    Not supermoto, the DL is an adventure bike - think touring on unpaved roads and trails just like the BMW GS bikes (F650/800GS or R1200GS).

    The NT700V is a lighter touring and commuter bike.

    Yes it is the reborn PC800 pacific coast - The NT700V has been sold in the European market for many years and it replaced the PC800 in that market when the PC800 stopped production in '98 or '99.
     
  17. Sivan

    Sivan Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Not the same, but mostly used for the same purpose. Too expensive for an entry level 650 twin.
     
  18. Newbie4Life

    Newbie4Life Duke Lacrosse

    Location:
    Santa Clara
    That thing is so ugly it could be a modern art masterpiece.

    Make a God damned cheap twin Honda!!!
     
  19. alikkon

    alikkon Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Jose
    Name:
    Brian
    $1,000 over the Strom for a shaft drive, $600 over the Strom for luggage... so $9,000 worth of bike there - and Honda always overcharges for their bikes compared to everyone else (the ST1300 is $2,000 more than the C-14)... so it's no surprise at the price point it's at. Especially with the value of the dollar having fallen to where it has. We're down 20%, which means the cost of a bike *should* be ~$11,000 if it would have been $9,000 two years ago.

    Personally, it's more than I'm willing to spend for what it is... It's a 65hp bike that weighs close to 600lbs for $11,000 (ABS). If it were a bike pushing 90-100hp with at least the same torque numbers as the current engine, it would be a lot more acceptable at that price, I think.

    By comparison, for $3,000 more, you can get Kawi's Concours-14 - it pushes almost 160hp, 103 ft-lbs of torque, weighs in at 680lbs, has larger luggage capacity, KIPASS, a better gage/computer cluster, tire pressure monitoring capabilities, a larger tank, a higher end shaft drive, and a number of other features which make it way more of a bike.

    Still, the Honda's not a bad option... If you're strapped but want a dresser.
     
  20. 3stripes

    3stripes Still learning, still leaning

    Location:
    San Jose
    Was thinking the same thing Sivan,

    Wee-Strom would be better in value and might be able to go to more places. Shaft drive is nice. Integrated blinkers are cool along with the luggage but for the extra cash saved buying the Strom. I could get Givis. Fog/driving lights. Corbin seats. Radar mounts/GPS. Basically the works.:thumbup

    This thing is cool but the US market is so price driven more so than in Europe I guess. We want more for our mula.:thumbup
     


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