The model has been highly appreciated by the Europeans over the past years. It was initially developed by Honda in 1998 to replace the NTV650 Revere, featuring a 52 degrees 650 cc V-twin. The motorcycle was slightly revamped in 2002, and in 2006 the manufacturer enlarged the engine capacity to 680 cc, which is still featured on the current model as well.
The 680cc liquid-cooled SOHC 52-degree V-twin with four valves per cylinder engine is mated to a five-speed transmission, and outputs 65 horsepower (38.3 kW) at 8000 rpm and 66.2 Nm (49 lb ft) at 6500 rpm).
Furthermore, like all Honda street bikes, the NT700V will source Honda’s programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) with twin 40mm throttle bodies and integrated enrichment system to optimize the air/fuel mixture on cold starts and eliminate the risk of choking.
The NT700V comes fully outfitted for travel with fairing, saddlebags and front storage compartments, while the five-position windscreen can be quickly adjusted to rider preference. Instrument panel includes speedometer, tachometer, odometer/A&B tripmeter, clock, fuel gauge, and average fuel consumption.
The MSRPs for Honda’s new touring bike start at $9,999 for the NT700V model (available in Metallic Red and Metallic Silver) and at $10,999 for the NT700V ABS model (available only in Metallic Silver).