If you would like to spend under R250 on petrol to ride 400km, then the Honda NC750X is the bike for you.
Honda stated that the new NC750X can ride for 28.3km per 1 litre of petrol, which gives it a range of just under 400km on its 14.1-litre tank.
This efficient fuel economy is thanks to the bike’s engine and long gear ratios at the top-end.
The NC750X packs a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, 745cc engine that produces 43kW and 69Nm.
First, second, and third gears provide a quick acceleration thanks to short ratios, but fourth, fifth, and sixth gears are “now slightly taller for maximum fuel efficiency”, said Honda.
This is complemented by a 6kg weight reduction for the bike when compared to the previous model, along with new riding modes for a variety of scenarios.
To work out how much it will cost you to ride the Honda NC750X, we used the following figures.
- Fuel usage of 1 litre per 28.3km.
- Inland petrol price of R17.13 per litre.
- Trip distance of 400km.
The result is a total fuel cost of R242 to ride 400km.
It must be noted that the calculation is based on the fuel economy figures provided by Honda, which shared the disclaimer below.
“Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC.”
“Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment.”
“Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tyre pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.”
The South African pricing and model line-up for the new Honda NC750X range are as follows:
- Honda NC750X – R126,000
- Honda NC750X DCT – R135,500