Honda has unveiled the new NC750X, offering more power, a higher redline, an improved transmission, four riding modes, and a new torque control system.
A new frame assists in an overall weight loss of 6kg when compared to the previous model, too, and a lower seat with a larger front storage compartment improves general ease-of-use.
The new Honda NC750X features a range of upgrades over the outgoing model, most notably a 2kW bump in power with a higher rev redline.
The 745cc engine now generates 43kW and 69Nm of torque – using a liquid-cooled, two-cylinder configuration.
The engine pairs with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, with an optional dual-clutch transmission also available with this new model.
Shorter ratios for first, second, and third gears provide a quicker acceleration than the previous generation, while a “slipper clutch reduces lever load and keeps the ride smooth on rapid downshifts”.
“Fourth, fifth, and sixth gears are now slightly taller, for maximum fuel efficiency,” said Honda.
This lets the NC750X achieve a range of nearly 400 kilometres on its 14.1-litre tank.
The throttle by wire drive system then provides three default ride modes – Sport, Rain, and Standard – as well as a user-customisable option that provides fine control over throttle and braking response, torque control, and gear changes.
The NC750X’s rake remains at 27-degrees, with a trail of 110mm. It weighs in at a kerb weight of 214kg, has a seat height of 800mm, and a wheelbase of 1,525mm.
Lightweight ABS brakes are standard across the range, too, and 17-inch aluminium wheels are fitted.
Styling and equipment
The new NC750X features a sharper and more minimalist design than the previous model, said Honda, made possible by the redesigned tubular steel frame.
At the front, updates include a new LED headlight with daytime running light, slimmer side panels and side covers, and a new windscreen.
Its storage area is also enlarged to 23 litres, now able to store an adventure-style helmet, according to the company.
Additionally, it receives a new full-colour LCD display, as well as a “wave” key feature which will not let the motorcycle start if the ID chip in your key and the one embedded in the motorcycle do not match.
A full range of Honda-approved accessories are then available when ordering your NC750X, along with a choice of four exterior colour options.
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