Monday, August 27, 2012

Cycle World Adventure Challenge on the Honda NC700X

Wait....what?!  This bike is neither a cafe racer or tracker nor is it even remotely close to other bikes here on The Bullitt.  The above motorcycle is Honda's new 'crossover' bike that is said to be a mix between a touring bike, adventure bike and a commuter rolled up into a surprisingly handsome - more expensive looking - package.

 I've been selected to participate in a week long event with Cycle World aboard Honda's NC700X in September.  The other riders are flying out here to sunny Southern California and we'll be going to the Honda HQ and touring from Orange County up to the Sierra Mountains.  There's going to be a handful of challenges along the way and should be a great time.  Stay tuned for updates along the way!

Here's Honda pitch:


Specs:
  • Price: $6,999 (starting, without DCT/ABS package)
  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 670cc parallel twin
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual (standard), dual hydraulic clutch automatic with push-button manual override, sport and standard drive modes (optional, packaged with ABS)
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Seat Height: 32.7 inches
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gallons
  • Estimated Cruising Rance: Approximately 240 miles
  • Fuel Economy: 64 mpg (estimated)
  • Front Suspension: 41mm, non-adjustable with 6.0 inches travel
  • Rear Suspension: Pro-Link single shock with 5.9 inches travel
  • Front Brakes: Single 320mm disc with two-piston caliper / Single 320mm disc with three-piston caliper
  • Rear Brakes: Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper / Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper; Combined ABS available
  • Frame: Steel
  • Rake: 27.0°
  • Trail: 110.0mm (4.3 inches)
  • Color: Light Silver Metallic
  • Curb Weight: 472 pounds / 505 pounds with DTC/ABS package

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to a week of riding with you. See you Sunday.
    cheers,
    -J. Brandon

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