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2013 Honda NC700X Comparison Photo Gallery
The 2013 Honda NC700X is the newest models in our 650 Twins Shootout, the motorcycle being introduced in 2012.
We pit the 2013 Honda NC700X vs the 2013 Kawasaki Versys vs the 2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS in this battle of 650 Twins. Read all about it in our 2013 650 Twins Shootout.
The 2013 NC700X is also well composed when it comes time to lean in on tight corners.
2013 Honda NC700X Dyno Chart
The sharp beak on the front fairing of the NC700X gives the Honda adventure-type styling instead of the sport-oriented look of the Versys and V-Strom.
Ergos on the NC700X slide riders slightly toward the tank and overall the bike feels smaller and more compact, even though the Versys has a five-inch shorter wheelbase.
The NC700X has a digital tach running along the top of the display that’s harder to read than the analog dial of the Suzuki and it doesn’t have the benefit of a gear indicator.
Turn-in is light at the bars and the NC700X tracks true in turns, but its tires didn't feel as grippy in corners as the other two 650 Twins.
While the 2013 Honda NC700X has enough torque to keep it in the game early on, it has a very narrow powerband and shuts down abruptly at redline.
A single wave rotor on the front of the NC700X is paired to Nissin calipers, but overall the Honda doesn't have the same stopping power as the dual discs of both the Versys and V-Strom.
2013 NC700X from Honda is an interesting ride, with its Parallel Twin offering a short powerband.
The Honda NC700X makes for a nimble handler with its low center of gravity.
Thanks to a capable 41mm fork and a solo rear shock with 5.9 inches of travel, ride quality on the NC700X isn't far off its competitors.
The 2013 NC700X is powered by a 670cc liquid-cooled Parallel Twin with a 73mm bore and 80mm stroke. The package rests within a diamond-shaped steel frame.
The 2013 Honda NC700X is offered with two different transmissions, one a standard six-speed gearbox and the other Honda's Dual Clutch Transmission that takes care of shifting duties for riders.
Newbie rider Byron Wilson found the NC700X to be 'A light, controllable mount that hugs the road in the twisties and remains planted and stable at highway speeds.'
The Honda NC700X has a slick 21L storage compartment where you'd expect the gas tank to be. Neither of the other two bikes offer any storage.
With the lowest seat height of the 650 Twins at 32.7 inches, the 2013 Honda NC700X has the easiest reach to the ground.
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