Honda’s value packed touring machine, the NC750X is available with the addition of the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system, as well as an all new LED headlight for $9,599 MLP.
The NC750X is one of the top selling models in Europe and Japan and features a liquid-cooled, SOHC eight-valve parallel twin.
The relatively long-stroke and specially shaped combustion chambers combine with a high mass crankshaft to produce plenty of torque from low rpm.
The HSTC features two levels; Level 1 allows some rear wheel spin – on gravel or dirt for instance – while Level 2 provides confidence-inspiring traction on slippery roads and is ideal for tricky commuting and touring conditions.
Level 2 is the default from ‘ignition on’, and a push of the button on the left handlebar changes the setting to Level 1. Pushing and holding the button turns HSTC off for those confident in their own abilities.
The rear shock features spring preload adjustment, while Showa Dual Bending Valves (SDBV) forks are fitted up front.
The NC750X’s rugged steel diamond frame is designed for high levels of rigidity while the riding position is upright and neutral, with a higher viewpoint for good vision and comfort.
An adventure-style riding position offers low-speed control – combined with a low centre of gravity and generous steering lock.
A large windscreen gives plentiful wind protection and there is generous storage, 22-litres to be exact, in the storage compartment positioned where the fuel tank is normally situated.
On the exterior of the storage compartment there are external rails built onto its lid which are useful for mounting a tank bag. The lid’s interior has four hooks to allow rubber straps to assist in organising luggage and make best use of all of the space.
A lightweight two-channel ABS is standard and offers confident braking even on slippery or wet road surfaces, with single wavy disc brakes front and rear, featuring a 320mm front rotor with two-piston caliper and 240mm rear with single-piston caliper.
The NC750X will be available in Candy Chromosphere Red and Matte Pearl Glare White and is available for an MLP of $9,599.
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