Since its introduction in 2012* the NC750X has enjoyed consistent popularity throughout Europe, making it a permanent fixture in the ranks of Europe’s top ten bestselling motorcycles.
Reasons for its success are several: its ground-breaking, torque-laden twin-cylinder engine, which sips fuel while punching the bike forward in the low-to-mid rpm ranges, the relaxed, roomy riding position, wide handlebars and comfortable seat and riding position, the compliant, long-travel suspension and distinctive adventure styling all play their part.
The storage compartment (where the fuel tank would normally be) capable of holding a full-face helmet and Honda’s unique DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) that over a third of customers choose are further features that set the NC750X apart.
As a total package, the NC750X’s qualities combine to create a motorcycle which functions superbly. For all types of riding - commuting, touring and simply riding for pleasure - it is a motorcycle with compelling all-round appeal. In 2016, both form and function were enhanced further, building on the NC750X’s innovative DNA and making it feel – and work – even better again.
The 2016 evolution of the NC750X updated the styling, giving the bike a more adventure-oriented edge while improving comfort for rider and pillion.
A larger windscreen gave greater wind protection and more room was created in the storage compartment, which also had a utility rail built onto its lid. The LED headlight and taillight added class and new instruments were also added – with variable colour display – which can be personalised and present a premium image to the rider.
DCT was matured even further, with software upgrades for a more natural ‘feathered’ clutch feel around an on/off throttle. For even sportier riding, the 2016 model featured 3 levels of S mode for gear changes in AT mode, and raised rpm upper limit for downshifts in MT mode. Further software upgrades also improved DCT’s performance in a variety of situations.
A spring preload adjustment system was added to the rear shock absorber while new Showa Dual Bending Valves (SDBV) front forks were fitted up front. A new exhaust muffler saved weight as well as generating a pleasing exhaust ‘pulse’ and the manual six-speed gearbox option was given a lighter clutch.