The NC750S is an exceptionally user-friendly motorcycle: easy to ride and easy on the pocket in terms of both initial purchase and running costs. It attracts riders of all ages including both experienced riders looking for a capable and economic motorcycle to tackle the city traffic, as well as new, younger riders stepping up from smaller machines looking equally for performance, economy, practicality and pleasure from their first ‘big’ motorcycle.
And that’s exactly what they get from the NC750S. Its parallel twin-cylinder engine packs the low-to-midrange with effortless torque; capacious storage space where the fuel tank normally sits and the option of Honda’s unique Dual Clutch Transmission set it apart from the crowd of mid-sized naked machines. When combined with a compact form, confidence-inspiring chassis and exceptional fuel economy, the result is a uniquely accessible and practical motorcycle.
Since the original launch in 2012 – as the NC700S – continuous development has seen Honda deliver more of what every rider liked about the machine, and the concept behind it. For the next step, for 2016 form and function were enhanced in equal measure, making that first ‘big’ motorcycle experience even better.
A host of detail improvements went into the upgrade of the NC750S for 2016. The LED headlight (on the Special Edition colours) and taillight added premium style. New instruments – with variable colour display – were also added, 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 version 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.
The front brake caliper was revised while a new exhaust muffler saved weight, as well as generating a pleasing exhaust ‘pulse’ tone. The manual six-speed gearbox option was given a lighter clutch feel and dog leg lever.