It’s official – the smart and innovative Honda NC700X is here in the United States for 2013. It may not be the loudest or flashiest motorcycle on the road, but it’s among the most practical. Combining the agility of a sport bike with storage capacity like a bagger, bikes like the NC700X are unusual, if not very hard to come by here in America, but this bike may change all that.
Power comes from a unique 670cc parallel-twin engine that shares its basic architecture with the Honda Fit’s power plant, providing excellent torque while returning a combined 64 MPG fuel consumption average. That engine is in the normal place you’d expect it, but the NC700X features a storage compartment where you’d expect the fuel tank to reside. The storage compartment is large enough for helmet storage, which many riders will find useful.
Two versions of the NC700X are available, a version with a six-speed manual or a brand new Dual Clutch Transmission-equipped version with ABS.
Source: Honda Powersports USA