Honda has updated its trusty NC750X and NC750X DCT for 2021, with a more powerful engine, new techy gadgets and increased storage capacity for those who commute a bunch. The 745cc parallel-twin Honda engine architecture remains unchanged, but the maker has raised the redline by some 600 rpm and in so doing added, more horsepower. Honda has not said what the power increase is. Ride-by-wire is now standard on the NC models, so Honda can now offer Standard, Road, Rain, and Custom engine power settings for this model.
Honda’s selectable traction control is available on the automatic-shifting DCT version while a new slipper clutch and revised first, second, and third gear ratios are fitted to the manual model. Both machines feature a larger 23-liter-capacity storage compartment in the fake fuel tank, a hallmark feature of the commuter-friendly NC750X.
Honda says the two new models should be available in dealerships in mid-May, with the manual transmission NC750X priced at $8,199 and its automatic DCT stablemate at $8,999.
|Engine:||745cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled parallel-twin; 4 valves/cyl.|
|Bore x Stroke:||77.0 x 80.0mm|
|Fuel Delivery:||PGM-FI w/ ride-by-wire|
|Clutch:||Wet, multiplate slipper|
|Transmission/Final Drive:||6-speed manual (automatic DCT)/chain|
|Front Suspension:||Showa 41mm fork; 4.7 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension:||Pro-Link Showa shock; 5.9 in. travel|
|Front Brake:||Hydraulic caliper, 320mm disc w/ 2-channel ABS|
|Rear Brake:||Hydraulic caliper, 240mm disc w/ 2-channel ABS|
|Wheels, Front/Rear:||Cast aluminum; 17 in. / 17 in.|
|Tires, Front/Rear:||120/70-17 / 160/60-17|
|Seat Height:||31.6 in.|
|Fuel Capacity:||3.8 gal.|
|Claimed Curb Weight:||472 lb./493 lb. (DCT)|
|Warranty:||12-month, transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty|