Honda NT700V Deauville Review from United Kingdom

2008 Honda NT700V Deauville

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance10500 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki ZRX1200R

Summary:

Does everything in an ordered, reliable, predictable and unobtrusive manner

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The Ford Focus of the motorcycle world.

Very comfortable with amazing wind and weather protection.

I commute 110 miles a day on mine, just get on and press the start button, it works.

Virtually maintenance free, I check the oil level and the tyre pressures weekly, they have never needed topping up.

Rear tyre lasted 8K miles. Looks as new when I bother to clean it.

Returns 50-55mpg dependent on aggression.

Quick enough, but runs out of puff around 95mph (licence preserver).

If you want weekend excitement, look elsewhere, but if you need a tool to do a job, the Deauville 700 is it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2010

30th Aug 2012, 04:27

I love passing this bike on my Suzuki DL-650. Both bikes are much the same, but the DL-650 has the edge.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 1 review