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