2008 Honda NT700V Deauville from United Kingdom
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
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.
10th Nov 2018, 11:40
You love passing a Deauville? I doubt Deauville owners even care. Motorcycling isn't just about speed. Some of us like to cruise.
25th Jul 2019, 07:39
I agree! So many people think that motorbikes are just about speed, which in my opinion is pretty pathetic. Owning and riding motorcycles is about so much more than that. Personally I like the Deauville. I've never owned one, but I'm tempted. More than enough power for real world riding.