Honda NT650/700V Deauville Bike Overview
Dubbed the ‘Dullsville’ by much of the motorcycling press, the NT650/700V Deauville is not the most exciting motorcycle on the planet. The V-twin motor should last forever, thanks to a low rev-ceiling and even lower compression, and it’s a Honda, so corrosion shouldn’t be too much of an issue on all but the most neglected examples.
What the Deauville lacks in charisma it compensates for, to a degree, with practicality. Performance is fairly modest, handling is typically Honda-neutral and it’s comfortable, even on long journeys. Fuel economy is great too, with more restrained owners claiming up to 55mpg.
Built-in panniers make it a hit with couriers, as does the low-maintenance shaft drive. It’s a great bike if relatively rapid, low-cost transport matters more to you than heightened senses and adrenaline. It’s a no frills, few thrills kind of a bike, but as a workhorse, there are few bikes as frugal and hassle-free as the Deauville.
Prices start somewhere in the region of £1,600 for a high mileage 650 up to £5,000 for a low mileage 700 from a dealer.
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Honda NT650/700V Deauville Bike Spec
- Top speed125mph
- Average fuel consumption55mpg
- Seat height805mm
- EngineFour stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC, 4v
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Best I’m an old man and it suits my present riding requirements, a solid go to bike that I can rely on from start to end of any journey.
It could be newer and meet my fern city emissions restrictions.
Comfortable even after a couple of hours
Usual Honda reliability and build quality that got them their reputation.
Stops as it should when necessary.
Slow and steady, not a bike for thrills but a practice commuter and tourer
Has enough power to get from A to B without attracting attention.
Middle of the road running costs.
Internal waterproof luggage space which can be expanded. No maintenance. Accessories for keeping the wind off your hands and feet.
Honda should keep on making them.
This bike is made for long trips like 6 to 8 hours at a time. It's a real motorway long distance traveller. It handles very well and provides a smooth ride..
It is so well built and has such a reputation for no maintenance, it has become the courier's favourite choice. If just want to get from A to B with the least hassle, this it the bike for you. Regretfully, it has been so good for providing a long life that Honda has stopped making it because once you have it, no need to buy another bike for decades.
ABS on mine as standard
Just perfect for someone who likes long distance rides and low maintenance. These bikes run for ever. Shaft drive so no need for chain lubrication and replacement from time to time.
It's fine for motorway driving. High speed for all day riding. It's not a superbike that can do wheelies. Lots of people have given it a name as dullsville because it isn't flashy. Not high on the list of bikes people want to steal.
Low consumption for gas on the motorway but high in town. This is not a city bike. That's why I have a 125cc and 185cc bike for around town.
Very easy to ride.
A larger windscreen.
It is one of the best motorcycles I have owned, comfortable to ride. Smaller in size to what I have been riding over the years and the best for me to ride here in the UK.
Honda has always been the bike of choice over the years and I always recommend it as a first bike for new riders.
Never have had any problems in all the years I have had a Honda.
Very easy to handle. Much better than the Honda ST1300 I ride when over in Canada.
I find it does not guzzle fuel.
Effortless power delivery, comfort & decent weather protection. Great looks, built in luggage, economy. Weight
Weight, I'm a big guy, but struggle to get it on the centre stand.
Wide seat specially designed for long journeys, My wife finds it extremely comfortable on the back.
Extremely high quality motorcycle, they can clock up enormous mileages with very little attention.
Brakes are superb, twin discs at the front & a single at the rear, there's a link system so the back brake pedal also gently applies one of the 6 front pots. Abs on both wheels also inspires confidence when you need to scrub off speed quickly.
It's a very heavy bike, but you don't notice this as soon as you're moving.. Handling is sure-footed and predictable, Very stable in all weathers, it soaks up most bumps without a twitch.
This is not a sports machine (thankfully) but more a grand tourer. The 700 V-twin engine has more than enough power for fast acceleration when you need it, but with plenty of torque in hand so it will cruise at motorway speed without fuss.
It returns around 50 mpg with a fairly heavy hand on the throttle, & if you do your own oil changes, servicing is a few pounds a year.
Fun bike to ride.
Big seat, comfortable.
Nice solid bike.
Smooth in and out of corners.
Lots of torque and power.
Very good to the gallon.
They've been about for ever so not too many issues, strange they stopped making them
I'd love it to be a little bit lighter
Very flexible bike, rides well and a forgiving gear box for the times you don't get it quite right
Flexible engine, can pick her skirt up and run when it needs too
I use it a lot for short journeys back and to for work. However on a run she can be quite frugal if you watch the speed
It's a Honda and they are quite reliable. No major issues
Brakes are reliable, dual linked with ABS, I've not had too many issues
Its a Honda with an engine that can take a lot of abuse and just keeps on going worst thing for me seat to high and it's on the heavy side
Get Honda to bring out a new model with more horse power and less kilos
Rides very well not out and out fast goes round corners with easy not a light bike but very easy to ride at slow speeds or fast
64 horse's not fast but only feel it on the motorway back roads its fine
Did a 270 mile day started with a full tank had to refill with about 56 mile journey was all motorway
Its a honda no problems starts goes and stops
Brakes good abs works well
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Just picked up a 2008 NT700-8N. See comments previously that “bike is heavy”. NOT compared to my previous 13/15/1800’s. My last bike was a BMW R1150RT, now that WAS a heavy bike. This NT700-8N is a dream (so far). Hoping to be equal (if not better) consumption than Beemer.
Will keep you informed.