An insider has exclusively revealed the existence of a new, larger 2014 Honda NC750X to RideApart, along with details of its now more-powerful engine.
The Honda NC700X went on-sale just last year as an affordable, economical ADV-style all-rounder. We've given it top marks for versatility, ease-of-use and fuel economy but now, with the launch of the 500 range and, particularly the Honda CB500X, it's positioned a little too closely to cheaper bikes in Honda's own range.
Adding 50cc to the 670cc parallel-twin will take it to 720cc and add 5 bhp to the existing 47 bhp output, taking it to a total of 52 horses. It's unclear how much torque will be gained by the new capacity or whether the larger size comes from bore, stroke or both. The existing 670cc motor makes 44 lb.-ft.
Unfortunately, the increased capacity will come with a weight penalty, adding 10 lbs to the NC's already portly 472 lbs curb weight.