Honda Deauville (NT700V) Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Towjam, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    The CBF1000 is Honda's My First Litre Bike. It's a seamless I4. It's good.

    The Varadero is a fat road-bike bike for big and fat men. If that's what you need, it is also very good.

    The Deauville is something in between; likeable VTwin engine; usuable power; reliable; and quite portly.

    Putting aside the fact you guys should have got the new Transalp, it's an excellent vehicle :D
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  2. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    Over in UK they call it "Dullsville", not "Dullville" :wink:

    http://www.yourdictionary.com/dullsville


    Of course something built by OCC is much more enterntaining :lol3 I can't argue on that

    No offence, just kidding.
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  3. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    Well I was excited to see the Deauville is coming to America. I definitely believe there is a market for a light weight tourer - but after reading some of the posts in this thread, :cry
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  4. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Canada gets the CBF1000. I had the chance to ride one last week. Very well equipped bike, a little too upright for me, and that motor could very well be electric - seamless power, but a bit uninspiring.
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  5. PassTheGravy

    PassTheGravy Been here awhile

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    And you'll have about $4,000 left over for bags, farkles and gas. I think I'm with you on this one.
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  6. elementalg20

    elementalg20 Been here awhile

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    Good from a conceptual standpoint, but it's ugly, overweight and over priced in my mind. As far as europe only bikes it would have been on the bottom of my wish list.

    Much rather have seen a CB1300(either version), Transalp(although I seen some say it's low quality which sucks), and definately the CB1000R as I think it has real market appeal. Varedo would have came before this thing too.......
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  7. 10/10ths

    10/10ths Road Trip Fool

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    ......perfect competitor to V-Strom. Shaft drive gives it a different spin. Nice to have choices in the marketplace.

    I love my V-Strom. This bike could lure me away with the shaft drive.

    Thanks, Honda for giving me a choice.:clap
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  8. Klay

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    I've been wishing for this bike in the US for forever. But if the maintenance is difficult, I'll be happy to keep my V-Strom.
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  9. ikonoklass

    ikonoklass Kountersteering Krew

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    Amen. Of all the Euro bikes to bring here, why the Dullville?
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  10. BigBoPeep

    BigBoPeep The Bad Stenographer

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    My guess is that the Wee-strom trumps this bike in the fun/versatility category, but it is a very nice package. I have to eat my words after bashing Honda for the DN-01 debacle.


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  11. JamesG

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    To find a use for all the engine spare parts that aren't going to get used by unsold DN-01s?
    :puke1
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  12. Mathias

    Mathias Been here awhile

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    I think it makes very good sense, as an antidote to all the silly cruiser stuff we've seen lately.
    For once we see something cater to us boring, practical types! (maintenance issues, which were news to me, aside) Comparing it to, for example, an FZ6, is a bit off. I mean - shaft drive, full fairing, adjustable screen, comfortable seat, built in luggage that's very narrow (I love the pass-through, for things like tripods), and I might be wrong, but I think you can even get it with speakers in the fairing!
    The closest bike I can think of was the BMW K75RT, which hasn't been around for ages. Currently, if you want something mid-sized for commuting and touring, our only choices were maxi-scoots.
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  13. jdiaz

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    Touring on a small bike is fun. Surely there are some people out there wanting to update their R80RT or K75RT by now.

    And remember that the last K75RT's sold in 1995 were $11K in the US! So the Deauville doesn't seem quite so expensive 15 years later.
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  14. JamesG

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    I've noted on several boards that if the Deauville came with different brandname logos on the sides, some people would think it was a deal...:confused
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  15. trrt

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    US price is actually very similar to UK price. UK price for ABS model is ~£7600. Current exchange rate is ~1.6, so US price at ~$12k ($11k basic plus $1k for sales tax added) is pretty much identical.
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  16. XPADREX

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    I like the idea of a smaller tourer.

    Couple things to consider: if you haven't checked lately, manufacturers have had an across the board increase.

    A 2009 Suzuki C50T cruiser is $9,099. A Honda Shadow 750 is $7999. A non-ABS Strom 650 is $7999.

    While I'd love honda to buy market share- the reality is this isn't priced way out of line with current offerings from overseas.

    In addition, I think the size is fine for the average person who likes a roomy seat and some storage, but also fuel economy. In short, the PC800 crowd- who just want to ride in practicality.

    I've been commuting primarily on an F650GS- and it's done fine. It's rated at 50bhp, and I've not felt it to be especially lacking in power needed for a variety of riding tasks and environments.

    With a claimed 67 horsepower, this bike will have power comparable to many larger cruisers but with less weight. Shaft drive, tubeless tires, integrated storage, etc. etc. etc.- I'm excited.

    As much as I have enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) my larger displacement bikes as well- the reality is that I don't see a need for mega-Mondo engines for cruising at 80mph. The smaller ones get it done, often with better gas mileage. I routinely ride at 80 on the 650, and get 50 mpg- I can't wait to see what this bike returns.

    I canceled my DN-01 order for the floor- but I will have one of these on the floor as soon as we can. It looks like December, at this point.
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  17. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I saw one this morning. At the Cars & Coffee show. Silly me, I was taking phone pics of the Dullsville, when there was a nice Triumph cafe racer, and and RC45 beside it.

    Anyways, it looked pretty good. I hate to say it, but that gutless lump of a bike actually fits my current riding profile pretty well. (Big surprise, I'm a PC800 owner). I didn't get to see the bags open, but the ass is narrower than my PC, so I doubt that a full face helmet is going inside it. It was interesting to see chromed tube handlebars on a modern bike, and the dash looked like it came from a Civic. Overall, I liked the look of it, and it's intended purpose seems to come across in the way it looks, just very practical. The windshield looks like it's adjustable too. Maybe one of you Brits can verify that.
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  18. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    The Pacific Coast was $ 8995 back in 1989.
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  19. PizzaHog

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    Specs are listed here: http://www.motorcyclingmag.com/2010_Honda_NT700V_Motorcycle_Preview - at the end of the write-up is a link to add'l specs.

    5-position screen, manual.

    4.3 gal tank, +.9 gal reserve

    What I'm reading over @ ST Owners is that it might have a different/updated motor from the Deauville; possibly other things too. Maint doesn't sound more difficult than any other bike so far; if the lifters are really hydraulic, then no more valve checks/adjustments!
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  20. eakins

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    i don't think so. i've know about this bike for years in europe & wanted one.

    in the US the only way to get proper fairing/screen protection, abs, shaft, luggage...a sport tourer is to buy a bike with a fire breathing 150 mph engine.

    i want all those amenities but don't need a engine that big/fast/powerfull (i'd get myself in trouble way to fast). i own a strom to try to get to this but it's still laking in proper wind protection. there are alot of older riders (with $) who have the same mindset!!!

    the deauville also has lower fairings as an option. would i buy one new, no. i'll wait and let someone else take the depreciation hit, but this bike is the sport tourer i've been waiting for. i can see the rental companies jumping all over this bike for their fleet.

    is it premium priced? yes a bit, but then honda has moved themself up as the premium japanese mfg. they are going against bmw.
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