posted September 04, 2009 12:04 AM
Edited By: fish_antlers on 5 Sep 2009 03:06
American Honda Announces Four More 2010 Models
Honda has released four more 2010 models covering the sport, standard, and cruiser sectors. The core of the sport line get small updates with the CBR600RR just getting one new color schemes, and the CBR1000RR getting the same plus a few other small improvements. A new beginner/standard bike arrives in the form of the NT700V, and lightweight cruisers get a new Shadow Phantom. Images and full details follow...
If you're looking for a light touring machine that's fun, easy to ride and ready to carry you to work and play seven days a week, look no farther than the new NT700V. Fully outfitted and ready to roll, the NT700V can turn your daily commute into riding bliss and then carry you off on that weekend adventure. With full fairing, interlinked saddlebags, a strong 680cc V-twin engine and more, the NT700V is ready for any journey you can dream up.
- Powerful four-valve 680cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine for strong performance and economical operation.
- Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) delivers excellent throttle response over a wide range of throttle settings and riding conditions.
- Combined Braking System (CBS) with a triple-disc brake system plus the option of ABS for confident braking in varying conditions.
- Large-capacity saddlebags feature a pass-through space between the two sides to facilitate packing of longer items and provide additional carrying capacity.
- Five-position windscreen can be set at the preferred height.
- Convenient remote adjuster for rear shock spring preload adjustment facilitates changes in rear suspension settings.
- Standard model is available in Metallic Red and Metallic Silver colors. ABS model is available in Metallic Silver color only.
Honda Genuine Accessories
- Top Box, 45L Red and Silver, Inner Bag-Trunk, Lower Top Box Pad, Fairing Wind Deflector Set, Knee Pad Set, Heated Grips, DC Socket, Tank Pad, Outdoor Cycle Cover.
Model: NT700V / NT700VA ABS
Engine Type: 680cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Bore and Stroke: 81mm x 66mm
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Valve Train: SOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, 40mm throttle bodies and 12-hole injectors
Ignition: Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Suspension Front: 41mm telescopic fork; 4.5 inches travel
Rear: Single shock with spring preload adjustability; 4.8 inches travel
Brakes Front: Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers
Rear: Single 276mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper; Optional ABS
Tires Front: 120/70 ZR17 radial
Rear: 150/70 ZR17 radial
Wheelbase: 58.1 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 26.0o 50’
Trail: 115mm (4.5 inches)
Seat Height: 31.7 inches
Fuel Capacity: 5.2 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Colors: NT700V: Metallic Red, Metallic Silver
NT700VA ABS: Metallic Silver
Curb Weight*: 566 pounds (NT700V) / 571 pounds (NT700VA ABS)
The Shadow® Phantom delivers on a minimalist concept with a uniquely clean and uncluttered look accented by an extensive blackout treatment, bringing motorcyclists back to the core essence of cool. With a torquey 745cc V-twin engine featuring the convenience of sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection, the Shadow Phantom brings the joy of back-to-basics riding within reach of just about every rider.
- Minimal bodywork and extensive blacked-out and matte finishes.
- New handlebar shape enhances bobber styling.
- 745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm range.
- Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates a single 34mm-diameter throttle body.
- Incredibly low 25.7-inch seat height.
- Sturdy and responsive 41mm front fork features large-diameter matte-finished shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple-clamp for a distinctive look, neutral handling and a plush 4.6 inches of wheel travel.
- Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability and 3.5 inches of wheel travel for a smooth ride.
- Available in Black.
Honda Genuine Accessories
- Backrest with Pad (two styles: Tall and Low), Rear Carrier, Backrest/Carrier, Boulevard Screen, Custom Leather Seat, Solo Rider Rear Carrier, Cycle Cover, Front Pouch, Synthetic Leather Saddlebags.
Engine Type: 745cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Bore and Stroke: 79mm x 76mm
Compression ratio: 9.6:1
Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 34mm throttle body
Ignition: CD with electronic advance, two spark plugs per cylinder
Transmission: Wide-ratio five-speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Suspension Front: 41mm fork; 4.6 inches travel
Rear: Dual shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.5 inches travel
Brakes Front: Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Tires Front: 120/90-17
Wheelbase: 64.5 inches
Rake (Caster angle): 34o
Trail: 161mm (6.3 inches)
Seat Height: 25.7 inches
Fuel Capacity: 3.9 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Curb Weight*: 549 pounds
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel- ready to ride.
Meets current EPA standards.
California version meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
2010 Honda CBR1000RR
How do you improve upon the machine rated best by one magazine after the other, a revolutionary literbike that's the lightest, best handling, most compact and highest performing sportbike to be found? Last year we made the CBR1000RR available with our high-tech electronically controlled Combined ABS for the ultimate in sophisticated sportbike braking performance, and the new 2010 model adds engine changes that provide an even smoother power delivery.
New for 2010
- Increased-diameter flywheel for more inertia and improved performance.
- Redesigned license plate stay for easier removal on track days.
- New muffler cover for enhanced appearance.
posted September 04, 2009 09:37 PM
Edited By: SteveWFL on 5 Sep 2009 05:40
quote:Fish, do you have a time when the VFR will be released??
Also who is getting them? I've been looking for an inside scoop on which dealer gets them first. usually its an ultra-hi volume dealer such as southernhonda.com
My 600RR needs a break from full touring, I've don'e over 6000 miles on it thus far in two months of living here in the mountains for the summer.
'08 R1 YAMAHA
CBR600RR track bike
posted September 05, 2009 06:24 AM
You know Honda has that secret skill almost down to a science. The new Accord crossover was hidden pretty well from both public and industry a-like. I wonder if the shots of the VFR in the desert got someone fired??
posted September 05, 2009 10:48 PM
I the the little NT700 is pretty cool . if the price is right I think it would be a great bike for people who want to start touring but don't want or can't afford a concourse or an ST .
I myself wouldn't want one but it does have coolness factor
____________ '06 Passion Red ZX-14
quote:They stuck with the current cbr 600 for a fourth year.
I thought that Yamaha was in a slump with the R6
but Honda is quick to follow.
actually they changed the 600RR in '09 (compared to 07-08) and it lost a couple of HP. Few other minor differences, a lot of parts aren't interchangeable as well. I was really dissapointed. I've put a LOT of touring miles on my 600RR and was thinking about a new one but I'm going to pass. R6 is too uncomfortable for me because I'm tall.
I'm going to look at a touring bike next. I did over 14 hours on the RR through west virginia one day and was almost too sore to ride it back to NC the next day.
posted September 29, 2009 01:02 PM
what are you considering as a touring bike steve?
VMAX? or more of like Concourse
Also i dont like what they did with the 1000RR honda. I was hoping they would
change the body style this year coming. All the brands need to get back to creating
attractive bikes as well as performers.
2009 Yamaha R1-SOLD!
2013 Zx-14R Green ABS
posted November 07, 2009 07:55 AM
Must have been a lot of short legs on that trip because my 14 with double stacked helibars wasn't even all that great and i only did a 500 mile day, a 650 mile day, and a 450 mile day. Given, a lot of it was high speed desert in late june, but there were also some nice mountain sweepers in new mexico and california.
Best 60ft: 1.42
Best 1/8th: 5.97
Best 1/8th MPH: 119
posted November 08, 2009 03:38 PM
would have been a lot better if i had someone to share it with lol. I set out with a jacket a helmet and a tank bag with a couple pairs of clothes and some tools. Someone tried to steal my bike in tucson and broke the front fender with my disk lock, but other than that it was a great trip. Spanked a black and gold gsxr1000 crossing white sands NM in an 80-186mph roll on . Oh yeah... i averaged 48-52mpg on my way out here.
Best 60ft: 1.42
Best 1/8th: 5.97
Best 1/8th MPH: 119