After Honda killed off the VFR800 in the US, they had a gap in their line-up when it came to middleweight sport-tourers. Their solution was to ring us a bike that they had already been selling in the US – the Deauville (named after a resort town in France). Honda also decided a name change was in order, so Americans got it as the NT700V.
The NT700V featured a 680cc transverse-mounted V-Twin engine which produced roughly 55 horsepower and 42 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheel.
On paper, it was well-suited to the needs of a solo traveler that occasionally wanted to go 2-up. It had a claimed 50 mpg with a 5.2 gallon tank, offered triple disc brakes, was supremely comfortable, and the luggage was factory-integrated to keep things relatively narrow for the provided volume. In addition, a manually-adjustable windshield offers protection in a variety of temperature and weather conditions, and shaft drive keeps maintenance minimal while on the road.
Manufactured in October 2009, this example is VIN: VTMRC5223AE001120. The seller is the second owner, he acquired it six years ago from a Honda dealership in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
During his ownership, the seller has covered roughly 10,000 miles. The odometer shows 20,960 miles.
“Valve adjustment, plugs, air filter, rear tire done at Honda dealer at 14324 miles. New battery last summer. I replaced Idle Air Control valve this past winter. Tires are good for 1,000 or so miles but that’s probably it.” The seller states that there are no known mechanical issue.
Honda deflector wings, modern Honda emblems replacing the wing decals.
Oxford heated grips.
Ultimate Motorcycling had some issues with how the luggage closes, saying “bags aside, the Honda NT700V is a perfect solo touring motorcycle. It has great comfort, adequate power, predictable handling and a very presentable appearance.” This example has “Honda release cables for hard cases disconnected and installed keyed latches. That system is easily reattached if you’d like.”
Hard case lids from the European model (Deauville) which yield more space: “room for a full face helmet on the left side.”
Not pictured is a battery tender lead.
The seller notes “two scratches on right hard case, scuff on left side of fairing at windshield.”
The sale includes a service manual and the original luggage lids.
Currently located in Raleigh, North Carolina, this Honda is offered on a clean North Carolina title with registration current through December 2022.
Per the seller, this is “a phenomenal motorcycle and a great do anything ride from trips to the grocery store, the mountains, and touring.” Have any NT700V stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!
Raleigh, North Carolina
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $750 (this went up on 5/12 due to increases in gas costs) in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.