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Written on: 07/02/2008
I find the Deauville very heavy and can easily be dropped when stationary. Bad engine vibration at high speed which causes discomfort to hands. This problem has improved since the bike has been run in. Pannier locking system difficult to operate and lids have to be slammed to close. The bike was bought new and I have travelled 4000km to date. Due to the relatively high weight for the engine size, petrol consumption seems high in city driving although for touring quite good.
The seat is very… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/01/2008 by ondis (1 review written)
Well, I have been riding motorbikes for 52 years without a break and I can truly say the Honda Deauville is one of the nicest and most sensible machines I have ever owned.I am only 5ft 4ins and I find it no problem at all in any way. It will filter through traffic with ease and then cruise all day at 75/95 mph on (the autobahn of course) the screen is well designed and keeps the rider warm and dry and big mileages in a day are no problem. When the bike press talk about this bike being dull and… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/01/2008
Bought the bike new and have just had its first service. Another 100cc on the engine would have been helpful especially on slow speed pulling. Generally happy with the bike although I get a shoulder pain when riding. This may be due to the handlebar height… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/12/2007 by tmarshall (1 review written)
I have had my NT700V Honda Deauville for 15 months and travelled over 22000 Kms. It is a fantastic commuter bike and very good tourer. I have toured up to Coffs Harbour from Bendigo (about 1500 Kms) and it cruised beautifully - sat on about 120 Kms on the highway and it had heaps in reserve. I have put it through its paces with a mate of mine who was on a new Honda Blackbird and had no trouble matching his pace or agility. I haven't had much experience with larger bikes, but I would strongly… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/10/2007 by macwilliam (1 review written)
New model with fuel injection is a big improvement on old bike (which I also owned). I noticed a big improvement in performance, particularly in mid range. All in all this is a good machine for day to day commuting… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/09/2007 by jud995 (5 reviews written)
Comfortable and keeps the weather off the rider.
Reasonably economical. I love it.
As a mature rider it suits me down to the ground.
Motorcycling in comfort… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/09/2007 by TD Richard (1 review written)
I'm a "born again middle aged biker, bought a S/H Bandit 600 in 2000 after 17 years without a bike. My previous bike was a CX500 which I loved, the Deauville is a descendant of this and I wanted one. The Bandit was a pain, carbs freezing up on cold mornings, and constantly needing niggling attention. When I got a plum job 20 miles away I decided to treat myself to a Deauville and I haven't been disappointed! Commutng to work is a doddle and 3 trips to Germany have been completed in comfort… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/07/2007 by Gray chap (1 review written)
The Honda Deauville (mine's a 650) is reliable, has low servicing and insurance costs, is easy on tyres and can cope with daily commuting and weekend tours/rideouts. If you are thinking of buying one take my advice and buy the following items which all make this mini-pan all the more useable through both summer and winter: -Tall screen(essential) takes the wind and rain up and over your visor not straight into your face which the standard one does. -Lower fairing protectors. These are… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/12/2006 by Adrian Appleyard (1 review written)
I may not have a vast experience with motorbikes, but I do know when I like something and the Deauville I like.
I use this to go to work and back through slow moving traffic (about 20 miles round trip) that takes 60 mins by car and 12 mins on bike - no contest.
It also gives me pleasure at the weekend to cover some 100 plus miles radius from home, just because I can.
The wider rear luggage units are massive, but really very practical and the upper fairing hand/wind deflectors are a god send… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/11/2006 by gazza4457 (1 review written)
After my first review in May 2005, I have now owned the bike from new for just over two years, and I have a few points for the long term owner. I have noticed some piston knock after 12,000 miles / 20,000ks. I live in a country town and it takes about 40 seconds of slow riding and I am on a highway at the 100 KPH to work each day, and now the Honda NT650V Deauville motorbike is showing accelerated signs of piston wear. I am familiar with the noise, and I repair a lot of small engines, as I am a… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/10/2006 by Motorbiker (3 reviews written)
I traded in a 2000 Triumph Sprint ST for a low mileage 2001 Honda NT650V Deauville which I chose in preference to the 2002 model as I didn't want the linked brakes of the newer bike. I've added a MRA Vario Touring screen, wind deflectors and heated grips (for winter riding), a fenda extenda to the front mudguard, a 42 litre Kappa topbox for added capacity and a power socket (to recharge my mobile). The result is an easy to ride motorcycle that keeps off the worst of the weather and does… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/09/2006 by anglosaxon (1 review written)
The Honda Deauville is a viable choice for motorcyclists requiring a bike with motorway and urban capabilities wrapped with a three quarter fairing in an attractive profiled shape. Not a bike for those who wish to flaunt their testosterone levels to the public or impress the ladies, but more in tune with those experienced 30/40 somethings who appreciate open spaces, having to compete with urban congestion or simply balmy summer Sundays cruising the country lanes with a sense of relaxed… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/08/2006 by ritesofspring (1 review written)
My other bike is a Yamaha FJ 1200 but at the moment I prefer the Deauville, much more relaxed almost soporific, I could do without the radiator leak though… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/06/2006 by dorianxh (1 review written)
I went today on the 16th of June 2006 to test ride a 2000 model Deauville from Motoden Honda dealer in Shoreditch. The ride was only about 40 minutes in busy London traffic. I have ridden many scooters, cruisers, adventure bikes and finally the pan (ST1100 ABS/TCS) which I had to sell as I moved abroad for a while, so my previous experience gave me some good material for the comparison.
The Deauville was quite agile in traffic, I was able to squeeze through many tight gaps I could not… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/06/2006 by Coghland (1 review written)
2003 Silver Deauville, pet bike for pleasure riding only. 1st bike after 30 years (previous bike Yamaha 350RD).
Was considering cruiser 1st, (Harley Davidson etc) then after research bought the much more sensible and advanced Deauville.
I was restricted by a provisional licence and insurance on this, my return to biking bike. (2 year restriction in Ireland)
I'd say I will keep it until I get the licence & insurance sorted out then get a Pan or Goldwing.
Or maybe I'll just keep the… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/05/2006 by Snash43 (1 review written)
Excellent bike for commuting and shorter distance touring. I have now put 18,000 miles on the Honda Deauville and have only had one problem when the fuel sender blew (in the Blackwall Tunnel at rush hour!!) Fuel consumption never worse than 50mpg even when riding "enthusiatically". Recently fitted a tall screen which helps immensely on longer hauls, but it does confuse the raindrops, as they tend to hit my visor from the top and push downwards!!! Great at lower speeds as well, as I can now keep… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/03/2006 by Taff Evans (2 reviews written)
I find the Honda Deauville engine excellent, it has good torque, is smooth and powerful enough for English roads. On the continent it can run all day at a ton without getting out of breath. I have never got off it feeling stiff, even after a full day's riding. Fuel consumption is between 50 and 65 mpg, so 160 to 200 miles between top ups. The shaft drive is smooth and low maintenance. I have no problems with the weather protection available, I don't like looking through a screen so the… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/02/2006 by timson (1 review written)
I have just completed two years ownership of a Honda Deauville. Traded in my 'getting old' BMW K100LT and couldn't afford a new BM so went for something in my price range with shaft drive. Very happy with its all round ability. More than adequate for me with two up. Handling is fine (keep up with mates on bigger bikes). I know some of the very expensive brands have ABS but these 'combined brakes' have got me out of trouble on the odd occasion. I have ridden on club rides and with social… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/01/2006 by Pollik (1 review written)
Honda NT650V Deauville
Not much to add the good point/bad point listings. If you want a safe predictable ride, if you can put up with the panniers that you would not trust to hold anything you want to be sure of still having at the end of your trip and if you have a reliable trustworthy means of servicing the bike, then it is a bike worth considering. I added handlebar grip heaters and it becomes an all-weather bike (ice and snow is really all that keeps the bike at home).
Would I… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/12/2005 by hayhayjojo (1 review written)
I have owned a 2004 Honda Deauville NT650V since Feb 2005 with only 600miles on the clock. As a community nurse, 'Cruella' is perfect for town traffic, storage of medication and charts. Hasn't once failed to start hot or cold. Only mechanical intervention needed when some 'plum' left some glass in the road resulting in slow puncture which was plugged for a tenner. Good riding position and comfy for the mrs when we go off island. Can't say I'd get another when I trade in old one in a couple of… Read Full Review
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