Written on: 10/07/2012
This bike is the most underated bike that I know. I have had my 2005 Deauville for 2 years. I commute 120 miles a day, 5 days a week and I ride all year round. The only time he let me down was due to the fuel pump going on him.Come rain, wind, shine and snow, the Deauville has just been superb and does everything that i ask of him - whether it's my daily commute, weekend runs out with my wife (she loves the comfort) and short tour trips over to Holland and France with the wife on the back.... (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2012 by majormartin (1 review written)
I bought a 2000 model a year ago. I own 2 other bikes so my deauville is often left in the garage for several weeks at a time. I go to it turn the key press the button and it fires up. I then ride it for up to 300 miles in a day in comfort. Park it up, repeat again a few weeks later. This is on a bike with 93000 mls on the clock. what more could you ask of a bike? Some say they're boring. I often hit the footrests on the road when cornering. They are not boring, they are a functional... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2012
I bought a 2004 model from new. At first I had it serviced where I purchased it (no problems), only to find out about 4 years later the dealer stopped being a Honda specialist. Then I used a local Honda garage - where it generally came out worse after a service than it went in. Around 50K it was breaking down and the Honda garage could only guess the fault. A passing motorcyclist recommended a local back street garage. They immediately recognised the problem (fuel pump issue) fixed it, and... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2012 by setasoso (4 reviews written)
My Deauville NT700 is a 2007 model I bought second hand last year. Its narrower and less bulky than later models, so I've had no problems weaving through city and motoway traffic. On the open road the throttle leaves most cars lagging behind, providing more than enough acceleration to join motoways and overtake. A mid sized Givi top box and the small panniers gives loads of storage for a commuter. Negative points? The visor is not adjustable - you can unmount it, turn it 180 degrees, and... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2012 by london2wheels (3 reviews written)
With oil and petrol you are talking wrong side of a quarter ton. 65bhp at crank (claimed) through a drive shaft (rather than chain) means something like 50bhp at back wheel. 5 gears mean no close ratio box here. So if you have had the misfortune of spending time on this beast (it really is a big lump of a bike) you will note: a) SLOW bike b) Big, wide body, seating position too far over rear wheel and handling is top heavy. So you can’t overtake in traffic and you cant overtake on the open... (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2011 by danfandan
I have owned many bikes over too many years and rate the Dullsville right up there with the very best for practicality. Handles well goes moderately fast brilliant fuel consumption. I have had a radiator leak a clutch cable snap and the fuel pump fail, bypass the fuel pump and rely on gravity feed, good for at least 18 miles into reserve that means 200 mile tank range. Love the bike. (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2011
I have had my NT650V (Deauville) from new (13 years this Aug), after putting 114k miles on my XJ600 I was fed up of replacing, tensioning and cleaning chains so I had a list of requirements which this bike matched to a T. Not the most exciting bike but a very comfortable ride (albeit a bit more vibration then the straight 4 of the Yamaha). I originally bought for commuting but since leaving London (after putting 64k on it) I only use it for touring now. If you are used to an unfaired bike... (read more)
Written on: 22/05/2011
As with pretty much all products, it depends on what you're looking for...
I used mine for regular commuting until the kids got old enough for me to be involved in the school run. However, once every year I take off for a week of solo touring. The Deauville is absolutely ideal for this. I ride on my own, not with a group, so I want a bike that is utterly reliable in all weathers, has a decent range, can hold my kit (with top-box) and which I can pick up on my own if I drop it.
It's not the... (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2011
I;ve recently moved from a kawasaki er6f to the deuv 700,2010 reg with 1500 miles on the clock.Since the warm weather has arrived early i;ve been out and about getting the feel of this bike.I have to say i do like the more wind friendly feel of this bike as apposed to the er6f.However on slow down there is quite a loud whining to be heard,also when idleing along at say 30/40,the sounds coming from below!sound like a bike with a slack chain?.Yes im aware i have a shaft driven m/cycle but... (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2011
Got the dullville from a friend of a friend.Full service history 40000mls on the clock.I new it was going to be trouble when the battery gave up after i got it home.Then the fuel pump relay stopped working,a common fault,so i just hot wired the pump into a cable that was live when the ignition was on.Next up rear wheel bearings followed by offside front.The rear wheel removal & replacement is a complete pain & can take upto a day!Fork seals next together with the dust seals because they had... (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2011
I was looking for a bike that I could use to commute but would also be an ideal touring bike come the summer months. After reading the reviews of other riders I decided that the Deauville could be the bike for me. It is great for commuting, comfortable seating position, just the right size and weight, nimble enough to negotiate the congested roads but having lots of carrying capacity for luggage.
The let down for me is when touring, the amount of vibration through the handle bars, it is so... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2010
Bought this Deauville on ebay for £620! Whilst it was a bit of a shed in some respects £300 has seen an absolute transformation.
Solid, reliable, economical, quicker than you might think.
I came to this from a Firestorm and ride it as if it was a sports-bike, sounds silly, but in typical Honda style it just gets on with the job.
Would I buy another -YES
Would I reccomend it to friends - YES (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2010
The most comfortable all year round bike I've yet owned. However, in 57000 miles it has needed: new main bearings (4k), SIX (really!) clutches, one new exhaust system (21k), two rear shocks (18k and 53k), stator (30k), starter clutch (30k), lambda sensor (41k) and many, many other less vital but equally irritating bits. There have been precious few weeks when it's not been nursing some problem or other. I've spoken to many other owners, and it does appear that I've got myself real a friday... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2010 by trackwalker (3 reviews written)
I recently bought a 1994 Deauvill via ebay what a steal I got, Service history touring screen & heated grips all for under £2K,I really enjoyed the 70 mile trip home even in the wet as the fairing gives good protection from the weather.I have had several bikes in the past including a 1998 St1100 which was a great bike,The deauville is a smaller version of the pan & every bit as good although it hasnt got the same grunt You are more likely to keep your licence on this,I had the bike out... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2010
Bought this bike as a comfy all rounder after my wrists began to give in from too many clip-on handlebars.
It is a 2001 650, which has proved extremely reliable to commute on, and even raised a few smiles on the odd Sunday ride - provided you are happy wallowing around corners and lacking the power to overtake fast family saloons... It is no sportsbike, but then it doesn't pertain to be. Instead I can (and have) done long trips fully loaded, with a gargantuan top box and expanded tankbag... (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2009
18000 miles in the first year and 24000 miles after 18 months. All weather riding solo and 2-up.
Only sold when the wife was taken ill and we needed the money. Would we buy another one? You bet.
Fuel economy brill...50 mpg at 70 ish. Handling is wonderful at any speed and it stops well. Quicker off the mark than some people will let on. Boring? Not at all! No motorcycle is boring. This motorcycle is totaly underestimated by all who don't give it a try. Not a Blade, but a whole lot... (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2009 by bobboy300 (1 review written)
I have recent bought a 2008 model having been lent one while my Truimph Rocket III was i for service, i was so impressed i just had to buy one, i have 8 bikes most of them being really heavy but this honda is a dream to ride its like a little go cart, i love this bike so the others are now sulking as they sit in the garage whilst this one is in daily use, i cant fault this machine as it delivers all you would ever need from a mini tourer and is such fun to ride. (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2009
my Honda Deauville starts first time, runs well (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2009
Honda Deauville is a great bike, no nasty habits rides great (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2009 by Pilotwings (1 review written)
The Honda Deauville tourer is value for money, Comfort, trustworthy, practicality. Honda built a machine for nearly every rider. There are lots of options on the market, just keep looking for one that suits your needs. If you really go looking for faults, you will find them on any bike. This is a bike for a rider who knows what he or she wants from a bike. Enough said. If you want more poke, try the 700 or a Pan Euro. (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2009 by srt33
2001 model, bought it 4 years ago with 30k showing, fuel ecomony, starts well each time, low running costs, spares cheapish,(patten parts) good all rounder, can get vibration at speed. looking for a cheap small pan, you 've got one in what some people call the DULLVILLE, but its not a bad ride, use mine for a good run out with the boys on a sunday morn, dont knock em till you've tried em (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2009 by bobbybiscuit (1 review written)
Would recommend the Honda Deauville bike anyday - more suited for the mature biker I think. (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2008 by robert rollins
This is my third Honda Deuville, 700 cc model never had any problems at all, fitted heated grips for winter riding, have a forty mile commute to london from Essex everday, not the fastest but then again but you don't need fastest when you are commuting. (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2008 by Dullsvilledownunder (1 review written)
It's definitely the Toyota Camry of the motorbike world.
Huge boot space, uber reliable, genuine 350 km around town tank range, 400 km range on open road with load and some squirt factor possible (but getting close to... pain; where's the reserve tap?).
The theory was this was the logical reincarnation of a much loved CX500 Custom that gave 12 years loyal service with 140,000 kilometers and the usual consumerable expenses. Tyres, pipes, batteries, pads, oil, coolant, filter, etc.
I'm sure... (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2008 by dvandoesburgh (1 review written)
Bought mine 2nd hand-100 mile roundtrip commute- bike starts everytime, handles okay but not as impressive as a sports bike- came off in a corner when going just a little too quick- fuel economy if yr gentle is gd 60mpg plus- drops off radically if you rie the bike properly (IE not as an old man commuter).
Generally good bike does what it says on the tin- good commuter vehicle, an hour in the saddle is enough. Had the bike since april 2008 and put 20K miles on her and she is still 'going... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2008 by tontobiker (1 review written)
Bought a 2007 model, which I used for commuting and ran up 10,000 miles in the first year. It did the job competently with little fuss. It's narrow enough to filter, but big enough to have some presence on the road and the engine pulls well from pretty low revs. When overtaking though, you have to be aware that it runs out of puff sooner than you expect and be ready to change up. With the Honda top box it has massive carrying capacity.
But when I stopped commuting and just wanted to ride... (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2008 by dbpg27 (3 reviews written)
Commuting over 100-miles a day on the 1999 NT650V was enough to drive me to a Pan European but what a great motorcycle all the same!
The ride, handling, luggage capacity, and longevity are fabulous. I had the bike serviced at 67,000 (shortly after I had bought it) and it flew through a mightily thorough inspection.
The bike has not been covered / garaged for many of its 9-years but aside some corrosion around fasteners and a touch to the foot brake the cosmetics have faired really well. ... (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2008 by Andy MOLES (1 review written)
I have just ordered my 4th New Deaville and hope the new imporoved version holds out as well as the other 3. I commute from the medway towns to London every day throughout the year. The last bike didn't get a great deal of TLC, but just kept going. This motercycle is my preferred choice because of the low maintenence and solid build quality. The low points I have had 1st Deaville I had 2 accidents major damage to front and side had the bike rebuilt professionally and changed it at 68000 mile... (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2008 by motolau
Fuel consumption, rides great, everything is great about it, I really like the drive shaft. (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2008 by Brimmo
Bought x reg machine with 7300 miles on clock, very very clean. Use bike for 19 mile round trip to work and back home through commuter traffic , rides well but find forks dive too much when a little harder breaking is required(cars pulling out etc).
The gearbox is clunky, although I have managed sweet clean changes through the box, just seem to have to get the revs right.
Have taller screen fitted which deflects wind up above my head, although the screen does vibrate more in the wind than the... (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2008
Its hard to list any failures on the bikes as both my husband and I have a 650 Deauville each!
Its a poor decision by Honda to upgrade the engine to 700cc...its now a lot more viby...and doesnt have the same clean handling... pity I thought the new model would be so much better - very disappoiinted- so were keeping out NTV's.... and keep adding bits and upgrading...its more fun... (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2008 by MikeHS (1 review written)
I hope I don't get a puncture especially in the rear tyre, as removing the rear wheel is a Honda Dealer job. I only use the bike for local trips or touring, not commuting, and the excess weight was very noticable when I tried a Kawasaki Versys (180 Kgs) which floats round corners beautifully, I was tempted to buy one but the NT 700 VA is more practical, because of the shaft drive and other points mentioned. (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2008 by fleetwoodmacfebruary
The Honda Deauville is one of if not the best bike I have ever had. Tall screen is better than standard, side panniers are small but very useful there are two pockets in the front fairing one of which is lockable and they are very handy for smaller items you may wish to get to quickly like sunglasses-money-cloth wipes-mobile phone etc. I think it is quite a heavy bike but you soon forget that when on the move. Easy to squeeze through traffic, nice loud horn, all switches are where they are... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2008 by deauville (1 review written)
Side pannier lid on the Deauville is too small, should have come with a larger one instead.
Manual fixed 2 position adjustment for windscreen, should have designed with easy adjustment without tools and different position level. (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2008 by sep1965 (1 review written)
I love my 03 Deauville. I have taken to riding every weekend I can in 2008, missed only 2 so far, mid march now. I know the bike and it delivers what I purchased the bike for. A nice ride every time with enough power to enjoy playing but still more than happy to ride at 50 mph and enjoy the ride, minimal gear changes as effortlessly winding my way through a or b roads sweeping through bends. Buy & enjoy. No I don't work for Honda or a magazine. (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2008 by meltem
Handles very well. Good comfortable tourer. Good performance for its engine size and economical to run. An excellent reliable machine - excellent commuter and tourer. (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2008
I purchased the Honda Deauville new and am disappointed about the fuel consumption around town. Touring I got 4.7l /100ks which is OK, with two up and fully laden. The only way I will get a better power to weight ratio is to lose weight myself! (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 28/01/2008 by ondis
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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 06/09/2007 by TD Richard
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 23/09/2006 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 more)