New Honda Offering to Compete With Kawasaki Versys

First seen in New York at the International Motorcycle Show, the NC700X is a utility bike at a decent price:  $900 less than the Kawasaki. 

The NC will feature a 51 horsepower engine at 6250 rpm and around 45 ft-lbs of torque at 4750 rpm.  The parallel twin-engine shape of the powerplant dictates the overall architecture of the bikeHonda NC2700X as well, and the low center of gravity means that the bike can lean over a bit more than the Kawasaki as well.  It also means that the faux gas tank is instead a sizeable storage area, big enough to fit a full size helmet.

The NC700X is expected to retail at $6999 and should be available as soon as this summer.