Its 17-inch cast aluminum wheels jazz up its appearance, and the steel tubing of its diamond-shaped frame looks industrial strength, we just wish Honda would have left more of it on display. At the claimed mpg, that would give a range of approximately 240 miles. Nevertheless, none of this matters a jot if the bike works. The torque is immense, coming off in a punch. The Integra features motorcycle style 17-inch 430 mm high-pressure die-cast aluminum and has only 15 litres 0. Right off the bat, the motor chugged and clunked and vibrated and banged. I think a new rider who's inexperienced with a large heavy bike could be intimidated by the seat height.
Fascinating topics include the development and improvement of the mental skills we learn as we ride a bike. The motor is very low revving with a 6,400 rpm rev limiter. I'm a new biker considering one of these things for the daily commute and your conclusions are really helpful. I've owned grey imports and other surreal machines and always struggled to get aftermarket spares and accessories. Ideally suited to commuting during the working week, the bike also inspires an adventurous spirit at the weekend. I'm the motorcycle equivalent of Captain Slow, Mr mechanical sympathy and Mr Take-It-Easy yet here I am bouncing a 700cc bike off it's rev limiter. He told me that he also had a Honda Blackbird but was using it less and less as fuel prices rise.
The design also resulted in water hoses that were 30% shorter. Accelerate until rev limiter stops acceleration. Test rider Madson again sums it up well. I wanted to like it. I have a 150 mile round trip commute and I am getting a genuine 79 mpg out of it.
. This interesting, original, approachable and affordable machine takes us back to a time when those qualities helped take the world by storm. As Henrik says it speaks of good fuel economy and of understressed parts that should last a lifetime. All three variants are powered by a 670 cc derived from the unit used in the automobile. Minor changes to the fairing and seat also provide increased leg room for taller riders. Just reading your mpg figure's makes me want one even more.
The lower gears should yield a pretty consistent result, but I seriously doubt that you'll get 122 out of 6th gear. Trying to ensure dealers get my money for a job I could do myself? Honda think they're really clever doing this. So, which do you not do it on, the maxi-scooter or the motorcycle? I can see myself lightening the bank balance sooner than I expected. Its fun low down torque ensures that you leave other adventure bikes hint hint gs between the lights!!! I could feel a bit of flapping round my shoulders, but there was none of the buffeting at helmet level I had experienced on my short ride on the Tiger 800. Its centre of gravity is the point at which the sum of the surrounding mass is zero, and is largely determined by the location of the engine, the heaviest part of the package. Comfortwise it could be better, the seat is pretty hard, slippery and slopes forward too much.
Not talking top end just between the lights pull away!! I like the country twisters and the dual track dirt trails, this is where this little bike finds its niche. The oil filter is also low and exposed on the front of the motor. That seat works very well, I think, this test ride will last about half an hour and not the 6 hours required to really be sure of comfort. So it is I find myself outside what is now a rare thing, a Honda dealer. The idea is that the chassis, motor, suspension and wheels remain the same but the clothing changes. Up there on the seat the motor is quiet and smooth with just a touch of pulsing through the bike but it is so very smooth. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
I'm interested in bikes that can run and run and run for ever with minimal maintenance, that sip fuel to save my pennies and are so comfy that I feel like I'm floating. Images are copyright of the credited photographers and are used with their permission. If you'd like to make a donation then you can use the PayPal 'Donate' button below which will allow you to donate from your PayPal account, or via credit or debit card. For the good: the Integra 700 is stable and picks up speed with ease. The steering does what you expect it to. A small percentage about 3. The parallel-twin is essentially half a Honda Fit motor, its undersquare longer stroke and narrower bore is the opposite of most performance motorcycle engines bore and stroke reducing internal friction, but also leading to a redline of just 6,500 rpm, around half that of most other bikes of similar capacity.
A little more money gets you more speed, less cash gets you most of the way there. The classic mechanical model of a gyroscope ranges from the very small — electrons spinning around an atom's nucleus — to the very large — the Earth. The bike handles great, I think Honda have done a top class job on the bike and the engine. Back at the shop I'm sad my ride is over. Storage is superb too, a full-face Shoei or a hefty Monster chain easily fit in the big compartment where the fuel tank should be. They still have not been able to solve the issues. And it gets it through its sensors.
Owning the Fazer has been a revelation! There's no alarms and no surprises, nothing to worry about, just a low centre of gravity and slow geometry that feels solid and predicatable. Again, this motorbike is in a new class, and class is not for everyone. It was released in late 2011 in Europe. The bulk the other two motorcycles carry up high in their five-gallon gas tanks is shifted under the seat on the Honda, whose faux tank serves as a storage area instead. It'll be interesting to see what happens when the computer decides you need third when you asked for forth. It is quiet, so quiet I wonder if it's stopped from time to time as the passing cars drown out the timid beat from the motor.