At the heart of this new machine is a purpose-built engine and transmission package. The liquid-cooled, in-line 2-cylinder 670cc engine is a lightweight, economical and compact unit positioned to give a low centre of gravity. Honda's Dual Clutch Transmission offers the convenience and ease of use of an automatic transmission with the optional control of a manual mode should the rider choose it. Honda says the combination offers very usable power delivery and strong torque at low to medium engine rpm, which is where riders spend the vast majority of their riding time.
Where the Integra differs from most scooters is in its use of conventional motorcycle wheels and suspension, and a rigid tube steel diamond frame with geometry optimised to create a sense of excitement and complete control. Overall chassis stability is further enhanced by the Integra's weight distribution which also ensures easy handling at all speeds, from stop-start city riding to high-speed highway cruising.
The Integra's C-ABS system is equipped with both the easy control of a Combined Brake System and the extra reassurance of an Antilock Brake System. The CBS effectively balances front and rear braking control for smooth operation. At the same time, the ABS provides extra reassurance and the confidence to build skills in unexpected or extreme situations.
Despite its slim proportions, the Integra features a 15-litre under seat storage space large enough to hold a helmet or waterproof cover. The main fairing also offers a second, smaller storage compartment within easy reach of the seat.
Styling is bold and original, fusing new forms, slick surface treatments and strong lines to create more of a motorcycle look, es[pecially at the front end. The Integra's tall fairing and screen offers a high level of wind protection and a relaxed, comfortable riding position.
The 2012 Integra Scooter is now available in Ion Blue Metallic from Honda Dealerships nationally, retailing at a competitive $10,990. See your Honda dealer for further details.
HONDA NC 700 INTEGRA specs
ENGINE: Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve, SOHC parallel 2-cylinder
BORE AND STROKE: 73mm x 80mm
COMPRESSION RATIO: 10.7:1
INDUCTION: PGM-FI programmed fuel injection system
IGNITION: Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electrocnic advance
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission
DIMENSIONS: 2195mm x 790mm x 1440mm(l/w/h)
SEAT HEIGHT: 790mm
GROUND CLEARANCE: 135mm
FUEL CAPACITY: 14.1 litres
KERB WEIGHT: 238Kg
COLOUR OPTIONS: Ion Blue Metallic
FRONT TYRE: 120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)
REAR TYRE: 160/60-ZR17M/C (69W)
FRONT SUSPENSION: 41mm telescopic fork, 120mm stroke
REAR SUSPENSION: Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm, 120mm travel
FRONT BRAKES: 320mm single hydraulic disc with 3-piston calipers, ABS/CBS as standard
REAR BRAKES: 240mm single hydraulic disc with single-piston calipers, ABS/CBS as standard