Top test Honda Deauville
She is one of those
There are only a few motorcycles that can do almost everything ex works except online banking. But maybe the Honda Deauville will learn that too.
Everything on, everything in? so the Deauville presented in 1998 applied. The engineers had fulfilled their specifications almost perfectly.
to construct that offers the best weather protection, and on top of that to tour unconditionally-
is suitable, offers plenty of storage space even as the basic model and is friendly to its crew even on long journeys. Honda describes the design result from such specifications as a “sculpture on two wheels”. Thank you.
To those who enjoy this in Spa-
never manufactured at Montesa D.eauville opened up in terms of taste, the 650 is a lot of fun. Starting at work, sorry: vacation spot. Nothing bothers you, everything fits and sits where you look for it first. Switches and handles are good he-
Reachable and easy to use, the leg angle is moderate, the touring handlebars are pleasantly towards you, the seat is wide and comfort-oriented, and also stepped so that the pillion does not come unintentionally on the driver. The operation of the electric starter is ?? if necessary choke-assisted ?? rewarded with a pleasant, dull grumble from the two-in-one system.
It’s the beat of a nominally 56
PS with a strong heart. The V2 with a cylinder angle of 52 degrees and a crank pin offset of 76 degrees conveys the pulsating, rocking feeling of a real 90-degree V-Twin. Due to its construction, however, it is much more compact. Already used 16 years ago in the NTV 650, the drive with its reputation for indestructibility was almost unchanged for the
Deauville taken over. It only received an update in the course of adapting to more stringent emissions standards in 2002. Two unge-
regulated Kats plus a secondary air system now ensure compliance with the pollutant limit values. Sounds tight.
But by no means is the Deauville.
The 250-kilogram mid-range tourer pounds from 2000 rpm and, according to Honda, reaches its maximum output at around 8000 and the maximum torque of 55 Nm at 6300 tours. The power output takes place harmoniously over the entire area. Unspectacular. One could almost describe the engine as massaging. In harmony with what the optics radiate: calm and serenity. The 2002 wellness cure has improved the running culture again. Lighter pistons and piston pins as well as a modified centrifugal mass guarantee even smoother power delivery and reduce vibrations. The gearbox and clutch were reinforced with a view to long-distance operation or tough use as a courier bike in the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Deauville is known to many as this type of modern packhorse
European cities. The reasons for that are obvious:
The three-valve engine is thermally healthy, extremely robust, low-maintenance due to the cardan drive, and because of the motorcycle
the integrated storage options are predestined for this. The right case holds 19.5 liters, the left 24. Larger case lids expand the volume to 30.5 or 35 liters. With the 45-liter topcase, which is also available as an accessory, the cargo or vacation taxi offers an impressive 110.5 liters of storage space. To make inner-city cruising easier for couriers, Honda has equipped the Deauville with a composite braking system. When the foot brake lever is operated, the center piston of the left front three-piston brake calliper is activated at the same time (see illustration on page 39).
The system, called the single CBS, is completely sufficient in stop-and-go traffic to just walk the machine-
brake pedal. Effective deceleration-
It is only possible to move from higher speeds if you bring the power of the remaining five pistons of the front brake calipers into play via the handbrake lever. The Deauville manages a respectable 9.5 m / s2, which corresponds to a braking distance of 40.7 meters from 100 km / h. In order to achieve such values, the driver has to be a very experienced brakeman, because the locking limit of the front wheel
is not easily palpable. The single CBS
however, it offers other advantages. Experienced pilots use a slight pressure on the foot brake to give the machine additional steering in tight turns-
to give impulse and thus smaller radii
to realize. In addition, the braking effect on both wheels creates a stabilizing effect.
Keyword ground contact. The suspension set-up is tight. A modest 115 millimeters of travel at the front and 120 at the rear take care of protecting the spine and organs from bumps and the Honda ?? after all
is the permissible total weight
440 kilograms ?? to keep on course. That works great in almost all situations. Comfort does not fall by the wayside. Setting options? The rear of the vehicle can be adjusted to a higher weight using the hand wheel. That’s it. There is no jungle of screws that you have to try out. Practical and extremely functional.
Like the rest of the little wanderlust-
couriers. For luggage locks, bench seats-
The ignition key is sufficient for the lock and cladding storage compartment. This is part of an electronic immobilizer. The headlight range adjustment is easily done using the adjusting wheel in the front panel. Far from the electro-
A niche chic when it comes to the fuel gauge is the fuel tap, which is easy to reach and can be operated even with thick gloves. After switching to reserve, you should go to the next fuel bar after 50 kilometers at the latest.
Until supplies are required, can
however, it will take time. With leisurely country-
4.1 liters of regular gasoline run at street speed through the 36 mm constant pressure carburetor and allow an operating range of 463 kilometers. Quite different when you are fully loaded and with a high proportion of full throttle on the highway. Then the 650 with up to 8.8 liters per 100 kilometers tears a financial hole in the stock market. However, lawn instead of travel was never the maxim
the Deauville. Nevertheless, you can be out and about with your everyday friend quite quickly.
It takes 6.0 seconds to reach 100 km / h. 12.3 to 140 km / h. No top values, but with the gemes-
With its relatively modest 52 horses from Deauville, you don’t have to hide behind stronger bikes on the country road, in winding bends or on mountain passes. Because, as always, performance is of no use if it is not implemented
can be. The Deauville pilot feels
harmoniously integrated into the machine
and sits actively driving, as close to the handlebars and
Front-wheel oriented for touring conditions. In addition, it is phenomenal how handy the five-hundredweight chunk is. Changing lean angles and tight turns are playful. The successful weight distribution, the wide handlebars and the narrow 160 mm rear tire are responsible for this. In connection with the stiff chassis it burns
Deauville quite precisely along the racing line.
Despite this agility, there is a touch of phlegm over the Deauville. Either
Turning in and accelerating somehow have a slight time delay, the Honda exudes a kind of meditative calm that it conveys to its driver on every meter. It is the sheer inconspicuousness combined with hardly any weakness that predestines the Deauville to a partner for a long, contemplative life. And that there is one for 8140 euros is particularly gratifying.
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Top test Honda Deauville
She is one of those
Was there anything else? – Honda Deauville
Main stand as standard
Bracket for U-lock under the bench
Jack up very well
Tank shape ideal for a backpack
Hooked ignition lock
When topping up the oil, the lubricant spills
on the exhaust
No adjustment of the clutch lever
With larger case lids it grows
Width to 92 centimeters, the rear is wider than the handlebar
By spring 2004, around 37,000
Deauville sold in Europe, 9897 copies to Germany
Deauville friends on the Internet at
Hazard warning lights and permanent light switch
Higher battery performance
Changed footpegs and modified
MOTORCYCLE Measurements – Honda Deauville
Top speed * 184 km / h
0 ?? 100 km / h 6.0 sec
0 ?? 140 km / h 12.3 sec
60 ?? 100 km / h 7.0 sec
100 ?? 140 km / h 8.5 sec
effective (display 50/100) 48/95 km / h
Display red area 8500 rpm
effective 8400 rpm
Consumption in the test
at 100 km / h 3.9 l / 100 km
at 130 km / h 5.6 l / 100 km
Country road 4.1 l / 100 km
Theor. Range 463 km
Fuel type normal
mass and weight
L / W / H 2220/870/1240 mm
Seat height 820 mm
Handlebar height 1050 mm
Turning circle 5620 mm
Weight with a full tank 250 kg
Load 190 kg
Wheel load distribution f / h 43/57%
Driving dynamics 1
Braking distance from 100 km / h 40.7 meters
Average deceleration 9.5 m / s2
Comments: consistently good, very high deceleration values when both brakes are actuated at the same time. If you only brake at the front, both controllability and deceleration are not optimal. If you only brake at the rear, the Deauville breaks out slightly to the right.
Handling course I (fast slalom)
Best lap time 22.9 sec
vmax at the measuring point 84.6 km / h
Comments: The wide handlebars and the narrow rear tire ensure very good handling. The Deauville passes the turning point lightly with good feedback. The moderate time results from the low engine power.
Handling course II (slow slalom)
Best lap time 29.5 sec
vmax at the measuring point 52.7 km / h
Comments: The slow slalom is determined by touching parts such as footrests, exhaust, and brake and gear levers. Because of its handiness, the Deauville could be much faster.
Technical data – Honda Deauville
Water-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke 52-degree V-engine, one overhead, chain-driven camshaft, three valves per cylinder, wet sump lubrication, constant pressure carburetor, Ø 36 mm, uncontrolled
Catalytic converter, SLS, alternator 345 W, battery 12 V / 11 Ah, mechanically operated multi-plate oil bath clutch, five-speed gearbox, cardan.
Bore x stroke 79.0 x 66.0 mm
Cubic capacity 647 cm3
Compression ratio 9.2: 1
Rated output 41 kW (56 hp) at 7800 rpm
Max. Torque 55 Nm at 6300 rpm
Pollutant values (homologation) in g / km
CO 3.785 / HC 0.690 / NOx 0.112
Bridge frame made of steel, telescopic fork, Ø
41 mm, single-joint two-sided swing arm made of
Aluminum, central spring strut, directly on-
steered, adjustable spring base, double disc brake at the front, Ø 296 mm, three-piston floating calipers, disc brake at the rear, Ø 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper, composite brake system.
Cast aluminum wheels 3.50 x 17; 4.50 x 17
Tires 120/70 ZR 17; 150/70 ZR 17
Tires in the test
Michelin Macadam 90 X B
mass and weight
Wheelbase 1475 mm, steering head angle 62 degrees, caster 116 mm, spring travel f / h 115/120 mm, permissible total weight 440 kg, tank capacity / reserve 19 / 2.5 liters.
Service intervals every 6000 km
Oil and filter change every 12,000 km
Engine oil SAE 10 W 40
Telescopic fork oil SAE 10
Spark plugs NGK DPR 8EA-9,
Idle speed 1200 ± 100 / min
Tire pressure solo (with pillion passenger)
front / rear 2.5 / 2.9 (2.5 / 2.9) bar
Two year guarantee
Colors blue, red, silver
Price 8140 euros
Additional costs around 170 euros
Conclusion – Honda Deauville
A motorcycle that was created,
to live on it. That both
in the deepest Eifel fog, as well as below
the glowing sun of Sicily cuts a fine figure. With which you can drive down curbs without a guilty conscience, pick up grandmother from church
or go shopping. Driving Deauville is easy, its essence is multifunk–
functional and extremely undemanding.
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